DoorBird D101 Tested Vs Ring and Axis

Author: 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.

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

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

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Comments (16)

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