2021 Video Doorbell Camera Guide

What Video Doorbell Should You Get?

Consider: Video Quality, Notifications, Smart Home Integration, & Other Factors

So, you’ve concluded that a video doorbell is something worth getting for your home. You’re already aware that video doorbells can be a great visual crime deterrent, can provide evidence of a crime, can help with delivery disputes, can screen visitors, and more. But which one should you get? If you’re trying to narrow down your search for the best video doorbell, keep reading!

The Bosma Sentry Vs. The Competition

We designed the Bosma Sentry to provide customers with the most advanced camera doorbell technology while still maintaining a consumer-friendly price point. If you are looking for something more technologically advanced, you’re likely going to be having to go into the $1,000+ price range. How does The Bosma Sentry compare to the competition?

A Better Doorbell Overall​

  • Bosma Sentry
  • Ring Doorbell 3
  • Nest Hello
  • Arlo Doorbell
Bosma SentryRing Doorbell 3Nest HelloArlo Doorbell
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801600 x 12001536 x 1536
Field of View180°160°160°180°
2-way Audio
Voice Message
Motion DetectionAdvanced Motion DetectionRegular Motion DetectionRegular Motion DetectionRegular Motion Detection
Night VisionBlack-and-white & Color Night VisionBlack-and-whiteBlack-and-whiteBlack-and-white
Facial Recognition
Package Detection
Active Theft Prevention
Fingerprint Access
Smart Hub
StorageCloud & LocalCloudCloudCloud
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The General Value of Smart Home Security Devices

Smart home security devices in general are often sold as something “totally new,” but the value they provide is as old as time — namely, security and control over your domain. Fifteen years ago, technology like this for the general consumer would probably feel like an unlikely prop from some Mission Impossible or James Bond movie; but now it’s affordable and available to everyone who wants it.

When you are sleeping or on vacation, there’s a comfort knowing that, no matter where you are, your integrated alarm system will alert you about any unauthorized access to your house. Smart home security is not just about alarms and locks (though if you are looking for a smart deadlock for your front door, check out the most secure smart deadbolt on the market, the Bosma Aegis Smart Door Lock, starting at just $119.99). Smart home security also includes smart surveillance cameras, smart lighting and shading control, smart network security and protection, and more. Bosma sells a number of different smart security devices for your home. Check out our full collection today!


Bosma Sentry Video Doorbell

What are the core features of the Bosma Sentry Video Doorbell?

  • 1080p video with 180° Super Wide Angle
  • Advanced Motion Detection
  • Real Two-Way Audio
  • Voice Message
  • Color Night Vision
  • Integrated Hub
  • Cloud and Local Storage
  • Built-In 100dB Siren
  • Facial Recognition
  • Package Detection and Theft Prevention
  • Hardwired. Requires 8-24V AC doorbell wiring without chime (16-24V with chime). 30VA or above.

$119.99 – $249.99

$99.99 – $119.99

$49.99 – $59.99

FAQ About The Sentry Video Doorbell

The Sentry video doorbell is tamper-proof and is IP64 rated (i.e., it’s protected from total dust ingress as well as from water spray from any direction).

Absolutely. You’ll simply need to uninstall it and reset it. Then, when you get to your new home, reinstall it with the initial setup instructions.

Aside from seeing who is at your front door from wherever you are, we love that the Sentry offers the ability to silence the chime to prevent disrupting sleeping kids and pets for a delivery or solicitor. Speak to whoever is at your door to let them know you’ll be right there or that you have no intention of opening it for them. We also love that you can capture footage of what occurs on your doorstep in the event that you need photographic evidence to report an attempted home invasion.

Anywhere that has an existing 8-24V AC doorbell wiring. Install at your house, apartment, townhome, studio, or other type of property.

Have more questions about Bosma’s Sentry Video Doorbell?

Order The Bosma Sentry Video Doorbell at BosmaSmartHome.com or on Amazon.com

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Do You Really Need a Smart Doorbell?

A smart doorbell is designed to replace your traditional doorbell and increase your ability to monitor your property and interact with people on your doorstep. A video doorbell gives you the ability to see and talk with anyone at your front door from the safety and convenience of your smartphone. Just as your smartphone is used far more than simply as a phone, so too does the upgrade of a smart doorbell include but far surpass the traditional function of a doorbell. You can program a smart doorbell to turn on the lights, sound an alarm, and much more based on the functions you desire. One of the main reasons people invest in a smart doorbell is because it allows them to customize their home security system in an efficient, affordable new way.

Other reasons to get a smart doorbell include:

  • Improved Safety & Security —  When someone rings your doorbell, there’s no telling in advance who they are. You simply have to awkwardly peek out the window or even open it to see who is there; and at that point, you could be opening the door to a situation you don’t want to be in — whether an awkward conversation with a salesman or an outright burglar. With a smart video doorbell, you’re able to communicate with whoever is at the door remotely. Better safe than sorry!
  • Monitor Your Property While Away — With features such as motion sensors, cameras, and a remote viewing app, a smart video doorbell such as the Bosma Sentry gives you new, effective ways of ensuring your property is secure while you are away. Have a delivery coming but not there to get it? You can talk to the delivery man or woman on your porch from anywhere and let them know where you’d like them to put the delivery.
  • They’re very convenient — One of the biggest benefits of a smart doorbell is the added convenience they provide you. If a solicitor or a person you don’t trust is at your door, you can see that in advance and either ignore them or ask them to leave. Have you ever been in the shower or just got out of the shower and heard the doorbell ring for a delivery? You likely either missed the delivery or had to rush to catch the door. With a smart doorbell, you don’t have to rush; you can just use your phone to let them know what to do.
  • Interfacing with other smart home devices — Not only can the Bosma Sentry Video Doorbell interface with other Bosma products, it also works with many other electronics, such as your phone and other home security system hardware and software.
  • Communicating with visitors — Two-way audio support is one of the most useful features of a smart doorbell. You can have a full conversation with someone without even having to open the door.
  • Easy Installation — Lastly, the Sentry is easy to install and get set up and integrated with your other smart devices.

Key Features of The Bosma Sentry

Experience a Safer, Smarter Home

The advantages of having a smart doorbell are clear; it can play a critical role in preventing package theft, makes communicating with whoever is at the door simpler, and can let you welcome guests warmly whether you are at home or not.

If you’d like to learn more about The Bosma Sentry Video Doorbell, visit its product page today!