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Ezviz announces more smart home security devices at CES 2019

Everybody loves a good doorbell, it seems.

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At CES this year, Ezviz increased its portfolio of smart home security devices with the release of the DB1 video doorbell for the U.S. market and a new wireless indoor/outdoor smart security camera kit.

Check out some of the products it is showcasing at CES 2019.

DB1 Doorbell

The DB1 video doorbell, currently listed on Amazon at $189.99, has a 3 MP, 2048 x 1536-resolution camera that connects to the rest of your home either on the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands of your Wi-Fi network. It also has a clearly-marked doorbell button, so visitors don’t have to guess at which part to press.

The camera system was designed specifically for doorways, with a 105-degree horizontal field-of-view, but a massive 180-degree vertical FOV so you’re more likely to see all of your visitor’s body. That’s important for security, as low FOV cameras could miss things held behind the person’s back etc.

Pressing the doorbell button makes a call to the Ezviz app, wherever the smartphone running it is. That means no more missed packages when you’re out, or having to get up from the couch to talk to salespeople.

The DB1 also has passive infrared, which detects human movement inside its FOV. An immediate alert gets send to the Ezviz app and gives the user the ability to have a two-way conversation with live video.

Both Alexa and Google Assistant are supported by the DB1. The Ezviz skill lets users see both the camera’s video feed and control settings.

Security kit

Ezviz also released a wire-free security camera kit, the Full HD Wire-Free Security Kit. This includes a C3A 1080p battery-operated Wi-Fi camera and a W2D base station, which also has a battery backup.

The C3A includes the same infrared detector and two-way talk features of the DB1 doorbell. A 126-degree horizontal FOV and night vision that’s good up to 25 feet also feature. It’s waterproof and dustproof to IP65, so it’s suited to either indoor or outdoor use, without needing to run power cables.

The WD2 base station can connect up to six C3A cameras, and can also recharge the C3A cameras to prolong the operational life. All Ezviz products have an optional cloud backup plan, or the ability to use a microSD card for local storage.

The HD Wire-Free Security Kit should be available by March, including accessories like a solar power panel, charging station and metal mount for more secure installation.

What do you think? Is there room in the market for even more security kits and doorbells? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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