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eufy Security, Wireless Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered, Dual Power Options) with 2K HD $139.99 ATL

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[Amazon.ca] eufy Security, Wireless Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered, Dual Power Options) with 2K HD $139.99 ATL

$139.99 is a new ATL according to Keepa. It seems better than the equivalent wired 2K version since it has dual power options, so you can either run it off battery or connect it to existing doorbell wiring to supply continuous power. You can also use it with your existing doorbell chime which you cannot do with the wired version.

Here's the product comparison across the eufy doorbell line

Note that it doesn't have continuous video recording, only the Bestbuy exclusive model has that feature for $200.
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Many other brands of video doorbells are using lithium-ion as battery and customers are reporting problems during cold weather or even under freezing temperatures. I don't seem to find any review from this doorbell, are they using a different type of battery?
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Feb 27, 2013
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Has anyone tried this versus ring doorbell 2? I currently have a ring doorbell 2 but am tempted to switch to this due to the yearly 50$ fee.
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lcmt wrote: Many other brands of video doorbells are using lithium-ion as battery and customers are reporting problems during cold weather or even under freezing temperatures. I don't seem to find any review from this doorbell, are they using a different type of battery?
It says lithium ion battery. The specs say it can operate down to -20C. One of the Q&As on the Amazon page said it had no problems operating at -30-40C and another said no problems at -15C.
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lcmt wrote: Many other brands of video doorbells are using lithium-ion as battery and customers are reporting problems during cold weather or even under freezing temperatures. I don't seem to find any review from this doorbell, are they using a different type of battery?
I have issues with my ring doorbell 2 at freezing temperatures, have had to recharge it twice during winter months yearly, and I don't get notifications when battery is about to or is dead....

And my ring doorbell 2 is hard wired. Below 4c it does not recharge. (as designed)

Specifically, my doorbell 2 will function even in sub zero but it will not recharge until above 0c. Aka it will deplete only.
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I had freezing temp issues too where the device fails to charge battery below -25C
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Thanks op, ordered!
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The specification for the other doorbells is saying the same thing, but they still have problems. The nature of the lithium-ion battery is that you cannot charge the battery below zero degrees. However, I'm not sure about the behavior of using the battery while under freezing point.

I do notice some customers are saying it works under freezing temperatures. However, compared with the customer who declared it didn't work, it is only a small portion. I'm wondering if maybe the front door setting is different (like with or without a balcony) and/or the running time of the camera.
Derringdo wrote: It says lithium ion battery. The specs say it can operate down to -20C. One of the Q&As on the Amazon page said it had no problems operating at -30-40C and another said no problems at -15C.
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I believe the camera is the one using the majority of the power from the battery. I believe if the camera is being activated many times, then the battery juice will be used up a lot faster.
draggonfly wrote: I have issues with my ring doorbell 2 at freezing temperatures, have had to recharge it twice during winter months yearly, and I don't get notifications when battery is about to or is dead....

And my ring doorbell 2 is hard wired. Below 4c it does not recharge. (as designed)

Specifically, my doorbell 2 will function even in sub zero but it will not recharge until above 0c. Aka it will deplete only.
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lcmt wrote: I'm wondering if maybe the front door setting is different (like with or without a balcony) and/or the running time of the camera.
This makes sense if the doorbell is in an enclosed area like a covered porch, which would help keep temperatures warmer even in cold weather. Mine will be in an enclosed area so hopefully it has no issues with the cold temperatures.
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Nov 11, 2010
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Derringdo wrote: $139.99 is a new ATL according to Keepa. It seems better than the equivalent wired 2K version since it has dual power options, so you can either run it off battery or connect it to existing doorbell wiring to supply continuous power. You can also use it with your existing doorbell chime which you cannot do with the wired version.

Here's the product comparison across the eufy doorbell line

Note that it doesn't have continuous video recording, only the Bestbuy exclusive model has that feature for $200.
Had one and returned it. The battery version doesn’t have pre-record even if you hardwire it meaning that you catch the back of amazon delivery guy more than a few times. Ended up getting ring pro 2 and love it
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Feb 11, 2017
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I have used the bell during this winter season in Winnipeg and no issues. My Eufy smart lock did freeze though a couple of times.
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We're using Aiwit brand doorbells for both back and front door. This winter in Montreal it touched to -38 celcius and had no issues. The batteries last 2 to 3 months easily.
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Tbh both me and the partner are too lazy to charge this.. wire it and save the trouble
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ditachan wrote: I had freezing temp issues too where the device fails to charge battery below -25C
Even your Car battery has half the charge once it reaches this temperature. I don't see anything to be done to remedy this otherwise besides hard wiring it.

Best to hardwire for a steady current.
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Nov 27, 2019
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Calgary
I'm interested. Everything in the Amazon link says it's the 2K version, but the main picture shows the 1080p version. Am I missing something?
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Feb 11, 2019
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Hi, I had this for the last 18 month, charged 3-4 times, its outside in Quebec temperature, but I have a private entrance, so low traffic. No issues, love it.

The only hiccup is that it's a bit slow to start recording, so if you run up to it, it will barely catch your face.

Also its the older version, new version has a dual cam with a better coverage.

Otherwise the image is crystal clear.
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For what it’s worth, I have the regular wired version and it had no problems in the Toronto winter. I will say the face recognition is pretty crappy. Misses the delivery guy pretty often and then constantly somehow identifies my neighbour’s car as a person.

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