Ezviz DB2 Pro review: a well-equipped and connected doorbell camera

Ezviz DB2 Pro review: a well-equipped and connected doorbell camera

The DB2 Pro doorbell works with the Ezviz app, just like the brand’s cameras. We also find almost the same functions, where the doorbell can also act as a surveillance camera and detect movements and people. After that, the user has the choice between three levels of sensitivity, and the possibility to warn of notifications in case of activity. It will be saved anyway, on a microSD card or in the cloud by subscribing to CloudPlay.

Additionally, Ezviz offers “Roaming Detection” to keep intruders away by activating a doorbell alarm when a person stays more than 1-15 seconds in front of the door. The option could be interesting with a longer time limit and associated notifications. As it stands, it doesn’t add much more than people discovery, which cannot be activated simultaneously. It would have been interesting to be notified when someone stays several minutes in front of the house, for example.

Of course, since it is a doorbell, DB2 Pro can also be manually activated by visitors using the dedicated button. The sequence is then recorded and a call screen appears on the user’s smartphone, with a preview of when the doorbell was activated. The user can also go back to the live broadcast before capturing and editing their voice. The man’s voice is significantly suggested and it may be easier for the woman to frighten the unwanted visitor.

On the other hand, if the smartphone is in standby mode, the call will not be displayed and no notification will inform you that someone has rang. The smartphone simply wakes up, without signaling or displaying anything on the screen. The problem may be with the smartphone used for testing (Sony Xperia 5 III), but it is anyway very annoying because it must therefore be unlocked to know that someone has arrived. If it is too late to answer, the user will automatically record the event log by unlocking his smartphone, then he will see the missed call, but we still appreciate the notification.

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Since DB2 Pro is battery powered, it might be worth disabling or toning down some features to have to recharge it at a lower rate, but Ezviz has provided preset profiles to guide the user. It is also possible to program these profiles throughout the day so that you do not have to change them manually. To check the battery level, simply go to the doorbell’s home page, which also allows access to the live event history and deactivate the ringer. Also note that the volume and ringtone can be changed.

Thus, the Ezviz app is relatively complete, but slightly less than the Ring app with customizable detection areas or those of Google that also allow detection of vehicles, packages, and even face recognition. With a paid subscription. Finally, note that it is possible to link your Ezviz account with Google Home and Alexa to display images on Nest and Echo Show screens. Echo devices can also act as doorbells, but Google doesn’t seem to offer the feature.

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