Zmodo Greet Video Doorbell Review

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Zmodo Greet Video Doorbell
Zmodo Greet Video Doorbell and App

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 and quicker for you to read.

Those tables are; video and audio, software, connection and storage, power and design and warranty. The first table is visible.

To view the other four tables click on the down arrow on the left hand side of the heading.

Video & Audio

HD
Night Vision
Live View
Motion Detection
Wide Viewing Angle
Audio
Voicemail
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Video Resolution The Greet has a resolution of 720P, meaning that the picture is very clear. This is just what you need when you are looking at a video clip and are watching for the smallest details.

Viewing Angle This doorbell has a 155 ° viewing horizontal angle. Such a large angle means that a wide area immediately beyond you front door is monitored by the video and the motion detection.

You will not only see who is directly in front of your front door but you will also know if there is someone to the left or the right of your front door, which

Motion Detection When motion is detected you will be notified and a 30 second second video begins to record that you will have instant access to.

Night Vision Even when you are in bed, the Zmodo Greet will keep working effectively  by by using it’s Infra Red LEDs to detect any threat and recording high quality videos.

Live View Connect with your doorbell at any time to get a live update about what is happening outside your front door.

This is a perfect facility to check on the arrival of that all important parcel or to follow up on an alert about suspicious activity in your neighbourhood.

Audio With a high quality microphone and speaker built in, you can talk to your visitor and they can talk to you. This will help you create a great welcome for your guest before you have even opened the front door.

Or, if your visitor is actually an intruder, the ability to talk to them will help you to get rid of them quicker.

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Software Features

iOS App
Android App
Windows 10 App
Web browser
Multiple Users
 
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iOS App Your iOS 7 and later, which means that any model of iPhone from the iPhone 5 and later.  In terms of compatibility with iPads, any model older than an iPad 2 can run iOS 7 and therefore can successfully use the Zmodo app.

Alot of Wi-Fi video doorbells will only run on iOS version 8 and so the advantage of the Zmodo is that it will run on more devices.

Android App In order to use the Zmodo app on an Android device your phone or tablet needs to be capable of running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up.

Unlike with the iOS app, I cannot list specific models of phones and tablet PCs because there are so many but this version of Android came out in 2011 and so any device that was launched around the time.

Windows 10 App There is no Windows apps for your phones and tablets which is a real shame but many smart doorbells do not have apps for Windows 10

Web Browser Although there are no apps for Windows or Apple Macs some of the functions of the Zmodo video doorbell can be accessed via a web browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.

This is a great feature for a video doorbell to have but the devices where you might access the device via the web browser tend not to be portable!

Multiple Users Each member of your family can download the Zmodo app for their iOS or Android device. Anyone within the household can control the device to see and talk to visitors.

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Connection & Storage Features

Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
CAT 5/ LAN
Storage
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Wi-Fi: The Zmodo Greet functions by connecting to your home Wi-Fi network. The technical details are that it connects to routers that are 2.4Ghz but not 5Gz and that it connects using the WPA and WPA2 protocols.

What that means in everyday language is that most people will be able to connect the doorbell to their Wi-Fi with ease.

Bluetooth This device does not use Bluetooth to connect to anything.

LAN/ Ethernet This device doesn’t offer the option of connecting to your home broadband via Ethernet.

Storage This device has 8GB of storage that photos and videos are stored on. A cloud storage system (that is common with some of the more premium doorbells) is in the pipeline.

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The Greet detects a burglar

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Power Features

Battery
16V- 24V (Doorbell Wire)
220V
Power Over Ethernet
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Beware as there is only one means by which this doorbell can be powered!

Doorbell Wire  This doorbell can only be powered by low voltage 16V-36V wire, which is the standard type of wire that powers doorbells.

The simplest scenario is if you bought a Zmodo Greet to replace an existing doorbell which is powered by doorbell wire, then the uninstalling and reinstalling process should be fairly quick.

Other common means of powering wi-fi video doorbells are;

*Battery

*220V adapter

*Power over Ethernet

but none of these are used to power the Greet doorbell.

 

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Design & Warranty Features

Different Colors
Weatherproof
SmartLock Compatible
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Different Colors The device only comes in one color- silver.

Other more premium doorbells do offer a range colors to choose from.

Weatherproof. This doorbell has been designed to meet an international standard of weatherproofing- IP51.

The 5 means that it has a high level of protection against dust and the 1 means that it has a minimal protection against water- as long as the water is only dripping onto it.

SmartLock Compatible This device is not compatible with any smart or electronic locks. Other doorbells are compatible with some of these locks.

Warranty + This doorbell comes with a standard 12 month warranty and nothing extra.

 

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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 Zmodo Greet Doorbell’s strongest and weakest features?

This doorbell has many features of a premium doorbell at a very reasonable price.

Pros
Cons
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Compatible with lots of devices
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Cannot be powered by a battery
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Free storage
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Wide Field of Vision

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