Best video doorbells for 2019

For slick security and the latest smart features, our buyer’s guide to the best video doorbells…

By Jenny Mcfarlane | 10 July 2019

Ring in the changes: Our guide to the 5 best video doorbells in 2019.

Child holding hand of parent and pressing video doorbell

Image: Nest

“Knock knock.”
“Who’s there?”

A conversation you’ll never need to have again once you’ve installed one of our top video doorbell picks. From super secure smart doorbells to others that integrate with your apps and home gadgets, you’ll always know who has dropped by.

Ring Video Doorbell 2, £179.00

Ring video doorbell unit in white

Image: Ring 

Ring are one of the market leaders in video doorbells, with models ranging across all price points and functions, although they’ve yet to master getting people to take their shoes off when they come in. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is simple to install, running off lithium batteries meaning you don’t have to wire it in. It comes with a full HD 1080p camera, two-way audio, motion alerts and a satisfyingly wide field of view, so your visitor doesn’t have to lean right into the camera for you to see them. They probably still will, however…

ERA-Doorcam W, £188.27

Era doorcam w doorbell in white with wifi chime

Image: Era

In the Amazon era, we’re always expecting parcels to arrive the minute we leave the house. The ERA-Doorcam W alleviates some of the stress of this by linking up with your smartphone so you can answer the door to a delivery whether you’re at work, dining out or soaking up sun on a distant beach. If you are in, it works like a normal doorbell with plug-in WiFi chimes, while the HD fisheye lens can be set via a phone app to record video as well as take photos.