Our homes are getting smarter and smarter. The newest addition to your smart home setup should be a smart doorbell so that you can check who is at the door without even getting out of your room. These can be handy for times when you’re too tired to go and pick up a package. Using these smart doorbells, you can see and communicate with whoever is at the door. Say you’ve got an Amazon package; you may simply use the smart bell to communicate to the delivery guy to leave it at your doorstep and pick it up later at your own convenience. Smart home systems make life easier for you, and the smart doorbell is no different. So, here are some of the best smart doorbells that come with a camera so that you can check who is at the door.
One of the most important things about a smart doorbell is two-way communication. This wireless video doorbell from Qubo comes with this feature and then some more. It packs in a full HD camera and turns on when the doorbell is activated. It can then stream video to your smartphone, enabling communication and a vision of who is at the door. Since it has an intruder alert system, it is something of a security camera too. It can also record messages that you can check remotely if you’re not at home. It also has a range of doorbell sounds to choose from so that you can pick one that best fits your style. Incidentally, it also works with Alexa and Google Home.
A smart doorbell should not only have all the right features but a stylish look too. The EZVIZ DB1 is one such complete package - it comes with a great feature set and also has a clean look. It has a 180-degree field of view so that you can see people at the door clearly, all in one frame. Since it has two-way audio communication, you can see and talk to the other person and leave out specific instructions. It has custom detection zones and alerts, which you can set accordingly. The doorbell can inform you if someone intrudes through one of these zones. It can connect to Wi-Fi as well and can thus be accessed from your smartphone. You can save data on the cloud or on a memory stick for future reference.
This one is less of a smart doorbell and more of a doorbell phone. It comes in two units - an outside unit complete with a camera and a ringer, and an indoor unit, with a screen and a mic, allowing two-way communication. The slight drawback is that you still need to get up and go to the screen, but it is still safer than most traditional doorbells, especially in some localities. The camera on the outdoor unit captures detailed footage and leaves nothing to the imagination when it is on. The indoor unit comes with a slew of buttons, each of which allows you to trigger a response, such as an alert or even a command to open the door if it is someone you know. It is a good alternative to more pricey smart doorbells.
Here’s a doorbell that stays incognito and can even act as a security camera as it comes with overall surveillance capacity too. As a doorbell, however, it packs in all the right features. It supports two-way audio and one-way video, ideal for most people. The wireless chime can also be tuned to one of several tunes. It records video in full HD, which is a bonus and helps you clearly see who is at the door. It also comes with a 32GB microSD card, which is useful for storing data on the doorbell itself. It also comes with an alarm system, which you can map on your own or trigger via your phone.