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What is the difference between an intelligent video doorbell and a video doorbell?

With the surge of the Internet of Things, smart homes have gradually entered the field of vision, smart cat eyes, video intercom, smart light bulbs, smart remote control, etc., and so on, consumers are also picking eyes. Especially in the recent period, smart cat eyes (new generation products in the field of smart homes) and video intercom (also called building intercom) have been completely overturned by the concept of traditional cat eyes, which is dazzling and silly. The points are not clear. So what exactly is a smart cat eye? What is a visual intercom? What is the difference between the two?


Video Intercom: Also known as Building Intercom, it is a modern, well-off residential service that provides two-way visual communication between visitors and residents. When in use, the resident hears the ringtone, accepts the call from the host through the downstairs host, and the video extension can receive the video image through the downstairs host camera to confirm the identity of the visitor to decide whether to allow the visitor. enter. Video intercom can improve the overall management and service level of the home and create a safe community living environment, so it has gradually become an indispensable supporting equipment for the well-off residence. Usually consists of front-end acquisition + back-end display, but there is no storage medium, the device can not access the network, so the scope of application is limited to indoors when there is a visitor to the doorbell to achieve a video conversation. Once you leave the house, there is no way to know about any visits or situations outside the door.

Smart Cat Eye: It is composed of front-end capture cat head + back-end display. It has memory function. When someone rings the doorbell, it can take photos and videos. It can remember the voice image information of the incoming person. It can save the message of the visitor. Play back again and the device can access the network. When there is a visitor, if there is someone at home, you can directly talk to the visitor video through the indoor display; if you go out, when the visitor rings the doorbell, the mobile app that is matched with the smart cat’s eye will automatically push the message, and the APP can be opened with the visitor. Live video conversations.


First of all, the smart cat eye integrates the functions of the cat’s eye and the doorbell, and overcomes the shortcomings and safety hazards of the traditional optical cat’s eye, and increases the role of monitoring. It is widely used in the doorway of homes and high-end hotels, and is an upgrade to the traditional optical cat’s eye. And alternative products. Secondly, the smart cat eye fundamentally prevents the possibility of peeping from outside the door and strengthens its role in security. The main performances are as follows: (1) There is a memory function. When someone rings the doorbell, he can not only hear the ringtone, but also see the guest from the screen. It can also take pictures and record, can remember the voice image information of the incoming person, or it is very convenient. Leave a message to the owner and play it back when we need it. (2) equipped with automatic memory is also the function of detection. Within a certain range, after sensing the human body, it will automatically take pictures and record, which is a very practical safety monitoring function; (3) usually an alloy external machine, installed from the outside And achieved the role of flood control.

The video intercom is an audio-visual communication system between residents and residents in residential quarters. It is the first line of defense against illegal intrusion in residential quarters. Through the setting of this system, the residents can use the intercom/visual intercom extension at home, and can talk to the visitor through the intercom/visual intercom door host located at the door of the unit building and can pass the extension screen. The image identifies the visitor. When the visitor is confirmed, the resident owner uses the door lock control button on the extension to open the electronically controlled door lock on the main unit door of the unit building, allowing the visitor to enter; otherwise, all non-unit staff and strange visitors are no enter.

Scope of application

Video intercom, used in one or more residential buildings, multiple households use a single door host, commonly referred to as video intercom system, building video intercom system; and used in a single household Such as villas, often referred to as single-family video doorbells or villa visual doorbells. Video intercom is mainly used in single-family apartment buildings or villas, so there are not many video intercom systems, and domestic video intercom systems are usually used in large residential areas, many of which are Thousands of households, even tens of thousands of households, have higher requirements on the capacity and stability of the number of connected households. The mainstream of the video intercom system still uses 485 bus signal transmission. At present, there is a trend toward digital development. Domestic adoption of TCP/ The video intercom system with a larger number of IPs is gradually maturing.

When the smart cat’s eye is used, when the visitor arrives, it will directly talk to the visitor video through the indoor display. Even if the guest is on the door, when the guest rings the doorbell, the mobile app that is matched with the smart cat’s eye will automatically push the message, and the APP can be opened in real time with the visitor. Video conversation. Visual access is limited to when there are people in the house. Smart cat eyes are currently used in a wide range of residential projects, and there are few mature applications in other areas.

In summary, the most essential difference between a smart cat eye and a video doorbell is whether the device is connected to the Internet for real-time remote control, so that you can get all the information outside the home anytime, anywhere, no matter where you are. Of course, in addition to this, the smart cat eye has suspicious signs automatically captured / video, mobile phone remote start alarm, PIR body thermal sensing and motion detection are not available in the video doorbell.