14 best video eyes

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Video peepholes are becoming more and more popular with Russian apartment owners and private houses. These modern devices allow you to organize constant monitoring of the front door with minimal cost. At the same time, many models will not alert guests, since they look from the outside like ordinary eyes. These devices seriously differ in cost, functionality, and video transmission methods. There is a huge range of video surveillance systems on the domestic market, so you can't do without the help of experts when buying.

Recommendations for choosing a video eye

Video camera resolution, viewing angle. Only the camera can see the scenarios behind the front door. The efficiency of observation depends on the resolution and viewing angle.

  1. The clearest image is given by video eyes with a resolution of 2-5 megapixels.
  2. Simple models are equipped with cheap cameras with a resolution of 0.3-1.3 megapixels and viewing angles up to 120 degrees. The clarity of the picture leaves much to be desired, it is recommended to use such devices only in the doors located at the end of the staircase.
  3. If the door is installed on the wide side of the platform, then preference should be given to cameras with a viewing angle of up to 180 degrees.

Camera type. Modern video peepholes are equipped with three types of cameras.

  1. The most durable and convenient in terms of installation are cylindrical models. They can be installed in the standard peephole, which is found in most door leaves.
  2. Rectangular enclosures are well insulated. But such cameras are expensive, besides, they have large dimensions.
  3. Open frame eyes attract buyers with their low price and compactness. However, the transverse dimensions of the chambers are quite large, and the durability is poor.

Control. The video peephole can be controlled using a wired or wireless connection.

  1. In the case of wired control, the parameters have to be set by direct contact with the device.
  2. Wireless models allow you to monitor the situation through a smartphone or other gadget. Without looking up from the sofa, you can make changes to the settings. Convenience and comfort of wireless control is provided by the Wi-Fi module.
  3. Motion Sensor. The most convenient option for activating a video eye is a motion sensor. As soon as a living creature appears on the staircase or porch of the house, the camera will start video broadcasting or recording. A lot of unnecessary inclusions will occur when a dog runs or a cat walks in the yard.

We have selected 14 of the best video eyepieces for review. All of them are sold in specialized stores in our country. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine proceeded from the opinion of the expert community, taking into account the reviews of domestic consumers.

Rating of the best video eyes

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best budget video eyes 1 Sititech B24 2980 2 980
2 JMK JK-108S 3300 RUB 3,300
3 PROLINE PR-VE108N 3504 RUB 3,500
The best video eyepieces in the average price 1 GSM IT-2 RUB 5 850
2 OPTIMUS DB-01 RUB 5,140
3 Xiaomi Zero AI Video Doorbell RUB 3,250
4 PST-4,3DM Gray RUB 4,250
5 iHome-GLAZ RUB 8,300
6 TANTOS TSC-190DV RUB 7,164
The best video eyepieces in the premium segment 1 Sititek R26S RUB 18,990
2 i-Corder iHome 4 (Rollup i4) RUB 13,900
3 Radio DVR + C-208 RUB 12 709
4 iHome4 Silver RUB 12 900
5 Sititek i3 RUB 13,990

The best budget video eyes

The simplest and most reliable video eyes can be found in the budget segment. They are most often in demand among apartment owners. The experts have selected several effective models.

Sititech B24 2980

Rating: 4.7

Sititech B24 2980

Affordable price, simplicity and reliability – these are the main advantages of the Sititech B24 video eyelet. The model is made in vandal-proof design, in the dark the infrared illumination is automatically turned on. The time to enter the standby mode can be adjusted, and volume control is also provided. The experts also appreciated the quality of the video signal. The manufacturer has equipped its product LCD with a 2.4-inch display. Video recording takes place in 640×480 pixels. The device can work with memory cards up to 32 GB.

Russian users also liked the video peephole. They note a convenient mount, compactness, a clear picture. The model is powered by AA batteries and can be easily installed on its own into a door 4 to 10 cm thick.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • ease of installation;
  • sharp image;
  • automatic activation of power saving mode.

disadvantages

  • not found.

JMK JK-108S 3300

Rating: 4.5

JMK JK-108S 3300

Externally, the model JMK JK-108S does not differ in any way from the usual door peephole. Due to its cylindrical shape, the camera can be easily installed in the standard slot of both wooden and metal doors. It provides a viewing angle of up to 150 degrees horizontally. The device loses to the winner of the equipment review. The Chinese manufacturer has saved on backlighting, the product does not have a day-night mode. But the experts have added a high-quality 1/3 “Sony CCD video sensor to the device. The video eye does not have a monitor, so you will have to connect it to a computer or TV.

Domestic users liked the color image, the presence of sharpness adjustment. On the downside, they include the lack of sound and difficulty in connecting.

Advantages

  • good viewing angle;
  • ease of installation;
  • affordable price;
  • high-quality image.

disadvantages

  • no display;
  • there is no backlight.

PROLINE PR-VE108N 3504

Rating: 4.4

PROLINE PR-VE108N 3504

Another Chinese video eyelet perfectly combines an affordable price and good quality. The PROLINE PR-VE108N model also does not differ from a regular peephole from the outside of the door. It will not be difficult to install it on your own in a wooden or metal door. To fix the device in the door, a special nut is used, which is screwed onto the threaded part of the body. The experts praised the image quality provided by Sony's sensitive sensor. The horizontal viewing angle reaches 180 degrees. However, the operating temperature limit of the model is limited to the range of -10 … + 50 ° C. Therefore, it can only be used in apartments.

The disadvantages of the video eye are the lack of a display, the need to connect to a TV or PC.

Advantages

  • the best viewing angle;
  • clear picture;
  • ease of installation;
  • acceptable price.

disadvantages

  • no display;
  • limited operating temperature range.

The best video eyepieces in the middle price segment

The most widely used are video eyes from the middle price category. They are distinguished by their versatility, which allows them to be used both in apartments and in private houses. Experts liked the following models.

GSM IT-2

Rating: 4.9

GSM IT-2

Video peephole GSM IT-2 is considered one of the most technologically advanced devices in the middle price segment. The model pleased the owners of country houses. Thanks to the GSM function, the device can not only record video, but also send an image to the user's phone as an MMS message. In addition, the device can record a message from visitors to the owner of the house. Communication with guests can be carried out via a mobile phone. Experts gave the brand the winner's laurels for a large touchscreen display and a sensitive motion sensor that is triggered within a 3 m radius.

Domestic homeowners are pleased with the simplicity of settings and management, the presence of 5 operating modes, and ease of installation. Of the shortcomings, they distinguish a small viewing angle (up to 100 degrees).

Advantages

  • GSM function;
  • high-quality image;
  • infrared motion sensor;
  • ease of use.

disadvantages

  • small viewing angle.

OPTIMUS DB-01

Rating: 4.8

OPTIMUS DB-01

When there is a need to constantly record the events taking place outside the door, it is worth choosing the OPTIMUS DB-01 video peephole. The model is equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD monitor, a 1.3 megapixel camera. Video filming is carried out with a resolution of 0.3 megapixels, in the dark, two LEDs are turned on. A microSD card (up to 32GB) is required to store footage. The device is powered by 3 AA batteries, their service life ranges from 1 to 2 months. The model is equipped with a motion sensor, the viewing angle is 120 degrees. The experts praised the build quality, clear picture and ease of installation.

Russian users easily install and connect the OPTIMUS DB-01 video eyelet, they are satisfied with the large screen, loud ringtone and efficient backlighting. But when viewing a video file, the time and date of its recording is not visible.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • effective backlighting;
  • easy installation;
  • clear picture.

disadvantages

  • no time and date of recording.

Xiaomi Zero AI Video Doorbell

Rating: 4.7

Xiaomi Zero AI Video Doorbell

Bronze in our review goes to the smart doorbell Xiaomi Zero AI Video Doorbell. The Chinese device fits into the concept of a smart home. The product weighs 185 g, of which 90 g are for batteries. For a modern device to work, you need to install the MiHome application and make pairing. Experts praise the video eye for its functionality, the ability to remember faces. There is only one problem – the weakening of the Wi-Fi signal when passing through the door. A powerful router is capable of solving it; it will allow you to receive notifications in a timely manner and instantly respond to scenarios happening outside the door.

Users praise the smart call for its wide functionality, modern communication method, and ease of connection. But the house must have a good router.

Advantages

  • Hi-tech;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • ease of management;
  • wide functionality.

disadvantages

  • a powerful router is required.

PST-4,3DM Gray

Rating: 4.7

PST-4,3DM Gray

The PST-4.3DM Gray video eyelet allows you to observe a clear color picture in a 4.3-inch monitor. The device is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel camera with a viewing angle of 120 degrees, IR illumination. Recording is carried out using a motion sensor, you can take photos manually. The device supports microSD memory cards up to 32 GB. The power source is a 1350 mAh battery. A full charge of the battery ensures the operation of the video eye for 14-45 days. The model is easy to install, it is installed in place of a regular peephole. In this case, the thickness of the door can be in the range of 3.5-10 cm.

Domestic homeowners liked the video peephole for its autonomy, versatility, and easy installation. However, defective devices end up in the trade network of our country.

Advantages

  • large monitor;
  • IR illumination;
  • easy installation;
  • rechargeable battery.

disadvantages

  • defective products come across.

iHome-GLAZ

Rating: 4.4

iHome-GLAZ

The iHome-GLAZ video eye provides ample opportunities for the owner of the house in terms of observation. From the outside of the door, it does not stand out from the usual peephole, so the guests are unaware of video surveillance. Although the device is equipped with a monitor, you can follow the events outside the door using your smartphone. Communication with the video camera is via Wi-Fi. The manufacturer offers two color options (black and white), which allows you to choose a peephole to match the shade of the door leaf. The experts appreciated the flexibility of settings and the wide video recording time interval (from 2 to 60 minutes).

Users praise the good disguise, the ability to work without an Internet connection, and the autonomy of the monitor. But the 0.3 megapixel camera does not give a clear picture.

Advantages

  • disguise as an ordinary peephole;
  • suitable for different doors;
  • autonomous work of the monitor;
  • flexibility of settings.

disadvantages

  • low resolution.

TANTOS TSC-190DV

Rating: 4.3

TANTOS TSC-190DV

TANTOS TSC-190DV occupies the leading position among customizable video eyes. According to experts, the main advantage of the model over competitors is the device's compatibility with professional video surveillance systems. The set does not include a display, so you need to connect a TV or PC via the video output. The strengths include a 1/3 “SONY SuperHAD CCD video camera with a viewing angle of 130 degrees. The manufacturer has equipped its product with such an option as automatic amplification. The thickness of the doors into which the device can be mounted is limited to 6-9 cm.

Homeowners liked the ease of connection, the large viewing angle, and compatibility with video surveillance systems. The disadvantages include the lack of backlighting.

Advantages

  • a high resolution;
  • simplicity of settings;
  • good overview;
  • image processing in any way.

disadvantages

  • no backlight;
  • restriction on door thickness.

The best video eyepieces in the premium segment

The most modern level of video surveillance allows you to organize elite video eyes. They amaze with their functionality, allowing the owner to monitor the house while away from him. Here are the most advanced home video surveillance devices.

Sititek R26S

Rating: 4.9

Sititek R26S

A wide viewing angle (180 degrees), modern video transmission and high quality have helped Sititek R26S rise to the highest level of our pedestal. Experts have appreciated the 2-megapixel camera and 2 GB of built-in memory. In combination with a MicroSD card (up to 32 GB), the device is capable of storing a large amount of video information. The video eyelet is powered by a battery (8000 mAh), the capacity of which is enough for 2 months of operation. The model is equipped with a 5-inch monitor, but thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi module, you can monitor your door remotely via a smartphone.

Russian consumers were pleasantly surprised by the capabilities of the Sititek R26S video eyelet. It can be inserted into door leaves from 3.5 to 11 cm thick. The only disadvantage is the high price.

Advantages

  • IR illumination;
  • call function with 32 melodies;
  • high-quality camera;
  • large amount of built-in memory.

disadvantages

  • high price.

i-Corder iHome 4 (Rollup i4)

Rating: 4.8

i-Corder iHome 4 (Rollup i4)

A smart device is the i-Corder iHome 4 video eyelet from Rollup. The modern device has a wireless connection, advanced functionality, a capacious battery (12000 mAh). A notification will be sent to the owner's smartphone when invited or uninvited guests appear in the area of ​​the door. In addition, the homeowner can talk to the visitor while away from home. Thanks to IR illumination, it is possible to continuously monitor the situation near the door. But the video is not automatically recorded, only forcibly to the smartphone. The experts drew attention to a large selection of ringtones and a good camera (2 Mp).

Users praise the video eyelet for wireless connection, IR illumination, large display (7 inches). The disadvantages include the softness of the outer eye.

Advantages

  • ease of management;
  • capacious battery;
  • a large selection of ringtones;
  • good camera.

disadvantages

  • the outer peephole is scratched.

Radio DVR + C-208

Rating: 4.7

Radio DVR + C-208

Wireless video peephole Radio DVR + C-208, unlike competitors, is equipped not only with a monitor and a video camera, but also with an additional miniature camera. The device allows you to organize observation, both behind the front door and in the hallway or hall. The built-in battery allows you to move around with a 5-inch monitor, wireless connection is carried out at a distance of up to 30 m. When the display is turned off, the device will go into power-saving mode, the standby time can be set in the range of 1-5 minutes. To power the wireless camera, a 220 V network or a 9 V battery (Crown) is required.

Homeowners' reviews often mention ease of use, the presence of two cameras. Of the minuses, they highlight the vulnerability of the peephole from vandals.

Advantages

  • large monitor;
  • two cameras;
  • wireless connection;
  • power saving mode.

disadvantages

  • the peephole is easily damaged.

iHome4 Silver

Rating: 4.7

iHome4 Silver

The iHome4 Silver Chinese video peephole was created taking into account the latest achievements in the field of security systems. Thanks to the GSM module and wireless connection (Wi-Fi), the owner of the house or apartment has the opportunity to communicate with the guest online from anywhere in the world. A large monitor (7 inches) is included with the peephole, the picture on it is clearly visible even at an angle. The device is equipped with a motion sensor, when triggered, video recording starts. The manufacturer has provided a “not at home” mode, thanks to which the visitor will be able to leave a video message. A 2-megapixel camera with a viewing angle of 130 degrees is responsible for a clear picture.

The users liked the wide functionality of the video eyelet. The weak points of the device are the lack of protection against vandals and the high price.

Advantages

  • GSM module;
  • large monitor;
  • many modern options;
  • clear picture.

disadvantages

  • no protection against vandals.

Sititek i3

Rating: 4.7

Sititek i3

The Sititek i3 smart device was created on the basis of the Android operating system. Thanks to GSM and Wi-Fi modules, the video peephole connects with a smartphone without any problems. He can send video messages to the owner of the accommodation, organize a voice communication with the guest. The device is powered by a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh, there is a spare current source in the kit. The experts drew attention to the button “SOS”, thanks to which you can quickly call the Emergencies Ministry brigade or an ambulance. The video eye is activated when the motion sensor is triggered. IR illumination provides a clear picture even in the dark.

Consumers note the ease of installation, ease of connection and configuration. The disadvantages of users include a fast battery discharge and an English-language menu.

Advantages

  • GSM and Wi-Fi modules;
  • two batteries;
  • button “SOS”;
  • ease of installation.

disadvantages

  • the battery is quickly discharged;
  • English-language menu.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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