Cheap video doorbell

DevilEye

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Hello people,
I'm new to the forum and don't have much experience in Surveillance Systems. I want a advice for a cheap video bell because I don't have a lot of money to shoot blind. I had a Chinese video doorbell Eken V5 but they stole it. There was no Cloud recording, just an SD card (which they stole with it) and I couldn't figure out who stole it. In truth, I was pleased with it, but it didn't cover all the requirements I had. I am currently watching Dbell HD live and the Yoosee SD-M5 as they are priced at £ 50. I'm from Bulgaria and the purchase has to come from the UK (I couldn't find Yoosee there).
My requirements are:
1. Be able to hard wired. I have put the power cable (twisted pair) to the mounting location. No LAN cable, WiFi will be used.
2. Have a stable Android app that rings without having to constantly work in the background and be able to turn off the LED illumination of the ring button.
3. Have a free Cloud to keep at least the last video recording of the motion detection, since I don't have a Surveillance System at the moment. Or at least be able to save video files on the local network.
4. Be able to constantly monitor from a computer or with appropriate local area network software (ONVIF / RSTP) without affecting the motion detection records and the operation of the mobile application. If there is an opportunity for integration into Smart home it will be good too.
5. Good close-up image and stable operation of the motion detection because it will be used in front of the apartment door where there is a lot of movement.

With these requirements, I may be choose Dbell, but I don't know how successful the mobile app is. If anyone can tell if app get notifications and ring when the app is not running in the background?

Overall, please share your experience on both devices with the listed criteria. If you can also share short clips of day and night shooting (I read what I was able to find for both devices in the forum, but I couldn't find almost anything for Dbell).

If you have other suggestions for devices within £ 50 I'll be glad to hear them.

Thanks in advance.
 

TonyR

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I agree, but it exceeds my budget more than twice.
Although I don't have a video doorbell at this time, I can state from reading the forums for the last 2 years (as I was and still am interested in one) that you'll likely have to change your requirements (read "lower your expectations") if you don't want to exceed the UK equivalent of $65 USD.

If you ever do find such a critter, please let me (us) know :cool:.
 

pete_c

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I have shipped a couple of items to the EU and UK in the last 2 months and shipping was close to $100. Just a couple of years ago it was around $50.

Not sure what the shipping would be between Chicago and Bulgaria. Probably a lot more than UK to Bulgaria shipping.

This is using US Postal service.

That said I have a RIng Doorbell that I used for about a month or so and a Hikvision OEM generation 1 video Doorbell that I could sell to you for around $50 USD.

PM me with your address in Bulgaria and I will respond with a USPS shipping quote.
 

DevilEye

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Although I don't have a video doorbell at this time, I can state from reading the forums for the last 2 years (as I was and still am interested in one) that you'll likely have to change your requirements (read "lower your expectations") if you don't want to exceed the UK equivalent of $65 USD.

If you ever do find such a critter, please let me (us) know :cool:.
As I mentioned in my first post, I was also pleased with the Eken V5, so I don't have very high requirements for the device, it just has to meet my needs. The two devices mentioned above meet my requirements, I just want to choose the best, they fit into the price frame as well. The $ 65 price tag is even overkill.
It's important for me that the Android app doesn't require too much attention because my parents are old and don't understand much on their phones. I can't find much information about the Dbell phone app - what options it has, how it works ...
Everything else is secondary, and it is only important to have a backup of Motion detection. Whether it's Cloud or LAN - doesn't matter. Real-time monitoring is optional.
If you know of another such device and it is included in the price frame - please share.
 
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DevilEye

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I have shipped a couple of items to the EU and UK in the last 2 months and shipping was close to $100. Just a couple of years ago it was around $50.

Not sure what the shipping would be between Chicago and Bulgaria. Probably a lot more than UK to Bulgaria shipping.

This is using US Postal service.

That said I have a RIng Doorbell that I used for about a month or so and a Hikvision OEM generation 1 video Doorbell that I could sell to you for around $50 USD.

PM me with your address in Bulgaria and I will respond with a USPS shipping quote.
Delivery will be more than the price of the device, we have customs fees in the EU.
 
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