A few yr after bowing its first video doorbell, Wyze is again with its upgraded Video Doorbell Professional, which arrives with wider viewing angles, dual-band Wi-Fi help, and the flexibility to run on each wired and battery energy.
Priced at $65 with a bundled chime and slated to ship in December (you possibly can preorder now), the Video Doorbell Professional follows within the footsteps of Wyze’s Video Doorbell, a compact, wired-only mannequin with single-band Wi-Fi and—initially, anyway—a $30 price ticket, which subsequently went as much as $50 with a chime.
The bigger Video Doorbell Professional boasts 1440p video decision with a 150 x 150-degree subject of view, permitting for a wider view than the Video Doorbell (which we reviewed earlier this yr) with its 88 x 120-degree FOV.
As with the unique Video Doorbell, the Video Doorbell Professional affords a built-in microphone and speaker for two-way audio, and IR-enabled evening imaginative and prescient. Each doorbells are rated IP65, which means they’re completely protected against mud ingress and might resist low-pressure jets of water from any angle.
However whereas the primary Video Doorbell solely supported single-band (2.4GHz) Wi-Fi, the Video Doorbell Professional affords dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi, which guarantees to ship smoother reside video feeds relying on the proximity of your router.
The Video Doorbell Professional affords movement detection out of the field, together with 14-day rolling cloud storage of 12-second movies with a five-minute cooldown. Should you join Wyze’s $2-a-month Cam Plus service, you’ll get 14-day cloud storage for movies of limitless size with no cooldown, together with particular person, package deal, car, and pet detection.
The Video Doorbell Professional can run both wired (utilizing your current 16-24V doorbell wiring) or wire-free, with Wyze promising as much as six months of operation on battery energy. The doorbell’s pair of 3250mAh batteries aren’t detachable, however you possibly can recharge them utilizing an included USB cable. The unique Video Doorbell, in distinction, didn’t have a wire-free choice.
You possibly can mount the Video Doorbell Professional utilizing the included peel-and-stick adhesive, or you possibly can connect it extra securely with screws (that are additionally included within the field, together with a wall plate).
Apart from the mounting gear, the Video Doorbell Professional additionally comes with a Wyze Chime, which helps you to select between 20 totally different tunes and eight sound ranges. We’ve reached out to Wyze to see if the Video Doorbell Professional will work with current door chimes.
We’ll have a full assessment of the Wyze Video Doorbell Professional as soon as we get our fingers on a assessment unit.
Up to date shortly after publication to make clear that the Wyze Video Doorbell Professional will likely be out there in white with a black part across the lens, not in separate black and white variations.