1ByOne Video Doorphone Review

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The 1 by One Monitor and Doorbell Camera
The 1 By One Intercom's features

At- a- Glance Features

Below, I have created tables which show the different features that this device has. I have divided the features up into different tables to make it easier for you to read.

Those tables are;

(1) Video and Audio

(2) Software

(3) Connection and Storage

(4) Power and

(5) Design and Warranty.

The first table is visible. To view the other four tables click on the black down arrow on the left hand side of the heading.

Video & Audio Features

HD
Night Vision
Live View
Motion Detection
Field of Vision
Audio
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Comes with a 7" color monitor
Press a button on the handheld unit
120°
2 Way

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HD

The camera is High Definition and display is 7″ but I cannot find any details about the exact resolution of the camera.

Nobody has answered any questions about the resolution of the display.

Night Vision

The video door phone has night vision but again, there is no information about how many LEDs it uses and how far they illuminate.

Looking at all the reviews and the Q & A section, it is not clear how well the night vision works or if it uses LEDs

Live View 

You can view what the camera is seeing now (live view) at any time by pressing and holding down the button on the side of the 7″ display.

Looking at all the reviews and Q & A’s, one person wrote that when they held the button down, they heard a high pitch whining noise

Motion Detection

The 1byOne video doorphone does not feature motion detection.

Field of Vision 

The field of vision on the camera is 120°.

Looking at the diagram on the right, the grey shapes are a bird’s eye view of the video door phone.

The space between the two straight lines is 120°- the camera can see everything that is between these two lines.

Audio

The 1byOne video phone has 2 way audio which means that a person at your front door can push the “call button” at the bottom of the faceplate and talk.

If you are next to the 7″ monitor, you can press the “talk” button and reply.

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The 1byOne monitor has lots of features
The 1ByOne Doorbell Camera has lots of features

Software

iOS App
Android App
Windows 10
Mac
Multiple Users
 
Not applicable as it comes with its own monitor with a 7" screen

 

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Because this video phone has a “built in” monitor, it does not need any apps or software.

Apps and software are only used for video doorbells that need to connect to smart phones, tablets or laptops.

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Connection & Storage

Connection
Storage
Wires
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The doorbell unit connects to the handheld unit using a 15m (49ft) long wire
On the monitor. Storage can be expanded up to 32GB with an SD card

 

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Connection

Unusually for a video doorbell, this model comes with a monitor and a camera and the two are connected by a 15 metre length of wire.

Most other video doorbells do not come with a monitor but instead link to an owner’s smart phone or tablet through the Wi-Fi network.

This system is perfect for those people who do not have a Wi-Fi network at home or who do not want to use their Wi-Fi network to operate their video doorbell.

The wired system used by the 1byOne doorbell also suits those people who don’t mind running wire in their house or have got existing “trunking” that the wire can be hidden in.

Looking at the review section and the Q & A section it is clear that the fact that this phone uses wires to connect the camera to a monitor confuses some people.

Storage

This device uses local storage, not cloud storage.

Your videos and photos are stored on the monitor on a micro USB card.

The micro USB card can be up to 32 GB in size.

It is removable which is great if you need to send or share any of the images or videos with friends, family or the local police.

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These are all the items in the 1ByOne package
The 1byone wiring diagram

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Power

Battery
16V- 24V
120V
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No batteries are needed
"Low voltage" doorbell wire cannot be used
The 7" color monitor is powered by an adapter which in turn
powers the doorbell camera through the connecting wires

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Battery

Some video doorbells are powered by rechargeable batteries, but this 1byOne device isn’t.

16V- 24V

Neither is this device powered by low voltage wire, such as doorbell wire.

110V

Instead this video phone is powered by a 110V plug which connects to the monitor.

The system needs to be connected to a live power cable at all times.

Plug into a socket and don’t ever disconnect!

The length of the power cable is 1.8 metres or 6 feet.

The camera is powered by a 12V wire that is part of the 15 metre or 49 foot wire that connects the monitor to the camera.

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Design & Warranty

Different Colors
Weatherproof
SmartLock Compatible
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Only in silver & grey
-20 °C to 40 °C
Compatible with any
12 months

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Colors

This video phone only comes in one color- the grey and white style that you see in the photos.

Weatherproof

The monitor is not weatherproof as it is for indoor use only.

The camera is weatherproof. It can work between temperatures of -20 °C and 40°C.

Apparently it has an IP rating of 44, which means that it fairly waterproof and fairly dust proof.

Smartlock Compatible

This phone is not compatible with other smart locks as it has its own electric lock built in.

Warranty

The 1byOne video phone has a 1 year warranty.

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Should You Buy One?

To finish this review, I am going to finish by presenting you with a few pros and cons. What are the 1ByOne Intercom’s strongest and weakest features?

Pros
Cons
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Internet not necessary
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Connected with wires
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Smartphones, tablets not necessary
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Monitor not portable
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Reasonable price
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No motion detection
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Good field of vision
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Free & expandable storage
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Good sized screen
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Smartlock compatible

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