Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested

Author: 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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