What chime is compatible with the Arlo video doorbell?

Arlo Doorbell
Arlo Doorbell

The Arlo Video Doorbell is an excellent addition to any home security system. Its high compatibility makes it a must-have. Now, let’s discuss the compatible chime for the Arlo Doorbell.

The Arlo video doorbell is easily compatible with most chimes, eliminating the need for full system reinstallation. In the event that you don’t have a compatible chime or a doorbell chime installed, we provide a few alternative solutions for your convenience.

Experience high-quality video footage that allows you to easily and reliably identify visitors at your doorstep, day or night. The Arlo video doorbell sets itself apart from the competition by seamlessly integrating with various chimes, regardless of whether you already have one installed.

The Arlo video doorbell offers a distinct advantage – it allows you to use your existing chime box from a previously installed doorbell. This chime box can even function as a mechanical doorbell, emitting a classic “ding-dong” sound. However, it’s important to note that using a chime box that is not compatible with the Arlo video doorbell can lead to issues.

Optimizing Your Existing Chime

If you use the Arlo video doorbell instead of a regular doorbell, you likely already have a chime installed in your home. Most current doorbell chimes work seamlessly with the Arlo video doorbell.

Locating your doorbell chime is a straightforward task even if you’re unsure of its exact location. Typically, it can be found mounted on a wall near the doorbell.

Wired mechanical or digital Chime

To ensure the Arlo Wired Doorbell functions properly, it must be connected to a compatible wired mechanical or digital chime. The doorbell is compatible with most wired chimes that operate on 16-24V AC electricity.

Traditional mechanical chimes produce sound using actual bells, while digital chimes play recorded tones through a speaker. You can determine what type of chime you have by listening to the sound it makes or by inspecting the chime box.

Battery Chimes

We regret to inform you that Battery Chimes are not supported by the Arlo Doorbell. However, there are alternative options available to still use a chime.

It is crucial to note that using a chime with a higher voltage than recommended can cause damage to the Chimes function. This is because it increases the temperature of the chime, preventing it from sounding until it has cooled down.

How to Install the Arlo Video Doorbell with an Existing Chime: Step-by-Step Guide

Connecting an Arlo video doorbell to your existing chime is a breeze. To get started, make sure you have the following items handy:

  • Your phone with the Arlo app downloaded
  • A screwdriver to access the chime box.

To successfully install the Arlo video doorbell, follow these steps:

  • Safely turn off the power to the area at the breaker.
  • Locate your existing chime box, typically installed on a wall near your doorbell.
  • Remove the cover of the chime box and connect the corresponding wires. Use the Arlo app for guidance.
  • Insert the power kit into the chime box and securely close it.
  • Restore power to the area by turning on the breaker.

Ensure a hassle-free installation of your Arlo video doorbell by following these simple steps.

How to Replace an Incompatible Doorbell Chime or Install a New One?

If your chime doesn’t work with the Arlo video doorbell or if you don’t have a chime, there are several alternatives to still use your Arlo video doorbell. You can either buy an Arlo Chime or seek assistance from an electrician.

Arlo Chime

Introducing the Arlo Chime, the perfect solution for enhancing your home security system. Whether you need to replace an existing chime or add a new one, the Arlo Chime is fully compatible with the Arlo video doorbell.

Choose between the Arlo Chime and Arlo Chime 2, both wireless options that seamlessly integrate with any Arlo video doorbell, wired or wireless.

Installation is a breeze – simply plug the Arlo Chime into any outlet in your home. Connect it effortlessly by following the instructions in the Arlo App.

With the Arlo Chime connected, you’ll never miss a doorbell notification, even if you’re not near your phone or other devices. It’s the perfect addition to your home or small business security setup.

Upgrade your security system today with the Arlo Chime.

Arlo Chime 2

Arlo Chime 2
Arlo Chime 2

Introducing the Arlo Chime 2, the perfect accessory to enhance your Arlo system doorbell. With easy installation and compatibility with various Arlo devices, the Chime 2 amplifies your doorbell sound and broadens its reach. Simply plug it into a wall outlet for a wire-free setup.

Connecting the Chime 2 to your network is a breeze with step-by-step instructions provided through the Arlo App. Once installed, you can easily pair it with select Arlo devices on your network.

But that’s not all – the Chime 2 also includes a built-in siren for added security. With its simplicity and convenience, the Chime 2 is a must-have addition to any Arlo system.

How to Install and Connect an Arlo Chime?

Installing an Arlo Chime or Chime 2 is a breeze. Simply plug it into any outlet in your home. To get started, make sure you have the Arlo Smart Hub and the Arlo App open on your phone. It’s important to note that the chime must be connected to the same Smart Hub as your video doorbell for it to function properly. Once you’re in the Arlo App, follow these steps:

  • Go to “Settings” and select “My Devices”.
  • Choose the Arlo video doorbell from the list.
  • Scroll down and click on “Add Chime”.
  • The App will provide you with further instructions on how to connect your Arlo Chime.

It’s that simple! Enjoy the convenience of your Arlo Chime syncing seamlessly with your video doorbell.

Contact a trusted electrician

Need a compatible chime for your Arlo video doorbell? Instead of buying a new Arlo, why not contact a trusted electrician in your area? They will expertly install a chime in your home and ensure seamless integration with your Arlo video doorbell.

Troubleshooting: Arlo Wired Doorbell Compatibility Issues with Existing Chime

Having trouble with your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell? If your chime isn’t ringing when someone presses it, the problem could be incorrect wiring or the doorbell getting too hot.

To resolve this issue, there are two options. You can buy an Arlo Chime for a quick fix or hire an electrician to check the wiring and make sure everything is in order. Remember, the doorbell and chime should be wired with existing electrical wiring and have a voltage between 16V AC and 24V AC, along with a 10VA transformer.

Rest assured, we’ll help you get your doorbell working properly in no time!


The Arlo video doorbell is an excellent choice of doorbell system for any home, allowing you to stay connected and be made aware of who is at your door even when you’re not there. Ultimately, whether you use a Chime or ProAudio device with the Arlo system is up to you, depending on how specific your needs are.

Choosing a compatible chime will greatly enhance the functionality of the doorbell and make sure that it can seamlessly integrate into other automation devices in your home. It’s important to do the research beforehand to determine which chime models will work best for you. But with so many options available, finding the right one should be easy!