Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 11, 2019

Doorbells are one of the hottest segments in the residential market but Dahua's Villa Video Doorbell is the worst we have tested.

We bought and tested the 'Villa' DHI-VTO2111D-WP, adding to our previous testing of Ring, SkyBell, and DoorBird.

Inside, we examine the product's problems and share Dahua's response.

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** ****** *** ****** the '*****'***-********-**, ****** ** *** previous ******* ******,*******, ***********.

******, ** ******* *** product's ******** *** ***** Dahua's ********.

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*** **** *** * showstopping *****: ******** ******* does *** ****.

************, ******* *** ****** does *** ******** ************ to *** *********** ** a ****. ******* *** recommended ****-*** ********** *** (both***************** *********) *** ** based********.

*** ****** *** ********** to **** **** *** onboard ****** *** *** successfully ***** ** *****'* recommended ************. *******, *** doorbell ****** *** *** connect, ****.

*** ***** ***** ************ this:

Other ********* ******

***** **** *** *******, even * ***** ********** unit ***** ****** **** significant ******** *** **** users:

  • ** **** ***** *********: * *** ***** is **** *********** *****'* doorbell **** ***** ****** is *** *********. *** retrofit ************, **** ***** doorbells **** ******** ********** or **** ******* ** buy ********** ********* ******. Dahua **** *** ** users **** **** * phone *** *** ******* someone ** ******* ** the ****.
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**** ******** ***** ****** that **** *** ****** is ******, **** *** remotely ******** ** ** app. ** *****'* **** this ******** ******* *** not ****. *** **** unit *** ********** *** streamed *****, *** *** intercom ***** ******** *** not ********.

*** ********** ***** ***** the *****-*** *** ********** manually ********* *****:

******* ******** ** ***** quality, ***** *******, **** of ***, ** ** interface *** *** **** for **** ****, ** the ******* ******** *** not ****.

Not ***** *** *******

*** ****** **** ** most ********* **** ***, nor **** **, **** with *** ******* ** Dahua's ****. **** ***** doorbell ******** *** ** configured, *********, *** **** with ******* ******** *** minor ******.

******** ***** ** **** support, ***** ******** ********, and ********** ******** ************ is *** ******* *** consumer ***** *********, *** Dahua's **** ***** *** not **** ******* ****.

Dahua ********

***** ************ *** ******** with *** '*****'***-********-**, ******* **** ** is ****** ** ** EOL'd *** ********:

"*** ******* *** ******** two *** * **** years *** *** **** be ******** ** ** upgraded ******* *** *** retail ****** ** *** near ******, * ********** version ** ** **********."

*** **** *** **** was **** **-***** *** has **** ******** *** several ***** ***** ** just *** *** *****.

US **** ******* **********

******* ****** ******** ** get *** ******** *******, Dahua *** **** ******* worked ****, ******** *** support ******* ******** ****** their ********* ******.

** ****** *** **** US ******* ****** *** spoke **** * ********** who ******* *********** **** to ******** *** ***** within *****. ** ********* ticket *** ****** ** that ****, ******* ** skilled **** ****. ** two *********, ***** ** tech ******* **** ******** up ** ***** ** progress.

Hot ********* ******

*****'* **** ***** ******** release ******* ** ** unfortunate **** *** *** company, **** ****** ****** demand ******* *** *********** for *** ******* ** gain * ***** ******** in *** *******. **** has ***** *** ******'* adoption *** ******** ** video *********.

******* ********* **** ***** significantly, ***** ************ ** our*** **** **** ******:

***** ********* **** * common ******** ** *** this ****, **** * count ****** **** *** notable ******* ************* ** media *******. ***** ***** are *** ********** **** as ******* **** ******, most ******** *** ******** trends **** ****** *********** and ***** ********* ****** into *****.

*** *** ******** ******* customer ******** *** ******, with **** ***** ********* routinely ******** **** ** customers. *******, ********* *** *** ***** said ***** *********:

********* ******* **** ********, everyone ***** * ********

********* **** ********, **** will **** *****'* ****-********** video ******** **** ** is ********.

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