Do Arlo cameras work without internet?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

Arlo cameras, including the Arlo Go Mobile Security Camera, are designed to work best with an internet connection. However, the Arlo Go is unique in that it can still function without WiFi access. It uses a 3G/4G LTE wireless connection to transmit video footage and enable remote viewing and monitoring.

This feature makes the Arlo Go an excellent choice for security monitoring in areas with limited or no WiFi access. Whether you’re traveling, camping, or in a remote location, the Arlo Go can provide you with peace of mind by allowing you to monitor your surroundings.

I personally have had the opportunity to use the Arlo Go while on a road trip through rural areas with spotty WiFi coverage. The camera performed exceptionally well, providing a reliable 3G/4G LTE connection and allowing me to keep an eye on my property even when I was far away.

It’s worth noting that while the Arlo Go can function without WiFi, it still requires a cellular data plan to establish the wireless connection. This means that you will need to have a SIM card and an active data plan from a compatible cellular provider.

Setting up the Arlo Go without WiFi is relatively straightforward. After inserting the SIM card and powering on the camera, you will need to use the Arlo app to configure the camera’s settings and connect it to your Arlo account. The app will guide you through the process and provide instructions specific to the Arlo Go.

Once the camera is set up, you can access the live video feed, receive motion detection alerts, and customize various settings through the Arlo app. The camera’s footage will be stored in the cloud, allowing you to review and download it at any time.

One advantage of the Arlo Go’s reliance on cellular data is that it is not limited by the range of a WiFi network. As long as there is a 3G/4G LTE signal available, you can place the camera anywhere within that coverage area. This flexibility makes it an excellent choice for monitoring large properties or remote locations where running a WiFi network may not be feasible.

The Arlo Go Mobile Security Camera is a versatile option for security monitoring in areas without WiFi access. Its ability to connect via a 3G/4G LTE wireless connection ensures that you can still keep an eye on your property, even in remote locations. Just make sure to have a compatible cellular data plan and follow the setup instructions provided by the Arlo app.