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The best smart doorbells

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Home security cameras can help keep a watchful eye on the outside of your home, but what about your front door? If you want to see who's there without getting up, keep an eye out for porch pirates, or simply make sure the delivery person actually leaves your package while you're at work, then a video doorbell may be the way to go. Most smart doorbell cameras include features like live video feeds, two-way audio, and alerts that stream to your smartphone, even when you're not home--making it the perfect device to add to your smart home setup or security system. To find out which will really ring your bell (and find the best smart video doorbell you should buy), we've tested and compared 14 of the most popular models, and the Google Nest Hello Smart WiFi Video Doorbell (available at Walmart for $229.00) is our new best overall winner, ticking all the boxes we look for in a doorbell camera: reliable connection, quick alerts, detects motion, crystal clear audio, and, most importantly, high-quality video.

Wyze Video Doorbell review: The low-price leader impresses with great image quality


The new Wyze Video Doorbell is the latest addition to the company's range of low-cost but relatively high-quality security and home monitoring products. We're talking very low cost: The company is currently accepting pre-orders for this product at $29.99 each. If you can wait for Wyze to deliver it, this doorbell's feature set impressed us for the price. But it will really come alive with an optional monthly subscription. The doorbell camera surprised me with its compact size.

Best video doorbell 2021: Ring isn't your only option


Although all video doorbells will transmit or record video and play a doorbell sound when rung, they can differ significantly across their other aspects. Here's what we'd recommend you look for when choosing a video doorbell for your home. You should strive to get a video doorbell camera with enough resolution for your needs. Video doorbell camera resolution can range from 480p to 1080p or even 4K resolution. While 4K resolution is not necessary for most people, 1080p can provide a crisp, clear picture and is the way to go if you don't mind spending a little extra cash on your doorbell camera.

This new video doorbell could be a game-changer for homeowners

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A new smart doorbell is coming to market this year that might really upset the competition. Blink, best known for their smart security cameras, unveiled their new video doorbell at CES 2018, just one month after being acquired by Amazon. The company that began as a Kickstarter startup in 2014 currently offers indoor and outdoor smart security cameras, and by the middle of this year, they'll be selling a new, affordable smart video doorbell.

Remo RemoBell W video doorbell review: High-end features, but not best in class


Remo jumped into the video doorbell product with both feet, so to speak, launching not one but two doorbell cameras at very different price points. We generally panned the budget-priced RemoBell S ($99). The $199 RemoBell W is significantly better, but it's still not best in class. Both Remo video doorbells depend on the presence of low-voltage wiring, so neither is an easy-to-recommend candidate if your home doesn't already have a doorbell. If your home does, or if you're willing to pull wire to the location you want to install it, the RemoBell W is the far better of the two.