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We obtained seven video doorbells from five companies: August, Nest, Remo+, Ring and SkyBell. We conducted tests in three categories: usability, video and audio quality, and ease of installation. We also used this opportunity to test more smart locks and see how well the two kinds of devices work together. As we researched for this review, we learned how to install traditional doorbells to help us prepare to test smart doorbells in our lab. We emailed Dale Pistilli, vice president of sales and marketing at August Home for insights into video doorbells. When we asked about the most important things to look for in a video doorbell, Pistilli suggested that consumers focus on nighttime video quality, video storage fees, smart lock integration and unique features like August's HindSight, which captures video before people approach, even if they don't press the doorbell.

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I got notifications of birds chirping first thing in the morning, when the neighborhood was otherwise quite quiet, but I didn't get notifications throughout the day about every car that went by. For motion, the camera can record a clip of all the motion it sees, but the app lets you choose to be notified only of people. This is a great feature — I certainly don't want a push notification every time a car goes by — and it worked very well. I never got a notification of a person that wasn't actually a person. Then, you can just open the app to see a timeline of all motion events, not just people. The Nest Hello has some other cool features worth mentioning:Pre recorded responses: If you can't even be bothered to speak to the person at the door, you can tap the Responses button that appears in the Nest app and choose one of three recordings that will play out of the doorbell's speaker. Tap "Can't come to the door," for example, and the speaker will cheerfully chirp, "Hi there!We can't come to the door right now, but we'll be notified you stopped by. " The other two responses ask the person to leave whatever they have at the door or to wait a minute for you to answer. Nest AppNest's web app deserves serious props. When you sign in to your account at home. nest.

 

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"When the Smart Lock identifies your Bluetooth signal approaching, it unlocks your door, and can lock it behind you if you choose that setting. It also allows you to set up virtual keys for guests, with the ability to grant access for only certain dates and times for each key. The activity log keeps track of when each unique user comes and goes. Perhaps the best part about this smart home upgrade is that it goes over your existing lock, meaning that you can have strong security and an intelligent lock. If you choose, you can pair the Smart Lock with the ‘August Connect' for $79, which lets guests in and locks the door behind them. The Connect also grants real time status of locked or unlocked, and alerts you instantly when somebody comes or goes.