Top-Rated Smart Doorbells

With the proliferation of smart doorbells, it’s easier than ever to keep your home safe and secure. The number of doorbells with video capabilities has grown significantly, so options have expanded and you can choose based on your needs. Here are a few of the top-rated smart doorbell makers.

  • Arlo (arlo.com/en-us/doorbell) is a favorite among some reviewers for its ability to tell the difference between people, vehicles, package deliveries, and animals. This does require a $3 per month subscription, though.
  • Eufy (us.eufylife.com/collections/video-doorbell) makes both wired and wireless models and can also distinguish between people and animals with no monthly subscription fee. Video storage longer than 30 days does come with a $3 per month charge, however.
  • Ring (ring.com/doorbell-camera) has multiple models (including one for apartment peepholes) with wired and wireless options. Saving footage longer than 60 days requires a $3 per month subscription fee.

If video monitoring at your front door doesn’t feel like enough home security, note that most smart doorbell companies also make other devices that can all link together for a full in-home system. Devices range from cameras that you can install anywhere, security lights, a smart switch that will turn a light on indoors when motion is detected, to door locks you control with your phone.