Video Intercom

DoorBird Intercom System Review, Pricing and Comparison

About DoorBird

DoorBird is a German manufacturer that builds IP video intercom doorbells. Users can answer the doorbell via their smartphones and can speak to the visitor via video calling even when they’re not home. DoorBird has a truly innovative product that provides peace of mind and convenience.

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Product Overview of DoorBird

DoorBird is a doorbell option that offers a wide range of features starting with its HD camera that renders crisp live feed at 720P. The door bell provides you with live video and images of all callers, at 20-25 feet and sends the feed direct to both your Android and iOS. It also comes with night vision which can alert you to any suspicious movements outside your front door and can provide you with the security that you need. It also provides remote locking and remote monitoring when you’re away.

Features of DoorBird

  • Easy install to connect the intercom to WiFi for secure video calling from your phone
  • Built-in connectors for traditional door chime, Ethernet, electric door strike, and door opener button
  • Unlock the front door and garage door from Doorbird mobile app. The intercom sends photo records of visitors to the cloud from where they can be accessed through the App
  • 4D Motion Sensor. RFID. API. PoE. SIP. IP65. Infrared Night-Vision. Bank-level encryption
  • Each video doorbell can connect with up to 8 iOS or Android phones or tablets
  • Door stations are available in brushed and polished stainless steel and brass finishes

Pros of DoorBird

  • Answer the doorbell via smartphones and talk to visitors via video calling
  • Works on 8 devices simultaneously and integrates with all popular home automation systems
  • Ultra sharp, 180-210 degree ultra wide angle HD image, straightened and without black fish eye edges
  • Aesthetically designed, durable, and high-quality video doorbell
  • Open API and extensive integration options. It can work with NVR, VMS, NAS, RFID, and the widest range of smart locks and smart home systems

Cons of DoorBird

  • Base models only offer 720p HD resolution
  • Hardware dimensions can be as cumbersome as ~11 in. x 11in., weighing just under 7 lbs.
  • No built-in SIP or PBX connectivity; push notifications can only be sent to non-IP phones

Pricing

Depending on the products you choose, a single DoorBird will cost between $1,500 to $4,500, which is not cheap by industry standard. There are no charges for the automatic cloud storage of entry photo logs for up to 50 visitors. It costs $48 per year for 7-day video history cloud storage with HD video.

Comparison of DoorBird With Swiftlane Video Intercom

Swiftlane is a modern, award-winning access control system and video intercom created by a Silicon Valley-based tech company. It’s a newer system driven by latest technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and IoT.

DoorBird

  • Easy install to connect the intercom to WiFi for secure video calling from your phone
  • Built-in connectors for traditional door chime, Ethernet, electric door strike, and door opener button
  • 4D motion sensor (depends on model)
  • Unlock the front door and garage door from DoorBird mobile app. The intercom sends photo records of visitors to the cloud from where they can be accessed through the App
  • Ultra sharp, 180-210° ultra wide angle HD image, straightened and without black fish eye edges
  • Each video doorbell can connect with up to 8 iOS or Android phones or tablets
  • Products based entirely on IP technology

Swiftlane

  • Two-way audio and video intercom calling
  • Built-in access control
  • Pick up calls from your phone or browser
  • Release door lock remotely
  • Suitable for single office, multi-tenant commercial, and residential buildings
  • Centrally manage multiple doors and buildings
  • Availability of built-in mobile app, mobile proximity, and face recognition unlock
  • Remote capabilities for creating or managing credentials
  • Communicate with visitors from anywhere and grant remote access with the built-in video intercom system
  • Built-in COVID-safety, health checking, and capacity-planning tools
  • Simple system that doesn’t require expensive training, maintenance or integrations
  • A fully managed backend

Conclusion

DoorBird is an innovative and convenient video doorbell designed for single-family residences as well as multi-tenant buildings with up to 100 units. Startups and micro businesses may still use DoorBird as a basic video intercom and access control system for small offices. It’s also a good system for multi-tenant buildings with up to 100 units, except for the fact that common-touch surfaces have become a health risk after COVID-19.

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