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SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Camera

SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell review

Pros

The installation procedure is very easy.

The on-demand video feature is very useful.

Push notifications are sent instantly.

You will get an alert when the visitor does not press the button.

Free cloud storage.

Cons

The video quality is poor.

There is no web-interface.

SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Features

Video Quality and Coverage - Although the SkyBell doorbell has a camera with a resolution of 1080p, the image quality is not upto the mark. The camera also has an infrared LED night vision which allows streaming VGA (640 x 480) Motion JPEG video. However, with the wide-angle lens of the doorbell, you can spot almost everything at every corner provided you have set it up in the right place. There is a 5X zoom available for closer watch in case you decide to see something closely.

Design & Setup - The SkyBell doorbell is round in shape with a diameter of 2.8 inches and thickness of 0.8 inches. This Wi-Fi enabled doorbell has an exterior with a bronze finish. This wireless IP doorbell from the house of Skybell supports a Wi-Fi of 802.11bgn on 2.4GHz band so you can be free from unnecessary wirings for connectivity.

It is a DIY doorbell with a very easy installation process. You will be provided with a kit which will have three base plates and mounting screws. You will also be given a wrench and an installation guide. After you have secured the doorbell to your door, all you need to do is link it to your iOS device and for that, you would need the network name and password of your Wi-Fi. Then you have to create an account with your app.

SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell review
SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell review

Convenience and Accessibility - The remote viewing feature of this SkyBell doorbell works well with iOS and Android. With the remote viewing you can see who is standing at your doorstep no matter where you are. The best part about this doorbell is that you will get a free cloud storage. The Skybell doorbell is the only one with which you can enjoy the On-demand video feature, with the help of which you can open any past recorded video feed from the mobile app anytime you want. You will also get a live video feed to see who is at your door. Moreover, you can even snapshot a portion of the live video feed. The doorbell works perfectly well with both iOS and Android. You can even turn off the chime of your doorbell in case you are not at home or you don’t want to wake up your baby. All this can be easily done from the mobile app itself.

Alerts - The alert system of this SkyBell doorbell is remarkable. Not only will you get a notification when someone rings the doorbell but you will also be notified in case someone is standing for long but still not ringing the bell. With this doorbell, you can even check out who is standing at your doorstep even if no one is there at your home.

Audio - With the two-way talk feature, you can speak to the person who has rung the doorbell and the audio clarity is very good.

Price - The SkyBell doorbell is available at a price of $225. Keeping in mind the on-demand video and the option for live video feed, this doorbell is quite good but again it is quite costly as cheaper doorbells can provide you with better features and a much clear video quality.