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Last updated: 27 November 2020


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Choosing the right smart video doorbell for your smart home can be mind-boggling. You need to consider a range of factors such as wireless network support, existing hardware, battery, video quality, camera, functions and price and that's before you even get started navigating the complexities of privacy and security.

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Our interactive comparison table shows the viewing angle for each smart doorbell as well as the video resolution.  We also show you the storage capacity, Wi-Fi support and durability to water and dust as well as their performance for video quality, sound and security.

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    The score is made up of a night, day and total darkness assessment of the video quality.

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    Most of the units support 1920 x 1080 (1080p) but that doesn't necessarily mean the video quality is good.


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      Wired Must be hardwired to an existing powered doorbell with an AC power supply
      Wired or battery allows you to use a rechargeable battery or hardwire to an existing powered doorbell
      Battery offers a rechargeable battery option only for the smart doorbell main unit


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        Support for Amazon Alexa by saying 'Hey Alexa' followed by a command.

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          Supports Google home by saying 'OK Google' and the command.

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            • Availability
            • Price
            • Dimensions
            • Weight
            • Battery type
            • Resolution
            • Angle of view
            • HDR
            • Installation
            • Power doorbell
            • Power chime
            • Durability
            • Internal storage
            • Storage security
            • Cloud storage
            • Recording app
            • Chime tones
            • App tones
            • Activity zones
            • AI human detection
            • Camera light type
            • WiFi version
            • Alexa
            • Google home
            • IFTTT
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