8 Smart doorbells to keep an eye on who’s at your door

Whether it’s a delivery, the neighborhood kids playing ding dong ditch, or something a bit more sinister, it’s starting to become a necessity that we have eyes on our front door. Rather than shell out for an over-the-top home security system, a smart doorbell can work wonders to keep you informed.

8 Smart doorbells to keep an eye on who’s at your door
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When someone is looking to transform their home into a smart home, one of the many popular choices is going for home security and the reasons are obvious: We’ve all seen the videos of attempted stolen packages, break-ins, and more. Knowing you can always check in on the front of your house affords an enormous amount of peace of mind.

Enter smart doorbells. They’re similar to a smart security camera but are unique in that they provide a dual purpose. Of course, they work in a traditional sense to let you know when someone is at your door. But, a smart doorbell goes above and beyond to show you a live view of your front door for total peace of mind.

August View Wire-Free Doorbell Camera

This advanced device streams clear, realistic video of your entrance from your smartphone. With a state-of-the-art image sensor and two-way audio, View makes it easy for you to engage with visitors. Likewise, the sensor offers 1440p resolution, which is significantly more than full 1080p HD.

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell

This wireless system is complete with an intelligent camera to give you full access to your front door from anywhere. Compatible with Apple’s Homekit, the camera captures 160° in 1080p Full HD. Likewise, the wide-angle camera also sports HDR functionality. This means it can intelligently respond to changes in light in real time.

Robin Telecom ProLine HomeKit Enabled Doorbell

This clever system allows you to get a good look at who’s in front of your door through the Apple Home app to see exactly what the Robin ProLine Doorbell sees. Recording in HD, the doorbell provides a wide 130° field of view so you can get the whole picture. You can also communicate with the person on the other side.

Robin Telecom ProLine HomeKit Enabled Doorbell

Robin Telecom ProLine HomeKit Enabled Doorbell

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

Designed to be your eyes and ears, this device lets you know as soon as someone is in front of your door. The Video Doorbell Pro sends alerts to your phone when it detects activity out front. In fact, the person doesn’t even have to ring the bell for the Video Doorbell Pro to detect them.

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

Nest Hello Video Doorbell

With Nest Hello, you’ll never miss a person or a package at your door. By replacing your existing wired doorbell, Nest Hello provides HD video and crystal clear images. It even works well at night thanks to night vision. Featuring a 160° field of view, the video doorbell allows you to see anywhere from top to bottom. Additionally, it comes with 24/7 streaming, enabling you to check in anytime.

Nest Hello Video Doorbell

Nest Hello Video Doorbell

Netvue Belle AI WiFi Doorbell

Aside from regular Wi-Fi doorbell functions, Belle features AI for facial recognition and voice interaction. The device also offers motion sensing and HD live streaming. Using voice interaction, you can give instructions to anyone at the door. Additionally, Belle greets your visitors upon arrival and notifies you with important details.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, this intelligent doorbell uses Wi-Fi to connect to the app to give you a live view of your front door. Equipped with a wide-angle lens, the camera records in HD so you can stay up to date with anyone (or anything) at your front door.

SkyBell – Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

Upon ringing the bell, the visitor’s image is instantly uploaded to your smartphone with the app, available for both iOS and Android. Using a built-in motion sensor, SkyBell is also awakened even if someone arrives at your door but doesn’t ring the doorbell.

Which of these would you add to your door? Share with us in the comments below.

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Ashley Timms is an editor at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.
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Jessi Ryan
Your blog is very informative. Having seen most of these smart doorbells in action, I would mostly agree with your list. However, in my opinion, Hogar Controls Video Doorbell deserves a spot on the list as well. Got it a couple of months ago to replace my previous video doorbell. And it’s doing a great job of covering my front door. When I was checking out for smart doorbells, I came across it. Got a demo and when I checked the 1080p videos, two-way audio, and its night mode, hands down had to get it. It has a wide-angle camera. Another perk to look out for is its impeccable motion sensor. You can check out Hogar Controls website for details or connect with them. P.S. they are really helpful and friendly.
Wow - thank you for the great information!!
Frank Jaeger
Having tried the Ring Pro, Ring Doorbell 2, and researched several others (Nest, Robin ProLine) I came across the RCA Video Doorbell. It's only $150, and has local storage up to 128GB (so no "cloud" fees), and is much more aesthetically-pleasing (than the Ring models I tried out).

Hands-down my favorite out of the ones I've tested. It has an RTSP stream (even at it's full 3 megapixels) which you can use to record video to a local NVR if you wanted a secondary video storage location, 180-degree viewing angle, and works on both 2.4 and 5GHZ connections. I highly recommend considering it if looking for a solid video doorbell. Bought mine at B&H, but it's available on Amazon too.

I'm surprised that you didn't include the Brinno DUO - it's more discreet (replaces a standard peephole) and sends the image to your phone.  Plus no subscription service needed to save the photos

We'll have to look into that one more!!
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