A video doorbell can be a great addition to your home, especially when you want an extra layer of security. There are lots of options to choose from, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We at Mister Sparky by Wise Electric Control Inc. can help you select the best one for your needs, but here are a few tips that can help you narrow down which types of video doorbells might be best for you.
- What do you want to see? Some video doorbells are as basic as giving you a simple straight-ahead view of your porch and house, while others offer 360-degree views. You also have the options for night vision and/or motion detection.
- How much storage do you want? It’s also important to consider the video storage offered with video doorbells. Perhaps you don’t care too much about storing the recordings and only want to have a clear view of your porch and yard while you’re out, or maybe you’d prefer easy access to the video footage of a month ago. You can choose options that offer automatic uploads into the cloud, SD storage, or video storage that automatically deletes after 60 days.
- What type of audio transfer do you prefer? You can have a video doorbell that allows for basic audio recording, or you can have two-way audio that allows you to talk to the visitors while you’re away from the door.
- Which installation and power type do you prefer? Many video doorbells require installation with existing doorbell wires, while others offer a wireless setup with batteries or rechargeable batteries. No matter the installation type, we recommend relying on our professionals to handle the installation for you.