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Last updated: 18 August 2023


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When choosing a smart video doorbell 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. 

To help, we test a range of smart doorbells from popular brands such as Ring, Google and Eufy, to find the best performers for your home.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings that the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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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, plus their performance for video quality, sound and security.

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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

      Video score

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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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      Sound score

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      Sound quality for both the person at the door and the householder.

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

        Google Assistant

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

          Cloud storage

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          Cloud storage allows you to view your video online at any time.

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            Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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              • Video score
              • Sound score
              • App score
              • Installation score
              • Recharge score
              • Privacy and security score
              • Good points
              • Bad points
              • Price
              • Shop Ethical rating
              • Dimensions
              • Weight (g)
              • 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
              • Wi-Fi version
              • Alexa
              • Google Assistant
              • IFTTT
              • Country of origin

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