The best smart doorbell cameras for your home
Knock knock. Who’s there? You’d already know, if you had one of these cameras.
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.
While this is a bulkier option, it is one of the most popular and well known smart doorbells on the market. The Doorbell 3 alerts you whenever a visitor or the Amazon delivery driver has arrived and it detects any other motion on its 1080 HD video camera. Built-in motion sensors send notifications to your phone.
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 3, but also touts that it can detect when someone is old-fashioned knocking on your door, unlike the Doorbell 3.
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.