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Here at SWFL video doorbell installation company, Gulf Coast Installs, we install video doorbell systems regularly for our clients all over southwest Florida. Over the years, we have installed many different brands and types of video doorbells and we have also been asked many questions about how to choose the right video doorbell. Today we want to talk a little bit about that and how you can find a video doorbell that meets your needs.

SWFL Video Doorbell Installation Company on Choosing a Video Doorbell

So, you’ve decided to get a video doorbell installed, but with so many options to choose from, it can get pretty overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right one for you. To help you to make that decision, we’ve got a few suggestions…

The Most Affordable Video Doorbell

You can always save money by opting to get an “off-brand” or lesser-known brand of video doorbell installed, but we don’t recommend it. Off-brand video doorbells tend not to be reliable and they often don’t have ongoing support and security updates for the camera software. Fortunately, there are some bigger name video doorbells out there that are still affordable. So, which of these bigger name options do we recommend?

Ring Video Doorbell 2!

When comparing the different Ring, Arlo, and Nest video doorbell options, the Ring Doorbell 2 is the most affordable choice. The second Ring video doorbell in the Ring family, this model offers a two-way talk and listen option with noise cancellation, adjustable motion detection, it is Alexa compatible, it offers interchangeable faceplates, and has a quick-release removable battery pack. The camera is a 160-degree FOV, night vision, 1080p camera.

The Most Comprehensive Video Doorbell

If you are looking for a video doorbell that can be tied into a whole smart home system, for example, with home security systems, in-house cameras, motion detectors, security lighting, etc. then there are a few camera systems that will allow you to do this. Which of these systems do we recommend in terms of being the most comprehensive or the one that is most easily tied into full smart home systems?

The answer to this depends on your preference between Google Assistant and Alexa. For those of you with a preference for Google devices, we’d recommend the Nest Hello. If, however, you have a preference for Alexa compatible options, the Ring doorbell system is your best option, more specifically, the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Each of these systems can be tied into full smart home and home alarm systems to create complete automation and full home security. Keep in mind though, that the Nest Hello is a little more pricey when it comes to upfront cost and monthly subscription fees.

The Most User-Friendly Video Doorbell

Now, if you’re not particularly tech-savvy, you will want to look for a user-friendly video doorbell. Again, there are some lesser-known brands of equipment out there that advertise as being user-friendly, but we always recommend sticking with the bigger names especially when it comes to home protection of any type. Which of the better-known systems do we recommend for those of you who are less familiar with tech?

Ring Video Doorbell 2!

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Nest Hello system are both relatively user-friendly, but we find that the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is just a little easier to use. The app interface is simple and self-explanatory and it’s easy to utilize each of the features that the doorbell camera offers.

It’s important here to remember that any video doorbell system is going to take a little practice to get used to using it especially if you don’t have any experience using tech gadgets at all. One of the benefits of having a professional install your video doorbell, however, is that when you hire a reputable company, the installation techs will be able to walk you through how to use the system. At Gulf Coast Installs, our technicians don’t just install your video doorbell and leave, we make sure that the system is working properly and they even walk you through how to use the different features of the device so that you’re not left with a system that you can’t use!

SWFL Video Doorbell Installation Company on Choosing a Video Doorbell

If you’ve already chosen a video doorbell and you need professional assistance with installation, Gulf Coast Installs can help! Just give us a call at (239)-682-1077 and we’ll set you up with one of our technicians right away.