How to choose Traditional VS Video Doorbells

How to choose Traditional VS Video Doorbells

This is not to say that traditional doorbells are 100% better than traditional doorbells.

Each doorbell type has its own specific pros and cons. Just pick the best one based on your own needs.

You can check the below handful of methods to pick your doorbells.

Pick traditional doorbells if you are in the following situations:

1. You want the most stable Internet connection.
2. You worry about the hackers will break into your doorbell though WiFi.
3. You worry about other Internet-connected devices will slow down your Internet speed of your doorbell.

Wireless video doorbells can be used in the following cases:

1. You don’t want messy wires or too many drilling holes.
2. Your landlord doesn’t let you drill obvious holes to run wires when you live in a rented apartment.
3. You want a much more portable video doorbell.
4. Your current installation position has no power supply.

Naturally, a wireless doorbell is the easiest type to install, as it draws power from batteries rather than from your home's electric and doesn't require that you turn off power or mess with any wiring whatsoever. The downside to wireless doorbells is that their batteries tend to deplete batteries quickly depending on usage, lasting anywhere from two to six months. If you live in an area where the winters are cold you can expect to recharge or replace your batteries every couple of months, and run the risk of your doorbell shutting down at an inopportune time.

Traditional doorbells are not quite as easy to install as their wireless counterparts, but they are far from difficult and you don't have to worry about losing power unless your whole house loses power. Since most homes already have doorbell wiring, installing a video doorbell is as easy as removing your old doorbell, disconnecting the two wires, connecting your new doorbell to the wires, and attaching it to the outside of your house.

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