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August Doorbell Cam Pro (2nd Gen, 2017)

August Doorbell Cam Pro (2nd Gen, 2017)
alaScore 92

9 reviews

Jun, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of August Doorbell Cam Pro (2nd Gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the August Doorbell Cam Pro (2nd Gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Terry Walsh (digitaltrends.com)

August Doorbell Cam Pro review

 

Sleek, smart, and secure, the August Doorbell Cam Pro makes it easy to see who's at the door.

Helpful instruction guide ; Easy integration with August locks ; USB-dock allows easy charging/setup ; Battery backup ; Durable build quality

No image adjustment for darker locations ; Spotty external Wi-Fi signal strength ; Patchy audio through the August app ; Only works with some doorbell setups

We’re fans of the August Doorbell Cam Pro, but there remains room for improvement even in this second-generation device. While installation of a smart doorbell offers significantly more challenges than a smart lock, August’s app does a good job of...

Nov, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

August Doorbell Cam Pro

 

The August Doorbell Cam Pro delivers sharp, colorful HD video and offers motion detection with Hindsight recording so you won't miss a thing.

Excellent HD video quality. Clear two-way audio. Works with other August devices. Hindsight pre-buffering. On-demand video streaming. Motion detection. Easy to install.

Requires subscription to view recorded video. No IFTTT integration.

With the Doorbell Cam Pro, August takes the best of the original Doorbell Cam and adds some much-needed improvements, including motion detection and recorded video. It also gives the Pro a cool floodlight feature that ensures you'll be able to see who...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

August Doorbell Cam Pro Review

 

The smart home is flourishing right now, and connected security is probably the hottest area of them all. August 's Doorbell Cam Pro arrives today to bring your front door into the 21st century, replacing your dumb doorbell with a camera and floodlight...

Sturdy hardware that's straightforward to install ; Floodlight is effective ; Integrates well with other August devices

Requires existing doorbell wiring ; No Apple HomeKit support

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Martyn Williams (techhive.com)

August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 review: This is a good-looking video doorbell

 

This doorbell camera provides a sharp, clear picture of what's happening on your doorstep.

Sharp, clear picture and color images at nighttime ; Installation is easy with clear instructions, as long as you have an existing wired doorbell ; Portrait-mode video means it fills up your smartphone screen without having to rotate it

Cloud storage costs are comparatively high versus competing products ; Built-in light doesn't do a great job of nighttime illumination ; Limited compatibility with other smart home devices

The August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 is a solid performer. During my testing it worked as advertised, and the company has put a lot of thought into the installation process. I also like the design, but that's a personal preference.

Jan, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (tomsguide.com)

August Doorbell Cam Pro Review: Best Video Doorbell

 

A well-designed app and good video quality make the August Doorbell Cam Pro a great choice for people who want to replace a wired doorbell. While it doesn't have the highest resolution, its Hindsight feature ensures that you'll see people approaching...

App and hardware are well-designed ; HindSight captures video before motion alarm is triggered ; Works with many smart home systems ; Integrates with smart lock and keypad

Can't set motion zones ; Relatively expensive cloud costs ; Relatively narrow field of view

On its own, August's Doorbell Cam Pro is a solid device, and it's even better when integrated with August's Smart Lock Pro and other smart home platforms.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com.au)

August's Doorbell Cam Pro is smart, but a little too square

 

August's Doorbell Cam Pro adds in a floodlight to assist in low-light conditions, but is otherwise very similar to August's original smart buzzer.

August's $199 Doorbell Cam Pro offers HD livestreaming, motion detection, two-way talk, a built-in floodlight for low-light conditions and integration with Nest and Amazon Alexa devices.

August charges $5 per month for cloud storage. The Doorbell Cam Pro's square shape won't fit on every doorframe and it's only compatible with mechanical chimes.

The Doorbell Cam Pro is a good choice, particularly if you've invested in other August products, but its higher cloud storage fees hurt its overall value.

Oct, 2017

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