Face it — most doorbells are nothing more than a doorbell. There is no need to even breach the vast array of technological discrepancies between traditional doorbells and more modern video doorbells since the visual appeal, or lack thereof, is more than enough to formulate a reasonable opinion. Traditional, old school, doorbells and most modern video doorbells are less than appealing, or even remotely aesthetically pleasing. However, Comelit, an Italian entryway manufacturer known for delivering pristine results when given sky-high requirements and parameters, recently launched their newest IoT (Internet of Things) video doorbell product line—Visto.
The Visto is sleek, functional, and bursting with features. Oh, yea, it was designed by architects based in Milan, Italy and the rumor mill is churning with whispers that Comelit is making a move to showcase Visto on the runway at some point during the world-renowned Milan Fashion Week.
Enough scuttlebutt, let’s get back on track…the Visto features an HD camera with night vision capability and motion detection triggered push-alerts that go right to your mobile device. In addition to the freakishly high-quality video resolution, the Visto incorporates two-way audio via the built-in speaker and microphone.
At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself,
Okay, so this new IoT doorbell can see, listen and talk…so, what’s the big deal?
The finely crafted Visto hailing from Milan, Italy is equipped to connect directly to your home router via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. This direct connection from the precision engineered IoT doorbell to the worldwide web allows for 24/7 live recording to the cloud, or a local on-site recording device if you prefer. Last, but certainly not least, Comelit’s Visto IoT doorbell is compatible with both iOS and Android mobile devices. Seriously though, the Visto’s dual compatibility is downright epic.
To review, the Comelit Visto showcases the following features:
- HD Camera
- Night Vision capabilities via infrared LEDs
- Motion detection based push notifications
- Direct connection to a home router via ethernet or Wi-Fi
- 24/7 Live Recording to the Cloud
- Local recording to the device of your choosing
At this point in time, there are two main product options in the Visto lineup: the Visto WiFI and the Visto 2. The Visto WiFi is a no-brainer in terms of installation since it relies solely on the two wires that any standard doorbell would interface with in the past. The Visto 2, on the other hand, offers a completely hard-wired course of action that is ideal for situations where a weak WiFi signal may be an obstacle. Both the Visto WiFI and Visto 2 ships with the Dark Graphite faceplate by default, but users can opt for the Silver Mist or Cloud White alternatives.
In the event you’re still on the fence about upgrading to an IoT video doorbell after learning about the Comelit Visto and its flat-out awesomeness then you should probably click on over to this point-counterpoint post that weighs the pros and cons of an IoT video doorbell.