Doorbell cameras allow users to see and even speak to visitors— before they’ve even pressed on the doorbell! Most doorbell cameras detect motion, so as soon as a person walks in front of it, the camera will alert the user via a mobile notification. Using two-way audio, users can greet their guests, whether they’re home or away. It’s a great way to increase your home security, as you can pretend to be home when you’re not.
In addition, many video doorbells integrate with smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT, allowing for voice commands and home automations. Popular brands include SkyBell, Nest, Ring, Arlo, August, and Netatmo. Many DIY home security systems like SimpliSafe and Vivint also offer their own video doorbells. Security Baron reviews video doorbells in terms of their features, design, apps, and overall value.