If you want to upgrade your smarthome with a video doorbell, you've probably hit the feedback needed for power and AV cables. August has a solution: the new clock screen camera, available on March 28 for $ 230.
Most smarthome technology of this kind requires a semi-permanent installation, but August View uses a swappable 6500 mAh battery to power Wi-Fi connection and camera. The company does not claim battery life, but assumes it only takes full power when the camera detects motion or a ring, which should take a few weeks at least. And the wireless setting allows it to be mounted on a standard base plate.
The display works with August's existing smart locks, which can likewise be mounted in a basic internal lock. Of course, the connected app can open an August lock directly from the video view. The system works with both the Amazon Alexa and Google's Assistant smarthome platforms, but Apple Homekit support is particularly absent.
The view can stream video anywhere up to 1920 x 1440 resolution, with night view and digital zoom also supported. Interchangeable brass plates allow you to match your door's existing luminaires, and IPX5 water-resistant protection should keep it safe even in heavy rain or longer freezing.