The best smart doorbells we’ve seen so far in 2019

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From friends passing by to the delivery guy, it’s nice to know who is on your doorstep. These smart doorbells can help keep an eye on your home and welcome friendly visitors.

  • What can smart doorbells do? Most allow you to see and speak to visitors, even when you’re away from home. Some integrate with smart locks, meaning you can let in your friends and family.
  • Can you fit a smart doorbell on any door? Pretty much. Virtually all smart doorbells are designed to be retro-fitted to existing doors.
  • What are some more ways I can protect my home? From smart lights to smart security cameras, check out our entire smart home security category here.

Your front door is the place where the world stops and your home begins. No-one should be able to enter without your permission, and friends should be able to enter with ease. These smart doorbells will help you keep watch over your home, even when you’re on the other side of the world.

US:E Smart Camera Door Lock

This impressive new doorbell-cum-lock debuted at CES 2019. US:E has facial recognition technology, so it can alert you to known visitors. It also has a built-in display for face-to-face conversations, and a fingerprint scanner for quick yet secure entry.

Ring Door View Cam

This new device from Ring is actually designed to replace the traditional peep hole. The Door View Cam is totally wireless, and the built-in camera streams live HD video to your phone. Visitors can press the button, but the device can also detect knocking.

Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell

This powerful new video doorbell captures a 160-degree angle of view in full 1080p HD. The camera also has HDR technology and motion detection, along with Apple HomeKit integration. You can also designate alert zones; if anyone enters these areas, you will receive a notification.

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro has an even wider field of view, with a camera that takes in 162 degrees. HDR videos provide clear pictures both night and day, while two-way audio allows you to talk to visitors. In addition, the doorbell offers motion detection alerts.

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro - The best smart doorbells we’ve seen so far in 2019

SimpliSafe Pro offers an impressive 162-degree field of view

Blink Intelligent Video Doorbell

Priced at just $99, Blink’s smart doorbell is one of the more affordable options currently available. Furthermore, this device has infrared technology for clear pictures after dark, and recent footage is stored in the cloud.

Blink Intelligent Video Doorbell - The best smart doorbells we’ve seen so far in 2019

Blink’s doorbell is affordable, and the camera has infrared tech

Robin Telecom ProLine HomeKit Enabled Doorbell

Designed to work with your iPhone or iPad, the Robin ProLine doorbell works seamlessly with HomeKit. The 130-degree camera allows you to have a two-way conversation with any visitor, and the companion app offers a variety of useful settings.

Robin Telecom ProLine HomeKit Enabled Doorbell - The best smart doorbells we’ve seen so far in 2019

ProLine offers loads of settings to play with

Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell

This brand new entrant from CES 2019 is the first video doorbell to have two cameras. As a result, DualCam offers a wide field of view that cannot easily be covered. The device also integrates with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell - The best smart doorbells we’ve seen so far in 2019

DualCam is the first ever video doorbell with two cameras

The best smart doorbells

In theory, all smart doorbells do roughly the same thing. But as this roundup proves, it’s important to look at the features of each device.

Do you already own a smart doorbell? We’d love to hear whether it has worked for you. Drop your review in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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