The August View Video Doorbell Camera Makes its Return
Seven months after its initial launch, the August View is back and (supposedly) better than ever. The wire-free doorbell camera + chime was pulled due to performance issues for users in “specific environments,” but August says it addressed these issues with an updated software. This time around, the smart doorbell boasts improved connectivity reliability, higher quality video, faster notifications, and quicker device wake-up time.
The realistic picture comes in at 1440p resolution, which is 33 percent more pixels than full 1080p HD. This allows for a wide-angle view with minimal fisheye distortion. In the evening, infrared night vision provides up to 10 feet of field view in total darkness. Video recording at night is also done in this setting to provide the best possible view of suspicious activity.
August View users can enjoy two-way audio to engage with visitors at their doorstep, instant alerts anytime someone approaches the home, zoomable video, and easy DIY installation without wires. The doorbell can also connect to an August Smart Lock via the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge allowing users to unlock the door for guests even when they’re not home.
The included chime for the August View can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet in any room in the home. The View can also be integrated with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to provide notifications when the doorbell has been rung or if motion has been detected. Users can also ask their smart assistant to lock the door with the same August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge.
The August view is available now in a sleek black design for $229.00. August offers three different subscription plans to address customer needs, requirements, and usage levels.