Battery Powered Video Doorbells v. Wired Powered Video Doorbells – Remo+

Battery Powered Video Doorbells v. Wired Powered Video Doorbells

IoT | Smart Home

In the Smart Home industry, the biggest trend among security cameras is outdoor wireless video doorbells. For those of you who do not know what wireless video doorbells are, in a nutshell, they are security cameras that connect to your WiFi so that you may monitor the outside of your door through your phone when a guest rings.

The popular misconception with wireless video doorbell is that there is an assumption they do not need to be connected to a power cable. That is not completely true. The “wireless” part means that you do not need an ethernet wire to connect your device to the Internet.

By looking at the title of this blog, you probably can piece together that there are video doorbells that are wireless in every sense of the word. Battery powered doorbells are also available, but which one is better?




When you have a wire powered video doorbell, your video doorbell placement is excluded to where the pre-existing doorbell was. The perks of battery powered video doorbell are that you can install the device anywhere around your house: your front door, your porch, your backyard, or maybe even by your master bedroom. There is more freedom with battery powered doorbell since– the power source is within the device.

Winner: Battery Powered Doorbell




Batteries, at one point or another, you are gonna have to switch them out. The good thing about Battery Powered Doorbells is that most devices last for at least 4 months and they come with rechargeable batteries; however, if you’ve already installed a wired power doorbell, then power shouldn’t be an issue.

Winner: Wire Powered DoorBell



With battery powered doorbells, all you need to do is connect the device to your app through your WiFi. Imagine unscrewing your pre-existing doorbell, handling electrical wires, messing with the breaker, and hoping your house has enough power to power the doorbell. It’s a nightmare, and that’s why many customers who own a wired powered doorbell needs to call in an installer to set up their camera.

Winner: Battery Powered Doorbell




Wire powered video doorbells, most products can shoot up to 1080p resolution, while battery-powered video doorbells can only go up to 720p. In this aspect, wire powered video doorbells are clearly the winner; however, internet plays a huge factor in resolution. If your internet is not as good, then your 1080p can drop down to 480p the whole time you use your camera. The doorbell comparison on resolution can always vary.

Winner: Tie




Do you live in an apartment? Do you have a gate? Do you live in the city where there are no doorbells? These are the limitation with wired powered doorbells. If you don’t have a pre-existing doorbell, then you have a $200 device collecting dust in your garage. With Battery powered video doorbells, you don’t need to live in a suburban home to surveillance your front door. It’s accessible.

Winner: Battery Powered Doorbell


In the end, Battery Powered Doorbells are more convenient, easy to setup, accessible, and with less limitation. However, if you are looking for a doorbell that does not require the constant changing of batteries and better resolution, then wire powered video doorbells is a good option. The facts are on the table, it is your choice to decide which wireless security camera is the right fit for you.



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