These clever devices solve a multitude of problems in one compact package. They work as a traditional doorbell but have recordable video capability, allowing you to interact with whoever is at the door if you’re not home, or without the need to open it if you are. They come wireless (battery powered) and wired, depending on your needs.

Arlo Wired Video Doorbell
This smart wired weatherproof video doorbell delivers crystal clear HD video with 180-degree field of view, and will trigger alerts when motion is detected. Onboard technology can decipher whether there’s a human, car, animal or parcel at the door. When the doorbell is pressed, a video call is made directly to your smartphone. Don’t fancy answering it? You can pre-program recorded answers (and have a lot of fun doing so…). It features night-vision and a siren for emergencies. Content can be live-streamed but if you want to record your video to the cloud, you’ll need a subscription.
Is there a subscription attached? Yes.
Voice assistant compatible? Google Assistant and Alexa.

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Eufy Video Doorbell
If you don’t have existing wiring to the front door and/or want to avoid hardwiring a video doorbell, the rechargeable battery-operated Eufy Video Doorbell is worth a look. Easy to install, it boasts 2K video for excellent resolution, two-way talk and live view. If you don’t want to answer the door, choose from pre-recorded answers or record your own response. The big appeal here is the lack of a subscription service. If you already have a Eufy Homebase, the captured footage is stored on the 16GB of internal storage. And motion detection zones help alleviate unnecessary external triggers.
Is there a subscription? Yes, but you don’t need it.
Voice assistant compatible? Google Assistant and Alexa.

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