When you purchase a video doorbell, you are hoping it will add to your feeling of security. I have had two video doorbells: a nest and now a ring.

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I am glad to be able to peek in while I am at work and see what is going on in the neighborhood. I don't know how effective it would be if someone were to try to rob me.

Without a subscription service, they are both pretty much useless. They were also very expensive, and I don't know if I would buy them again.

I Am Glad My Doorbell Doesn't Have These Major Security Flaws

I am now glad that I paid up for my doorbell camera, as some brands being sold by Amazon, Walmart, Sears, and other big box stores have some major security flaws. According to Consumer Reports, experts say these cheaper and insecure electronics from China can be easily hacked.

If you have one of the following doorbells controlled by the Aiwit app, you could have security issues.

  • Eken
  • Tuck
  • Fishbot
  • Rakeblue
  • Andoe
  • Gemee
  • Luckwolf

If you look closely these are all the same doorbell, just with a different name. Consumer reports went on to say that when they bought one of these doorbells on Amazon, it had an "Amazon's Choice" badge.

That badge is for products that have good ratings, price, popularity, availability, and fast delivery. It doesn't mean that they have been checked or approved by Amazon.

The video doorbells are easy targets for someone wanting to monitor your door. The doorbell will expose your home IP address and WiFi network name to the internet without encrypting it.

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If someone can gain physical access to your doorbell and they have the app, they can take control of your device.

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