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How to Install a Video Doorbell | Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has installed dozens of video doorbells and has run into some head-scratchers while following the manufacturers’ instructions. Here’s a step-by-step guide based on the lessons we’ve learned.

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00:00 – Introduction
00:29 – Installing a hardwired video doorbell
00:48 – Step 1: Download mobile app
01:13 – Step 2: Shut off power
01:34 – Step 3: Inspect doorbell transformer
01:57 – Step 4: Inspect and rewire doorbell chime
02:48 – Step 5: Remove existing doorbell
02:58 – Step 6: Mount new video doorbell
03:34 – Step 7: Connect doorbell to WiFi
03:56 – Installing a battery-powered video doorbell
04:03 – Step 1: Charge battery
04:08 – Step 2: Attach mounting bracket
04:17 – Step 3: Attach doorbell
04:27 – Step 4: Connect to WiFi
04:32 – Step 5: Set up doorbell chime


  1. Doubt any of you in the comments did this yourself

  2. Thank you for this video.
    One question – why does the wuss in this video have a stupid, useless mask on in HIS OWN HOUSE?????? Talk about virtue signaling!

  3. good quality video and product I hope it is the best

  4. To which entity – or entities – does this technology transmit the data it collects? The so-called "internet of things" promises convenience but it is practically guaranteed to provide information its users freely give to companies that will monetize it. Beware!

  5. Read Fahrenheit 451
    Its like big brother lurking outside your front door. Who would not want that…
    you did not rat out your neighbor you're doorbell did. As a carpenter who has installed these I can say the quality is very poor. Cheep plastic parts held together with glue. disposable Chinese electronic devises that will lower the quality and reliability of your home.
    Those who would trade their freedom for security deserve neither.

  6. The only thing about those type of video doorbells is that you lose privacy and the cops can watch it. It’s best to have a closed circuit system not connected to the Internet.

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