The best smart doorbell cameras for your home

Knock knock. Who’s there? You’d already know, if you had one of these cameras.

arlo smart doorbell in rain
Smart doorbell upgrades.Amazon

We’ve all heard of them. They tell you who is at your door, whether your Amazon package has arrived yet, and even if something suspicious is occurring on your block. But which doorbell cam is the best for your home? These convenient options can all be voice-controlled through Alexa and have features that will make your life at home simpler.

Ring Video Doorbell 2
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 comes with black and white interchangeable face plates.Amazon

While this is a bulkier option, it is one of the most popular and well known smart doorbells on the market. The Doorbell 2 alerts you whenever a visitor or the Amazon delivery driver has arrived and it detects any other motion on its 1080 HD video camera. Each camera purchase includes a 30-day free trial of Ring Protect Plus subscription that will record and save your Ring videos for you. Unlike the first version of this cam, this battery easily slides out to be charged via USB cable.

Ring Door View Cam
You can modify the motion sensors based on your home’s surroundings on the Ring Door View Cam.Amazon

If you’re looking for a slimmer version of a Ring doorbell camera, this one’s for you. The peephole cam has similar features to the Doorbell 2, but also touts that it can detect when someone is old-fashioned knocking on your door, unlike the Doorbell 2. Just like the Ring Video Doorbell 2, if someone steals your cam, they’ll always replace it.

Arlo Audio Doorbell
The wireless Arlo doorbell camera can be easily installed with your existing doorbell chime.Amazon

At just under three inches long, the Arlo is the most compact smart doorbell option available. Although this camera is audio only, you can easily upgrade to video with the Arlo wireless camera. The Arlo has several cool features—you can upload a series of pre-recorded replies that will play if you’re gone and visitors can leave a message that will go straight to your app. FYI, this doorbell cam requires the Arlo base station for installation.