SkyBell Doorbell

A Clean and Seamless Doorbell Camera

SecureScore™: 8.6 /10
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Travis Goodreau

What Sets SkyBell Apart

SkyBell’s doorbell camera home security system is an easy and simple to install solution for protecting the home. The company specializes in affordable, but effective tools capable of protecting the home using smart technology. Individuals gain access to the person at their door – who they can speak to, see, and hear – right from their smartphone. The SkyBell Doorbell Camera Home Security System provides remote access to the home’s door when someone activates the doorbell, providing video recording and two-way communication from any location where the smartphone is located. The device works with both Android devices and iOS devices.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Home Automation
  • Wireless & Cellular Monitoring
  • DIY Installation
  • Remote Control

SkyBell Price & Packages

The SkyBell HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell and the SkyBell Trim Plus Wi-Fi Video Doorbell are available for sale. The company does not have any monthly subscription fees. These doorbell cameras connect homeowners to their home security system through the use of W-iFi. As a result, homeowners pay a one-time fee to purchase the equipment.

SkyBell also offers a few accessories. The SkyBell HD Wall Mount is a replacement mount for the doorbell unit. It allows the homeowner to relocate the device to another location if they decide to do so. The SkyBell HD Hardware Kit makes install of the SkyBell Doorbell on their own simpler. It comes with a masonry drill bit, Philips screwdriver, wall screens and screw anchors. The SkyBell Digital Doorbell Adapter allows the user to make the digital door chine compatible with the SkyBell doorbell. Adapter installation only takes a few minutes.

SkyBell ProductProduct TypeCostMore Details
SkyBell HDDoorbell Camera$199.00See More
SkyBell Trim PlusDoorbell Camera$199.00See More
SkyBell HD Wall MountAccessory$9.95See More
SkyBell Wedge MountAccessory$9.95See More
SkyBell HD Hardware KitAccessory$4.95See More
SkyBell Digital Doorbell AdapterAccessory$12.95See More

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SkyBell HD


+ $199 Upfront Costs*

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  • Free Cloud Recording
  • Live Monitoring
  • 2-way Audio
  • 1080p HD Video with 5x Zoom
  • Motion Sensor
  • HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
  • Digital Doorbell Adapter
  • HD Hardware Kit

SkyBell Trim Plus


+ $199 Upfront Costs*

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  • Free Cloud Recording
  • Live Monitoring
  • 2-way Audio
  • 1080p HD Video with 5x Zoom
  • Motion Sensor
  • HD Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
  • Digital Doorbell Adapter

About SkyBell Security

SkyBell set out to create a product that improves the lives of everyday people by being simple to install and highly usable as a smart product. The company was named a 2014 CEO Innovations Design and Engineering Award Nominee for its product. The company’s systems are patented in the US and Internationally. Located in Southern California, the company provides service in the U.S. as well as across the world. The company was founded in 2013 as a hardware and internet of things manufacturer.  SkyBell’s products are designed to simplify smart home automation and features with simple to install designs and easy to use tools. Check out the full review of SkyBell here.

Mobile Alerts

SkyBell sends you an alert whenever someone presses your doorbell at home. The alert is sent immediately to the user’s smartphone. It sends a life feed alert, allowing the homeowner to determine which action to take. It is also possible to use the quiet mode feature to turn off the doorbell’s traditional chime. This allows the user to quiet the doorbell to prevent from waking up the baby or to improve privacy.

Surveillance Cameras

The HD camera built into the SkyBell doorbell allows for a crisp, clear image of the person or the area surrounding the doorbell. The multi-color LED camera design provides color night vision and the HD video camera offers up to 1080p HD and 5x zoom capabilities. In addition, users can see the activity history of the device when they are away including missed visitors, motion alerts, and answered video calls they took.

Voice Response

Once the doorbell is activated, a feed is sent to the smartphone, allowing the homeowner to answer the doorbell anywhere they have access to the app. They can hear and speak to the person at the door. It allows for clear communication over the smartphone app directly to the doorbell.

DIY Installation

SkyBell is designed to be very easy to install. Homeowners can choose a professional installation for it, but most can install it themselves within a few minutes.

Smart Home Options

The SkyBell Doorbell camera helps to improve the doorbell experience. By providing an easy to use system connecting directly to the home’s Wi-Fi, it allows for access from any point of internet connectivity. It connects directly to an app on the user’s phone.

24/7 Monitoring

The SkyBell Doorbell Camera works day and night. It does not activate until someone activates the doorbell, but provides constant access to the doorbell camera for the user. The system includes free video recording of every video activated through the smartphone app, allowing the user to download the app and watch them whenever they would like to do so.

Remote Control

Users can tap into their smartphone app to connect to the SkyBell doorbell camera at any location. In addition to answering the doorbell, users can also snap photos. Multiple people can use the device through the app. This allows for more people to receive notifications remotely about someone who is at the door so they can respond. Multiple devices can be connected to provide for this multiple user remote access.

Reviewed By
Travis Goodreau
Safety and Security Advisor
Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
Written By
Andrew Garcia
Lead Security Editor
As Lead Security Editor, Andrew strategically guides SafeHome and the resources we publish. He holds a BA in business, and has 10+ years of experience in content development. Today, Andrew edits and publishes articles, guides, and other resources to meet our rigorous standards. Learn more about Andrew here


  1. Avatar Frank Ricciardi says:

    I have a question.
    If I were to install a Skybell door bell system, would it operate my existing door bells, one in the entrance foyer and one by the pool?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Frank,
      That depends on your current setup. We’d suggest contacting SkyBell for more information, but in general, SkyBell can work with existing doorbells.

  2. Avatar Dennis Carpenter says:

    I have a cabin with WiFi but no door bell. I’m looking for security camera options that will detect motion to track wil life activity.

    Does SkyBell have an outdoor camera? If so where can I purchase?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Dennis,
      SkyBell only offers doorbell cameras at this time.

  3. Avatar Lori says:

    If the internet goes out does the skybell alarm system works

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Lori,
      No, it won’t work. SkyBell needs an Internet connection to function.

  4. Avatar Pat Bridger says:

    I have two doorbells. One at front door and one at rear slider. Both are wired to same chime. Can I purchase 2 Skybell’s to work on both doorbells?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Pat,
      Yes, you can buy 2 Skybells for one account and two different doorbells.

  5. Avatar Jacqueline Hunter says:

    Does sky bell work if the power goes out?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Jacqueline,
      No, it would only work for a few minutes in case of a power outage. Once the power is on, the SkyBell will recharge and reboot quickly.

  6. Avatar Chris Grissom says:

    Do I have to have a home security system to use skybell or can it be a stand alone camera that connects to my wifi? And how much free storage and how long will it keep it in the cloud?

    1. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Chris,
      You can use SkyBell by itself. For cloud storage, you get a rolling seven days. But you can save the video to your phone before it expires after seven days.

  7. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

    Hi Courtney,
    Skybell does not have any monthly subscription fees.

  8. Avatar Anonymous says:

    I have a SkyBell door bell left by the pervious owner, how can I rest it to make operational again?

  9. Avatar Temple says:

    I have a SkyBell door bell left by the pervious owner, how can I reset it to make operational again?

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