The German company Gigaset wants to expand its range in the smart home segment. In addition to radiator thermostats and surveillance cameras, a smart doorbell is now to go on sale. This should be able to offer a few exciting features. In addition to streaming via the app, it should also be possible to make recordings. The latter should be able to save in the cloud.
Smart Doorbell One X
The name of Gigaset’s new smarthome gadget sounds quite promising. But the features of Gigaset’s premiere in the field of video doorbells are also quite impressive. Not only do you get a live stream in high-resolution Full HD sent to your smartphone. On top of that, the company wants to give you the option of a recording that you can save in the cloud for a fee. We also find it cool that the doorbell should be able to communicate with other smart home devices. Gigaset itself talks about a possible connection with the popular smart door lock Nuki Smart Lock 2.0.
Thanks to the communication between the doorbell and the smart lock, it should be possible, for example, to open the door via the bell. When the doorbell rings, you can use the camera to see who wants to visit you and let your visitor in already if you don’t want to keep them waiting for you to arrive. Meanwhile, connecting the smart doorbell should not be complicated. Here, the energy of the usual doorbell wiring is enough. This saves a battery or even additional power source.
To make sure you can also see what’s going on outside your front door, Gigaset relies on a high-quality inner workings of its smart doorbell. This means that in addition to a full HD camera, the Smart Doorbell One X also houses a speaker and a microphone. The latter two units are supposed to serve the intercom function. Thanks to a built-in motion detector, the camera activates even when no one rings the doorbell. With the help of the infrared sensor, you can of course see something even in the dark.
You can set how wide an angle you want the camera to capture in the app. Although the cloud feature is really cool, you have to cope with a sensitive disadvantage here. You don’t get your recordings in 1,080p, but “only” 720p. Thanks to the compatibility with Philips’ Hue system and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, Gigaset seems to have a really exciting smart home device up its sleeve.