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Arlo - Smart Chime Speaker

Model: AC1001-100NASSKU: 6293644

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews

84%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey for limited functionality, but works great

    Posted
    Allabouttech
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    Purchased this to add to our current Arlo Pro system of 9 cameras. We also purchased the Arlo doorbell, although you don't have too. Using the motion sensor from the camera, we have the chime ring when there is motion so we know when packages get delivered but delivery services don't ring the doorbell. The loud chime also dissuades a would-be-thief because the chime is audible from the outside and as soon as someone gets near, the chime rings. Pros: - Easy to install and works perfectly so far (60 days now) - Love the integration with the camera; now we know anytime someone is near the door without have to check the Arlo notification from a phone Cons: - Expensive for a device that just makes a chime - None of the chime sounds are particularly great; some are terrible and at the loudest volume are not audible throughout the house At a lower price and better chimes, this would be five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Chime for Arlo Doorbell

    Posted
    Steve
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    This is a chime to pair with one or more Arlo Doorbells. I replaced my existing $20 dumb wireless doorbell system with two Arlo doorbells and a chime. The chime itself just plugs into a wall outlet, then you need to add it to your system using the Arlo app. Setup was very easy. The Chime itself looks nice. It has a nice fabric covering and is loud enough that it can be heard throughout my house. I can also set a different chime for my front and side doors so I know which door the visitor is at. $50 is pretty expensive for what it is but if you are buying these types of products like me you are willing to spend on new toys. Overall it adds some cool functionality to my smart home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, needs work

    Posted
    GCR7
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    I have other Arlo products that work well and expected this to do the same. Unfortunately that was not the case. When it did work the chime and connection to the iPhone would ring often more than a minute after the doorbell was pressed. It would frequently lose connection to wi-fi and have to be reset only to hav it continue to perform poorly. The wi-fi signal was strong and the camera to which it was synced worked fine so the problem had to be with the doorbell. It just didn’t serve it’s intended purpose so it was returned. I might try again one day if the problems are worked out but for me the doorbell fell far short of other Arlo products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NETGEAR really?

    Posted
    Migh
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    I bought this thinking it was a wireless door bell which is what I needed. If it came with extra perks that you can combine with your current setup that would be nice. But ..... NO.... you must buy the speaker / receiver that is sold separately. Sure it’s motion activated buy every car that passes by. The “door bell” does not have a camera. For about the same price You can buy a first generation ring doorbell with a camera . Had I known this is the kind of sales tactics Arlo netgear practice I would have picked up a different camera system.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quiet and Poor Audio Quality

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    Nick
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    Everything in my house is a netgear product and runs great... besides this. The audio for this is enough for a single level with a minimal amount sound going on. The quality of the audio also is quite disappointing. It's either distortion from being turned up too loud or for whatever reason a network related issue with quality. Would not recommend this product which is not like me to say. If i hadn't already ripped out my old doorbell i would've used the old bell.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but with terrible audio quality

    Posted
    TheBen
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    It takes 3-5 seconds to ring and when it does the chime crackles and pops like damaged analog record. I'm not sure how it is possible to have a product who's entire purpose is to play a simple sound do so in such a mediocre way. The only reason I've not returned it is because I don't have hardwired chime and this is my only option (other than the phone which takes much longer to ring and is only mostly reliable). I expected more from the Arlo ecosystem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for People Looking for Wireless

    Posted
    Schwandt79
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    We bought this to go with the Arlo Doorble we purchased. We have a 100 year old historical home that does not have wiring for a doorbell and a mid-century Vacation home that has extremely poor voltage, not enough to supply enough power to video doorbells. We put the Arlo system at both houses b/c it was so much easier and it works with our existing Arlo cameras, so we're already invested in the ecosystem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great chime speaker

    Posted
    u00lco1
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    I got 2 chimes to link them to my Arlo doorbell.. connecting them through the app was very easy, as it was with the doorbell and cameras, I put one in the 1st floor and the other one in the second floor... sound is clear and loud enough to hear from the 3rd floor, I like the design and product finish... definitely a good purchase as all other Arlo products I've bought...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Fula210
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    It didnt work as well as expected. There was a 3 to 5 second delay by the time you got the notification on your phone. Also had connection issues with the arlo doorbell.... which had a very low volume and just couldnt quite compete with Ring or Nest Hello. I had to return it and ended up with Nest Hello which also works flawlessly with Google Home and Hub.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, works as expected

    Posted
    ATLLookoutTechSvcs
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    Chime speaker works as expected, small easy to setup and portable. Door bell chime is also pretty loud. Alarm feature did not shut off with app had to unplug when triggered. Just FYI not needed if you can wire to existing door bell but I got b/c of no hard wiring needed with doorbell installation, also has feature to simulate dog barking. Overall good product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an OK product

    Posted
    KevinM
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    The chime isn't loud enough to be heard throughout the whole house. For the price I'd expect you could at least control the volume. You can buy a regular chime at a Home Store and connect it to the Arlo Doorbell and it would work better IMHO.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice chime

    Posted
    VULTRINE
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    Mildly loud chime. But you will need at least two chimes to be able to hear through out the house. Unless you live in an apt or small house. I had to buy two one for upstairs and downstairs. Will probably buy another one and put in the master bedroom as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good addition to the Arlo system

    Posted
    Kris2487
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    Bought this to go with the Arlo system I bought for my parents. Their hearing is not what it used to be so thought this would good to keep on the other end of the house. Louder than I thought it would be which is a good thing. Totally recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A bit pricey just to hear ding dong

    Posted
    JoseJJ
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    This item is easy to add to the arlo system equipped with the doorbell but all it does is go "ding dong". No customizing the sound or anything. This item shouldn't cost more the $19.99 in my opinion which is why I'm rating it at three stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arlo Doorbell Chime

    Posted
    ceee99
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    I bought this doorbell chime as a gift to be added to a Arlo system that was already up and running. Easy to adopt into system, very customizable in many different door bell sounds to choose from. Works seamlessly with Alro Doorbell

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It chimes...

    Posted
    Jasbrow
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    Once synced with the doorbell. System works great. I had trouble syncing to the arlo base station, but finally got it synced. Might be due to that during setup of every arlo device, it tries to update the firmware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks great! Blends in well!

    Posted
    Corey6486
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    Installing the chime is a breeze like many Arlo products and it blends in with any home decor. Has various features besides basic doorbell. Various chimes and tones, as well as ambient sounds. (dog barking, occupant noises).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    Posted
    Crazyman
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    Works with the Arlo security system doorbell. Nice and loud to hear the doorbell ring. So even if you don’t have a regular doorbell installed you can use this to have one. I like the whole Arlo system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Dani
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    I purchased the arlo doorbell and thought it would be nice to add a chime to it. The chime works very well, however, there is only one sound currently. Perhaps time and some updates will make the chime sound more interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    Posted
    KFB752
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    Bought this when I couldn't get Arlo doorbell button to work with existing doorbell chime. Easy solution. Since it is wireless, just disconnected old chime to doorbell. Good options for programming the sound of chime.

    I would recommend this to a friend