The best video eyes 2022

Long gone are the days when it was pos­si­ble to lim­it your­self to a wood­en door to an apart­ment, which was not always closed. Today, there are com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent require­ments for home secu­ri­ty, and video eyes are one of its ele­ments. KP pub­lish­es the rat­ing of the best video eyes of 2022
The best video eyes 2022
The best video eyes. Pho­to: shutterstock.com

The life prin­ci­ple “My home is my fortress” requires reli­able con­trol over the entrance to the per­son­al citadel. And it is desir­able to know in advance what is hap­pen­ing behind the door before you open it. That’s what peep­holes are for. Until recent­ly, they were opti­cal, in the cloudy glass one could only see the sil­hou­ette of the vis­i­tor, and then only if the light was on in the entrance.

In many thrillers, crim­i­nals shoot through a peep­hole that lit up and then went out. This means that the ten­ant went out into the hall­way, turned on the light and clung to the eye­piece. But tech­no­log­i­cal progress does not stand still — video eyes have made work­ing with them easy and safe.

Editor’s Choice

REXANT 45–0249

REXANT 45-0249
REXANT 45–0249. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The video peep­hole has an excel­lent val­ue for mon­ey and will serve for many years in domes­tic use. The mod­el boasts of hav­ing all the nec­es­sary func­tions: it is pos­si­ble to record pho­tos and videos, motion detec­tion, infrared illu­mi­na­tion, zoom (enlarge­ment of the image).



An added bonus is that it comes with two bat­ter­ies. While one of them is in use, you can recharge the oth­er. On aver­age, one bat­tery is enough for 30 days of oper­a­tion of the video eye.


Screen diag­o­nal 4.3 inch­es
Mount­ing wall
Cam­era angle 100°
Func­tions dig­i­tal zoom, tilt, panoram­ic, motion sen­sor, IR
Exter­nal mem­o­ry Micro SD up to 32 GB

Pros and cons

Built-in bell with 36 melodies, dig­i­tal ZOOM 5X brings the vis­i­tor’s face clos­er, two bat­ter­ies includ­ed. One charge lasts up to 30 days
Frag­ile indoor unit

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Today on sale there are many mod­els of video eyes with dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics and capa­bil­i­ties. The best way to pro­vide infor­ma­tion about them is to divide them into three con­di­tion­al groups: with basic, advanced and full func­tion­al­i­ty.

Video eyes with basic functionality

1. Dewang B35

Dewang B35
Dewang B35. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Great replace­ment for a stan­dard peep­hole. Thanks to the large view­ing angle, the entire land­ing is vis­i­ble. The screen has a res­o­lu­tion of 480x320 pix­els. The image appears on the mon­i­tor dis­play after press­ing the inter­nal but­ton and turns off after 15 sec­onds to save bat­tery pow­er. The body of the peep­hole is met­al anti-van­dal.


Dis­play col­or
Screen diag­o­nal 3.5 inch­es
Food from 4 AAA bat­ter­ies
Cam­era angle 120°
Cam­era Res­o­lu­tion 2 MPix
For door thick­ness from 40–100 cm
Door hole diam­e­ter 14–28mm

Pros and cons

Wide view­ing angle, high image qual­i­ty, anti-van­dal hous­ing
No motion sen­sor, IR light, image record­ing

2. Proline PR-VE108S

Proline PR-VE108S
Pro­line PR-VE108S. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The video cam­era is installed in any door and fas­tened with a spe­cial nut from the inside. Instal­la­tion is sim­ple and can be done by your­self. The peep­hole is equipped with a high-qual­i­ty Sony matrix, which guar­an­tees a high-qual­i­ty image. Pow­ered by a 12 V pow­er sup­ply. There is no own mon­i­tor, the peep­hole is con­nect­ed to an inter­com or TV through an input for a VCR.


Cam­era angle 150°
video sig­nal ana­log, PAL stan­dard, 1V, 75 Ohm
Food 12 V

Pros and cons

Ease of instal­la­tion in a reg­u­lar place of the door peep­hole, high-qual­i­ty “stuff­ing” from Sony
There is no motion sen­sor, IR illu­mi­na­tion, record­ing, micro­phone, the need to lay a cable to an inter­com or TV
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FOX FX-PV3. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The video peep­hole is installed in the hole intend­ed for the opti­cal peep­hole. A col­or mon­i­tor is mount­ed on the back of the door, where you can see every­thing that hap­pens on the land­ing. The device is quite easy to use and afford­able.


Screen diag­o­nal 2.8 inch­es
Cam­era angle 90°
Food from three con­ven­tion­al type AA

Pros and cons

Ease of instal­la­tion in a hole for a reg­u­lar peep­hole, inde­pen­dence from a 220 V house­hold net­work
No record­ing, motion sen­sor and Wi-Fi con­nec­tion

Video eyes with additional features (recording, motion sensor, IR illumination)

For video eyes with advanced func­tion­al­i­ty, the image is cap­tured on the SD card as a pho­to or video when the inter­nal but­ton is pressed. When the built-in motion sen­sor is trig­gered, record­ing occurs auto­mat­i­cal­ly when motion is detect­ed in front of the door. The rest of the time, the device is in stand­by mode, so the device’s mem­o­ry is not filled with unnec­es­sary images. Infrared LEDs make the space in front of the eye vis­i­ble even in com­plete dark­ness.

1. Navigator NDB-V-DC01-1V1-WH

Navigator NDB-V-DC01-1V1-WH
Nav­i­ga­tor NDB-V-DC01-1V1-WH. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The video peep­hole, com­bined with the door­bell, gives a sound sig­nal when the exter­nal but­ton is pressed and, at the same time, pho­tographs the caller. The sit­u­a­tion out­side the door can be seen and filmed with­out a call by press­ing the but­ton inside the room. The sound is repro­duced by a high-qual­i­ty speak­er, and the inter­nal mem­o­ry can accom­mo­date up to 250 pho­tos.


Cam­era Res­o­lu­tion 1 MP
Mon­i­tor Diag­o­nal 2.4 inch­es
Cam­era angle 150°
SD card capac­i­ty 16 GB
Food from 3 AAA bat­ter­ies

Pros and cons

Con­ve­nient large but­tons, one set of bat­ter­ies lasts for a year, light-sen­si­tive cam­era that works even at dusk
Qui­et ring­ing, not always audi­ble in noisy envi­ron­ments
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AVT HAWEL‑R. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The main advan­tage of this device is a high­ly sen­si­tive cam­era that can work in low light lev­els, but not in com­plete dark­ness. More­over, the peep­hole can be installed in front of the lamp on the land­ing, a spe­cial tech­nol­o­gy pro­tects the matrix from glare. The record­ing of the image on the SD card occurs at the touch of a but­ton indoors. Comes with an exten­sion cable to con­nect the cam­era to a mon­i­tor on the wall.


Dis­play col­or
Screen diag­o­nal 3.5 inch­es
Cam­era 1.3 MP
Cam­era angle 120° ver­ti­cal and 165° hor­i­zon­tal
Food 4 AA bat­ter­ies

Pros and cons

Light proof cam­era, high cam­era sen­si­tiv­i­ty, low pow­er con­sump­tion
No motion sen­sor includ­ed

3. Dewang B43

Dewang B43
Dewang B43. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Noth­ing is hid­den from the wide-angle lens of this video eye. A pow­er­ful infrared illu­mi­na­tor will show every­thing even in com­plete dark­ness. Pho­to and video record­ing are acti­vat­ed when the bell is pressed, and if the built-in motion sen­sor is acti­vat­ed, then imme­di­ate­ly upon detec­tion of changes in space at a dis­tance of two meters from the door. It is pos­si­ble to oper­ate the peep­hole in video sur­veil­lance mode, like a con­ven­tion­al video cam­era. The image is auto­mat­i­cal­ly writ­ten to the SD card. Dig­i­tal zoom changes the scale of the image on the screen.


Screen diag­o­nal 4.5 inch­es
Mon­i­tor HD
Frame met­al anti-van­dal
Video cam­era res­o­lu­tion 3 MP
Cam­era angle 160°
Bat­tery lithi­um-ion with a capac­i­ty of 3500 mAh

Pros and cons

IR illu­mi­na­tion makes the vis­i­tor vis­i­ble even in com­plete dark­ness, the built-in motion sen­sor reacts to any move­ment at the door, auto­mat­ic record­ing cap­tures the dan­ger­ous actions of the vis­i­tor
No WiFi con­nec­tion

Video eyes with Wi-Fi and full functionality

These devices are equipped with motion sen­sors, image record­ing on an SD card, and IR illu­mi­na­tion. But their main advan­tage is the abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate with smart­phones. Such gad­gets are also eas­i­ly inte­grat­ed into the smart home sys­tem.



1. A27

A27. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

A27 video peep­hole is a mod­ern unit that works with smart­phones based on iOS / Android via Wi-Fi. It is equipped with a high-qual­i­ty 2 megapix­el cam­era that shoots video in Full HD (1080p) for­mat. The 4.3″ col­or touch­screen mon­i­tor shows a clear image. IR illu­mi­na­tion allows you to see every­thing even in com­plete dark­ness. When a door­bell rings or a motion sen­sor is trig­gered, the image is auto­mat­i­cal­ly record­ed on the mem­o­ry card. The own­er receives an event noti­fi­ca­tion through a spe­cial appli­ca­tion, sees the guest and can even talk to him, regard­less of his own loca­tion in the room. The video peep­hole is eas­i­ly mount­ed in doors of any thick­ness, the pow­er sup­ply is autonomous, the charge lasts for 30 days.


Screen diag­o­nal 4.3 inch­es
Mount­ing on the door instead of an opti­cal peep­hole
Cam­era angle 180°
Inter­nal mem­o­ry 2 GB
SD card capac­i­ty 32 GB
Bat­tery capac­i­ty 5000 mAh, USB charg­ing, adapter includ­ed

Pros and cons

Full func­tion­al­i­ty, includ­ing motion sen­sor, record­ing and Inter­net con­nec­tion, con­nec­tion with a smart­phone via Wi-Fi
There is no full auton­o­my, the bat­tery must be peri­od­i­cal­ly charged from the USB port


SITITEK R26S. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The cam­era of the device has a view­ing angle of 180°. This means that none of the guests will be left out of sight. Pho­tograph­ing and video record­ing occur auto­mat­i­cal­ly when the motion sen­sor is trig­gered. In the dark, the IR LED turns on. Through the Wi-Fi mod­ule, images are trans­mit­ted or a video sig­nal is trans­mit­ted in real time to a smart­phone run­ning Android OS. Direct audio com­mu­ni­ca­tion is also pos­si­ble through the built-in micro­phone and speak­er in the video eye.


Touch Screen Diag­o­nal 5 inch­es
Cam­era Res­o­lu­tion 2 MP
Bat­tery capac­i­ty 8000 mAh
Oper­at­ing time from one charge up to 2 months
Built-in mem­o­ry 2 GB
SD card capac­i­ty 32 GB

Pros and cons

Full func­tion­al­i­ty: motion sen­sor, image and video record­ing, IR illu­mi­na­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion via Wi-Fi, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of direct audio com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the vis­i­tor and the own­er
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3. iHome 4 (Rollup i4)

iHome 4 (Rollup i4)
iHome 4 (Rollup i4). Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

This video peep­hole has built-in not only a Wi-Fi mod­ule, but also GSM. This means that the own­er will receive infor­ma­tion from the device to his smart­phone run­ning Android OS any­where in the world. The device is mount­ed in place of a stan­dard bell and out­ward­ly does not dif­fer from it. But it is equipped with IR illu­mi­na­tion, a motion sen­sor and a high-qual­i­ty video cam­era with a view­ing angle of 120 °.


Dis­play Diag­o­nal 7 inch­es
Cam­era Res­o­lu­tion 2 MP
Image qual­i­ty Full HD
Bat­tery capac­i­ty 12,000 mAh
Func­tions record­ing when a motion sen­sor is trig­gered or on a call from a smart­phone
SD card capac­i­ty 128 GB
Oper­at­ing time on a sin­gle bat­tery charge 20 days

Pros and cons

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with a smart­phone via Wi-Fi and GSM, real-time image trans­mis­sion, menu in Russ­ian
Insuf­fi­cient view­ing angle, not the entire land­ing is vis­i­ble

How to choose a video eye

Such devices have not yet found mass dis­tri­b­u­tion and buy­ers are often lost when choos­ing the best option. What is impor­tant to con­sid­er before buy­ing a video eye and how will this affect its per­for­mance? Answers all ques­tions Max­im Sokolov, Inter­net hyper­mar­ket expert

Popular questions and answers

What fea­tures should a video eye have?
1. Record­ing. A record­ing device is built into the design of the peep­hole. All pho­tos and videos are saved to a microSD mem­o­ry card. After review­ing them, you can find out what hap­pened at the entrance in your absence.

2. Motion detec­tor. The video eye auto­mat­i­cal­ly takes a pho­to or starts shoot­ing a video if it notices a per­son near­by. Typ­i­cal­ly, the range of the detec­tor is about 2 meters. This fea­ture can be use­ful in a vari­ety of sit­u­a­tions. For exam­ple, if some­one decides to paint the walls in the entrance or lit­ter on the land­ing, you will always know the heroes by sight.

3. Back­light. Allows you to use the peep­hole in night mode. Even if the vis­i­bil­i­ty at the entrance is zero, on the screen you can see the face of the per­son stand­ing in front of the door. At the same time, it is bet­ter that the back­light be hid­den — that is, that your peep­hole does not shine on the entire entrance and thus does not attract atten­tion to itself.

4. Zoom. A func­tion thanks to which you can zoom in (zoom in) the image in real time in order to have a good look at what is hap­pen­ing in the entrance.

How to install a video peep­hole in the door with your own hands?
Most video eyes are designed to be installed by ordi­nary users with their own hands. Accord­ing­ly, every­thing is thought out so that the instal­la­tion requires a min­i­mum of effort and time. The kit usu­al­ly con­tains the nec­es­sary fas­ten­ers, brack­ets, etc. You just open the box with the video peep­hole and get to work.

- Install the out­er part (cam­era) in the hole from the old eye;
- Con­nect the out­er and inner parts with a loop;
- Insert the bat­tery into the inside (if a built-in bat­tery is not pro­vid­ed);
- Install the brack­et and hang the inside of the video eye on it;

This process will be described in more detail in the instruc­tions for your video eye.

Can I con­nect the video eye to a smart­phone, TV or com­put­er?
Oh sure. If the peep­hole is equipped with a WI-FI mod­ule, you can dis­play the image on the screen of a smart­phone, tablet or com­put­er. To do this, you need to install the appli­ca­tion rec­om­mend­ed by the man­u­fac­tur­er. In this way, it is pos­si­ble to fol­low what is hap­pen­ing in the entrance, wher­ev­er you are: even sit­ting on the couch in your apart­ment, even trav­el­ing thou­sands of kilo­me­ters from home.

A video eye with­out a WI-FI mod­ule can be con­nect­ed to a com­put­er or TV. To do this, you need a pow­er cable and spe­cial adapters. I rec­om­mend look­ing online for videos with mas­ter class­es: the whole process is demon­strat­ed in the most detailed way and the nec­es­sary com­po­nents are list­ed.

So is video eye use­ful? This is, with­out a doubt, the right gad­get that sig­nif­i­cant­ly increas­es the safe­ty and com­fort of the home. The lat­est mod­els with Inter­net con­nec­tion turn the house into a true fortress with a vig­i­lant watch­man at the gate.