Zmodo Doorbell Range – A Comprehensive Guide

Zmodo range of door bells | Price | Features | Support | Requirements | Subscriptions
Zmodo Greet Door Bell
Published: 11th Jan 2020
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By Rohan Tandon

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In recent years, smart doorbells have emerged as one of the most interesting surveillance and security devices on the market. Smart doorbells with cameras generally serve as traditional doorbells that let you communicate with visitors remotely, send motion alerts, and serve as traditional security cameras.

Since 2009, Zmodo has established itself as one of the foremost names in the world of security surveillance devices. Its primary goal is to retrofit every home with affordable smart security devices. To that end, Zmodo doorbells are currently some of the best smart home doorbells on the market.

In this article, we give you a detailed review of Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell and Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell. We also discuss how to install these smart home doorbells and other details about Zmodo devices.

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell

Zmodo Greet Pro is one of the world’s most popular smart doorbells and it has been around for a while. This is a highly functional doorbell with some brilliant features like 1080p recording, an intercom system, night vision, and smart motion detection.

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Design

Smart doorbells are highly visible. Instead of hiding them away in a corner like you would a traditional security camera, you will have to install them front and centre. That’s why the aesthetic qualities of a smart doorbell are important. Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell doesn’t disappoint in that area at all – it’s an extremely sleek doorbell with a metallic body. The entire body is metallic, but the upper half of the doorbell is black and contains the camera lens. The centre of the metallic body also includes a large circular button that serves as the actual doorbell. All things considered, it’s a minimalist yet attractive doorbell.

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Features

The following is an overview of all of Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell’s features:

  • HD Wide Angle Recording: Zmodo Greet Pro comes with a 1080p camera that gives you a clear visual of everything happening around your front door. Furthermore, the lens angle is extremely wide, so you can pan around the camera’s field of vision from your smartphone app to see what’s happening all around the periphery as well.
  • Remotely Answer the Door: You don’t have to be home to answer the door anymore. Whenever someone hits the button on the doorbell, you’ll receive a push notification and you’ll get a visual of the visitor. You can then speak to them through the intercom.
  • Voice Message: You can even record a voice message that automatically comes on every time someone taps the doorbell. This is particularly useful if you’re going away for a few days. For example, you can record, ‘Sorry we’re not available right now. Please come back next Wednesday.’
  • Multiple Users: You can share the device and account with multiple family members and ensure everyone receives motion alerts and notifications.
  • Motion Detection: This doorbell also comes with a motion detection feature. Whenever it registers motion, you receive a push alert on your phone and the camera records a short 10-second clip.
  • Voice Control: This Zmodo doorbell is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant devices. As such, you can control its features using any associated devices.

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Specifications

  • Camera: 1080p HD Colour Sensor, 180° Angle of View, 4x Digital Zoom, and 1.6mm Lens
  • Video: 1080p HD at 25fps
  • Audio: Two-Way Internal Mic Speaker
  • Night Vision: Up to 16 feet with adjustable sensitivity and automatic IR-cut
  • Alerts: Smart motion detection with schedules and mobile push notifications
  • Encryption: AES 256-bit encryption
  • Working Environment: Weatherproof 14°F-122°F
  • Power: 10-36VAC Mechanical Doorbell Chime Circuit
  • Size: 4.4" × 1.9" × 0.9"
  • Compatibility: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Weight: 0.27lbs

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Requirements

  • 10-36VAC mechanical doorbell chime circuit
  • 20ohm resistor in the transformer circuit (instead of a chime)
  • Password-protected WPA/WPA2 encrypted 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi connection
  • iOS versions 9.0 and up
  • Android versions 4.0 and up

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Cost

Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell costs $179 on the official website.

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell

Zmodo Greet HD Smart is another highly intelligent smart doorbell with a security camera. This camera has a lot of the same features as the aforementioned Zmodo Greet Pro, but it has one major difference – its lens angle is a lot narrower so you don’t get access to as wide a field of vision.

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell Design

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell has a black metallic body – the upper half of the device has the camera lens and the lower half has the speaker and ‘Greet’ ring button. When the visitor taps the ring button, you get a call on your smartphone. You can answer the call to speak to the visitor over the device’s speaker. If you ignore the call, the device will play a pre-recorded message for the visitor. It also comes with a security screw so you can keep it firmly mounted and prevent theft.

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell Features

The following are some of the primary features of the Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell:

  • Visual Footage: This smart doorbell has a 1080p camera that captures videos in stunning quality with extreme attention to detail, and a 4x digital zoom feature. It has a 120° lens angle, which, although fairly wide, is not as wide as the aforementioned Greet Pro doorbell.
  • Motion Detection: Whenever the doorbell detects motion, it sends you a push notification along with a 10-second video clip that’s immediately stored to the Zmodo cloud. If you have a basic plan, you can access the video and download it to your phone within 12 hours.
  • Voice Message: You can record a custom message for visitors. If you’re not home to answer the door and don’t receive the call when they ring the doorbell, they’ll receive the voice message.
  • Intercom: This smart doorbell has an in-built two-way mic speaker, so you can communicate with your visitors directly, even if you’re not home.
  • Multiple Users: You can give your Zmodo account access to several of your friends and family so they also receive alerts and can take action if you’re not around.
  • Night Vision: This Zmodo doorbell is equipped with several infrared LEDs and light sensors for automatic night vision. When it gets dark, the camera automatically switches to night vision and provides up to 16 feet of vision.
  • Voice Control: This Zmodo doorbell is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can control the doorbell verbally using your Alexa or Google devices.

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell Specifications

  • Camera: 1080p HD Colour Sensor, 120° Angle of View, and 4x Digital Zoom
  • Video: 1080p HD at 20fps
  • Audio: Two-Way Internal Mic Speaker
  • Night Vision: Up to 16 feet with adjustable sensitivity and automatic IR-cut
  • Alerts: Video alerts with schedules and mobile push notifications
  • Encryption: AES 256-bit encryption
  • Working Environment: Weatherproof 14°F-122°F
  • Power: 10-36VAC Mechanical Doorbell Chime Circuit
  • Size: 4.92" x 2.36" x 0.98"
  • Compatibility: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Weight: 0.3lbs

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell Requirements

  • 10-36VAC mechanical doorbell chime circuit
  • 20ohm resistor in the transformer circuit (instead of a chime)
  • Password-protected WPA/WPA2 encrypted 2.4GHz or 5GHz Wi-Fi connection
  • iOS versions 9.0 and up
  • Android versions 4.0 and up

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell Cost

Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell costs $89.99 on the official website.

Comparison of Zmodo Doorbells

The following comparison table will help you compare the two Zmodo doorbells’ specifications and features to determine which is most suitable for your purposes.

  Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell
Resolution 1080p HD 1080p HD
Zoom 4x Digital Zoom 4x Digital Zoom
Video 1080p / 25fps 1080p / 20fps
Viewing Angle 180° 120°
Audio Two-Way Internal Mic Speaker Two-Way Internal Mic Speaker
Night Vision Up to 16ft Up to 16ft
Alerts Smart Motion Detection with Video Clips Smart Motion Detection with Video Clips
Voice Control Compatibility Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Power 10-36VAC Mechanical Doorbell Chime Circuit 10-36VAC Mechanical Doorbell Chime Circuit
Size 4.4" × 1.9" × 0.9" 4.92" x 2.36" x 0.98"

Zmodo Cloud – Price & Packages

Even though users don’t have to subscribe to a Zmodo cloud subscription, doing so gives you access to several advanced Zmodo camera features. These include:

  • 24/7 Recording: The Zmodo camera records footage 24/7 and automatically captures motion alerts all day long even with the free package. However, in that case, it only stores videos in the cloud for up to 12 hours, so you have a limited window to view the footage and download it to your phone. With the 7-Day or 30-Day cloud plan, the videos will be stored in the cloud for 7 days or 30 days, giving you ample time to access them.
  • Time-Lapse: With the basic plan, you’ll have access to all the footage but going through hours of recordings is painful. With a Zmodo cloud subscription, you get an automatic time-lapse video so you can go through the footage in seconds or minutes.
  • Video Editing and Sharing: You can also edit the captured videos within the app itself and then share them with people directly. You don’t need to download them to your phone to edit and share them.
Zmodo Basic Zmodo 7-Day Plan Zmodo 30-Day Plan
$0.00/month $4.99/month $9.99/month
Alert Clips of only 12 Hours Alert Clips of 7 Days Alert Clips of 30 Days
  7 Days of Continuous Cloud Recording 30 Days of Continuous Cloud Recording
  Motion Zones and Schedules Motion Zones and Schedules
  Time-Lapse Videos Time-Lapse Videos
  Video Editing and Sharing Video Editing and Sharing

Zmodo App

Zmodo App is an extremely comprehensive mobile application for iPhones and Android phones with which you can view all the doorbell camera’s footage and control its features. With the mobile app, you can view live footage, take snapshots, record videos, control other Zmodo devices, set up modes like ‘away’ and ‘sleep’ with specific actions, access motion alert videos, access time-lapse videos, and edit the recorded footage. You can also go to My Modes > Edit to create your own custom modes regarding when the camera should record, what actions it should take, etc.

ZSight (Alternative Zmodo App)

Zmodo app is extremely effective for those who want access to all of the advanced features. However, some people prefer simplicity. If you want only a few basic features and have a Basic cloud plan, then you could also consider a third-party mobile application called ZSight for iPhone and ZSight for Android. This is a minimal mobile app that lets you watch live videos and capture videos or snapshots. If that’s all you want from your app, then ZSight is the right app for you.

Zmodo Doorbell Installation

Zmodo Doorbells – both Greet Pro and Greet HD – are extremely simple to set up and can be installed within a few minutes. There’s no complicated setup or installation involved. You just have to follow these steps:

  • Connect the Zmodo doorbell to your home’s existing doorbell wiring. It has to be a 10-36VAC mechanical doorbell chime circuit. If it isn’t, you will need a 20ohm resistor in the transformer circuit.
  • Download the Zmodo app from Google Play Store or the App Store depending on whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone.
  • Create an account with your email and phone number.
  • Connect the smartphone’s app to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Name the devices and add your Zmodo doorbells.
  • You can now start viewing live footage and access all the Zmodo app features.

Zmodo Security

Zmodo has top-of-the-line security procedures and practices in place. All Zmodo devices are connected to US-based servers with AES 256-bit encryption and Transport Layer Security (TLS). As such, no one else can view your live footage or recorded videos.

Zmodo Compatibility

Are Zmodo Doorbells Compatible with Alexa?

Yes, the Zmodo doorbells are compatible with Amazon Alexa. The following is an overview of the setup process:

  • After installing the Zmodo doorbell, go to Amazon Alexa’s Skills and choose Zmodo.
  • Configure the Zmodo Skill.
  • In Alexa, go to Add Device and add your Zmodo doorbell. This can also be done through the voice command, ‘Alexa, discover my devices.’
  • You can now control your Zmodo doorbell and access the video footage from the Zmodo app.

Are Zmodo Doorbells Compatible with Google Assistant?

Yes, the Zmodo doorbells are compatible with Google Assistant. The following is an overview of the setup process:

  • Once you’ve installed the Zmodo doorbells, download the Google Home app.
  • Go to Home Control and select the ‘+’ sign.
  • Connect to your Zmodo account to automatically bring all your Zmodo devices – including your doorbell – online.
  • Now you can use your Google devices to access the Zmodo doorbells and cameras.

Are Zmodo Doorbells Compatible with Siri?

Zmodo doorbells aren’t yet compatible with Siri commands.

Zmodo Support

You can contact Zmodo support through email, phone, or live chat at any time of the day or night. The company has offices in countries across the globe, so you’ll be in contact with a representative from your home country or another nearby office. While you can lodge complaints with the support team, they won’t be able to help you with technical troubleshooting problems because Zmodo has a wide range of devices and their support staff aren’t trained in all of them.

You can also find information from Zmodo’s online support page, which includes troubleshooting information for all its devices.

Other Zmodo Devices

In addition to Zmodo doorbells, the company also offers a wide array of other surveillance devices such as Zmodo indoor cameras, Zmodo outdoor cameras, Zmodo window and door sensors, and Zmodo Wi-Fi extenders.

Zmodo Indoor Cameras

Zmodo Indoor cameras are advanced security cameras with features like night vision, two-way audio, cloud storage, and motion detection. They can be placed on a tabletop or mounted on the walls, but they can’t be placed outside because they’re not weatherproof.

  • Zmodo Sight 180: This Zmodo camera has a 1080p camera with a wide 180° lens angle.
  • Zmodo Sight 180 C: This Zmodo camera has a 1080p camera with a wide 180° lens angle and it can also be mounted on the ceiling because it comes with the right equipment.
  • Zmodo Snap PT: This is a special 360° wireless Zmodo camera with pan and tilt features. This is useful for those who want to monitor every angle of their home with no blind spots.

Zmodo Outdoor Cameras

Zmodo outdoor cameras are bullet-style security cameras with a good weatherproof rating and they can be connected in a network to monitor different parts of your home.

Zmodo Window and Door Sensors

Zmodo window and door sensors are attachments for entry points in your home – they get triggered if someone tries to break in through the door or window. They can be paired with a Zmodo Snap PT and the camera will turn towards them and capture video footage when they get triggered.

Zmodo Beam Wi-Fi Extender

Zmodo Beam Wi-Fi Extender is a double-antenna extender that can increase the range of your Wi-Fi connection to around 656 feet with 300Mbps. This is necessary for large homes in which the various Zmodo cameras, doorbells, and other devices are spread out across a wide area.

Zmodo Doorbell Alternatives

Since the smart home technology boom, several companies have established themselves as leaders of the smart home revolution. As such, you have a lot of video doorbell alternatives to consider Zmodo. While Zmodo doorbells are certainly some of the most affordable, they’re not the only ones. The following is a brief overview of some of the best Zmodo doorbell alternatives out there.

August Doorbell Cam Pro

August Doorbell Cam Pro is an extremely compact yet high-quality video doorbell that comes with 720p video recording, a 120° lens angle, motion detection, two-way audio, and night vision features. Its biggest drawback is that you must subscribe to the cloud to access recorded video.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a sleek video doorbell with a modern and minimalist style and a 1080p full HD camera. While you can use this to see who’s around the camera in real-time, you have to subscribe to the cloud plan to access the recorded video or motion detection smart alerts.

RemoBell S

RemoBell S is an extremely affordable high-quality video doorbell with an extremely wide lens angle, motion detection, smart home compatibility, and free cloud storage. The only problems here are that it only records fisheye videos and it needs local wiring.

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro

SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro offers great HDR video and it works with all other SimpliSafe security devices for a comprehensive security solution. However, it’s expensive because you need to pay a subscription fee to view the recorded videos. It also doesn’t support IFTTT or voice commands.

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Product Zmodo Greet Pro Doorbell Zmodo Greet HD Smart Doorbell August Doorbell Cam Pro Ring Video Doorbell Pro RemoBell S SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro
Resolution 1080p HD 1080p HD 720p HD 1080p HD 1,536 x 1,536 1080p HD
Viewing Angle 180° 120° 120° 160° 180° 162°
Two-Way Audio YES YES YES YES YES YES
Night Vision YES YES YES YES YES YES
Storage Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Cloud Local
Voice Control Compatibility Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Amazon Alexa Amazon Alexa Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant NO

Conclusion

Zmodo doorbells are some of the best smart video doorbells on the market because they give you access to clear HD footage of your visitors, you can speak to these visitors through the internal mic, and you can even pre-record messages for your visitors. As such, these Zmodo doorbells serve as an extremely functional security feature for your home.

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