DoorBird D101 Tested Vs Ring and Axis

By: IPVM Team, Published on Sep 01, 2017

Video doorbells are a big growth market, with Ring, in particular gaining a lot of attention on the consumer side and Axis making a push on the commercial side. See IPVM's Ring Pro Test and IPVM's Axis Door Station Test.

DoorBird is emerging as a rival to those two, less expensive than Axis, but greater integration (e.g., ONVIF support) than Ring. But how well does DoorBird work?

We bought and tested the DoorBird D101 IP door station, with results on:

  • Video quality
  • Audio quality
  • Echo cancellation
  • Noise reduction
  • VMS integration
  • WDR performance
  • Low light image quality
  • Mobile App / Usability

And more. See the full results inside.

***** ********* *** * big ****** ******, **** Ring, ** ********** ******* a *** ** ********* on *** ******** **** and **** ****** * push ** *** ********** side. *******'* **** *** ***********'* **** **** ******* Test.

********** ******** ** * rival ** ***** ***, less ********* **** ****, but ******* *********** (*.*., ONVIF *******) **** ****. But *** **** **** DoorBird ****?

** ****** *** ****** the******** ****** **** *******, **** results **:

  • ***** *******
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  • *** ***********
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  • ****** *** / *********

*** ****. *** *** full ******* ******.

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Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings **** *** **** of ********:

  • ***** *****:** *** ****** ******, subjects ******** **** *** Doorbird **** ********* ** hear ***** ******* ***** and ******. ******** ******** noise ************, *** ***** are ** ******** ** increase/decrease ******, **** ** overall ***** ******* ***** increases **** ***** *** speech.
  • **** ***** *******:******** ******** **** ******** image ******* ******, ********* high ***********, **** *** performance, *** ***** ****** ***** at **** *******, ********* to **** ******* ***** quality **** ******** ** other ******* ******.
  • ***** *********** *****/***** *** only:******** ****** *** ***** with ********, *****, *******, and *********, ********* * video ****** *** ***** output, *** ** *****.
  • ********** ***: *** ******** ***, ***** simple *** **** ***, was ********* *** *******/********, displaying **** ********* *** button *******/****** ******, **** no ********** ***** *** video *****, ****** ******** events ********* ** ****.
  • **** ** *************:******** ***** ******* ***** configuration ******* ******** ** typical *******/*********. ********* *** passwords *** *** ** customized, * ****** ** address ****** ** ********, no *******/***/*********** *********** *** available, ***.

Axis/Commercial ******* **********

******** ** ********** **** stations **** ** *** Axis *****-*, ******** ****** poorer ***** ******* *** lacks **** ***** *** I/O *********** ** *****. However, ********'* ***** ** **** lower ***** ** ********** especially *** ******* ***** or budgets. **** *** ***** setup *** *** *** are ******* **** ****** (if **** ***** ***** features ** ***), ****** it ****** ** ****** plug ** *** ****** calls *** ***.

****/*******/******** *********

******** ** **** *** and ******* **, ********'* video ** ***** ******* and *** ******* ****** is **** $*** **** expensive **** ***** *******. However, **** *** ******* lack *****, ****, ** other *** ***********.

*****

*** ******** **** *** be********* ******** **** ***** website *** $***. **** ** ~$*** more **** *** **** Pro, ****** **** ***** the */* ***** ** Doorbird. *** ******** ** less **** **** *** price ** ***$********-* **** *******.

Physical ********

*** ******** ** ***** than *** **** *****, making ** ****** ** be ******* *******. ** is ******* ****** **** most ********/*** ******* *********, as ****.

******** *** ** ********* via **** ** ******** ***** an ******** ******. ***** may ** ******** **** ******** doorbell ****** ***** ** included ***** ******, ** via ***.

** ****** ***** ******** in *** ***** *****:

Noisy *****

********'* ***** ** ********* to **** ******* *** mobile ***, **** *** issues:

  • **** ***** ************:*******'* ***** *** ******** to ******** ******/*****. ******** includes ***** ************ *** no ***** ** ********* it ** ** ****. Even ******* ** ** unoccupied ********** ****, ***** levels **** **********.
  • **** **** ************:****** *** ** ****** as ******* ***** ******, we *********** **** ****** during ******* ** *** scenes, **** *** ********'* voice (***** ****** ***) echoing **** **** *** DoorBird, **** ******* ******* with ** ********** ******* nearby.

*** ******** ***** ********** these ******.

  

Below ******* ***** *******

** ****** ***** ******* in ****** *** ******* scenes **. *** **** A8105-E **** *******.

*******, ******** ***** ** sufficient ** ********* ******** using *** *******. *******, video ** ****** ********** 720p (***, *** *****), resulting ** *********** ******** and ********* ******** ** the **** **** *******.

********, ******* **** **** worse, **** *** *******'* face ******** *** ***********/******** more ******.

************, ** ******* ******, details *** **** *****, as *** ******'* **** appears ******* ****** ** near *******, ****** *** background *** ******* **** only *-*' ******.

Low ***** ***********

*** ** *** ***** in **, *** ***** image ******* *** ******* to *** **** *****-* (no **) **** **** added ***** (***** * lux ***** *****).

*******, ** * ******* dark ***** (~*.****), ******** provides **** ****** *******, with *** *******'* **** still ************, *** ******** in *** **** **** station.

VMS ***********

******** ********** **** *** VMSes ****** ***** *****, including ******** ******* ******, ExacqVision, ******* ******** ******, and ********* ******** *********. Users ******* ***** *** same *********** **** *** the *** ("*********", ***.). 

**** **** ***** ******** a ***** ****** *** control ** ********'* ***** output. ** **** *** integrate *** ***** ******, button *******, ** ********* input. 

 

Limited ********/****** *******

*** ******** ****** *** displays **** ***** ********** for ****** ******* *** motion ******. ******* * given ********* **** *** load *****. ***** ***** are ********* ** ******** order ** * ******** tab. *******, ***** ** not **** **********, ******* users **** **** *** time/date **** *** ********* for ** ****** ******** clips *** ** * time ************ ***** **** find **.

Limited ************* *******

******** ************* ** ******* in ******* *** ****:

  • ** **** *************:***** *** ******** * unique ***** ***** *** not ** **********. ********* are ****** "**********" ***** X ** ****** * ********** number. ********* *** * 10-character ****** ****** *** may **** *** ** customized, **** ******* ** another ****** ******.
  • ** ***** *************:****** ******* ********** *******, DoorBird *** ** ***** options, **** ** ***, compression, *******, ***. ***** is ****, ** ***, with ** ***** *******.

** ****** ********'* ***** options *****:

*********/*********** 

********* ******** ******* *** and *****, ** ***** that ************ *** * steady ** *******, **** higher **** ******* *******, which ******* ~**-**. ************, the ****** **** * steady * ****** *-***** interval. **** ******* ** noticeable *********** ******** *** artifacts **** ** ****** above.

******** ****** **** ~***-*** Kb/s ** ******** ****** during *******. ***** **** bitrates **** ***** **** daytime *** ** ******* visibility/details ***** **.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** default ******** ****** ********* specified. *** ********* ******** versions **** **** ** this ****:

  • ******** ****:******** ******
  • **** *****-*:*.**.*.*

Comments (16)

******* ******** ** **** ** *** ***** ** **** ** it **** ******** ** ***** ******.

* **** *** ******* ** ** ** ****. **** ********** is ******* *********, **** ** *********, ****, ***** *********, *******'* server, ***., **'* *******. **** *** *** ** ***** ****** is *** ******* ****, **'* ***********. *** ******* ** *** a ***** ******, *** ** **** **** **** **** ******* a ***** **************, ***'** **** ** ****** *** **** ****** if *** **** ** ** **** **** **** **** * week, *** **** **** **'* ********* ***'** *** **** ***** when * ******* ***** *******. **** ******* **, **** **** you **** ******** ****** *****. ******* ********** *.***** ******, *** I ***** ***** ** ****** ****** ** **** ******.

** ******** ** **** ******* *** ********? ** ***, * don't ***** **'* **** ** **** **** ** **** *** Axis ***** ***** ** * ********** ***** *** ********, *** functionality *** *****. ** *** ********** ***********, **** *** **** into * *** *** *** ******** **** * *** ***** - *** * ****** ***.

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*********** **** **** **** ****** **** ("** ****") **** ***** can ** ***** ** * ********* *** ********. ***** ******* if ** **** ***.

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*,NO ***** ******* in the original package,If you need a Power adapter for the camera of us, please go to the link of ***** ********* *** *** ***.

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** ******** ** ****** *** ******** **** **** * ********* NVR.

What ***** **** ********* ***** ** *********** ** *** *********** ** **** *********** (*.*. ** *** ***** **** ********) with an existing all Hikvision residential video surveillance system I am using (Hik IP Cam's>DS-9632NI-I8 IP NVR).

***, ***** ****(*) ** ****** ** *** *** **********. **'** ask ********* ***** ******* *** ***** ***** ** ** ***'* want ** **** **** ** ******* ****** **** ***** ***** confusion / ******* ***** *** ******** ** *** *******.

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***, ** *** **** ***** ** ****** * **** ** the ******* ***** *** ****** ******* ** *** ******* ** the *****.*** ********. ****** **** **** ****.

*** *** *******. * **** *** *** **** ** **** the *********** **** ******* *** *** ****** ***'* **** **** for ***** * *****. ** *** **** ********** ** **** it *** ****** * ***** ** ******* ** **** ** to *** ** **** ** *** **** *** ******** *** return ** *****. *** ** ****.

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***, **** **** ** **** ** ***, ******** **** *** commercial ***, ** ********** **** **** *****.

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