August Doorbell Cam Pro

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
7.4

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We looked at the top 1 Doorbells and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including The Ambient, TechHive, Tom's Guide, Top Ten Reviews, Digital Trends, PG Magazine - SE Asia, Slash Gear, Gear Brain, SafeHome and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Doorbell you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the August August Doorbell Cam Pro placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
6.2
193 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
August also includes an integrated “flood light.” This gets you colour night-time video instead of black and white night vision. This doesn't actually give you a flood of light, more a tiny stream, but it does the job to help you see who’s at your door.
- The Ambient
October 6, 2018 | Full review
Portrait-mode video means it fills up your smartphone screen without having to rotate it.
- TechHive
January 30, 2018 | Full review
Another clever feature with the August camera is HindSight; the camera is continually recording video, so when it detects motion, it will save a couple of seconds of video prior to a person entering the frame, so that motion alerts are more likely to show people actually in the frame instead of walking away from it.
- Tom's Guide
December 8, 2017 | Full review
You can connect the doorbell to an August Smart Lock to make it easy to let visitors into your home. It's the only video doorbell we tested that lets you control a companion smart lock without leaving the call, making it more convenient than navigating to another app.
- Top Ten Reviews
The bell is equipped with a rechargeable battery, which ensures the device will work even if there’s a power outage.
- Digital Trends
November 1, 2017 | Full review
With the Doorbell Cam Pro ($199), August addresses both of these gripes and adds a few other nice features, including Hindsight, which uses pre-buffering to capture 10 seconds of activity before a motion event occurs, and a neat little floodlight feature that lights up the video feed at night.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
December 21, 2017 | Full review
There are three levels of floodlight brightness, with a choice of defaulting to low or medium each time, and it both triggers automatically when movement is detected or manually from the video preview screen.
- Slash Gear
October 10, 2017 | Full review
We also liked how easily the Doorbell Cam Pro worked with August smart locks. When someone rings your Doorbell Cam Pro, you can see who is there and talk with them through the August app.
- Gear Brain
December 15, 2017 | Full review
It performs reliably even in low-light situations, which makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a reliable product for areas along the back or side of the home.
- SafeHome
April 3, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Awkward design may not fit on some doors.
- The Ambient
October 6, 2018 | Full review
Built-in light doesn't do a great job of nighttime illumination.
- TechHive
January 30, 2018 | Full review
Another shortcoming of August's camera is that its 120-degree field of view didn't show as much of my porch as the Ring cameras, which boast 160-degree viewing angles — the widest of the doorbell cameras we reviewed.
- Tom's Guide
December 8, 2017 | Full review
August Doorbell Cam Pro can only use its battery as a temporary backup. During our tests, it usually lasted a few hours before shutting down.
- Top Ten Reviews
Audio quality to your phone via the integrated microphone and speaker isn’t spectacular – in either direction – but is sufficient to be understood.
- Digital Trends
November 1, 2017 | Full review
The Pro doesn't work with third-party smart home devices and you can't use August's If This Then That (IFTTT) channel to have it trigger other devices.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
December 21, 2017 | Full review
Requires existing doorbell wiring.
- Slash Gear
October 10, 2017 | Full review
Spotty Wi-Fi connection and only works with mechanical doorbells.
- Gear Brain
December 15, 2017 | Full review
It allows users to access the app to lock back over the previous 24 hours to see what alerts occurred. However, for those who want to add more time to this, it is possible to do with the upgraded premium service. This provides 30 days of lookback features for an additional fee of $4.99 per month.
- SafeHome
April 3, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

August Doorbell Cam Pro lets you answer your door from anywhere.HindSight™ constantly monitors your doorway and captures the moments before a motion alert. The free, Basic Video Recording subscription, lets you replay any videos from the last 24 hours. August Doorbell Cam Pro pairs with any August Smart Lock.

Overall Product Rankings

1. STARPOINT Expandable Wireless Doorbell
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Ring Video Doorbell 2
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
3. PHYSEN Video Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Honeywell Portable Wireless Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
5. VueBell Wireless Smart Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Vasteko Wireless Doorbell Kits
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
8. SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
9. August Doorbell Cam Pro
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 9

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