Top positive review
2K Resolution,Instant Alerts,NAS integration,Good app,Clear images & Superior night vision!!
Reviewed in Canada on September 15, 2020
This XTU wireless doorbell and security camera combo is better than all the rest! It was really easy to install, just place it wherever you like, use the app to determine wifi strength, determine if connected by solid blue or red (connecting or problem) LEDs in ring button, screw in a couple of screws and the installation is pretty much done! This doorbell does not have batteries, so it uses power from the ORIGINAL DOORBELL wiring (12-24v) which is great since I didn't want to pull a 5v usb from the basement. The included wireless chime was paired using one a touch button and you can place it anywhere in the house! The only thing is that your original doorbell wall chime will not work anymore so you have to use the wireless chime provided in the package which gets power from a 5v USB adapter (not included but you can use any phone charger adapter). The install comes with a QR code in the app, so I held it to the camera and it took me less than 5 minutes including putting my home network password! (You must hook it up to 2.4ghz only NOT 5ghz) The well packaged and professional looking box with unconditional LIFETIME warranty came with everything you need to get it working including the 32gb sd card, screws, chime, full color install booklet, alternate power for doorbell (12v), mounting plate and side mount bracket (optional to make it face sideways). About the camera itself, it is 2k resolution so 4x the detail than 1080p, but the wide angle lens is something I find really useful and covers my whole porch so I can see everything, even the mailbox! The motion detection is amazing and instant. I was worried about any delay in detection but there isn't any. All alerts are sent instantly to the phone. You can either enable full day recording or motion recording. It stores it to the SD card and you can also enable and pay for a cloud service (6 months free), if you like. You DO NOT need to have cloud service or pay a subscription to enjoy the full features of the unit. Also, this doorbell is the ONLY 2K one that can also connect to NAS storage (network hard drive on your router so you don't lose any footage if someone steals the unit itself)!! Furthermore, any car or pedestrian passing by are all recorded by the camera. You can also choose to have only alerts sent from a person walking up to the doorbell as well, so you don't get false alerts like vehicles passing by on a busy street. Night vision was also great, although, it only captures black and white images at night but you can still see everything clearly without having to turn on the porch lights! All in all, great product with mature firmware and usable app. Please leave a thumbs up if you find my feedback helpful!