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August Doorbell Cam

Wi-Fi® enabled smart doorbell with audio and video (Silver)

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Overview

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When's the last time you got excited about your doorbell? There's a reason to be enthusiastic now. August's Doorbell Cam is a feature-packed replacement for your current doorbell. It connects to your home's existing wiring and Wi-Fi® network, and communicates with your smartphone through the free August app for Apple® or Android™. The Doorbell Cam offers live, one-way video and two-way audio communication so you can both see and talk to anyone who's at your door, even if they don't ring the bell.

See who's at your door, even when you're not home

August Doorbell Cam Wi-Fi® enabled smart doorbell with audio and video recording

See and talk to any visitor in real time. With the optional August Smart Lock, you can remotely open your door from your phone to let guests or deliveries in.

When's the last time you got excited about your doorbell? There's a reason to be enthusiastic now. August's Doorbell Cam is a feature-packed replacement for your current doorbell. It connects to your home's existing wiring and Wi-Fi® network, and communicates with your smartphone through the free August app for Apple® or Android™. The Doorbell Cam offers live, one-way video and two-way audio communication so you can both see and talk to anyone who's at your door, even if they don't ring the bell.

The Doorbell Cam replaces most standard doorbells, and gives you peace of mind by showing you who is at your door — especially when you aren't home. When the doorbell detects that someone is there it sends you an alert on your phone. 

Unlock the full potential of the August Smart Lock

The Doorbell Cam works great as a standalone unit, but offers full functionality when paired with the companion August Smart Lock. It replaces the need for the August Connect, acting as the Wi-Fi bridge between the lock and your phone. Your phone relays its commands to the Doorbell Cam via your home Wi-Fi network. The doorbell then communicates with your Smart Lock via Bluetooth®. When you want to let a guest in, you can instantly unlock your door through the August app.  

Expand your August smart home system

In addition to the Smart Lock, consider installing the August Smart Keypad in your doorway for secure, code-based entry into your home. It's perfect for letting the kids in without needing either a physical key or a smart device.

Product Highlights:

  • replacement smart doorbell for your home
  • compatible with wiring used for most standard doorbells
  • requires about 3" in clearance around your current doorbell to have enough room for installation
  • intelligently detects people at your door and sends an instant alert to your phone
  • one-way HD camera lets you view visitors from your smartphone while ensuring your privacy
  • two-way audio allows for conversations with visitors at your door from anywhere
  • lock and unlock your August Smart Lock (optional, not included) for visitors from your phone
  • get instant alerts on your smartphone when someone enters or exits your home via the August app (when used with Smart Lock)
  • compatible with Apple HomeKit (Siri) and Google Home
  • includes mounting hardware and getting started guide
  • operates on 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) Wi-Fi
  • 2-15/16"W x 2-15/16"H x 15/16"D
  • weight: 14.1 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • August Doorbell camera (silver)
  • Wired mounting plate
  • Mounting wedge
  • Smart Keypad spacer
  • 1.5mm Allen wrench
  • 6 Self-tapping screws (Length=1")
  • 6 Plastic wall anchors
  • 4 "Dolphin" connectors (for wire splicing)
  • Getting Started
  • Terms and Conditions
Reviews

August Doorbell Cam Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

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Rick from OH on 1/26/2017

I have been tormented by my August Doorbell since October (2016). The live connection seldom works. When someone approaches my doorbell I get a cell phone notification, but I cannot get the system to go "live" in time to talk with anyone. They are long gone before my system connects. I have worked with August, sending them data logs, readjusting power consumption, rebooting, adjusting sensitivity. I have done every upgrade they have proposed and still have an unreliable doorbell. I strongly suggest using the Nest Outdoor Camera. It works way better than August and does everything the August doorbell lists, and more. Oh, and just try calling August for support. You'll be on hold forever. Do not buy this unit.

Pros: Unit looks good.

Cons: Horrible connection problems and zero dependability.

Great idea but needs work

Stephan from New York, NY on 8/21/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great idea but not if you live in a New York brownstone. My router is two floors up from the doorbell and even with a wifi extender I can't get enough signal for the intercom to work. I'd suggest that they do some engineering on the antenna to give this product a bit more range.

Pros: Would be perfect if it worked

Cons: The wifi range is lousy

Crutchfield response on 8/23/2016 Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
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Features

Overview: The August Doorbell Cam lets you see and speak with visitors at your door from virtually anywhere. It replaces your existing analog doorbell and includes a high-definition camera to let you see who's at your front door. The Doorbell Cam works through the August Home app for iOS and Android. The August Doorbell Cam requires that you have an Internet connection and an 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) Wi-Fi Network.

Notifications: The August Doorbell Cam can send an instant notification to your smartphone when it detects motion in front of your door, or when the doorbell button is pressed. The built-in one-way HD camera lets you see who is there, and you can speak to them through the two-way audio system from anywhere, even if you're not at home.

Integration with August Smart Lock: The Doorbell Cam works with other August products to provide more features and security. The August Smart Lock lets you use your smartphone to remotely lock and unlock the door for visitors, service providers, or allow delivery drivers to leave your package inside, rather than outside. Smart Lock can also provide real-time status of your door lock, so you can know for sure if your door is locked.

Doorbell Compatibility: The Doorbell Cam replaces your existing, wired doorbell with an analog chime. (It is not compatible with digital chimes.) Most standard doorbells are powered by electrical wires. Doorbell Cam requires between 16 and 24 volts of electricity. You will need about 3" of clearance around your current doorbell in order to install the Doorbell Cam.

Installation: The August Doorbell Cam should be mounted in a way that gives you the best view of visitors at your door. The unit can be mounted on most any surface: brick, stucco, wood, siding, concrete, etc. An angled mounting wedge is included for mounting locations that are less than ideal. The Doorbell Cam connects with only two wires. Once installed, you must set up the Doorbell Cam with your Wi-Fi network router and the August app.

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I choose because it's home kit compatible, it has recieved positive reviews, it integrates with August Cam and it just looks good! [ Nathaniel  Jul 11, 2016 ]
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