Arlo has supported Apple HomeKit since 2019, letting you sync it with popular devices like the 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 may give you trouble.
Here’s a look at how to connect Arlo cameras to Apple HomeKit, along with which cameras support the feature.
How to connect Arlo camera to Apple HomeKit
Before we get started, you’ll need to make sure that your Arlo camera supports HomeKit. According to Arlo, here’s a list of every product in its 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’ll also want to connect your Arlo product to an 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 to the base station or SmartHub, follow these simple steps.
step 1: If you’re using the Arlo setup code, launch Apple Home and select add accessories button.
step 2: Next, scan the setup code on your base station and follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup. This will vary slightly depending on your product.
step 3: That’s it! Once you go through the setup process, your camera will appear in HomeKit.
How to connect Arlo camera to HomeKit without setup code
If you don’t have the setup code, you’ll have to spend a little more time syncing your Arlo camera with HomeKit. But although it will take a little more time to get it working properly, the end result will be the same. Here’s how to sync Arlo cameras to HomeKit without setup codes.
step 1: Launch the Arlo app from your Apple product.
step 2: go to Adjustmentthen choose my equipment,
step 3: Select the Arlo base station you want to pair.
step 4: choose homekit,
Step 5: Select the station with the camera you want to add to HomeKit.
Step 6: Select the home you want to add the camera to. If you haven’t built a house, it’s time to build one.
Step 7: Select a room or add a new one.
Step 8: pat down Continue adding devices to HomeKit button.
Step 9: Finish by following the onscreen instructions for your specific product.