Nest Hello Video DoorbellThe Nest Hello Video Doorbell belongs to a complete ecosystem of quality smart home products, including the extremely popular Nest Thermostat. So, right out of the gate this is a product which guarantees a smooth integration with a bunch of other smart devices. Using an app and your existing WiFi network, the Nest Hello Video Doorbell will allow you to see who is at your door. You can speak to them too, which is a game-changer when you’re away from home. It also comes with motion detection and a pretty amazing AI facial recognition feature which can distinguish strangers from known visitors.
Ring Video DoorbellThe big feature which makes the Ring Video Doorbell a great pick is it’s unique and powerful camera. Its high-resolution camera gives you an extremely wide view with no distortion. Like the Nest camera, the Ring Video Doorbell offers AI-augmented motion detection so that it only responds to movements you’re likely to care about. The Ring is also no slouch when it comes to complete smart home integrations. It integrates beautifully with various home assistant technologies and you can even stream its camera to the screen-enabled Alexa. Ring puts out a quality range of home security products, so if you’re planning a whole-of-home security upgrade, this is a great place to start.
Control 4The Control 4 video doorbell option is a departure from the standard app-enabled home security products, and it’s definitely a more expensive solution—one you’re probably more likely to consider if you plan to thoroughly integrate smart home features through your home Control 4 focuses less on an app interface and more on integrating the technology throughout the infrastructure of your home. Its video doorbell comes with a wall-mounted screen option, which is great for having the ability to see who’s at your door right where you need it. One excellent selling point of the Control4 line of products is they’re built to work together. Their ecosystem of products includes smart locks, entertainment, lighting, and climate technologies.
Installing Video DoorbellsNerds On Call have installed and set up countless video doorbells. We know how to do it right and as part of every installation, we make sure we do a full hook up to your existing smart home technologies. If you’d like our advice on products and installation, you can always call us at 1-800-919-6373 or fill out our contact form.
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Questions nerds often hear about Video Doorbells
What’s better for security? A doorbell camera or smart security cams?
We get this question a lot! Really, both serve their unique purposes. A doorbell camera is perfect for preventing doorbell theft and giving you peace of mind about who is at your front door. Smart security cameras are better for wide-area surveillance. The gold standard is investing in both! Remember that smart devices are designed to work with one another.
Will these products protect me from package theft?
Well, it’s impossible for us to guarantee that this will protect you, but there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that video doorbells actively discourage people from stealing from your doorstep. It’s one of the best theft prevention measures you can take.
I don’t have an existing doorbell. Can I still have a Video Doorbell installed?
Absolutely! There a range of installation options. Our technicians can walk you through each of them and discuss the advantages and disadvantages with you. You don’t need an existing doorbell to have one of these devices installed.
Which of these products is best?
They’re all great! The reason we recommend a few devices is that they each have their own unique advantages. We offer a free consultation service to help you decide which of these products is right for you. Just give us a call on 1-800-919-6373.