Cheap Prime Day deal – I own this video doorbell and, trust me, it's great

This smart home Prime Day deal on the Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell is well worth checking out in my opinion

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell smart home product on white background
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I actually own one of these Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbells so trust me when I say this is one of the best Prime Day deals.

I even run it with one of the bundled Chime ringers, too, so the setup this deal delivers is exactly what I use at home.

View the Arlo video doorbell deal directly at Amazon

And, simply put, I've found the Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell great to own. It's simple to install as there are no wires and no hooking it up the mains – everything is battery powered.

And once you've got it up you can then answer the door even when you're not home, chatting directly to delivery drivers through its two-way intercom system. The amount of trips to pick up undelivered packages I've saved by owning this!

It's also got great video quality and motion detection, the latter fully customisable in the Arlo app so it only triggers in your chosen catchment areas, as well as advanced features like night vision.

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell & Chime 2 Bundle: was £209.99, now £119.69 at Amazon

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell & Chime 2 Bundle: was £209.99, now £119.69 at Amazon
Arlo's superb Essential Wireless Video Doorbell along with a Chime 2 (a customisable doorbell ringer that syncs to the camera) is a great smart home package, and it's now £90.30 off thanks to this Prime Day deal. That's a going-on-half-price 43% saving.

Yes, there are Arlo video doorbells, as well as those made by other makers that offer a higher resolution, say, or a few more extra fancy features, but honestly for my money this is all the vast majority of people will ever need in terms of video doorbell functionality.

The video quality is excellent and changing and recharging the battery is extremely straight forward – it's just like opening the SIM card tray on your phone with a little metal spike, insert it into a little hole and the backplate comes away, granting you access to the battery.

I normally only have to recharge my battery once every couple of months, too.

So, basically, if you want to upgrade your smart home with a video doorbell, this Amazon Prime Day deal is well worth considering in my opinion.

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – UK

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  • Le Creuset – seasonal offers on high-end cookware
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Robert Jones

Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology, toys (specifically Lego and board games), smart home and more for over 15 years. As the editor of PC Gamer, and former Deputy Editor for, you can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket his two favourites.