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.

Purchased **** ************

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**** ****** ***** ***** consumer ***** *********, *** Dahua **** ** ******** larger *** **** ************* looking **** *** *** the ***** ****, ***** resistant********* **-******-**:

doorbell door station physical comparison

**** ****-**-*****,********* **** *******,**** ***, ***** *****,******* **, ********** ****/ **** *****.

** ****, **** ********* our **** **** **-***** from ******** ******** ************ for ~$***.

Doorbell **** *** *******

*** **** *** * 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 ****.
  • ************ *****: *** ***** **** is ******* **** * camera, ***** ****** *** (802.3af) ** ** ***. However, **** ******** ********* use ** *** *** hardwired **** ******, *** attempting ** **** ***** from **** *********** (******* of ***** ***** ******** products) ***** ***** *********** issues. ******* *** ***/***** spec ******** ***** ******* new ***** *** ******** new ***** ******** ** the ******** ********, ***** is * **** **** residential ***** **** *** undertake.

No *** ************

**** ******** ***** ****** 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 ********.

Comments (25)

*.* ***** *** *** core ******** **** *** work? It **** **** ** show ***** *********. 

 

**** ** **** *** of *** **** ******* we *** ****** **** from *****.

 

***** **** ****** **** trying ** ***** ******** cars,and ***** ** ****** their ******** ******** **** correctly.

 

 

********. ****’** *** ********. They *** **** **** major **** ***. ***** doorbells *** ** *** our **** ********* ******* from **** ******** *** residential *********. ** *** more ******** *** ***** doorbells **** ******** ****. 

*** ***** ****** ***** doorbell * *** **** and * ***** **** not ***** *** *’* 100% ********* **. 

******* ***** ************, **** requirements, *** *** ************ user ************, *** ******* options. ** *** ****** has ********** ** **** in *** *******. 

* ***** *****. * like *** **** ***** and ** ***** ** work ****** ****. *** major ***** ** **** it *****'* ******* *****. I ***** ****** **** all *** ******** *** nest ******, *** ***** like ** ****** *** data ** ** *** system. *** ******* ******** ** has ****** **** *** my *** ******** ******* I *** *** *** human ********* ****** *** record *** **** ****** to ********. **** *** been ******* **** *** many ****** ***. *** native *** ***'* ** favorite ****** *** ***** big **** ** **** in ***** ** *** quality/speed.

* *****'* ***** * doorbell ******** *** ***** the ******** ****'* ******. I **** ********** *** on * ****** ******** system (******* ***** ********** on ******) *** ** the ******** ***** *-**** mechanical ******. * ***** and ***** *********** ** needed, *** **** ******** works ****.

*** ***** *** ********* wouldn't **** ** **** of *** ********* *'** encountered. ***** **** ******* are *** ***. *******, the ***** ********* ******** is *******.

****, ** ***** *** probably ***'* **** ** worry ***** ** **** s******* ****** ** *** do **** ****, ***** *** ***** alerting **** ** ****** :)

** ********, *** **** to ********** *****'* *** other ******* ************ **** release *******. **** ** more **** ****** * beta *******. *** ** which **** **** ******** to *** ** ***** beta *******.
**** * *** **** testers, * **** *** general ******.

** ***** ********* ***** inner *****...

***'** * ****!

***'** * ****!

******** ** * ***********!!!

**** *******:   ** be **** **** *****, this ***** **** **** should ** ****** **** BTH5221D ***** ** * screen **** **** ** placed ****** ********. ****** to **** **** *** have **** **** ****** firmware. 

***** ****,  ******* ***, Dahua *********** ** ***** Rica.

 

*** ******** ** ***********(~$***) **** ***** ** not ********, **** **** total ******* **** **** above ****** ****'* *********** doorbell ********.

*********** *** **** *** local ******* **** ************* undermines *** **** ***** buy ***** *********.

***** ** *** ***** fair ** ******** **** an *** ** ****** to *** *** ********, from *** ******** '***** Start' *****:

**** **** **,*** *********. Engineer #****'* *** *** to ****** ********* *** manual. *** ****.


*** **,***** ********'* *** was ** **** **** the ******** ****** ** the ****** ***. *** HAD *** *** # 10,000!

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

************, ******* *** ****** does *** ******** ************ to *** *********** ** a ****.

***** **** *** ******** glitch, *** *** *** tactile **** ** *** button ****** **********?  

**** **** * **** and ***** **** ******* will **** *** ** automatic ****** ****** **** case *** **** ********, even **** *** ***** is *** ********. 

***** ********!
*** **** ** **** up *** * **** alert *** **** ************ within ***** *** ** will ****.
** *** ***** **** to ******* *** **** push ************, **** *** subscribe *****.

   

*** **** ** **** up *** * **** alert *** **** ************ within ***** *** ** will ****.

** **** ***** ** then ******* ***** ** fix ***** **** *******...

***** *****:

******. *** *****-*** ***** option ****** ** ********?

* ***'* **** *** iOS *** ** ****. It ** * *** different **** *******, *** I ***** ** **** be ****** *** ***** Manager. *** *** **** need *** *** ****** as *********, *** ******* or ***/***.

***** *****:

****** *** *** ****. 'I ******* *** ****** to ********* ** *** doorbell ****** ***** '***** Manager'. ** *** ********* successful, *** *** **** still **** *** **** as ********. **** ************* work, *** *****/***** ***** did ***.

**** *** **** ***********:

***** ** * **** notification **** *** ****** is ******

******* ***** **** **** notification ****** **** * video ** ***** ******* with *** ********:

*** ****** **** ******* on *** ***** ***** an ************ '**************' ***, although ** *** *********.

****** *** *** ****.  Your ********** ******** ****** response **** ******** **** support ********, ***** ** positive.  *******, ** ***** does *** ****, *** like ** **** ** our ****** ***** **** level ** ***************/***** *** error ** ****** **** is ****** **** ***** consumer ********.

***** *** *****!

*'* *** ***** **** support ** *******. :) ***** it ****. ******* ******** is ******* **** *************. If ***** *** **** it **** *** **** a ******... ;)

** *** ***: **'* support ****** **.** *** not *** ****** *****.

** ****** *** **** that **** **** ** make * ******** ****.

 

* ********* ** *** doorbell ** ** ***** and ** **** **** a *** ******* *** everything ****** ****.* *** have ** ***** ***** I ***** *** **** notifications ** ******. * opened * ****** *** they ******* ******* *** I *** ************* ********** under ************* *** *****. They ********* * ****** all ***** ***** *****. That ****** *** *****.

 

***** ***** *** **** it **** *** *** able ** ******* ** issue. **** **** **** a **** *** *** knowledge ****.

 

***** ***** ** ****, no *******,** *************, *** on **** ** ***** products. ****** ****** **** to **** **** **** to *** * ~$*** item ** ****.

 

****** ****** **** ** work **** **** ** get * ~$*** **** to ****.

* ***** ** **** have ** ***** ** disagree **** ;)

Image result for it is the things we work hardest for

* *** **** *** did ***** **** *** whole *** ***** *** all, *** ******* ***** Consciousness ***'* *** ******** or **** *******

***** *** ******, * commend **** *** ******* these *********, *** * am ******* ******* ** more ***** *** *********!!

* **** ** ********* interest ** ****** ****, but *** ***** ******* caught ** *** ***** it's ********** ***** **********, able ** ******* ** a *** *** **** are * ******** *******.  Another ********* *** ** on *** ***** ******* is *** ********** *** ***** box ** *** ****** 16VDC ****** ** *** an *****. * ********* **** consider ***** ******* *** a ****** ******.

********* ******, ***/***+ ****** should ** * **** for ***** ********* *** not * *****.  ****** 16VDC ****** ******** *** explosive ****** ** ** cameras, *** **'* *** past *** ** ****** this ******** **** *** I'm ********* **** ***'* beating **** ****.  **** and **** ****** *** installing ***** *** ** camera ********, *** *** criticism ** *** ***** existing ***** ****** ** akin ** *********** ***** "newfangled" ** ******* *** not ********** **** ******** analog **** ****** (*** we **** *** **** turned ***).  * ***** there ** * ****** segment ******** *** * POE ***** ******** **** push ************* **** ** ONVIF *********, **** ** it's *** *** ****** masses (***).

**** *** **** ****** are ********** ***** *** IP ****** ********, *** the ********* ** *** using ******** ***** ****** is **** ** *********** these "**********" ** ******* are *** ********** **** existing ****** **** ******

*** ********* ***** *** because ******** ****** *** transformers ** *** *** PoE, *** *** **** 16 ***.  *** **** majority ** ******** ************ will *** **** *** available ** *** ********, and ******* *** ***** to **** ***** ** pretty ******** *** '***', especially **** *** ******** is ******** ** '****'.

*** ********* ** ******.  In **** **** ** is *** *** ******* most ***** ******* **** at *** ******** ***** of ***.

*****?  
* **** *** ** see * ** ********.  Where *** ***** ********?

**.  **** *****. **** are ********* ** ***.  I'll **** **** **** now.

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