According to their Facebook page they have a discount for existing customers:
“Effective February 1st, existing SkyBell 1.0 and 2.0 customers can receive $40 off a new SkyBell HD. Please contact our customer service team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details”
And their Android app releases today.
In another post, @SkyBellAndrew indicated a SmartThings interface some time this year.
However, since it is not available on Amazon yet, it is hard to get first hand reviews.
Anyone have first hand experience with this unit yet.
We’ve come along way from v2. The SkyBell HD is a superb product and platform. That’s been confirmed as we’re partnered or working with Nest, Comcast, Apple HomeKit, Honeywell, Alarm.com, Monitronics and IControl. We’ve brought customer service in-house and are thrilled with the response around HD. We hope you’ll give it a try. If not, we hope you’re happy with the product that works best for you.
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I went for the $60.00 discount for existing customers and received my SkyBell HD today.
After installing SkyBell to its base, it wasn’t consistently getting power until I pushed on it. SkyBell was not close enough to the base to make electrical contact. I tried snugging up the set screw, but since it is plastic, the head got stripped out. The supplied screw driver has a square handle making it difficult to get the correct angle. I had to use pointed nose pliers to reverse it out. I removed it from the base and bent the electrical contacts out a little for a consistent connection. Luckily it comes with a spare set screw (I assume this is a common issue) and I used my own screw driver with a rounded handle and got it back up. The bottom protrudes a fraction more than the top however. I don’t think this affects its functioning but it looks sloppy.
When I tried to set it up with the phone app, unfortunately, it keeps failing at the registration stage which is the last of five steps. I’ve retried it about five times before giving up.
I posted a ticket with SkyBell support and hopefully they have a solution but sounds like I won’t get one till tomorrow.