Video doorbell alarm systems are an incredible technological tool for increasing your home security, but are they really worth it? And with so many options on the market, it can be hard to decide which product you’ll depend on to keep your family and belongings safe.

In this article, we’ll discuss how video doorbells work. We’ll also cover some of the best options on the market today, so you can rest assured that you’re investing in reliable home security.

How do video doorbell alarm systems work?

Video doorbells come with a camera built into the device, which allows you to see who’s at your front door through an app on your phone without having to look out of the window or touch the lock. This is achieved by linking the device into your home network through WiFi or a hard-wired connection, and linking the device to a passcode account online. They also come with a few nifty features that can keep your property safe while you’re out.

What stops video doorbells, like Ring, from being stolen?

If your doorbell is keeping your home secure, what’s keeping your doorbell safe? Some video doorbells, like Ring, have tricks up their sleeve to prevent thieves from stealing them.

Ring doorbells, for example, use mobile notifications to keep you in the loop about who is at your door. When someone rings the bell, you get an instant notification on your smartphone and can view a live video of what’s going on outside.

But a thief isn’t likely to ring the doorbell, right?

Not only will you receive a notification when someone rings your bell, but you’ll also get notifications when the doorbell detects motion. If your doorbell senses movement, you’ll receive a mobile notification that links you to a video feed of who’s approaching your property.

What if someone takes it off the wall?

Brands like Ring have advanced security measures that are designed to prevent tampering with their physical form. They use a variety of methods such as tamper alerts, motion alerts, and two-way audio, allowing you to communicate with the would-be thief — so you can let them know you’ve already called the police

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If someone does manage to get past these measures and removes your device, it’ll only work for 24 hours before it locks itself, requiring you to enter a passcode via your mobile phone (which is of course linked to your camera) to unlock it. And, even if you’re camera has been taken, you can still access Ring’s cloud recordings feature which stores footage from recent motion events, which could prove useful in identifying the culprit.

3 Video doorbells that deserve your investment

Ring Line X – Video Doorbell Pro

The Ring Line X is one of the most popular video doorbells available, one of Ring’s highest specifications when it comes to home security, and is renowned for its amazing night vision. It has a sleek design that makes it unnoticeable from afar, and the camera has the ability to be tilted, so you can see any activity happening on your doorstep at all times. Thanks to its built-in microphone and speaker, you’ll be able to communicate with anyone in its vicinity through the phone app. And, with 5GHz wifi connectivity, you’ll enjoy full 1080p HD video playback with no interruptions or blurry images.

The Ring Line X also comes with a 24-hour battery backup in case of power outages or emergencies, and will still work even if it’s raining outside.

RING: Video doorbell alarm system

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Lilin IP Door Station

The Lilin IP Door Station is a one-button device with an incredibly high-quality camera. This product is perfect for people who want a simple and strong security solution in their homes. The camera has night vision, a two-way intercom with push notifications, smart motion detection alerts, and many other useful features like tamper recognition. Unlike the Ring Doorbells, it doesn’t require any monthly fees or subscriptions, but, lacks cloud storage. However, it does allow for local storage of clips through an SD card.


The Came XVP is a little pricier, but its quality makes up for the higher price. It has an excellent HD camera with night vision and motion detection zones that make it easy to set off alerts when something happens near your door. It has a 7″ touch screen display, perfect for high-end properties, and uses anti-reflective glass, making it viewable in all lighting conditions. The graphics on the display are easily customisable, allowing you to add logos, images, or text to welcome your guests. And, instead of WiFi, the XVP connects to your network using a LAN cable, negating signal interruption and improving quality.

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Consider a video doorbell for your home security system

Video doorbell alarm systems provide extra security for your home, it makes it easier to screen visitors before opening the door, and with the help of an Element29 engineer, is simple to choose, install, and use on most homes.

If you’re concerned with keeping your family and belongings safe, take a moment to speak with a member of our team, and find out which video doorbell solution is right for you.

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