Video doorbells are a relatively new smart home category, but they closely overlap with standard home security cameras. They are, in fact, doorbells with built-in security cameras.
You and your guest can then chat via a built-in speaker and microphone in the doorbell. In some cases, the device will also work with smart locks so you can let the person in without physically opening the door yourself.
If you're looking for the best video doorbell, chances are that it's among those we've tested.
Most of the best video doorbell options today are Wi-Fi-enabled and offer features such as a rechargeable battery, two-way communication, a video feed and recording, along with the traditional doorbell button. But the designs, video quality, video storage subscriptions and general installation of each doorbell cam can vary a lot. Below in our doorbell reviews,
we've highlighted our favorite models, and we've explained exactly how we test video doorbells, too.
Best Video Doorbell Camera For 2020
1. Arlo Video Doorbell :
HD Video Quality, Weather-Resistant, 2-Way Audio | Motion Detection and Alerts | Easy Installation (Existing Doorbell Wiring Required) | (AVD1001), AVD1001-100NAS
- See more at your front door- get the bigger picture of who’s there and capture vivid detail in bright and dark areas. See a person from head to toe or a package on the ground with a 180 Degree viewing angle.
- Home security in the palm of your hand-receive notifications when motion is detected and watch live streaming video from your smartphone or tablet.
- More ways to answer- see and speak to visitors with clear two-way audio, or respond with pre-recorded quick reply messages when you’re busy.
- Night vision & built in Smart siren- see who’s at your door at night, even without a light on &trigger your siren remotely or automatically during an event
- Visitor messaging-guests can leave you a voice message if you’re unable to answer the door, and you can listen remotely at your convenience.
- Video Doorbell Camera in full HD with HDR
- Smart Home Security featuring superior video and audio quality
- Important installation requirements: Wired doorbell and chime with existing electrical wiring with voltage between 16V AC and 24V AC, and a 10Va transformer
- A Crystal-Clear 2K Image: High Definition 2560 x 1920 resolution, combined with our advanced HDR and Distortion Correction, ensures video is recorded in 2x the quality.
- No Hidden Costs: Designed to protect your home as well as your wallet, eufy Security products are one-time purchases that combine security with convenience.
- Respond in Real-Time: Speak directly to anyone who approaches your front door via two-way audio. Tell your friends to come round the back or that you have just run out to get some milk.
- The Alerts Which Matter: With AI technology and our sophisticated algorithm, the camera intelligently detects body shape and face pattern. Ensuring you are only alerted when a human, and not a stray cat, is at the door.
- Free electronic chime included: Supports 8 fun and holiday themed ringtones and adjustable volume level. Note: Existing chimes will not work with eufy Security Video Doorbell.
3. GBF SentryLink Smart Full IP Video Door Station :
- Answer and view callers at your door remotely via your mobile iOS or Android device, whether you are at home or abroad. The smart video doorbell intercom system sends a push-notification and directly connects with your smart mobile devices.
- 2-way live video and audio monitoring can be initiated from your mobile device, even without pressing the bell button at the door station. Watch live video and snap a picture into your smart phone at anytime from anywhere. Multiple clients (smart devices) can get the call notifications from the IP doorbell intercom at the same time, Multiple doorbells can be accessed together through GBF SentryLink App.
- Integrated dual-stream full-featured 1080P IP camera offers a 120 degree wide viewing angle with no optical distortion, ideal for viewing details at longer distances. Integrated two SPDT relays can trigger two remote door locks or gates, which can be activated directly from your mobile devices, and also with permanent access code and key card or key fob to trigger the door lock.
- No wiring for this apartment building intercom system is necessary, only three wires: one power line, one RJ45 internet cable and one unlocking wire. Save lots of installation labor cost. Premium full touch screen with tempered glass panel. Weatherproof IP65 rated construction. 2 years manufacturers warranty.
- Temporary key codes can be created by each tenant smart phone at anytime from anywhere. The temporary codes can be set at daily or hourly base. This is easy and convenient for temporary residents or visitors to access the building. Integrate with property management web interface to allow property manager to edit tenant list and room information remotely.
- Upgrade your door’s peephole with a 1080p HD video doorbell that enables you to see, hear, and speak to visitors from anywhere.
- Get alerts on your phone, tablet, and PC when anyone knocks on your door, presses the doorbell button, or triggers the motion sensors.
- Peephole Cam is easy to install and comes with all the tools you need to replace your peephole in under 5 minutes; no wiring or drilling required.
- Connect your Ring doorbell with Alexa to hear announcements on your compatible Echo device when your doorbell is pressed and see a live view of your camera if you have an Echo device with a screen. Talk to visitors by saying “Alexa, talk to the front door.”
- Adjustable Motion Detection lets you easily adjust the built-in motion sensors to focus on and detect what’s important to you.
- Always know when you have a delivery and tell the courier to place your packages in an ideal location.
- Includes Theft Protection: if your Peephole Cam gets stolen, we’ll replace it for free.
- Powered by existing doorbell wiring and provides 24/7 surveillance of all front door activity
- No monthly subscription fees; records and stores all motion activity for up to 3 days via FREE cloud storage (paid plans available)
- Streams all your live videos in high quality HD with 180º wide angle and infrared vision; dewarping option available for live view
- Allows you to select areas of interest and sends instant alerts on your smart device when motion is detected in your video doorbell’s view
- Lets you see, hear, and talk with visitors from your smartphone or tablet using the Remo+ app (iOS 11 and above, or Android 5 and above)
- The SkyBell DBCAM-TRIM is a 1080P WIFI video doorbell designed for narrow installations.
- Honeywell's AlarmNet division announced the DBCAM (rebranded round SkyBell HD) integration as the first video doorbell to integrate with their interactive alarm service Total Connect 2.0.
- That was the original round model and it caused a ton of buzz in the security industry. The DBCAM's unique ability to offer customers reliable two-way voice and 1080P HD video technology with anyone at their front door spread quickly.
- After the release enough customers complained about the width of the video doorbell not quite fitting their narrow existing space. Thus we have the DBCAM-TRIM! Both the DBCAM (2.8 inches wide) and the DBCAM-TRIM (1.44 inches wide) are equipped with a full color night vision camera with a 180 degrees PIR motion detector (up to 10 feet) .
- The wide angle motion is matched with a 180 degree CMOS image sensor that operates at 15 frames per second (fps). The doorbell can be mounted with the DBCAM-WMK wedge kit to properly angle the camera based on the specific environment.
- The omni-directional microphone and integrated speaker (105 dB SPL at 1 cm) allow homeowners to quickly fire open the app when motion is detected and start a conversation from anywhere in the world. The best added value of these video doorbells is the ability to store video clips on the cloud with TC2.
- [Reliable Connection] - Download the APP to connect your phone and the Smart Doorbell with 2.4GHz Wifi, completely compatible with compatible with iOS and Android.
- [IR Night Vision] - Night vision automatic turns on when night falls, 720P with guaranteed picture quality at low brightness.
- [PIR Motion Detection] - When there is a visitor presses the doorbell, the WiFi Doorbell will send a message to your phone and start recording video.
- [Wide Viewing Angle] - Upgrade HD real-time view with 166 ° wide viewing angle lets you never miss any visitor.
- [Two-Way Talk] - With the APP downloaded you can see and talk with visitors in real time without opening door, powered by 3 18650 batteries, IP64 waterproof for outdoor.
- OUTDOOR IR CAMERA --- 92 degree viewing angle,durable aluminum and acrylic front panel to protect against potential vandalism. waterproofing, IR night version clear images no matter the weather or time of day/night.
- INDOOR INTERCOM MONITOR --- When someone press the call button on outdoor unit,you can able to see and speak to whoever comes to your door. Gate locks so you can open them securely and conveniently from inside your home.
- 7 MAIN FEATURES --- 7 Inch LCD screen;16 different kinds of door bells chimes; Volume, brightness and contrast are adjustable; IR camera with night vision;Electric lock-control function;Handfree intercom;Auto turn off.
- EASY INSTALLATION --- Surface mounting,easy 4-wire setup system includes rain cover,connection terminal,screws materials.(Note: *1* We suggest testing the doorbell kits with our original cable before installation,and the distance between the units should not be too close while testing,or it will cause noise sound.*2* Please don't connect the power adapter directly with the outdoor unit or it will be burned. The power adapter should connect with the indoor unit)
- FURTHER SECURITY AND CONVENIENCE --- Wired connection stability clear vision for home security,which makes you kown the outside world staying in the house. can be used in apartments, villas, hotels, offices, public buildings. wonderful appearance is unique in the market, it can decorate your house, office, company etc.(only use electronic lock can open the directly from indoor monitor; If customer use strike lock, Bolt lock and magnetic lock, need use power supply control to work with it)
- 【TMEZON 4-Wire Villa visual intercom system】 7 inch color LCD indoor monitor built with easy operating system,slim design and fashionable Touch button. Outdoor doorbell with 1200TVL camera, 100 degree wide view angle,High definition,Night vision,Rainproof and Anti-vandal design. Doorbell can connect the all electronic lock.
- 【Automatically Snapshot or Record】When visitor press the doorbell or triggered motion detection,the camera will automatically snapshot or recording and save in the additional Micro SD card. You can easily record who was at your door and improve your home security. (SD card need to purchase separately,built-in memory can save about 80 pictures.)
- 【Multiple Intercom for 1 Family House】Connect up to 4x monitors+ 2x doorbell cameras. Dual-Way communication between monitor and camera,monitor and monitor; support call transfer among all the monitors. You can answer the door and unlock via all indoor monitors,it is convenient and widely used in apartments, villas, hotels and offices.
- 【Multi-device interconnection】Support connect with additional 2x CCTV camera,2x PIR alarms,2x electronic locks, giving you more comprehensive protection for your home.
- 【About the extension wire】The extension wire is not included in the box,but we will provide the 4 pin connector for you connect the extension wires.You can use RVV4(4 core wire)/Cat5/Cat6 wires to extend the distance for monitor to doorbell, monitor to monitor according to your need, maximum distance 100-200 meters.