SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the SkyBell SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
6.7
1,035 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The latest SkyBell comes complete with a 1080p resolution, on-demand live streaming and free clip storage, as well as integrations with Amazon's Alexa and Google/Alphabet's Nest. It also has its own IFTTT channel.
- CNET
May 5, 2016 | Full review
SkyBell HD uses multi-color LEDS to provide full color night vision video rather than the typical black-and-white video that you get with most of the competition.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
The video and audio quality is perfect and comes with night vision so you can see faces when it's dark outside.
- Good Housekeeping
September 14, 2016 | Full review
One of the reasons why Skybell HD became so popular is their newest feature – FREE cloud storage. It can save lots of content; and if the storage gets full, you can simply delete old content in order to free up space.
- Smart Doorbell Reviews
August 10, 2016 | Full review
The night-vision of Skybell is decent. It’s pretty cool that they decided to offer a coloured one instead of black-and-white vision.
- Lead Rating
March 9, 2018 | Full review
The night vision feature on the camera, records video in full color, meaning you will never miss a detail from the doorbell footage.
- The Droid Guy
April 3, 2019 | Full review
All your 1080p high-definition video footage is stored for free on your account for a weeklong period (seven full days).
- Bustle
November 30, 2018 | Full review
SkyBell HD offers motion detection and two-way audio so you can get alerts if someone comes to your door and communicate with them even if you’re away.
- A Secure Life
December 18, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
You can't tweak push alert settings or the quality of the video resolution in the app.
- CNET
May 5, 2016 | Full review
Night vision colors were not quite as rich as what you get during the day, but image quality was crisp and appeared sharper than any black-and-white footage we've seen.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
This doorbell only works off of utility power, with a rated voltage of between 10 to 36 VAC (10W rated).
- Good Housekeeping
September 14, 2016 | Full review
Motion sensor sometimes sends false alerts.
- Smart Doorbell Reviews
August 10, 2016 | Full review
One of the biggest issues of Skybell is the delayed notifications. There was a case when it sent us an alert of an event which had happened two hours before. If anything serious occurred, we would’ve been seriously upset.
- Lead Rating
March 9, 2018 | Full review
The motion detection feature can be a little too sensitive sometimes and can even pickup moving cars and vehicles outside your street. We suggest setting the sensitivity to very low if you live near a street with heavy traffic.
- The Droid Guy
April 3, 2019 | Full review
No wireless compatibility for intercoms, chimes, or video.
- A Secure Life
December 18, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

SkyBell HD is a High-Definition, patented video doorbell connected to your home Wi-Fi that lets you see, hear, and speak to visitors at your door simply by using your smartphone or tablet - even if you're not at home. With 1080p video, full-color night vision, motion sensor and live alerts - SkyBell HD will conveniently give you peace of mind when answering the door without compromising your safety. And even when you don't answer, SkyBell HD will record video to your FREE cloud account as soon as the button is pressed or motion is detected. So, you'll always know who's at your door. Home security made easy with SkyBell's FREE app. Convenience. Control. Cutting- Edge. Keep tabs on your front door- anytime, anywhere- with the SkyBell app for iOS and Android mobile devices. All recorded events are available for up to 7 -days FREE of charge; download videos to your mobile device and share them as you like. The easy to use app lets you see who's at your door whether you're in the kitchen, at work or on the go! NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED. Installation is a snap! SkyBell HD won the " Best Doorbell" category in CNET's list of Best Smart Home devices on 2016 and 2017, and is simple for anyone to install and setup. SkyBell HD video doorbell rugged design works between -40 and 122 degrees F. to insure functionality and durability in all weather conditions. SkyBell HD " WORKS WITH ALEXA" and with Google Home devices which adds an additional level of convenience by offering hands free control of your front door. Colors: Silver or Bronze. Compatibility: SkyBell will work with mechanical doorbell chimes without any changes. If you have a digital doorbell chime, you’ll need to install the Digital Doorbell Adapter Accessory. SkyBell will not work with wireless doorbell chimes or existing intercom systems.

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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