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Remo+ DoorCam 2 review: The easiest way to monitor your front porch


The Remo+ DoorCam 2 is an over-the-door security camera for people who can’t or don’t want to install a fixed video doorbell.

It’s a good option for renters, and offers many of the functions of a video doorbell, except it’s missing a key feature: a doorbell function. That’s not a criticism, but you should keep it in mind when buying.

This review is part of TechHive’s coverage of the best video doorbells, where you’ll find reviews of competing products, plus a buyer’s guide to the features you should consider when shopping for this type of product.

Installation

Installation was very fast and simple. The camera sits over the top of a door with a camera unit on the outside and the electronics and battery pack on the inside. Thanks to this, it cannot be stolen or pulled off a door without considerable effort.

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The Doorcam 2 fits over the top of your door and isn’t permamently installed, making it an attractive option for renters or anyone else who can’t install a video doorbell.

This arrangement does mean you’ll need to measure up your door to ensure the camera can sit up there without obstruction. On my front door, there’s a small series of glass panels at the top and the border was in the way when I attempted to install this at the center of the door. Luckily, I could move it to one side but if the panel had been larger, this wouldn’t have fit. The unit drops 5.3 inches down from the top of the door.

You’ll also need to be careful if you have a screen in front of a solid door. In that case the screen might hit the camera head, or the camera will be looking through the screen.

The front and back units are connected via an adjustable metal bracket that allows you to get a good fit on the door.

It’s powered by three D cells and over the three weeks I tested it, the battery indicator in the app didn’t drop below full. There is an option to run it via a USB cable.

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The camera is powered by three D cell batteries.

In Use

The video quality from the camera is average. While not as good as some high-end doorbell cameras, it’s easily good enough to clearly see what’s going on at your doorstep. The camera lens has a 160-degree field of view, so it will catch everything going on in front of the door.



Source: TechHive Reviews, Author: Martyn Williams

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