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September 18, 2017|Site review

Video doorbell reviews

Best video doorbell reviews

video doorbell reviews

This is a review of the top three best video doorbell the ring ring pro and skybell HD i have been using the rain for a year and it has quickly become one of the gadgets that I can’t live without best doorbell camera , have several benefits first you can see who’s at your door imagine you’re watching TV and someone rings the bell is it your buddies or someone trying to sell you something now you can see who it is on your phone and then decide if it’s worth running to the door mid game but wait there’s more you want to answer from the comfort of the couch now you can you can talk to the person right from your phone you can also do this from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection this brings us to the second big benefit security if someone is going to break into your house they’re probably going to video doorbell reviews first to make sure that you’re not home now when they do you can tell them that you can’t come to the door they can’t tell if you’re home or not third you can see when packages are delivered so now you can see why I could never get rid of my wireless video doorbell

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best doorbell camera

I evaluated each of the three wireless video doorbellon Psy’s video quality motiondetection field-of-view app and website cloud storage and any additional features so which video doorbell should you get that’s going to depend on your situation and what features are important to you

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The first thing to check is if you have power to your current doorbell if you don’t have power or don’t have any doorbell your only option is the ring because it can run on batteries while the others require power if you do have power or can run power to the door then you have some choices. Each of these has a slightly different size and shape the ring pro is the smallest at just under two inches wide and four inches tall while the ring is two and a half inches wide and five inches tall the skybell is circular and two and three.

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video from each of the doorbells in different lighting situations daylight low light and no light sky bell wins in video quality hands-down it’s really apparent that the sky Bell video is a lot better than either of the Rings in  terms of color and details even in lowlight or no light the sky Bell has the best video quality it has a light on the top of it that shines upwards and illuminates the area in front of it the Rings both use infrared light so there is no visible light to alert people you are recording but since it’s using infrared light the video is in black and white motion detection the ring pro was the best at motion detection followed by the ring this is what the apps look like when defining where to monitor they both use the video camera image to detect motion this allows you to define zones that you want to monitor for motion and those that you do not this reduces the number of false positives while ensuring you capture relevant motion while the skybell uses a traditional motion detector similar to one you would find on motion activated lights skybell just gives you three settings high medium and low sensitivity this gives you less flexibility to define which area you want to watch for motion another shortcoming of this system is that the sky Bell does not start recording until after ten to thirty seconds of motion depending on the sensitivity you set here’s an example of how quickly the ring pro starts recording I’m dropping off a package and the ring pro is the first to start the video recording followed by the ring then the sky Bell then in this next example I’m going to pretend to steal the package running up the ring Pro is the first to start the recording then the ring then the sky Bell HD then in this final example I’m coming out of the front door ring pro first to start then the sky Bell is actually second and then the rain so the skybell is quicker to activate when it’s a closer up motion field of view the ring has the tallest field of view I use this to see if I have any packages on the ground in front of my door on the ring Pro and skybell you would need to have the camera several feet further away from your door to have the ground in the field of view if you just want to see visitors faces this

isn’t a problem app and website the Rings use the same app so we’re only comparing two apps ring and sky bells both apps work fine but I prefer the rings look and feel it has that clean simple Apple look to it ring also has a website you can log into and see your account info and recordings ring also recently launched a desktop app that gives you all the same capabilities as the mobile app with Skibo you do it all on the app the thumbnail image on the skybell app is a handy feature to quickly see what is on that video when your doorbell record someone at your

door the video files are sent to ring or skybell and they store the video files on their servers so you can then watch those videos at a later time this is called cloud storage skybell gives you

seven days of free storage while ring charges you three dollars a month or $30 a year per device for six months of storage considering i’m not yet needed to look back more than seven days this

is a big advantage for skybell you buy the device and that’s it no fees no fees these additional features skybell gets a lot of the small things right for example on Sky bail you can silence the

doorbell if you’re on a call and you don’t want your dog to go nuts or wake your sleeping baby when it hears the chime on ring you can only turn off the inside chime but the outside doorbell

will always make a chime sound skybell also has an optional wedge mount that adjusts the viewing angle 15 to 20 degrees

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best doorbell camera

I ended up building my own for my ring so I could see packages left at my door

the Rings have an optional indoor chime the plays a sound when someone pushes

the button this way you can locate the chime anywhere in your house and you don’t need your old doorbell chime and the winner is the ring pro the ring pro is the overall winner based on

its advanced motion detection it was the best at identifying relevant motion and was able to record the entire event starting a few seconds before the motion occurred the picture was not as nice asthe sky bell but it’s good enough in second place is the ring compared to the ring pro the Rings video quality is a little lower and so is its motion detection abilities but still usable the

ring is a good lower-cost alternative to the ring pro also good if you don’t have power since it has a built in battery in third place is the sky belt the sky bell has amazing video quality and no fees

for cloud storage making it the lowest cost option when you factor in cloudstorage but it was the worst at motion  detection which is a pretty big compromise the video quality won’t matter if it’s not recording thanks for watching please subscribe and give a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video

 

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