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Arlo Video Doorbell review: Nest and Ring should be worried about this nicely equipped, solid value

How are you going to call yourself a smart-home company, one with a huge focus on video, and not have a video doorbell? That's a question Arlo had no doubt been asking itself for some time, and while it launched its Audio Doorbell with matching wireless Chime back in 2018, that one was largely meant to be used with the company's existing video cameras. It took another year for the follow-up effort to arrive, but in late 2019 we finally got a proper Arlo Video Doorbell.

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Hampton introduces Google Assistant-compatible doorbell and garage door opener

With people losing trust in some of their security solutions, it's been nice to see new options crop up at CES this year. Home security conglomerate Hampton already announced a series of new smart locks this week, but it wasn't done there — coming to the company's Array line are a new video doorbell and garage door opener.

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Grab a Ring Peephole Cam and Echo Show 5 in this renter-friendly bundle for only $180

Internet-connected doorbell cameras are one of the most popular categories of smart home devices but, the wiring work required to install many of these products has made them unavailable to those who rent, rather than own. One of the few renter-friendly doorbell cameras on the market, Ring's Peephole Cam, is currently available on Amazon as part of a bundle that includes a rechargeable battery pack and an Echo Show 5 for $180.

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Get a Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Chime Pro, and Echo Show 5 for just $230 at Best Buy ($150 off)

Connected doorbells work best when used together with a smart display, as the latter lets you view who's at your door without having to reach for a phone or tablet. Such a setup can be costly, though, but thanks to this deal, you can snatch a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro bundle for just $230 and get a free Echo Show 5 with your purchase. When bought separately, these items would cost nearly $390, so this is a significant markdown we're talking about.

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Grab a Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $200, get a free Echo Show 5 ($90 off)

Wi-Fi video doorbells are much more convenient than traditional ones in the sense that they let you keep an eye on your front door wherever you are. However, it can be painful to look for your phone or tablet when someone rings the bell, which is why they're a lot more practical when used in combination with a smart display. Buying both can quickly break the bank, though, but thanks to this deal, you can get a free Echo Show 5 with the purchase of a Ring Video Doorbell 2, which saves you about $90 on the device's retail price.

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My Echo is the one that says 'Bad Motherfucker:' Samuel L. Jackson will be an Alexa voice

Amazon just reported that Alexa is now available on over 85,000 devices, a 41% spike from May, from 9,500 brands — up another 28.3% from four months ago. With those kinds of numbers, it is paramount that more thought be put into a user's sense of privacy and security when they own an Alexa product. Today, the company announced a number of improvements, features, and skills it has worked towards in the past year with some new features available from today — notably including the coming addition of Samuel L. Jackson as a voice for Alexa.

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Ring video doorbells and security camera are as low as $150 for Labor Day (up to 16% off)

 

There are many reasons you might want to keep an eye on your house when you're away: whether it's to see who's at the door from anywhere or record the theft of your Tesla, we usually feel safer with smart doorbells and cameras keeping an eye on our homes. These devices are somehow pricey, but thanks to a Labor Day deal on several Ring products, you can save up to 16% on a new Video Doorbell 2, Pro, or Stick Up Cam.

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TP-Link cancels launch plans for the Kasa Smart Video Doorbell

TP-Link has been working on expanding its Kasa series of smart home plugs, lights, switches, and cameras for the past few years. This year at CES, it had announced a LED strip, an indoor security camera, and a video doorbell — which would be the company's first. Unfortunately, sometimes a product doesn't make it past the announcement stage and, in this case, the company as confirmed that the video doorbell has not made it to launch.

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Maximus's dual-camera video doorbell keeps one eye on people, the other on packages for $199

For a long time in the phone industry, it's always seemed like two cameras (or more) were better than one. When it comes to doorbell cameras, perhaps it should be the case as well. A few months ago, ODM Kuna announced that it had launched a reference design for a dual-camera doorbell and that it would go commercial in the spring. Well, it's quite late at this point, but Kuna brand Maximus has finally brought its Answer video doorbell to market.

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ADT's LifeShield launches HD Video Doorbell for $200

Established security firm ADT broke away from Samsung SmartThings to launch its own fully-fledged smart home security platform earlier this year, and now its LifeShield subsidiary is releasing a video doorbell to go with its own DIY system.

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