2. Arlo Video Doorbell: Best for emergencies
The Arlo Video Doorbell produces clear, full images of visitors from head to toe, thanks to the 12x digital zoom, 180° field of view, and 1:1 aspect ratio. And like many other video doorbells, Arlo offers extra features with a subscription.
The extra that stood out the most is e911—a feature that connects you directly to first responders in case of an emergency. When you use this feature, first responders head to your home instead of your phone’s location. If something happens while you’re out of town, your home is in good hands.
We’ve yet to see this feature in other doorbell cameras, so if you want a device with sharp emergency responsiveness, Arlo is definitely worth a look.
When someone rings the Arlo wireless doorbell camera, you’ll speak with visitors through a phone call instead of the mobile app. We found this odd because you can still use the app to monitor your front door.
But despite its quirks, the Arlo smart doorbell camera still impresses. Its paid subscription offers the standard paid extras like a specialized motion alert and the ability to set activity zones when the motion sensors pick up movement.
Check out our in-depth Arlo doorbell review for more information.