The doorbell is a product that everyone is familiar with every day, and it is precisely because we are too familiar with it that we often ignore its existence.
The emergence of IoT devices is to make these products we use every day become lively and lively after the assistance of the network, and become more like an individual with an independent life.
This smart doorbell series brings you a total of 6 products, according to the price from low to high:
1. linptech self-generated wireless doorbell: 79 yuan
2. Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set: 269 yuan
3. 360 video doorbell 1c: 269 yuan
4. Ding zero smart doorbell video set: 289 yuan
5. 360 video doorbell D819: 349 yuan
6. EZVIZ DP1C Smart Cat Eye: 499 yuan
Because we want to choose the most representative products in the category of smart doorbells, we have selected the top-selling products in the e-commerce platform. Next, we will make a detailed comparison.
1. Appearance comparison
Linptech’s self-generating wireless doorbell is the cheapest one of the six products. It only costs 79 yuan. According to the cost, its appearance is quite satisfactory. Two round objects, the one with the plug is the doorbell receiver. The one I bring is the doorbell transmitter, which is simple, direct and beautiful, and the materials are all plastic.
The Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set is designed in the shape of a long strip, which is also a design commonly used in video doorbells now. Because the external receiver is installed on the outer door, so the door is so big in a rectangle. In terms of volume, to do a good job in the appearance and the appearance of the door, the design of the Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set is the most secure.
In this regard, the 360 video doorbell D819, which is more than 100 higher than the Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set, also adopts the same design, except that it uniformly paints the appearance of the doorbell and camera into black, which looks more Go deeper.
The 360 video doorbell 1c, which has the same price as the Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set, adopts a left and right separation design. The black part on the left is the camera monitoring area, and the right side is the doorbell button. The main body will be relatively clear, but it looks like it will A bit wide.
Because the Dingling smart doorbell video set is customized by Xiaomi Mijia, it has the characteristics of Xiaomi products in appearance. It is simple and direct. The camera is located directly above the doorbell button. The two main bodies are very clear, and the doorbell design looks very full. , a bit like the kind of camera that used to stand on the desktop in Internet cafes.
The 360 video doorbell D819 is the Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set that enlarges the number one in appearance.
EZVIZ DP1C smart cat’s eye is strictly speaking, it does not belong to the smart doorbell series, but the high sales figures of the e-commerce platform still let us buy it to find out.
The biggest difference between this product and the previous products is that it must both the transmitter and the receiver be installed on the door, which means that you can’t install the receiver on the door like other products, while the transmitter Install anywhere in the house.
Its color matching and design are also different from the previous ones, and the bronze color matching should be more suitable for some older groups.
After unpacking the 6 smart doorbells one by one, the scoring data obtained in the appearance part are as follows:
Second, the installation comparison
The installation of the smart doorbell is very simple. The six smart doorbells in this review come with tools such as 3M glue or small screwdrivers and expansion screws in the box. If you don’t want to destroy the structure on the door, 3M glue is the most suitable. installation method.
After cleaning the door or wall and drying it with a hairdryer, the 3M adhesive that comes with the outdoor unit of the private doorbell can be glued tightly. In addition, when installing the smart doorbell, try to install it on a non-metallic material, and the space is above the ground. It must be high enough, otherwise it will have a certain impact on the transmission of the signal.
But if you are worried that the installation is not strong enough, you can take out your own tools such as screwdrivers and expansion screws to install the doorbell on the wall, but at this time you have to use an impact drill to make holes, which will increase the difficulty a lot. .
The installation of the indoor unit is very simple, all it needs to be plugged into the power jack, but the indoor unit without exception is much larger than the conventional electrical plug, so it will occupy a large part of the socket area. This experience is not good enough.
The six smart doorbells are paired when they leave the factory, so they are in a ready-to-use state.
The only difficulty in installation that may not be able to be completed independently is the smart cat’s eye of EZVIZ.
First of all, you should give up after seeing the teaching of its smart cat’s eye installation process. Secondly, according to his installation instructions, this itself requires the help of the decoration master.
So in the comparison of the installation situation of the six smart doorbells, I scored them as follows:
3. Configuration comparison
The comparison in this link is very obvious. A table can compare the configuration of these 6 smart doorbells, and the purchase will be more targeted.
The highest configuration is the 360 video doorbell D819, which has the best data in all aspects, but the price also ranks second in comparison.
At this time, it is a bit inappropriate to look at EZVIZ’s smart cat’s eye, because its price is the highest, but the configuration is not, but because of its positioning, it is only for reference here.
The cheapest linptech self-generating wireless doorbell is actually equivalent to a small toy. It is a bit inappropriate as an outdoor door, but when used as an indoor doorbell or connected to Mijia products, the playability will be greatly improved.
Since five of these six products are equipped with cameras, but the parameters of the cameras are different, this will affect the camera to record the situation outside the door and observe the real-time video images of suspicious persons outside the door with a mobile phone, so we The camera is straight out and a screenshot comparison is also made, so that everyone can more intuitively see the images obtained with different camera parameters and different wide angles.
1. Screenshot of Xiaomo’s visual wireless doorbell video
2. 360 video doorbell 1c video screenshot
3. Screenshot of the video of Ding Zero smart doorbell video suit:
4. 360 video doorbell D819 video screenshot:
5. Screenshot of EZVIZ DP1C smart cat’s eye video:
Finally, in terms of configuration, the scores of these six smart doorbells are compared as follows:
Fourth, the use of comparison
Since it is used as a smart doorbell, it is naturally essential to connect to the Internet and connect to the mobile phone.
These six smart doorbells can be divided into three categories, linptech self-generated wireless doorbell, Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set, Dingling smart doorbell video set, the three connected mobile app products are Mijia.
The 360 video doorbell 1c and the 360 video doorbell D819 are connected to the app, which is naturally a 360 product, which is called a 360 camera.
The app connected to EZVIZ DP1C Smart Cat Eye is: EZVIZ Cloud Video.
The process of connecting the smart doorbell to the mobile phone and accessing the network is also very convenient. After downloading the corresponding app, follow the doorbell’s operation prompts and follow the steps step by step. It is basically a fool-like teaching. where.
The most curious thing about the linptech self-generating wireless doorbell is how its self-generating power is generated, because except for him, the other six outdoor units need to be inserted into batteries or charged. After using and reading the manual I just learned that the linptech product converts the kinetic energy generated when the doorbell is pressed into electrical energy to power itself. Each press will provide power for the next press. This method can be said to be very ingenious.
That’s not all, though, as it’s the only smart doorbell that doesn’t have a camera.
Xiaomo wireless video doorbell set and Dingling smart doorbell video set are generally similar in the use of Mijia app. First of all, when someone rings the doorbell or someone moves in front of the doorbell, they can enter the live monitoring and view.
Secondly, on the setting page, you can perform a lot of operations, such as basic doorbell settings (volume, ringtone alarm, etc.), push notification settings (if someone appears or passes, it will be recorded), voice warning settings, face recognition has noted members, push settings , the specific operation and adjustment of various settings such as voice-changing dialogue, which not only allows the doorbell to have its own exclusive customization, but also allows the built-in camera on the doorbell to play its full role, making it not only As a person outside the monitoring door, it can also become a “communicator” for dialogue and communication with it.
Among these two products, Xiaomi Mijia’s products once again played a strong synergistic role.
Ding Zero is a product of Mijia. It can be directly connected to Xiaomi’s Xiaoai touch screen speaker. After linkage, when someone presses the doorbell, the device will ring and display the video seen by the doorbell in real time. image.
In addition, Dingling smart doorbell video also has more cloud services and local photo albums than Xiaomo’s products, and the details will be better.
360’s two smart doorbells have slightly different functions because of different prices.
1c uses a 1-megapixel sensor, 155° wide-angle, and built-in six infrared night vision lights. This configuration is sufficient for monitoring the security outside the door, and it is also the mainstream nowadays.
The D819 is higher in configuration than the 1c. It uses a 2.1-megapixel video sensor, a 162° ultra-wide angle, and a 5000mAh battery. It is precisely because the configuration is much higher, so the 360 video doorbell D819 is a product. It is the only product that can open the current video image on the mobile phone at any time. The other models may be for the sake of power saving, and they will be automatically recorded only when someone passes by.
These two doorbells of 360 can also be linked to products, but the interesting thing is that they are not connected to their own products, but linked to door locks, and currently only support some Samsung door locks.
The usage situation is that after the door lock is bound to the doorbell, when someone rings the doorbell, the owner can remotely unlock it through the app, which is more convenient in some specific cases.
For other function item settings, the general ideas and functions of 360 products and Mijia products are similar. After all, they are both Internet brands, so it is normal that the product functions are similar.
The last thing to talk about is EZVIZ’s smart cat’s eye.
This product is the largest on the visual screen. It uses a 4.3-inch screen. When someone rings the doorbell outside the door, the screen will light up in real time and relay what the camera outside the door sees. At the same time, the EZVIZ Cloud video app on the mobile client will also have a reminder, and you can choose to reply to it with your mobile phone, or go to the door and ask the screen.
In terms of app settings, you can observe the remaining battery power in real time, face recognition services, doorbell settings and home screen settings and other details.
It can record 720P video, 124° wide-angle, built-in 4600mAh battery, supports Micro-USB charging, power bank can also be used, and can also be inserted into a memory card for video storage, the zinc alloy body is anti-theft and anti-prying.
This product of EZVIZ is more in line with a cat’s eye product fixed on the door in all aspects, because it comes from Hikvision, which is a professional camera manufacturer, so it also conforms to its product tonality.
After detailed usage experience, the usage comparison scores of the 6 smart doorbells are:
5. Safety comparison
In terms of security, except for linptech’s self-generated wireless doorbell, which cannot be monitored in real time because there is no camera, the remaining five products can record the appearance of everyone he sees and everything he does. , Even at night, the high-definition infrared camera can record people in the dark at night, so that day and night are guaranteed, and the door is guarded around the clock.
For the person you don’t want to see, you can set it up and let him automatically reply to the voice message; if it’s a little girl at home alone, it also supports voice change, and usually the voice that supports the change is for the uncle, so that Safer.
Human body motion detection and forced demolition alarm also provide a certain guarantee for the safety of the doorbell outdoor unit. Even if a thief or thief is bold, he will be startled and hurriedly flee the scene in the face of the sudden alarm sound.
But generally at this time, the doorbell’s camera has already captured all the features of its front face, and it is only a matter of time before they are arrested and brought to justice.
In the safety and security comparison environment, the scores of the 6 smart doorbells are:
As a kind of IoT device, smart doorbells are obviously not as well accepted as smart speakers and TVs. They are more treated as a dispensable product. If there is one, there can be more ways to play, and if not, it doesn’t matter. .
But in fact, as the first security barrier guarding the door, its existence is very necessary.
The smart doorbell makes the doorbell no longer just as a notification tool, but transformed into a smart housekeeper who guards the door security around the clock.
The final comprehensive score and ranking of these 6 smart doorbells in this IoT device Hengping Review of smart doorbells are:
The above is the whole content of IoT devices in this issue. See you in the next issue.