Arlo makes our favorite wired video doorbell, but many newer homes lack the low-voltage wiring that the Arlo Video Doorbell depends on. So, it was only a matter of time that the company would come up with a wireless model. The new Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell will arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2021.
The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell promises a unique feature in addition to operating on battery power: Direct-to-mobile video calls in which the doorbell dials your smartphone directly when a visitor rings the bell, instead of sending you a push notification and then requiring you to open the Arlo app to see who’s at your door. Arlo says this feature will greatly reduce the chance that your visitor will tire of waiting for you to respond and leave your porch before you have an opportunity to greet them.