Door-to-door solicitors and would-be intruders have never faced so many easy-to-install obstacles as they do today – and doorbell security systems are near the top of the list. Today’s doorbell technology includes sophisticated cameras, sensors, microphones, speakers, and even lights designed to keep doorways monitored and homes secure. No matter where you are, a smartphone or tablet is all you need to see who’s at your door—and your capabilities don’t have to end there. But if you’re considering extra protection for your doorbell, how do you know where to start?

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No matter where you are, a smartphone or tablet is all you need to see who’s at your door—and your capabilities don’t have to end there. But if you’re considering extra protection for your doorbell, how do you know where to start?

Many home automation and home security companies offer “smart” doorbell security equipment, but some have unique features or services that set them apart. Here are some of the most promising doorbell security systems – and why you should or shouldn’t consider them for your home or business in 2019:

Ring Doorbell: Popular but Pricy

Ring is the biggest name in the doorbell security game, but that doesn’t necessarily make them the best for every budget. Your options will depend on your budget and installation preferences, because the best equipment from Ring are the hard-wired Pro and Elite versions of their famous doorbell. These have even more sophisticated motion sensors and higher camera resolution, and they don’t depend on a battery or potentially spotty wireless connection. If you want a sleek, recognizable doorbell that comes with a worldwide network of users and a crisp, easy-to-use interface, Ring might be the doorbell for you.

RemoBell by Olive & Dove: Battery-Powered but Simple

If you’re okay depending on six AA batteries to power your smart doorbell, then keep reading. The RemoBell is a simple buzzer that works a lot like the Ring or Nest Hello, and it’s easy to install by yourself if you just want a simple doorbell that doesn’t integrate with existing Internet of Things technology. However, its unique security features don’t exactly elevate it above the pack of smart doorbell systems. We would keep this one on the back burner as an option for home security.

Nest Hello Doorbell: Smarter than the Rest

If you have a Nest thermostat or any other smart home product from Google or nest, you’ll probably be a fan of Hello, its smart doorbell system. The Nest Hello comes with optional facial recognition, placing it a step above other systems that simply detect movement or distinguish between human and non-human movement. Its integrated mobile technology also includes a surprising variety of features and options for controlling your home security, including geofencing and scheduling options to prevent notifications during certain times of day (or about certain people).

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RemoBell by Olive & Dove: Battery-Powered but Simple

If you’re okay depending on six AA batteries to power your smart doorbell, then keep reading. The RemoBell is a simple buzzer that works a lot like the Ring or Nest Hello, and it’s easy to install by yourself if you just want a simple doorbell that doesn’t integrate with existing Internet of Things technology. However, its unique security features don’t exactly elevate it above the pack of smart doorbell systems. We would keep this one on the back burner as an option for home security.

Blink Video Doorbell

It may be cheating to include the Blink Video doorbell on this list, because Amazon only purchased it in late 2017 and it hasn’t been available for consumer reviews or purchase yet. However, Amazon’s interest is one of many signs that Blink is a product to watch.

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