Skybell Trim Plus Review

skybell trim plus review

Skybells Trim Plus is a compact and sleek video doorbell that offer all the features you need but in a smaller size. From video features to motion detection and a chime disabling option, this compact device is a fresh force on the market that rivals the likes of Ring.

It might not be the best when it comes to performances and specs, but the Trim Plus is likely to be a more visually friendly device compared to others. A unique LED light with a choice of 16 million colors also adds variability and a little charm.

In this article, we will take you through the main features to note with the Skybell Trim Plus, its highlights, and its lowlights.


Skybell Trim Plus Overview

This WiFi doorbell has a unique feature of enabling and disabling the chiming feature on
demand. However, even when the chiming is disabled, the users will get notifications on their mobile phones
when somebody is out there at the main door. Let us have a look at the various features of this interesting
product called Skybell Trim Plus.


Design

skybell trim plus

Skybells purpose of this product was to offer the benefits of a video doorbell in an extra slimline manner.

The dimensions are a mere 1.44 inches across by 1.13 inches depth and 4.8 inches height.

The rectangular shape features two dark circular components, one being the video camera and the other being the LED indicator light.

The finishings available include Silver and a particularly attractive dark Bronze.


Setup

The product comes in a box that has everything that is required for installing this in your home. It works by replacing your existing doorbell and feeding the wires through. This doorbell moun ensures a solid and reliable supply of good. It can be adjusted depending on the angles requires and this indeed adds to its versatility.

A little use of a screwdriver and you’re there.

Following that, you just download the Skybell app and follow the instructions to install the desired settings you have.


Connectivity

Despite being slim, the Skybell Trim Plus is highly compatible with many systems and connectivity protocols. These include:

  • IFTTT
  • NEST
  • Kevo.
  • 802.11 N, G and B
  • 2.4Ghz
  • 5GHz

 


Video & Notification Features

Skybell trim plus camera

Skybell Trim Plus has maintained the standard of the Skybell HD in its video recording and monitoring features.

When a users doorbell gets rung they will recieve a notification so they can access their camera and talk using two-way audio. This is possible thanks to the digital microphone and speakers on the doorbell.

Skybell Trim Plus records with a 1080 HP video camera that has a 180 degree field of view. Night vision with full color allows recording up to a maximum range of 15 feet. You may also zoom up to 5x normal sight to see more.

The image quality is also customizable and the users could choose either 480p, 720p or 1080p at 10 FPS.

The doorbell also has a motion sensor that sends notifications to the user, even if the vide doorbell isn’t rung.

The doorbell button also features a LED indicator that is customizable to the tune of 16 million colors.

It offers the facility of cloud storage (7-day period free rolling) and it comes for free without any monthly fee.


Other Features

skybell trim plus app

Being able to disable the chiming is useful for homes with young infants, toddlers, and children. When the chiming feature is turned off, the user will still continue to get a notification when the doorbell is activated.

The product also allows multiple users to access the doorbell via the Skybell app.


Skybell Trim Plus Highlights

Skybells Trim Plus successfully takes the key features and standards needed and expected for a video doorbell, despite trimming down its size.

  • Super slim design
  • It has one of the easiest installation procedures.
  • It is compatible with iPhone Android phone.
    Configuration with the app is straightforward
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
  • Solid customer service and return process
  • Theft guarantee replacement
  • Quiet Mode – disable chime features
  • Multiple users access
  • Record videos with free cloud storage

Skybell Trim Plus Negatives

Skybells Trim Plus isn’t perfect, there are a few concerns of reliability that have been experienced by a few users:

  • Motion sensors can be unreliable. In some instances, e users have found it to be buggy and non-functional.
  • Two-way audio found to be insufficient by some
  • A few cases of malfunctioning also have been reported.
  • A few instances of malfunctioning of the child lock system also have been reported.

Final Word

Whilst not the best video doorbell on the market, Skybells Trim Plus may please the eye of more people than the standard options. This will comprehensively tick the boxes although it might be a little bit unreliable in some circumstances.

Rupert Pople

Rupert is the founder of this website and a smart home tech enthusiast fascinated by the power of connected devices. Within his Business Management (BSc) degree at the University of Nottingham, he studied the technological impact of the Internet of Things.

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