One of the really useful technological advances of the last few years has to be the release of smart doorbells.
They allow you to not only secure your home with both a visual and vocal interaction with someone who comes to your home, but can also prove themselves to be invaluable when couriers come knocking with your online order parcels.
I for one hate having to either go searching around the neighbourhood to see which neighbour has actually got the parcel or even worse, having to get up early on a Saturday morning to go to the local post office to collect it.
So smart doorbell technology is great for the modern consumer who is probably purchasing 90% of their items online.
But how do you choose one?
So you have decided that you need a smart doorbell (why wouldn’t you), but when you go over to Amazon and search for smart doorbells, hundreds are returned to you, all at differing costs, shapes and sizes.
For me, I want something that is very simple to fit, setup and use as quickly as possible after it arrives. I don’t want the cheapest (you should never just buy cheap tech!), but I don’t want to be ripped off either.
KuDiff Smart Wifi Doorbell
This leads us to the KuDiff Smart Wifi Doorbell. We have recently tested this device and we were extremely impressed with it. Not only is it a very reasonable cost, but the quality is great, it is very simple to fit to your door and it does everything that you need it to do.
Once you have opened up the packaging, you get what is effectively three pieces of hardware, the doorbell unit itself, the back plate to fix to a door and the wall plugs and screws. The back plate screws where you want to place the doorbell and the unit simply slides onto the back plate – very simple, very quick.
In the box, there is a detailed instruction manual which has the QR scan codes for the smart phone application that you will need for the device. The app is available for the following operating systems:
- Apple iOS
Simply scan the QR code relevant to your smart phone device and install the app. You are then ready to configure the XSH app so that your smart doorbell can connect to your home wireless internet connection.
All you have to do in the app is to add the device on the app, select your home wireless internet connection and enter the password and that’s it. Super quick, super simple.
What does it do?
Now that you have your new smart doorbell installed and ready to use – what does it actually do? Well, it’s simple, it takes the old fashioned method of someone ringing your doorbell, but adds video and audio so that you can two-way talk to the person at your door.
Do it is so much more than that – you talk to the person at your door through the app on your mobile device, so you don’t even have to be at home to answer your door. This is where the security part comes into play. Not everyone who knocks on your door may be there with good intentions. They could be checking out if you are in the house or not or what times you are out of the house. When we are answering the door, they will think that you are in and leave you well alone!
And what about couriers as mentioned earlier? Nothing worse than popping out for ten minutes and missing your courier, with the KuDiff Smart Wifi Doorbell, you can pop out in to the garden, to the shops or even to work for the day, answer the door to your courier and kindly ask them to leave the parcel in the porch, rear garden or with a trusted neighbour.
Some other features of this device include:
- 720p Lens
- 166 degree Wide Angle
- PIR Motion Detection
- Night Vision
- Free Cloud Service
- TF Card Slot
How is it Powered?
You do not need to worry about any difficult electronics or wiring, just put 2 x AA batteries in the device and it is ready to go!
What’s in the box?
When you purchase a KuDiff Smart Wifi Doorbell, you will get receive a well packaged box with the following:
- Smart Wifi Doorbell
- Doorbell Back Plate
- Wall Plugs and Screws
- Instruction Manual
What does it look like?
Here are a few photos I have taken of my smart doorbell whilst unboxing it:
In conclusion, smart doorbell’s are a modern piece of technology that everyone can now both easily afford and fit themselves. The benefits are great and after testing out the KuDiff Smart Wifi Doorbell, we would very highly recommend it.
You can purchase the KuDiff Smart Wifi Doorbell by visiting their website here.