Last year we reviewed RemoCam wireless security camera, and I was really happy with the product and still using it every day. The company was working on the smart doorbell, and I was pretty excited about it to try and compare to other smart doorbells.
The company Olive and Dove Inc who made the RemoBell sent to me their doorbell product for review, and it’s time to find out is it perform great as their smart camera.
Doorbell comes in the beautifully designed package, and inside the box, you will find the mounting bracket, mounting screws, manual and six rechargeable batteries.
Installation is pretty easy for non-tech savvy people:
- Install and open RemoBell App.
- Insert batteries into doorbell.
- Press reset button on the back.
- Connect to doorbell to RemoBell WiFi.
- Then connect to your home WiFi network. Now the app connected to your doorbell.
- Now you need to install mounting bracket on the door or nearby the front door with four mounting screws and attached the doorbell
- And that it! Enjoy.
I was hoping video quality of the doorbell will be excellent as it was with the RemoCam, but unfortunately, it’s not. We experienced video pixelating all the time even if the doorbell and the phone were placed next to a wireless router. The video delayed similar to other doorbells, but the pixelating video was the major issue.
On the good side, it has great infrared video quality in the dark and at night. Similar to the RemoCam you can clearly see who is in the front of your door at night without any issues.
The night video quality I can compare to the Ring Pro doorbell because of infrared technology.
Two-way sound quality worked as expected and didn’t have any issues. I can clearly hear the person on the phone or through the doorbell.
You can select motion sensor sensitivity between low, medium, and high. Also, you can setup how frequent you would like to receive push notifications triggered by the motion sensor.
In our testing, we found out that the motion sensor gets false alarms from any movement around. Even when I set it up to the low settings, I still was getting some false alarms.
The RemoBell App
I didn’t have any issues with the app at all, and it works great. You can add multiple RemoBells and multiple users. When someone pressed doorbell button, I am getting a notification in 2-3 seconds which is great!
I only didn’t like that you need to pay for the cloud storage and it only store for three days. Skybell HD provides 7-days free cloud storage.
- Battery-powered doorbell
- 720p HD Video camera
- 2-way audio
- Advanced motion sensor
- Infrared night vision
- Cloud storage
Pros and Cons
- Battery powered, no need wires to install.
- Easy to install.
- Notifications come right away.
- Great performance in the dark.
- Bulky comparing with other smart doorbells.
- Only 720p video quality.
- Mounting plate and front panel made with plastic
- False motion detection notifications.
- Battery life is short.
- No free cloud storage
From all pros and cons, RemoBell won’t be my first choice because of the video quality issues, bulky design and no free storage space for videos. For the $200 price tag from the official website, you can compare it to Skybell HD and between this two doorbells I prefer to get the second option because I prefer video quality and free cloud storage space. But If you don’t want to mess with the wires and prefer battery powered device and the performance in the dark is number 1 priority for you then the Remobell will out perm the competition.