Today, August has revealed a new smart doorbell which is wireless and comes with a rechargeable battery. It has swappable faceplates, 1440p resolution, and more. August smart Doorbell is a small rectangular box with a camera at the top and a big button at the bottom to ring the bell. This time the company has come up with a big modification as past models were square with a large button at the center.
The doorbell comes with redesign features a sleek look which users can customize it with different faceplates. Out of the box, it has a black faceplate and other plastic options include red, white, and blue. Metal faceplates include satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and matte brass. The doorbell is a wireless device so you don’t have to worry about the wiring. But being wireless means that it has some disadvantages as well.
Like the new model has a rechargeable battery which can last three to six months on a charge, depending on your usage of the bell. The company claims that the customers will get many alerts before the battery dies. The doorbell also requires you to plug a separate chime into an outlet inside your home.
Moreover, the company is expanding the tyles of the doorbell as the previously deigned doorbell were only available in black and silver options. There is an infrared light present beneath the camera lens which will invisibly illuminate subjects at night when motion is detected. This feature is also present on the wired model so both of the cameras can work in the dark with IR recording.
There is also one notable feature through which you would be able to stream a live feed from the August View at any time. If you want to view the clips it will record whenever there is motion, for now, you could only see five short seconds of them and only for 24 hours. But if you subscribe monthly basis which costs you $4.99 per month.
The price of the Doorbell is $230 and it will go on sale from 8th of March.