Knock knock who’s there? A smart doorbell! You cannot be in two places at once, but with the help of smart doorbells, this is some-what the solution. Sometimes you may be waiting for an important delivery but can’t be home at the specific time, or something else important you may miss out on since you’re not at home… With a smart doorbell everything is much easier, simply react instantly no matter where you are!
Without a doubt, the most useful thing about smart doorbells means that you can answer one literally from anywhere on your smartphone using WiFi, making it seem to like you are talking to the person from right behind the door, which also has security benefits. Other points that make wifi doorbells a lot more beneficial than standard doorbells are the inclusion of an intercom system, motion tracking with notifications, a 24/7 overview of your property, and the ability to store & have access to important footage at a moment’s notice.
Choosing the right one for you can get complex as there are now many on the market. Whether you are looking for a smart doorbell with all the features to go with, or the simplest way of knowing that someone paid a visit while you were upstairs, our best smart doorbell picks will guide you in your consideration.
VueBell Wifi Video Doorbell (Budget-friendly)
- Resolution: HD 1080*720P Camera
- Field of vision: 185°
- Has an indoor chime and sensor-activated push notifications.
- Real-Time Two-Way Audio
- Infrared Night Vision
Ring Video Doorbell 2 (Our Choice)
- Connect your Ring doorbell with Alexa then enable announcements to be alerted when your doorbell is pressed or motion is detected. Talk to visitors through compatible Echo devices by saying “Alexa, talk to the front door.
- Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell
- Field of vision: 185°
- 1080HD video with infrared night vision
Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell (Best Value)
- High definition 1920x1080p resolution
- High-quality speaker and microphone
- Night vision – up to 16 feet away.
- Securely store your HD footage to the Amcrest Smart Home Cloud or store directly to a class 10 MicroSD card up to 128GB.
Wi-Fi Doorbell Comparison
|Make and Model||Rating||Resolution||Field of vision||Power source||Price|
|Ring Video Doorbell||⭐ 4.7||1080p||160°||Wired / battery||Check Price|
|⭐ 4.5||720p||180°||Wired / battery||Check Price|
|Skybell HD||⭐ 4.4||1,600 x 1,020||160°||Wired||Check Price|
|⭐ 4.1||1920×1080||140°||Wired||Check Price|
|Eufy Security Doorbell||⭐ 3.9||2560 x 1920||160°||Wired||Check Price|
#1 Best Overall – Ring Video Doorbell w/ Chime PRO
Editor’s Rating: ⭐4.7/5
When thinking of smart doorbells, most people think of Ring. Rightfully so, since it was the original Ring Video Doorbell that really showed us how great of a security upgrade such a doorbell can be. Three years later, Ring is still coming up with improved models, the latest and greatest of which is the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. It does everything that the original did better and doesn’t suffer from things original Ring users complained about most like no video on demand or touchy sensors.
|Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.8 x 0.8 in.|
|Video resolution: 1080p|
|Field of view: 160°|
|Compatible with: Amazon Alexa, IFTTT|
|Monthly subscription fee: $3|
|Easy to install|
|Good night vision|
|Look and sounds can be customized|
|Alexa & IFTTT work flawlessly|
|Video suffers from mild barrel distortion|
The Smartest Doorbell Around
With its slender exterior and interchangeable faceplates, the Pro looks more like a traditional doorbell than many of its competitors. It uses your existing chime’s wiring as its power source, but setting it up is exceptionally easy as every step of the installation is documented in detail. There are even video tutorials within the Ring app if you ever get stuck. A minute or two of hassle-free pairing to your WiFi later, and the Pro should be ready for action.
Pressing the Pro’s light-up LED button plays one of 20 pre-set chimes on your phone and starts recording instantaneously. Pulling the feed up gives you an overview of the Pro’s surroundings in crystal-clear 1080p. Night vision is equally impressive as the built-in LEDs manage to light everything in a 20-foot radius up without any loss of sharpness or contrast.
The Ring app comes with a plethora of information and configuration options. If you pay $3/month you get access to 60 days of video storage viewable as an event history. You can also use the app to view videos or alerts neighbours who are part of your virtual neighbourhood have set up, or share your own. The live feed is accessible at any time too. Finally, you can manage motion sensors & alerts, select different sounds to play when the bell rings/people pass by and check up on the Pro’s overall status.
The doorbell can work together with other smart devices through IFTTT recipes and can stream its feed to an Echo Show with Alexa voice commands.
What We Didn’t Like
While the camera takes high-quality footage, there is some barrel distortion, meaning that the edge of the picture is a bit warped and not as detailed as the centre.