Adding Arlo cameras to Apple HomeKit: A step-by-step guide

Cupertino, December 1, 2023

Arlo has supported Apple HomeKit since 2019, allowing you to sync it with popular devices like HomePod and HomePod mini. The process is fairly standard, but if you're new to the world of smart home platforms, there are a few steps that might cause you trouble. Here's how to connect Arlo cameras to Apple HomeKit, and which cameras support this feature. Digital Trends

Connecting Arlo Cameras to Apple HomeKit

Before you get started, make sure your Arlo camera supports HomeKit. According to Arlo, here is a list of every product in the catalog that works with Apple's smart home platform:

  • Arlo Ultra 2
  • Arlo Ultra
  • Arlo Pro 4
  • Arlo Pro 3
  • Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera
  • Arlo Pro 2
  • Arlo Pro
  • Arlo Essential Camera
  • Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera
  • Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera
  • Arlo Essential Indoor Camera
  • Arlo Essential Video Doorbell (Wired)

You will also want to connect your Arlo product to the Arlo SmartHub or Arlo Base Station. If your device is synced directly to your Wi-Fi router, you won't be able to use Apple HomeKit. Once your camera is synced with a base station or SmartHub, follow these simple steps.

Step 1:

If you're using an Arlo setup code, launch Apple Home and select the Add Accessory button.

Step 2:

Then scan the installation code on your base station and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. This will vary slightly depending on your product.

Step 3:

That's It! After you complete the installation process, your camera will appear in HomeKit.

How to Connect Arlo Cameras to HomeKit Without a Setup Code

If you don't have a setup code, you'll need to spend a little more time syncing your Arlo camera with HomeKit. But while it may take a little longer to work properly, the end result is the same. Here's how to sync Arlo cameras with HomeKit without a setup code.

Step 1:

Launch the Arlo app from your Apple product.

Step 2:

Navigate to Settings and then select My Devices.

Step 3:

Select the Arlo base station you want to add.

Step 4:

Select HomeKit.

Step 5:

Select the drive with the camera you want to add to HomeKit.

Step 6:

Select the house you want to add the camera to. If you haven't made a house yet, now is the time to make one.

Step 7:

Select a room or add a new one.

Step 8:

Tap the Continue button to add devices to HomeKit.

Step 9:

Finish by following the on-screen instructions for your specific product.

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