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The best video doorbells money can buy right now

These video doorbells will help keep your family safe.

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In the past, when someone knocked on your front door, the only way to know who was behind it was to open it. While some doors have peepholes, they can be covered by the person on the outside. Opening up your door to someone you don’t know could not only put you at risk but your entire family too. Luckily with the invention of the video doorbell, you can finally see who is knocking allowing you to safely assess the situation from a safe distance. There are many different video doorbells on the market today and we have put together some of the best for you to consider.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2

Priced at $169, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 offers a lot for your money. Not only will you be able to see who is at your front door, you will also be able to hear them and speak to them. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 will connect to your laptop or any smart device including your cell phone giving you instant access. When the person outside rings your doorbell, you will get an instant notification on your device of choice so that you can quickly communicate. Powered by battery, installation is very easy and you will not have to worry about messing around with wires.

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August Doorbell Cam Pro

For $200 you can purchase the August Doorbell Cam Pro. Once installed, this video doorbell will not only help you see who is at the door, you can also communicate with them. While many video doorbells do well during daylight hours, some have trouble in low light conditions. Thanks to a built-in floodlight, you can see who is knocking on your door day and night which will give you added comfort and security. Additionally, you can program the floodlight to turn on if it senses motion which can help deter people from lurking around. Another great feature that comes standard with this video doorbell is Hindsight. Hindsight starts recording video even if the person outside does not press the doorbell which will help you secure your home.

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Nest Hello Video Doorbell

You may be familiar with Nest already, and you might even use the Nest thermostat to control your home’s heating and cooling system. Now Nest has come out with their very own video doorbell. Priced at $229, this doorbell has many of the same features as the models mentioned above. You can see who is outside of your home and can easily communicate with them. Additionally, Nest will provide you with a 24/7 live stream of your doorstep. Nest not only gives you a live feed of your front door but it also keeps recordings for 3 hours allowing you to see what happened while you were not watching. The Nest camera gives you a full view of your doorstep both day and night.

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Honeywell Skybell Trim

This video doorbell will set you back just $200 and is well worth the money. Just like the Nest video doorbell, the Skybell Trim will provide you with a 24-hour live stream. Easy to communicate with those on the outside, the two-way speaker system works great with an iPad or iPhone. A built-in sensor will let you know when someone is at your door even if the doorbell is not pressed. Also, you can turn the doorbell on silent mode which will send you a message on your smart device instead of a chime. This is perfect for those who have babies taking a nap during the day.

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Blink Video Doorbell

Last but certainly not least, we have the Blink Video Doorbell. This smart doorbell will let you know who is outside of your home both day and night. The best part is you don’t even have to be home to see who is knocking. By using their app, you can communicate with whoever is outside even if you are at the grocery store or around the world! The Blink Video Doorbell is a wireless system that is easy to install and comes with a motion sensor for added security. This model is also weatherproof and can hold up to the elements well. If you would like to hookup the Blink Video Doorbell to your home’s existing doorbell wiring, it will eliminate the need for replacing batteries.


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