It’s raining WiFi doorbells! We have seen an exponential rise in internet controlled doorbells recently. Though there are several players in this segment, only a few of them deliver the promise.
SkyBell is one such company (it’s the name of the product as well) that has proved its metal when it comes to WiFi-driven home security in the form of a small, trendy, connected doorbell.
The product we are reviewing today is the latest from SkyBell’s kitty is SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Doorbell. We will be covering lots of information about this product, examining the features, pros, cons followed by our final recommendation.
Detailed Review of SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Doorbell
In this SkyBell review, let’s start with the fact that, SkyBell HD is the improvised version of the company’s earlier version SkyBell 2.0. To give a quick introduction to the product itself; it’s an internet controlled smart doorbell that allows you to talk to your visitors while you are away from your home using the WiFi signal.
Not to forget that it enables a video chat, not just audio, all this happening while you are playing at the beach, or out for work.
SkyBell HD fills a large void in home security ecosystem by leveraging the internet and connected home concepts
Key Features of SkyBell HD
SkyBell HD looks very sleek and is very handy. It’s designed to alert you on your smartphone when someone is near your door (and when you are either away or indoors). The connected app delivers this incredible functionality. And it allows a 2-way voice talk between smartphone and doorbell.
Videos are HD (1080 Pixels), and it has motion detecting functionality integrated within the doorbell.
Video & Picture Quality
As we mentioned earlier, SkyBell HD records 1080 Pixel colour videos, and it does it even during the night. There’s 5X zoom facility available as well. You won’t be disappointed with the video quality for sure.
You can take photos of the visitors apart from the live monitoring option. Multiple users can be connected to the app. You can also choose to download the recorded videos for later viewing and keeping records.
The product is also designed to withstand extreme weathers (40 – 140 Degree F).
Installation (Hardware & Software)
Setting up this doorbell is easy, except that you need some hardware to fix this thing on the wall. Look for the installation material that comes in the box and just follow the steps mentioned there. You shouldn’t be having any major issues while setting this little thing up and running.
Once you have these things set up, you are all set to go!
- Excellent video and picture quality
- Smartphone connectivity is great, and the app is navigation friendly
- Enables live to monitor
- One can take pictures and download them for later viewing
- Easy installation
- Night vision
- SkyBell has excellent customer support
- Motion sensing feature can be improved a bit
- 3rd part integration can be improvised further.
Overall Impression and our Recommendation
Hope this SkyBell review has helped you to understand the product better. SkyBell HD has seen excellent improvements since it’s earlier models and we totally like the 1080p video and picture aspect of this doorbell. And since it’s a one-time investment to get this product and set this up without worrying about monthly security monitoring subscription fees, you can enjoy a basic home security by leveraging your smartphone. It’s surely one of the best video doorbells out there in the market now.
Overall, we are pretty impressed with SkyBell HD and give it a thumbs up.