Arlo Essential Indoor 1080p HD Security Camera - White

Model Number: VMC2040-100CNS
Web Code: 15521255

Arlo Essential Indoor 1080p HD Security Camera - White

Overview

Monitor a spot in your home with ease just by installing this super easy to use Arlo Essential Wire-Free indoor security camera. It boasts a 1080p recording resolution while the standalone design works by itself and requires no hubs or central receivers. You get a full 130° horizontal viewing angle to see plenty of space at once while the night vision works flawlessly in dim light.
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Overview

Monitor a spot in your home with ease just by installing this super easy to use Arlo Essential Wire-Free indoor security camera. It boasts a 1080p recording resolution while the standalone design works by itself and requires no hubs or central receivers. You get a full 130° horizontal viewing angle to see plenty of space at once while the night vision works flawlessly in dim light.

Start Monitoring Right Out of the Box

  • Includes 1 camera that works as a security system right out of the box
  • Wire-free configuration works over Wi-Fi so there's no need to run cables
  • Standalone design works by itself and requires no hubs or central receivers

Easy, Clear Recording at All Times

  • 1080p FHD recording resolution creates detailed and clear footage
  • 130° horizontal viewing angle provides a broad view of the are the camera is pointed at
  • Night vision ensures you can see what is happening even in dim lighting conditions
  • Motion detection feature turns on the camera automatically to catch events as they occur
  • Two-way audio lets you speak to and listen to visitors or passersby
  • Mobile remote monitoring provides access to the video feed via your smartphone

Access Footage When and Where You Need It

  • Included Arlo Smart Trial offers a handy place to store footage
  • Built-in siren gives you an audible alert in case an adverse event occurs
  • Smart alerts can distinguish between a package, animal, person, or vehicle
  • Activity Zones allow you to reduce unwanted notifications in the manner that works best for you
  • Built for Easy Integration and Robust Reliability
  • For indoor use only in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 45°C
  • Works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT, and Google Assistant for seamless integration into your entire smart home setup
Security Camera Type
IP Cameras
Number of Cameras Included
1
Camera Connection
Wire-Free
Usage
Indoor
Works with Amazon Alexa
Yes
Works with Google Assistant
Yes
Works with Apple HomeKit
Yes
IFTTT
Yes
Connectivity
Wifi - No Hub Required
Remote Access
Yes
Remote Monitoring
Yes
Mobile Remote Monitoring
Yes
Built-In Siren
Yes
Colour
White
Operating Temperature
0 to 45 degrees Celcius

Receiver/DVR Features

Max No. of Supported Cameras
1

Camera Features

Sensor Type
CMOS
Horizontal View Angle
130 °
Night Vision
Yes
Motion Detection
Yes
Pan-Tilt
No
Motorized
No
Two Way Communication
Yes
Dome Enclosure
No
Spy Camera
No

Video Features

Real-Time Video
Yes
Video Resolution
1920x1080
Video Colour
Colour

Audio Features

Microphone
Single Microphone with noise and echo cancellation

Dimension

Width
11.3 cm
Height
6.5 cm
Depth
6.5 cm
Width (Inches)
4.45 in
Height (Inches)
2.56 in
Depth (Inches)
2.56 in
Weight
122 g

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Rating Breakdown

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14

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36

Reviewer Recommendation

81%

Of the 381 reviewers who responded, 308 would recommend this product.

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  • Bigdaddys Arlo Security
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Bigdaddy - March 26, 2022

    Excellent Camera for the price. Purchased 3. The video and sound are surpurb. Lets me playback on my phone to view, save etc. Even has night light vision with a light per camera. Excellent vision. Siren man oh man its loud enough to shoo whomever away. Plus you can connect to Fire and Police, plus friends, if you so please. Bought 3 backup batteries. I highly recommend...

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Typical Arlo
    Reviewed by Maclemoor - August 3, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I now have four Arlo cameras this is the only one that requires constant energy and be plugged up into an outlet. The camera looks good and works good. There is however a weird shutter sound when the camera is on which is called shield mode the camera is covered when the shield is on when you turn the shield off the camera cover comes off and starts recording and you’re able to view, this is an extra feature for privacy. The video quality is super clear way better than the indoor outdoor cameras overall I like it just wish it ran on battery and not wall outlet.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Love Arlo cameras...easy setup.
    Reviewed by mrjlwilliams - August 1, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have 5 Arlo cameras, and they are ALL great. Had some for more than 3 years or so, and they still work like new. This one is in my office, and it's super clear even at 1080p. The others are 4k and 2k, but this works great too. Easy fast setup, within about 5 minutes. You will spend more time looking for a place to put, than setting it up. Open the app, power it on, boom. Done. Since this is wired unlike my others, no need to have solar, or worry about charging it. Having a privacy shield is nice, so no one can look in on you while working or you needing some alone time. Buy these, they are worth it.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Smart Indoor Camera
    Reviewed by MGoose - August 11, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love the design, video quality, 2-way audio and smart features of this camera. The app is quick, and I never have to wait to see what is going on when I get an alert. Setup only took a few minutes. Pros - Daytime video quality and viewing angles are great. - Privacy shield is a great physical indication that the camera is not recording and makes my family more comfortable knowing the are not being recorded when we are home. - Design and size allow the camera to easily blend in on my white fireplace mantel. You can turn the status led off to make it even less noticeable. - Smart detection tags motion alerts (people, animals, other) and allows you to exclude notification of certain types. This helped cut down on false notifications due to my dog, but it didn’t always work. - Microphone allows the camera to record audio and be triggered by noises, including listening for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms - 2-way audio allows you to get a better idea of what is going on – you can listen for your dog barking and speak to people/pets if needed - Allows for multiple motion detection zones (unfortunately this is all or nothing – I wish it allowed you to select different zones dependent on time of day). - The Arlo app works well on the iPhone. Notification previews work great – giving you the type of alert, a short video clip, and highlighting the motion so you can easily determine if there is an issue without opening the app. Inside the app it is easy to set up the camera, live stream, view recordings, change motion settings, set schedules and turn the camera on/off. - Arlo works with my Echo Show (Alexa) Things to Consider - Low light video quality is just ok – it is just good enough to provide motion alerts and make out high level details. - Camera is wall mountable and includes the mount/screws, but the length of the provided power cord limits your options (6-7ft). Not a big issue, since the cord is standard USB and you can easily buy a longer one. - Video recordings and smart alerts require a subscription that adds to the overall cost of ownership. The plan you subscribe to impacts video quality. It is an investment, but this is not my only Arlo device and they all work well.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • A nice addition to the Arlo lineup
    Reviewed by stevefromtheburbs - August 6, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've been using Arlo since they launched years ago. And to be honest, I don't know what I would have done all these years without it. They were the first to come to market with a fully wireless product, and it works. Fast forward to today, I've got at least one of everything I think they offer from the camera line, and this is the latest offering I've gotten. It fills a void previously filled by leaving one of the wireless cameras plugged in to charge. So I replaced my "puppy cam" that I use to watch my front door and where the dogs tend to hang out, thus the "puppy cam" and while not puppies anymore, the name still fits. This provides the camera, the mount, the AC adapter and cord, along with screws if you wish to wall mount this. I have kept it on the little table in the hallway, looking back towards the front door. It works fine, provides a nice 1080p view, and allows all the rules you would have with any of the other cameras such as when to record, do you want notifications, etc. All that is pretty Arlo typical. The only thing I don't like, and I'm not willing to drop a star for it, is the lack of dynamic lighting/background lighting gain control. And my example picture will show why that can be important. Without it, the light coming through the door is overwhelming the camera and if I adjust the brightness of the camera to tame that, when the door is closed, everything is too dark. Since I have Arlo cameras outside, it isn't a big deal for me, but for some, this might be an issue such as wanting to see who is at a door that is backlit by the sun. Arlo has come a long way, continues to offer innovative products, and products that fit the needs and budgets of the American people. Thank you Arlo for doing this, because since not all of us are able to buy the very pricey installed system from a security company, this fills that void quite well. It isn't perfect, but for the price point, I'd say it is about as good as anyone could have hoped for! It does include a microphone and speaker, so you can listen in and/or talk back, if desired. One unique feature this camera has is a privacy feature. That allows you to put this into privacy mode, which puts a physical cover over the mic and camera - you'll know you've activated it in the app because you'll hear the click when the cover is engaged or disengaged. Very cool! Adding this to an existing system, or a new system, takes no time at all to do. Follow the app guidance, and I had this online in about 30 seconds.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Product Category
Smart home products
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
Opened