SpotCam Video Doorbell 2 review: This isn’t the worst doorbell cam we’ve tested, but it’s far from the best – Martyn Williams

The SpotCam Video Doorbell 2 is the latest in a line of home surveillance products from Taiwan’s SpotCam. The doorbell is a lot chunkier than some of its competitors, measuring 2.7 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches (WxHxD), but it offers the option to record to a local microSD card, which is unusual.

In our tests, we found the camera produced a good image, but the overall experience was let down by the app, which was sluggish. Also, while the doorbell offers a barebones experience unless you pay for a monthly subscription: You’re expected to pay for additional features such as person detection and facial recognition, and that’s on top of the optional cloud storage fees.

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