Appreciate sharing your Smart Doorbell recommendations. Wirecutter is recommending Arlo and Nest. Arlo does not seem to have anything special. Nest looks great, but can’t imagine giving Google video stream of my front door.
I currently have the Ring Doorbell Pro. It’s been great so far, but there are a few glitches in it (as with the whole Ring system). There’s a delay between getting the actual notification and the doorbell, or a delay in opening the app, and the person is already gone type of thing. I have been using it for 3 years now, it did its job for those 3 years. For the the last year, I have been moving over to Unifi, I heard they released a doorbell a few months ago, I am planning on making that my next purchase to incorporate in my Unifi system at home.
I have the Logitech Circle Door bell. It’s main selling point for me was direct HomeKit integration. Some negatives though are, what I feel, a small field of view and an always on light for “colored night vision”. I’m hopping the 2nd Generation will be better.
I’ve been pretty happy with my Ring. Haven’t tried anything else. It does have some lag in notifications. Image quality is great. My dog has learned to associate the notification sound to someone coming to the door so we get barking too.
My Logitech is having overheating issues, which according to HomeKit Insider is a common problem. It’s also been taken off of the “HomeKit Compatible” list from Apple but is still being sold by Apple. It still works with HomeKit.