The Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell has a simple installation to your existing doorbell's wiring and is packed with great home security features.
At 4.8 by 1.7 by 0.9 inches, the device ($160) is similar in size to other video doorbells but includes 4GB storage. This allows up to 30 days of video with a standard of 30 videos a day of 30 seconds each, to be stored and accessed from the companion app. There are no monthly fees or cloud subscription, and your data is stored with encryption.
The video doorbell comes with a pair of mounting plates and connects to your existing Wi-Fi with a 2.4GHz wireless router. It functions as a standard doorbell with a push ring and sends the ringing alert to the included wireless electronic chime in addition to sending smartphone notifications, letting you instantly know and see who is at the door through the Eufy Security app. You can respond live with two-way audio or send a prerecorded response.
The device also connects to Alexa and Google Voice Assistant so you can check live views with a voice command.
Installation is easy but you are dealing with live wires, so use caution; I turned off the power breaker during installation and recommend you do the same. A battery powered model with many of the same features is also available ($200).
GREGG ELLMAN, Tribune Content Agency