Eufy’s video doorbell lineup is competing in an already-crowded market and one that continues to grow year on year. Established brands like Ring and Nest have long been the go-to names for those seeking such products. Still, more choice is never a bad thing. And with manufacturers like Eufy now offering various alternatives, there’s a broader range of video doorbells to choose from than ever.
Of course, this makes deciding one way or the other more difficult. Where Eufy excels, though, is in the simplicity of its core video doorbell offering
. With that, customers have a choice of a $150 wired doorbell, a $200 wireless version, and an all-new dual-camera solution costing $260.
It’s the entry-level wired Eufy Video Doorbell 2K
that remains the most popular, however. Costing just $149.99, thousands of Eufy customers have rated the Video Doorbell 2K a full 5 out of 5 stars.
To see if it lives up to the hype, we’ve taken a closer look at Eufy’s best-selling video doorbell. We’ll also explain why an extended smart home tech warranty is a must for buyers by covering price, subscription cost, features, functionality, and installation.
Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Price
At just a penny under $150, this option isn’t the cheapest option on the market. That said, while alternatives from Ring
and Nest are designed to form part of a more comprehensive smart home solution, the Eufy Video Doorbell 2K is aimed squarely at those looking for a more simple proposition.
While it will integrate with other Eufy products, there’s a definite charm in its simplicity as a standalone device. It also works with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, should buyers go down that route.
Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Subscription Cost
Another big selling point of this doorbell is its subscription fee. Or rather, the lack thereof. Because, unlike many similar products, Eufy’s Video Doorbell 2K doesn’t require a subscription to use.
So, while not inexpensive to purchase initially, there are no ongoing subscription costs to worry about. Since such fees can quickly add up, it’s no surprise that not requiring a subscription is a key selling point for the Eufy brand.
Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Features
The $150 Eufy doorbell camera is about as feature-packed as customers can expect when buying a wired video doorbell. Video quality is great, boasting 2K resolution and real-time responses. The Eufy app is straightforward to use as well. The doorbell is sleek, attractive, and fully weatherproof. Elsewhere, the accompanying plug-in chime is discreet and simple to set up.
Built-in storage means that the Eufy Video Doorbell 2K is truly a one-time purchase with no need to pay for space in the cloud. That said, there is the option to pay for additional cloud storage, should customers wish. However, it’s not a necessity and is a convenience rather than a requirement.
Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Functionality
The Eufy Video Doorbell 2K functions much like any other doorbell camera. Accordingly, there’s all-important two-way audio as well as Eufy’s clever in-built distortion correction, which works well when viewing the camera’s HDR feed.
While not a Eufy-exclusive innovation, the doorbell also uses clever artificial intelligence technology to ensure that every alert matters. As a result, users are only alerted to humans and not stray cats and other wildlife. There are various fun touches, too, like the Eufy Video Doorbell 2K’s selection of holiday-themed ringtones.
The Eufy Video Doorbell 2K’s combination of features and functionality has earned it the title of the best video doorbell with no monthly fees
by Android Central. Recommendations have also been received from iMore, Digital Trends, and USA Today.
Installation of a Video Doorbell
Installing the Eufy Video Doorbell 2K involves much the same process as fitting a traditional option. If there’s already a doorbell in place, the same wires can be used as long as they meet Eufy’s basic requirements
At the same time, buyers should note that while Eufy’s Video Doorbell 2K will work with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, it isn’t currently compatible with Apple HomeKit or existing chimes.
Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Warranty
The Eufy Doorbell comes with a standard limited warranty from the manufacturer. This standard limited warranty covers quality-related issues such as manufacturing defects for 12 months. Eufy customers wishing to bolster this coverage and extend it for up to three years can do so with Upsie.
With an extended smart home tech warranty from Upsie
, Eufy Video Doorbell 2K buyers benefit from complete peace of mind in the event of mechanical failures, speaker and sound faults, power shorts, and problems with network connectivity stemming from manufacturing defects.
In addition, customers can make unlimited claims up to the purchase price of the device. Plus, they gain access to a variety of repair and replacement options available as required. Upsie offers the same protection for Eufy’s other products, including the company’s popular security systems
, surveillance cameras, and baby monitors.
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