August Doorbell Cameras

August offers two video doorbells, the View and the Doorbell Cam Pro.

  • Captures the moments before activity occurs
  • Has built-in floodlight for crisp image quality
  • Easy DIY installation takes only minutes

The August Doorbell Cam Pro lets you monitor your home from wherever you are. Crystal-clear video and a two-way radio let you virtually answer the door from your smartphone or computer, so you can connect with visitors and detect suspicious activity 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even on vacation. This San Francisco home automation company was founded in 2012 with a mission of providing customers with the ultimate control over their front doors. More than 1 million customers use August cameras and smart locks as reported in July 2018. August has an impressive rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Features

The August Doorbell Cam Pro includes an array of smart features. Customers with this hardware system enjoy the following high-tech functions:

Constant Monitoring

The system’s HindSight software keeps a constant vigil over your front door. When the camera detects motion, it automatically begins recording in full-color HD video so you can capture information on guests you missed as well as potential intruders. An integrated floodlight boosts video visibility even at night, while the 120-degree field of view provides crystal-clear 960×1,280 pixel resolution. When you add a compatible video plan to your camera, you can access these recordings in the software cloud for up to 30 days. Otherwise, video will be stored in the app for free for a full 24 hours. Motion sensitivity is easily adjustable so you won’t get false alerts for every squirrel, neighborhood dog, and passing vehicle.

All August customers who purchase the Doorbell Cam Pro receive a basic monitoring package at no cost. This package includes the following:

  • A live HD view of your doorstep
  • Activity preview
  • Two-way audio conversations
  • Choice of doorbell chime tones
  • Motion detection and doorbell notifications

If you upgrade to the monthly Premium package, you also receive video playback of all the footage from your camera for up to 15 days. With Premium Plus, your footage is stored in the cloud and can be reviewed for up to 30 days.

Easy Installation

The intuitive, streamlined set-up for the August Doorbell Cam Pro requires little more than plugging in the device’s USB cable. You can use this camera with an existing 12-24v AC wired mechanical chime doorbell, no professional installation required. The Auto-Lock feature automatically secures your home when family members leave and opens the door for easy access when you approach your property.

Smart Accessories

The August Doorbell Cam Pro is completely compatible with the brand’s line of smart locks. When a friend, family member, dog walker, or house cleaner comes to your door, confirm their identity with the camera and then let them inside remotely. With the August app, you can grant guests digital keys that never expire as well as keys that are limited to a specific amount of time. You’ll also get status updates confirming that your home is securely locked. Add a compatible Wi-Fi bridge to get service even when your phone is outside your normal range.

August products are designed for compatibility with a range of other smart home gadgets and systems. You can pair your Doorbell Cam Pro with the Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. If you rent your property for short-term use, you can simplify your hosting experience through partnerships with HomeAway and Airbnb. Other partners include but are not limited to Nest, Honeywell, Xfinity, and SimpliSafe.

Cost

The August Doorbell Cam Pro is available in either silver or dark gray at a cost of $199. In addition to a credit card or bank account payment, customers can opt to pay through Paypal, Amazon Pay or an Affirm payment plan. If you want to add a video recording package to go with your Doorbell Cam Pro device, prices are as follows:

BasicPremiumPremium Plus
Free with purchase of August Doorbell Cam Pro$2.99 per month$4.99 per month

You can also pair your camera purchase with other August products designed to keep your home secure. Options include the following:

ProductPurposeCost
Smart LockControl guest access and secure your home remotely from anywhere$149 ($199 when paired with Connect Bridge)
Smart Lock Pro +All the features of Smart Lock plus the ability to use voice commands$229 ($279 when paired with Connect Bridge)
Connect Wi-Fi BridgeSupports remote locking and unlocking of the Smart Lock by providing service when you travel out of Bluetooth range$79
Smart KeypadCreate secure codes for home entry$59

August customers can take advantage of a 30-day money-back guarantee. Shipping is free for orders within the United States.

Summary

If you want to know who’s at your door even when you aren’t at home, the August Doorbell Cam Pro could be the ideal solution. Fans of this product appreciate the easy set-up and operation as well as access to most of the product’s functions without purchasing a monthly payment plan. High-quality video works well even in low-light situations and sets this product apart from competing video doorbells that rely on infrared technology.

Those who love well-designed electronics will appreciate the sleek aesthetic and durable construction of this doorbell. To get started, customers can purchase their desired equipment directly from the August website, with plan upgrades available through the August app. Customer support for August customers who need assistance is available through chat, phone, and email 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All the August products come with a one-year warranty when you buy directly from the company’s website or from an authorized dealer.