Skybell Doorbell Cameras

Check out what services and equipment Skybell offers to keep guard your front door and more.

Skybell Doorbell Cameras

What Sets Skybell Apart?

What Sets Skybell Apart?

Skybell offers a variety of wired smart video doorbells that are built to give you more control of your home security. With Skybell, you can easily see who’s at your door from your smartphone without looking through a peephole. You can get a live look, see and speak to guests – all from your Skybell app.

What we like

  • Doorbell won’t work if removed by force
  • Silent mode used to disable doorbell and still receive mobile alerts
  • Theft Protection Guarantee

What we don’t like

  • No professional monitoring
  • No professional installation
  • Few key differences between doorbell cameras
Top 3 Skybell Features

Top 3 Skybell Features

  • Silent Mode

    If you need peace and quiet, Skybell offers ‘Silent Mode’ for all of its video doorbell cameras. You’ll be able to disable your doorbell without detaching it. If guests press the button you won’t hear a chime, but you’ll still receive mobile alerts so you can take a glance. 

  • Theft Protection Design

    Skybell video doorbells are designed with hackers in mind. The doorbell camera is installed with a hidden screw to secure it to your home. It also will stop working if it is removed by force. Skybell’s doorbell also has a motion sensor that alerts you if someone is trying to steal your doorbell. 

  • 10 Second Motion Sensor

    If someone’s outside of your door for more than 10 seconds, you’ll get a mobile alert – whether they ring the doorbell or not. Skybell’s motion sensor is designed to also show you a live on-demand view so you can see what’s happening. 

Skybell Video Doorbell Cameras

Skybell Video Doorbell Cameras

  1. Skybell HD

    1. Skybell HD

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    Our take

    The Skybell HD sends motion-triggered mobile alerts when someone’s at your door – even when they don’t ring the doorbell. You’ll be able to see and speak to guests, view live footage and take photos of the activity happening at your door using the Skybell mobile app. This doorbell comes with Silent Mode, free video recording and an activity history. It’s easy to self-install and comes in two finishes to match your home’s design. 

    Stand-out features include

    • Silent Mode
    • Free video recording
    • 10-second motion-activated sensor and instant alerts
  2. Skybell Trim Plus

    2. Skybell Trim Plus

    Our rating

    Our take

    The Skybell Trim Plus is a slimmer video doorbell for your home’s design. You’ll get many of the same features from the Skybell HD including Silent Mode, free video recording, two-way audio and motion-triggered alerts. But, the Skybell Trim is designed with a few other doorbell specifications for your home. This doorbell camera includes multi-color LEDs for color night vision and an LED indicator light for guests to easily spot your doorbell in the dark. It’s still easy to install and works with multiple device users, just like the Skybell HD. 

    Stand-out features include

    • Color night vision
    • Weather and rainproof design
    • Free video recording

Compare Skybell Doorbell Cameras

We narrowed down some of the key features and differences between Skybell’s doorbell cameras to help you pick the right one for your home. It all comes down to the preference of your doorbell’s shape and which finish you’d like.

Skybell HD

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Skybell Trim Plus

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Cost $199.00 $199.00
HD video quality 1080p HD 1080p HD
Free cloud storage Yes Yes
Installation Do-It-Yourself Do-It-Yourself
Dimensions 2.8 x 0.9 in. 4.8 x 1.13 in.
Works with Amazon Alexa Yes Yes
Theft Protection Guarantee Yes Yes
Skybell Monitoring Plans

Skybell Monitoring Plans

Currently, Skybell doesn’t offer any monitoring plans for its doorbell cameras. You’ll have to self-monitor your home’s activity, but you’ll be able to use two-way audio to speak to guests or scare off intruders with the Skybell mobile app. 

Skybell Installation

Skybell Installation

Skybell cameras are designed for easy installation using your traditional doorbell’s existing wiring. Their installation guide walks you through how to connect your doorbell to WiFi using the mobile app and how to securely mount it outside of your home. A compatibility and pre-installation checklist is also included to make sure you have everything you need before set-up. 

Skybell Mobile App

Skybell Mobile App

You can see what’s happening outside your front door using your mobile device and the Skybell app. When your doorbell camera detects motion you’ll get motion alerts. From the app, you can see what’s happening and record motion-triggered clips to playback later. You’ll be able to control your doorbell camera’s settings, and see and speak to guests – all from the mobile app. 

Skybell Theft Protection Guarantee

Skybell Theft Protection Guarantee

If your Skybell doorbell camera is stolen, they’ll replace it for free. Just provide Skybell with a proof of purchase and a filed police report for your replacement. Keep in mind that Skybell will charge $19.95 for shipping and handling. 

Skybell Frequently Asked Questions

Skybell Frequently Asked Questions

Does Skybell offer professional monitoring?

No, only self-monitoring is currently available.  

Does Skybell offer professional installation?

No, Skybell does not offer professional installation. However, they offer a number of guides and checklists to help you install your doorbell camera. 

Is Skybell good for home security?

Skybell’s a good option if you’re looking for a doorbell camera, but you may want to consider other providers if you’re looking for a whole-home security system

Does Skybell work with smart home equipment?

Skybell currently works with Amazon Echo and Alexa compatible devices for easy voice control.


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Dashia Starr

Dashia researches and writes on all things home automation and security. She focuses on the latest news, products, and providers to share only the best with you.