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SkyBell 2.0

SkyBell 2.0
alaScore 66

18 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of SkyBell 2.0. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 SkyBell 2.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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

SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell

 

With the SkyBell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell you can see and talk to whoever is at the door, but it doesn't record video and its low-res camera has color and detail issues.

Easy to install. On-demand video. Motion detection. Two-way audio

Expensive. Subpar picture quality. Does not record video or audio. Must use existing doorbell wiring

The Wi-Fi Video Doorbell ($199) from SkyBell is the latest smart doorbell to hit the digital home market. Much like the Ring Video Doorbell, it sends a live video feed to your smartphone when somebody presses the button, and allows you to initiate a...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

Review: Answer the front door from the couch with SkyBell 2.0

 

SkyBell 2.0's near-immediate push alerts and steady video feed give this smart chime a degree of appeal.

SkyBell version 2.0 has responsive push alerts and a solid video feed that won't leave you wondering who's at your front door.

You can't record or save footage, and the two-way-talk feature is spotty at best. It has to be hard-wired, and it won't work with intercom systems.

While SkyBell is a bit persnickety at times, it comes closer to delivering on its claims than the competition.

Jan, 2015

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

Review: Answer the front door from the couch with SkyBell 2.0

 

The $200 SkyBell smart video camera-equipped doorbell is different than BOT Home Automation's now-defunct Doorbot and newer Ring buzzer. Where Ring boasts a 720p video resolution, the option between a battery or wired installation and an activity log...

SkyBell version 2.0 has responsive push alerts and a solid video feed that won't leave you wondering who's at your front door

You can't record or save footage, and the two-way-talk feature is spotty at best. It has to be hard-wired, and it won't work with intercom systems

While SkyBell is a bit persnickety at times, it comes closer to delivering on its claims than the competition.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

It would be great if it worked consistently

 

We owned a Ring and it seems there are similar problematic issues. When someone rings the doorbell, the app alerts me, but I am unable to see or hear the audio/video. Very frustrating. Sometimes it woks, but often it doesn't. We have a blazing fast...

No monthly fees, live view

unreliable and frustrating

May, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Simply Awful

 

I've had 2 fail within 3 months. The company will not exchange them instead they offer a coupon to spend yet even more money on another unit, that in my experience will fail within 3 months. BUYER BEWARE, or better yet DO NOT BUY

Still looking for any pros

Everything, the customer service, the product you name it

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

works ok when it works

 

Had unit for less than one year. Unit failed. called for exchange warranty. They said ok fine . provided al info required went back and forth for three days. when came time for exchange they cancelled on me and would not do it. they do not stand by...

app enabled

worst customer service ever

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Expensive $200 door chime. Video does NOT work. Avoid!

 

Sky bell 2.0 Review

I like the idea of this product

I wish it would actually work

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Absolutely recommended

 

I can only guess that the negative reviews are based on older firmware versions because I havent had any issues with my skybell (installed 3/2015).

Easy installation, Works as Advertised

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

I love this product!

 

I spend a lot of time in the back yard where I can't hear the doorbell. It's nice to not have to give special instructions to people to walk around to the back yard if I don't answer the door.

Able to answer the door from the back yard or garage

Not sure yet

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

A couple firmware updates away from perfection!

 

I've had a good week or so now after installing this doorbell to get an idea of what I like and don't like. It's pretty awesome overall, and have had no major issues with it so far, although I have had some minor nitpicks that they can hopefully...

No monthly/annual fee, good field of view, easy install, excellent value, 2-way communication to your door

Motion sensor issue, can't save video, can't exit app, times out

Feb, 2015
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