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Our Guide to Video Doorbells

Times have changed since the standard bell adorned each home’s front door. Nowadays you can get a video doorbell which allows you to see who’s at your door, without you even having to be there to answer the door. By being able to check who’s at your home, before even answering the door, you can feel that bit safer.

Avoid cold-callers, potential criminals or unwanted visitors by being able to screen unexpected visitors. With some video doorbells you are able to speak to visitors at your door. So for example, if you’re having something delivered, but you’re not at home, you can direct the delivery person to where you want your parcel leaving! Or maybe a neighbour needs something while you’re at work? You can chat to them through your doorbell, amazingly… Being able to keep an eye on your front door whilst you’re away will provide you with absolute peace of mind.

Video Doorbells connect straight to your smart-phone

There are different models of video doorbell to suit every need. Some need to be wired whereas some are wireless and run on batteries. Both have different benefits and drawbacks that are important to take into consideration before buying your video doorbell. There are lots of different types and models of video doorbell available on the market, and we have many of those right here at Ebuyer. But which should you go for? We’ve come up with a helpful guide to help you make the right choice for you.

Wired Video Doorbells

The main benefit of a wired video doorbell is the reliability. You don’t need to worry about having to replace or charge the batteries, you can just plug in and get going. This means that you can rely on your video doorbell to provide you with 24-hour surveillance, and not running out of charge when you’re out or away on holiday. Although of course, this means that an external installation will be required, which can be off-putting for some people.

This is an example of a great video doorbell from Google Nest. It has 24/7 streaming capabilities and you can view a three-hour snapshot history to see if you’ve missed anything. You’ll never miss a parcel again thanks to the alert system that is synced to your phone, so you’ll know when someone is knocking at your door. You can also connect this doorbell to other Google devices in your home, so you will be notified if you’ve not heard the ring of the doorbell!

Google Nest Video Doorbell

This video doorbell has HD video quality and is complete with night vision, meaning you can clearly see who is at your door, even in the wee small hours! Like other video doorbells, you can clearly speak and listen to whoever is at your door when you’re not there. You can even create pre-recorded instructions for different situations so you can visitors a quick answer.

Wireless Video Doorbells

Wireless video doorbells are becoming more and more popular. They provide handy video surveillance without the annoyance of wires or having to perform an installation in order to position a camera. Most video doorbells have long-lasting batteries that onlyrequire re-charging every so often and also notify you when the batteries are running low, so you don’t get caught short.

Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus – Wired or Wireless Smart Doorbell Camera

This device gives you the best of both worlds. It has options for both wired and wireless connection, meaning you can choose how you power your doorbell. The wireless capabilities of this device are impressive, with a long-lasting re-chargeable battery, you can be rest assured that you wont miss anything whilst you’re out.

It boasts 1080p HD Video and a two way talk system, so you can see and hear clearly whatever is going on at your front door and respond to it. This doorbell also has impressive night-vision so you can keep an eye on your property even when it’s dark. You can also see what triggered a motion event with the four-second Pre-Roll video preview feature. And with improved sensor design and sharp contrast, you’ll never miss an event again. This doorbell notifies you when an event has occurred, so you can have peace of mind even when you’re away.

Budget Video Doorbells

We all love a bargain, but when it comes to home security this can be a nerve- wracking choice to have to make. More expensivedoesn’t necessarily mean better performance. Many cheaper models still offer impressive features and qualities.

Imou Full HD Smart Wired Doorbell

At Ebuyer we have a great selection of budget friendly video doorbells. This one from Imou is a great option! It works with Google Assistant and Alexa, so whichever smart home set up you have, you can connect this doorbell smoothly! It has 1080p Full HD video quality and great night vision too, so you can view your property clearly no matter the time of day. You can answer the door from anywhere, as you get instant alerts when visitors press your doorbell via the free Imou Life App even when you are away. The camera has a 140° horizontal view to make sure nothing goes unseen and the Imou Cloud makes your life easier with alarm notifications, live video streaming, and one-touch firmware updates.

Whichever style of video doorbell you choose, at Ebuyer we have everything you need to get started! If you need any more inspiration on how to make your home more secure, check out these other pages about home security!

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