Ring Video Doorbell

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Rating:  90

Price at Time of Rating: $200

  • Very easy to install! The Ring comes with everything you need to install. Down to different options of the drill bit.
  • The accompanying APP is powerful and intuitive.
  • Allows¬†you to talk to the person at your door step from virtually anywhere in the world.
  • Motion detector contacts you if there is activity on your property. Ring has the ability to customize monitoring zones and adjust sensitivity of activation.
  • Video and audio is crisp and clear even at night!
  • You can add “Stick-up Cams” to monitor areas other than the front of the house.
  • There have been reports of a delay from the doorbell or motion detector to your cell phone. The delays have been anywhere from 5 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Doesn’t currently have on-demand video function. They are promising it for the future.

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SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

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Rating:  82

Price at Time of Rating: $200

  • Has on-demand video recording.
  • The video resolution is not as sharp as the competition.
  • The motion detector is good but it can not be adjusted.
  • The SkyBell Video Doorbell has to be hardwired into existing doorbell there is not a wireless option.

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August Doorbell Cam

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Rating:  80

Price at Time of Rating: $199

  • Integrates with August Smart Lock which gives you the ability to answer the door and unlock it via your smartphone.
  • The August Doorbell Cam must be hardwired.
  • Does not include motion detector. This is a big hole compared to the competition.
  • If motion detection is not an important feature to you then the August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Lock combo is an excellent option.

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DoorBird WiFi Door Station

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Rating:  80

Price at Time of Rating: $350

  • Very clear audio to those at the door.
  • The DoorBird can only be hard wired, no wireless option.
  • The unit is rather bulky and hard to install.
  • The motion detector is very sensitive and cannot be adjusted.
  • Has an alarm feature to scare potential burglars.
  • The DoorBird is almost twice as expensive as competitors.

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