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SkyBell 2.0 is a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell that sends you a push alert and a link to a live feed when someone buzzes you or simply triggers the built-in motion sensor.

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SkyBell 2.0 costs $199 and was named as one of Apple's HomeKit-compatible brands.

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It comes with a few different baseplates to fit unique configuration needs.

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SkyBell must be hardwired to work correctly.

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That ensures a steady supply of power, but does take a bit more effort up front.

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If you already have a wired doorbell and are familiar with basic electrical work, the installation should be pretty straightforward.

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It takes just two wires to install SkyBell.

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Then, you'll be ready to chat with guests without opening the door -- or even being home at all.

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SkyBell 2.0 installed.

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SkyBell did make a tweak to its 2.0 model shortly after it was released.

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The first production 2.0 models has a motion sensor below the camera.

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However, later batches position the motion sensor above the camera. We tested both.

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