Set up your Arlo Pro 4, Essential Spotlight, Ultra 2 Camera System

Learn how to connect and install Arlo Pro 4, Essential Spotlight, and Arlo Ultra 2 Wire-Free cameras using the Arlo Secure App. For assistance, reach out to live experts at (888) 336 3359.

The Arlo Pro 4, Essential Spotlight, Ultra 2 Camera offers users a robust security solution with features like high-definition video, motion detection, and night vision. This guide will walk you through the steps to get your Arlo Pro 4, Essential Spotlight, Ultra 2 camera system up and running smoothly.

How to set up the Arlo Wire-Free Camera

Unboxing and Checking Components

Upon unboxing your Arlo Pro 4, Essential Camera, Ultra 2 camera ensure you have the following components:

  • Camera unit
  • Battery (if not pre-installed)
  • Charging cable
  • Mounting equipment (screws, wall plugs, mount bracket)

If your camera’s battery isn’t pre-installed, insert it now. It’s advisable to charge the camera battery fully before proceeding.

Download the Arlo App

Start by locating the Arlo app in your smartphone’s app store — available for both Android and iOS. Download and install the app to manage your camera’s settings and view footage.

Creating an Arlo Account

If you’re new to Arlo, you’ll need to create an account:

  1. Open the app and select ‘Sign Up’.
  2. Enter your email and a secure password.
  3. Confirm your registration through the confirmation email sent to your inbox.

If you already have an account, simply ‘Log In’.

Adding the Camera to the App

  1. In the Arlo app, tap on the ‘Add Device’ option.
  2. Scan the QR code found on your camera or input the device’s serial number manually.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to finalize the setup.

Positioning the Camera

Before permanently mounting the camera, determine the optimal location. Here are some tips:

  • Choose a location that covers the desired field of view.
  • Avoid direct sunlight or reflective surfaces to prevent video glare.
  • The camera should be positioned at a height where it’s out of easy reach but can still capture faces clearly.
  • Use the app’s live feed feature to test and adjust the camera’s perspective.

Mounting the Camera

  1. Assemble the mount, ensuring the bracket is firm.
  2. Mark the drill holes using the bracket as a guide.
  3. Drill holes and insert wall plugs.
  4. Secure the mount using the provided screws.
  5. Attach the camera to the mount, adjusting its angle for the best view.

Connecting Arlo Camera to WiFi

  1. Ensure your camera is within your WiFi network’s range.
  2. In the Arlo app, select your camera and navigate to ‘Device Settings’.
  3. Tap on ‘WiFi Settings’ and follow the in-app prompts to connect the camera to your WiFi network.

Configuring Arlo Camera Settings

  1. In the app, select ‘Camera Settings’ to adjust video quality, toggle night vision, and more.
  2. Configure motion detection settings, adjusting sensitivity and setting up specific zones if necessary.
  3. Choose your notification preferences.

Testing the Arlo Camera

It’s crucial to ensure everything works seamlessly:

  1. Test motion detection by walking in front of the camera.
  2. Check the video and audio clarity.
  3. Ensure the night vision activates in low-light conditions.

Setting Up Additional Features (Optional)

If you wish to use two-way audio or integrate your camera with a smart home system, navigate to ‘Device Settings’ in the app. Follow the specific on-screen instructions for each feature.


Congratulations! Your Arlo Pro 4, Essential Spotlight, Ultra 2 camera is now set up and ready to monitor your premises. For optimal performance, regularly clean the camera lens and check for software updates via the Arlo app. With the right setup and maintenance, your Arlo camera will serve as a reliable security tool for years to come. Any other questions, get in touch with our expert team at 1 (888) 336 3359.