The Arlo Video Doorbell has many advantages over the Arlo Audio Doorbell. But the fact that you don’t need an expensive Arlo base station was the deciding factor behind our choice. This means you can control your Arlo Video Doorbell without buying any other Arlo products. It’s an ideal starting point before you decide to go all-in with Arlo for your security camera needs.
The Arlo Video Doorbell also has a built-in siren to help scare away intruders—surprisingly no other doorbell cameras have such a useful security tool. It also stores pre-recorded responses to help you greet visitors more quickly—a feature previously exclusive to the pricier Nest Hello.†
We like that the Arlo Video Doorbell offers a ton of extras when you subscribe to an Arlo Smart video storage plan. Our favorite emergency feature from this subscription is the e911 call service that connects you to emergency responders. For convenience features, we like the package detection for when your new kitchen gadget arrives on your doorstep.
For more detail on why we like the Arlo Video Doorbell, check out the rest of our Arlo doorbell review. We also point out some compelling reasons why you shouldn’t ignore the Arlo Audio Doorbell.