One of the rising smart home security devices on the market is a smart video doorbell. It can help you see who is at your door without you having to open the door. It also allows you to see who is at your door from anywhere, as long as it's connected to the Internet. This week August Home started delivery of their new video doorbell, the August Doorbell Cam Pro which brings new security features to your front door.
The August Doorbell Cam Pro is a unique video doorbell that allows you to see and speak with visitors at your door from a smartphone, even when your not home. It contains an integrated flood light for color night-time video, as well as a motion triggered to scare away would-be thieves.
Doorbell Cam Pro also includes a new feature called HindSight™. HindSight captures video before people approach, even if they don't press the doorbell. This ensures that the recording includes the entire motion event, rather than seeing a person walking away, for example. August Video Recording lets users replay, download and share recordings of activity at their door – visitors who ring the doorbell and any motion or missed visitor – all from the August app. The Doorbell Cam Pro features improved video quality for crisper video recording, especially for motion events.
"With the Doorbell Cam Pro, we've added powerful new features that let consumers control and monitor their door from anywhere. Whether they are having packages delivered safely inside their home or using the Doorbell Cam Pro as a security device," said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home. "With its integrated flood light, the Doorbell Cam Pro now delivers crisp, full color HD video at night rather than blurry grayscale video so you can truly see what's happening at your door. And our HindSight feature ensures you are capturing a complete video so you don't miss a moment."
August Doorbell Cam Pro lets consumers see and speak with visitors at the door, from anywhere, for security, day and night. Motion detection triggers alerts whenever something is happening at the front door. Doorbell Cam Pro is equipped with two-way audio and one-way video using an HD camera, which gives a clear view of visitors from a smartphone, while ensuring privacy. Through the August app, customers can view activity outside their door in real-time. A new chime control lets users silence the doorbell inside the house and continue to receive alerts on their phone to keep things quiet while a baby is napping, for example.
The Doorbell Cam operates as a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) Wi-Fi bridge giving users the ability to securely unlock/lock their door to let visitors in remotely. The August Smart Lock Pro and August Smart Lock integrate with the August Doorbell Cam so that users can see and speak with visitors and let them in from a single app screen, for total control over the front door. The new Doorbell Cam Pro also includes a USB dock for easy set-up prior to installation and mounting. The Doorbell Cam is easy to install and replaces an existing doorbell and wiring.
Pricing & Availability
August Doorbell Cam Pro is available immediately at a cost of $199. It comes in two colors: silver and dark gray. August Doorbell Cam Pro is available at amazon.com, Best Buy and august.com as well as other retailers. August Video Recording is available for $4.99 a month or $49.99 for a one-year plan.
GearBrain is a fan of August Home Access Products which include the August Smart Lock, August Smart Keypad and August Doorbell Cam. We have tested many of these products and like how they integrate with other connected devices to make your home smarter. We also like how August Home has integrated with the leading brands and platforms to expand the capabilities of their products. For instance, August Home Access Services include leading platforms such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant and Nest. Additional August partners include premier security provider Honeywell Total Connect, Wink and Logitech Harmony. Compatibility is key for building a smart home and August Home is doing a nice job of adhering to this as well giving consumers secure and smart access to their smart home.
For more information about August products and services, visit august.com.