August Video Doorbell Cam

Best Doorbell Camera for Video Quality

Why people love it
  • Great camera/video picture quality, true colors
  • Installation takes a few minutes; app is beautifully easy to use
  • Doorbell has few of the glitches/bugs of other Wi-Fi doorbells
Cons

Doesn't come with motion sensor or video storage options; shape is over-large and awkward.

Details

Features: This video doorbell has most of the bells and whistles you'd expect: 1280 x 960 HD video camera, alerts and notifications sent to your smartphone any time someone rings the bell, real-time view of outside your front door, and a beautiful video feed. Though it lacks motion detection and video storage, it's a simple, user-friendly video doorbell to help you keep an eye on what's going on beyond your door.

Note: If you've already got the August Smart Lock, this video doorbell is easily connected to the lock for a fully integrated front door security system!

The odd shape and size (2.9" x 2.9")of the lock can make it a challenge to fit on your door, but installation is a breeze. It's easily mounted and ready to go, provided you can find the right place for it.

Performance: This is one area where the August video doorbell excels. The video feed is clear, sharp, and has far less lag than other competing models (such as the Ring). You'll find that the app is incredibly user-friendly, designed to make it as easy as possible to answer your front door. Few other video doorbell apps can match this one. Set-up of the app has been known to be buggy, but once it's running it's mostly problem-free.

On the downside, there is no battery back-up. If the electricity cuts, the hard-wired doorbell will shut off.

Price: Expect to pay around $200 for this smart doorbell--a hefty price tag for some, considering the device's problems. However, if you have already installed the August smart lock, it's the perfect addition to your front door security system.

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