Foscam Video Doorbell VD1
The Foscam VD1 is a 2K Dual band video doorbell. It sends you a real-time alerts on your phone with a live video showing whoever is ringing your doorbell and you will also hear a regular chime sound. It has a built-in microphone and speaker which allows you to speak with the person outside. It also records footage of visitors that approach your door while you're away or unable to answer.
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What is a Video Doorbell?
Video doorbell is a relatively new smart home category.
A video doorbell works by sending you a real-time alert on your phone with a live video shows whomever is ringing your doorbell, you will also hear a regular chime sound.
A built-in microphone and speaker in the doorbell allows you to speak with the person outside. It also records footage of visitors that approach your door while you're away or unable to answer.
Video Doorbell for Your Family
It’s an easy way to safeguard your home against property theft, home invasion, porch pirates, or keep an eye on dog walkers, kids coming home from school, and package deliveries by applying a video doorbell to identify who is at your doorstep before opening the door.
Features of Foscam Video Doorbell
- 4 Megapixels Resolution, support HDR
- Ultra wide Angle lens, diagonal Angle up to 165°
- Support full duplex real-time 2-way Audio
- Supports AI algorithm
- Face Recognition: Support up to 20 family members (Cloud subscription required)
- Support 2.4GHz & 5GHz dual-band WiFi
- Built-in white LED and IR LED, has excellent night vision image
- P2P Feature for Easy Remote Access
- Powered by AC8~24V or DC5~30V, Compatible with existing doorbell chime
- Supports Micro SD Card storage and Cloud storage
- Compatible with free Foscam Video Management Software
- Compatible with free Foscam iOS and Android APP
- Supports Alexa
- Supports Google assistant
- Adjustable Mounting Wedge Bracket Kit available
2K Resolution Video
Foscam video doorbell featuring 4MP resolution increases the level of detail and clarity to your security footage so you have a better chance to capture important evidence, such as facial features. With built-in high efficiency IR LED, it has excellent night vision image.
Face Detection & Face Recognition
In addition to the basics such as motion/sound detection, Foscam video doorbell also offers free face detection. Besides, it has a new feature - face recognition (need to pay extra fee to subscribe this service on Foscam Cloud).
Foscam video doorbell supports real-time two-way audio, with built-in mic and speaker, you can communicate with welcomed guests and get rid of unwanted guests no matter where you are.
Foscam video doorbell has dual-band WiFi, which means you can pair it with either 2.4GHz or 5GHz network. It reduces connection time and simplifies the setup process. Connecting 5GHz network strengthens the connection while also prevents signal interference.
Smart Home Compatibility
Foscam video doorbell is compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, which helps you to check the front door with more options. Once you've enabled the skill, simply say "Alexa, show the front door" to launch a live stream on your Echo Show. Similar voice commands are also available with Google Assistant.
What's in the package ?
1x Foscam VD1 Doorbell
1x Power kit( work with existing digital chime )
1x Thick mounting bracket, 1x 5° Vertical angle bracket, 1x 15° Horizontal angle bracket
1x Mounting bracket, 1x Drill hole position template
1x Type-C cable
1x Dual-purpose screwdriver
1x Screws bag
1x Quik setup guide
FAQ for Foscam Video Doorbell( Model:VD1 )
Q1: How high does the unit have to be mounted to see the person next to the front door?
Suggested installation height: 39-59 inches. The best height with a good view is 4.9ft( 59in/1.5m ). If your old doorbell installation height is lower than 4.9 ft, with the included wedge kit, you can DIY your ideal angle to get a great view of visitors coming to your door.
Q2: Does the video doorbell require existing doorbell wiring?
Yes, the video doorbell draws power from existing doorbell wiring. The voltage of the transformer requirement is 8-24VAC and the output power of the transformer is 8VA or above, which is very common in most house doorbell wiring.
Q3: Is the video doorbell powered by battery?
No, the wired video doorbell has more advanced features, like the 3s pre-buffer and no wake-up time. Also, the doorbell dimensions can be very slim, fitting into narrow door frames.
Q4: Is the video doorbell compatible with the existing doorbell chime?
Yes, we are well compatible with existing mechanical chime or digital chime. When you connect digital chime, please remember to connect our power kit.
Q5: What’s the wireless range of the video doorbell?
The video doorbell connects to your home WiFi. It works with any 2.4GHz & 5GHz wireless router, mesh system or modems. Depending on your WiFi transmit power, distance and walls in between, the doorbell range varies. In the outfield test in the US, it works well in most 3000sq.ft houses.
Q6: How does the video doorbell detect the motions?
The built-in camera of the video doorbell system is triggered to start recording through the full-image pixel contrast, followed by which the system will further undergo face detection. The triggering mechanism for the current video doorbell system requires users to adjust the settings of the activity zone and the sensitivity level of detection accordingly due to various user scenarios.
Q7: Does the video doorbell system support AI?
Yes, face detection and face recognition are supported. Face recognition can only be turned on after the corresponding cloud service is purchased.
|ITEMS||Foscam Video Doorbell|
|Image Sensor||Sensor||High Definition Color CMOS Sensor|
|Display Resolution||2688*1520 (4.0M Pixels)|
|Min. Illumination||N/A (Without IR Illuminator)|
|Lens||Lens Type||Glass Lens|
|Angle of view||Diagonal:170°,Horizontal:152°,Vertical:91°|
|Image Frame Rate||Max 25fps (2K)|
|Resolution||2K(2560x1440),1080P(1920x1080),720P(1280 x 720)|
|Flip image||Flip and mirror|
|Infrared mode||1pcs 850nm SMD IR-LEDs|
|Night mode||Manual and automatic modes|
|Night visibility||5 m|
|Audio||Input/Output||Built-in mic and speaker,support full duplex real-time 2-way Audio|
|Network||Ethernet||Transfer via Type C to RJ45|
|Wireless Security||WPA, WPA2|
|Wifi configuration mode||Support scan QR code , sound wave to add camera|
|Software Features||Motion Detection||Alarm via E-Mail, upload alarm snapshot to FTP , push message to mobile phone and push stream to Cloud|
|Sound Detection||Alarm via E-Mail, upload alarm snapshot to FTP , push message to mobile phone and push stream to Cloud|
|Face Detection||Alarm via E-Mail, upload alarm snapshot to FTP , push message to mobile phone and push stream to Cloud|
|Face Recognition||Support up to 20 family members|
|User Accounts||Three levels user role|
|Firewall||Supports IP Filtering|
|Custom ringtones||Support to customize exclusive ringtones through mobile APP|
|Micro SD card||Support maximum 128GB Micro SD card storage|
|Foscam NVR||Compatible with Foscam NVR|
|Foscam VMS||Compatible with Foscam VMS|
|Visitors leave a message||Support the push of guest messages to the APP|
|Reset||Reset button is available|
|Power||Power Supply||AC8~24V or DC5~30V|
|Power Consumption||5 Watts (Max.)|
|Physical||Dimension(LxWxH)||115(L)x45 (W)x25 (H) mm|
|Accessories||Power Kit||1pc(work with existing electronic chime )|
|Leveler||1pc(Pre-install the Leveler on the mounting plate)|
|Mounting bracket||Flat Mounting Plate*2pcs,Horizontal Wedge*1pc,Vertical Wedge*1pc|
|Connector||U-type Connector*1pc,Fork Connector*1pc|
|Doorbell Wire Extenders and Nuts||With 1pc extra screw for backup (for AC power of Doorbell), pre-install 2 Wire Extenders on the Doorbell bod|
|Screws||Wall Mount Screws*1set, Anti-theft Screws*2pcs|
|Operating Temperature||-20°C~ 50°C (-4°F ~ 122°F)|
|Operating Humidity||20% ~ 85% non-condensing|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C ~ 60°C (-4°F ~ 140°F)|
|Storage Humidity||0% ~ 90% non-condensing|
|Certification||CE, FCC, RoHS,WEEE|