Installing a video doorbell to your front door is one of the best ways to safeguard your property and view what’s going on remotely. From wireless to wired installations, there is a host of video doorbells to choose from to best suit your requirements.
However, if you are replacing an existing wireless doorbell, our recommendation would be to choose a wireless model because it makes the installation far easier. However, the wired options are just as desirable because they are maintenance-free once installed.
To assist you in selecting a video doorbell, our handpicked selection lists top-performing models, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using multiple. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Video Doorbells
Video doorbells have exploded in popularity and I have personally been using them since the original Ring doorbell came out. However, these days there are plenty to choose from and Ring has certainly got plenty of competition.
During our ongoing testing of the video doorbells, we analyse the build quality, video quality, ease of installation and operation as well as if any additional accessories are supplied.
For example, with the Ring cameras, you have the option to install a wedge kit to improve the camera’s view (as shown in the photo below). Just as important as the physical doorbell is the doorbell’s smartphone application and during our testing, we thoroughly tested all the functionality within the apps.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest video doorbells (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new model, we attempt to upgrade our current setup (at our personal homes, Airbnbs or the DIY Works office) where applicable.
To see us testing one of our video doorbell recommendations, below is a quick video we posted on our YouTube channel of the Ring Pro 2.
As well as our testing and experience with a variety of video doorbells, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors we considered included the doorbell’s ease of installation, video and audio quality, build quality, smartphone application, notifications, additional features, warranty and value.