Unfortunately, we live in a world where we can sometimes be scared of who or what is on the other side of our front doors. Different security options have been tried and tested over time, but ultimately, not everyone wants to deal with the hassle or cost of a classic home security system.
This problem gave way to simple solutions, and certain home devices have either evolved or been created to keep up with increased security needs that don’t interfere with daily life. Thus, the video doorbell was born. Standard models are designed to transmit a video from outside your front door to inside your home, but as the market has grown, cool and sophisticated features have beenadded.
Below, see Inverse’s picks for the best camera doorbells:
With an average of 4 stars from over 10,000 reviews, Ring has been the market favorite for some time now, and with good reason. An Alexa- and Echo-compatible device, it can synch to them and send notifications all throughout your home when someone is at your door. An alert is sent as soon as any motion is detected, either day or night, thanks to its infrared night vision. With live updates streaming through its video capabilities, it even comes with a Lifetime Theft guarantee so you never go unarmed.
For crystal clear vision, look no further than the Eufy Security Video Doorbell. This device has a sharp 2K Image and High Definition 2560 x 1920 resolution, combined with eufy’s distinct HDR and Distortion Correction, which ensures the video is recorded clearly. It’s also armed with state-of-the-art two-way speakers for external communication, so you can speak directly to anyone at your front door. AI technology further distinguishes this camera, and enables it to detect body shape and face patterns, so it will tell you whether it’s a human at your door or an animal prowling the property.
Don’t let the size fool you: the IPVQI video doorbell may be one of the smallest in the industry, but it packs a punch. Weighing at just 12 ounces, you get the same HD real-time view as its larger friends, plus this model allows for night vision as well. Whenever a motion is detected or the doorbell rings, the IPVQI sends a message as soon as motion is detected, and scans up to 11.48ft from your door. It is also dust proof and waterproof and has a battery lifespan of approximately two months.
If you like your flashbacks from SnapChat (my fave social media, tbh), then you’ll love the Remobell S Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Camera. You get 24/7 surveillance, and can also record and store all motion activity for up to three days with free cloud storage. All of this data is streamed in HD quality with 180º wide-angle rotation and infrared vision. You’ll get instant alerts on your smart device when motion is detected in your video doorbell’s view, and the ability to talk with visitors throughthe Remo+ app.