Detailed instructions Skybell HD installation smart doorbell (no subscription fee)

Detailed instructions Skybell HD installation smart doorbell (no subscription fee)


hello everyone thank you once again for
tuning in to our YouTube channel save green here and today we’re going to show
you how to do a smart doorbell installation and we’re gonna tell you
why in this particular case we would recommend the doorbell that we’re gonna
install for this residence so you always want to make sure you turn off the power
so we’re going to do that but before we do that I wanted to show you one of the
tools that we will be using I highly recommend it because it will work for
other jobs as well and that is a simple contact tester so you turn the power on
here you see the little light on there and it will tell you there we go
where there’s power so right now there’s power to this doorbell and you can see
that it’s also lit there and that’s indicating that there’s power to it but
this will also tell you anywhere in an any job that you’re doing electrical you
can check for power that way another thing I want to mention is lead
generation services there is one lead generation service that we use that
we’re going to also post in a description that gets you leads and the
good thing about it is you do not pay for the leads unless you accept the lead
and you’ll get all kinds of information about the lead how you know what type of
job it is and all that and a lot of details about the lead that will tell
you well do I want to go ahead and you know send the lead in and send them a
quote or do I just want to pass on it I think it’s a better lead generation
service than the one that used to be called service magic I forgot the name
of it now but anyway I will post that in the description below but now we’re
gonna go ahead and shut the power and we will go ahead and proceed with the
installation okay so we got our power shut off and you can see that the
doorbell is no longer lit and it was working we tested the chime before we
turned off the power so here’s a good tip for you if you’re going to be
installing smart doorbells and you’re gonna add that to your list of jobs that
you do is you test a chine before because if it
doesn’t work let’s say there’s no doorbell here just two wires and they
hire you to install a smart doorbell don’t be don’t assume that the inside
chime is working you can carry one of these with you or just put the two wires
together and if you hear the chime inside that means that it’s working but
if it’s not if it’s not working then you you might put in your smart doorbell in
there and when you’re done if the chime doesn’t work they’ll blame you for it or
then you’ll have to make it work so you want to always test it obviously right
now the power is off but you want to test it this way or putting the two
wires together because if the chime does not ring at all then you can go ahead
and offer more services like for example you will need to change the transformer
inside or the actual chime itself either one of the two or maybe both of them
altogether so make sure you look into that as well now in this particular case
we encourage this residence to go with this doorbell the it’s from alarm calm
but it’s actually the skybell HD Edition and you could see that here and the
reason why we recommended this is there’s I mean there’s so many smart
doorbells out there today but most of them will charge you a monthly fee just
to be able to monitor what they call a cloud service and for those that don’t
know what that is it’s basically keeping track of all your videos now skybell HD
does offer that but they give you seven days free and I don’t mean seven days a
free trial and that’s it you’re done but they will actually keep the last seven
days of cloud video recording for you to see on your phone so you can go back as
far as a week basically it’s the best way I can explain it if you want to have
that unlimited where you can go back as far as you want there is a fee for that
but this company skybell HD is the only one that actually gives you
even though it’s only seven days but it’s at least seven days of free cloud
video recorded at your disposition on your phone so one thing to keep in mind
when you have them installed is and let me see if I can just grab that here is
they will tell you that here you go so you can download the app but somewhere
in there it will tell you that they want you to download the alarm.com app and
here tells you doors doorbells installed using the skybell app will not work with
alarm calm so download one or the other if you’re not a big alarm calm user then
just go ahead and download the skybell app because it’s the actual app for this
doorbell but if you have alarm calm and you want to add this doorbell to your
existing alarm then just go continuing with your alarm calm app so there’s two
apps on the app stores the best way i can tell you but that’s already on there
and this is just so you know the LED reference guide which you’ll get on your
doorbell and we’ll go about we’ll go through that a little bit later but
basically just from what came in the box which i have here so you have the actual
doorbell and i know we have so here’s the hardware that comes with it okay and
since this is a mobile home and you notice the wall is not like a flat wall
they have something decorative here which i’m going to pull up into the
camera welcome friends it’s a wooden plaque and what they’ve decided to do is
just have this plaque on the wall and then this is the actual backplate for
the doorbell and that’s just going to go through there we just drill a little
small hole through it and get it done that way but when you look at the
backplate these are the two screws where these wires are going to go into
and I don’t know if you can see it there in the camera but it’s telling you there
that’s the power you want to pay attention to these two arrows that’s
telling you this is up so that way when you mount it properly you have it
mounted properly if you put it in this way it won’t work okay okay one other
thing I wanted to mention is the back plate also does tell you right there
this side towards the wall so you want to make sure it goes in this way and
then that screw in the bottom is what’s actually going to finalize the
installation so when you get the doorbell in like so you notice there’s a
little hole there that’s what’s gonna actually mount it successfully and hold
it in there nice and snug now if you look at it in your hand it’s it’s not
all that big I know like some customers have seen it on a picture and it looks a
lot bigger but you can see it on my hand it’s not really all that big they do
have some slimmer ones now but I don’t believe they have the HD recording which
this one does so this is the one I would highly recommend and we’re gonna go
ahead and get the this wooden decorative mounting plate and drill a hole right
there small tiny hole just enough to get these wires in there and then we’re
gonna just mount that on top of this but once we get the hole in there we’re
going to get this on the wall and we’re going to use a nailer and just nail it
on the wall that way and then just probably add some silicone adhesive on
the back just to keep it in there from from falling down so we’re gonna do that
and then we’ll continue the installation okay so before we get the mounting
wouldn’t want mounting plate in there we’re gonna take this off and also want
to recommend using an eleven and one or twelve and one this is by klein klein
tools and you’ll sleep in the back eleven and one and the reason is because
you can go from phillips to flathead one size here and another
sighs here and just basically flip this around this way and then if you pull it
out you got the same situation going on here I mean it literally stays in my
back pocket for jobs you literally have 11 tools in one don’t need to be running
back to your tool sometimes toolbox back and forth but anyway since we have the
power already turned off we’re gonna just take this wire off of here just
like that and do that here same way so now if you keep one of these in your
pocket you can all if you don’t have a tester you can always go anywhere and
put them together and if it lights up it’s good and then press it to see if
you hear the chime inside if you don’t then you can tell your potential
customer that hey listen your chime is not working it’s gonna cost you more to
either replace a chime or replace a transformer you can troubleshoot and
replace one or the other or replace them both depending on what’s wrong with them
and get some more revenue that way into your handyman work or whatever it is
that you’re doing as you install these smart doorbell so we’re gonna go ahead
and pause the video and get the mounting plate up in there and then proceed from
there okay so as you can see here we have the decorative mounting wooden
plate here already on there the wires are through the hole where we
drilled it and next thing we got to do is Mount the mounting plate for the
doorbell like so that’s what we’re going to do is just drill two wooden screws
here and then later we’ll proceed with the wiring once we get that through
there and take it from there okay once we have the mounting plate
already in there we used two wooden screws we didn’t use the ones in the box
you can use those for another time as well but anyway we got the back plate on
there for the doorbell now we’re going to put these two wires into these two
screws again we’re going to use our Cline eleven and one Phillips head in
there and we’re gonna go ahead and do that next once you got these two wires
in there you want to just give it a gentle tug just to make sure that
they’re nice and snug in there and we can always accommodate the extra wiring
like that if it’s too long you can go ahead and cut it but they’re not long at
all so I’ll just sneak them down that way the next thing we’re going to do is
we’re going to loosen the screw a little bit down so we can get the actual
doorbell in there and if you look there’s a notch on the top so this notch
is gonna fall in right there and that little gap there it’ll fall in there and
then you just slide it down and just screw the bottom screw that’s it that’s
all there is to it so let’s do that I’m gonna go ahead and tighten that
screw down there and then we’ll go ahead and test it okay so we just flipped the
power back on and as you can see it’s flashing between red and blue and then
on this card that came with it it tells you there if it’s flashing between red
and blue its doorbell camera is charging so right now it is charging one of the
other points we wanted to bring out with the Sky Bell is that because it’s using
your existing wiring of your existing doorbell I believe it’s the better way
to go than using one that’s battery operated where you rely strictly on the
battery one is just and there you go that’s the green so if you look down
here at the card green right here solid or user-selected color I guess you can
change it that means it’s ready that means the doorbell is ready so as I was
mentioning the fact that this doorbells using your existing wiring that means
you don’t have to have a battery in it you don’t have to worry about the
battery dying out while you’re away it’s always gonna have constant power that
means you always have constant communication from your router or from
your internet into your phone wherever you may be so when you’re out there when
it comes time to shopping around for a smart doorbell skybell we believe is
good for those two reasons the one we mentioned at the beginning is you’ve got
seven days of cloud service where you can see that the actual video footage is
available to you at no charge not even a penny if you want more than seven days
of constant communication as far as video accessible to you then there is a
fee for it just like everyone else ness charges a fee ring doorbell which
was just recently purchased by Amazon now it’s flashing red and green that
means Wi-Fi access point made so if you look down down here Wi-Fi access point
mate so this is the first time we’ve installed this for anyone so we’re kind
of learning on the fly too but I thought I’d put it on a video for everyone to
see so that the next step is for the user or the resident to go ahead and
download their app and go ahead and see what’s going on and then just test make
sure it rings but like I said the two main reasons you might want to go with
Skibo and then we have looked into them as well is ring comm which is now owned
by Amazon and nest and many others out there charge you a fee but with Sky Bell
you got that right at your fingertips without having to pay a fee and you can
go back as far as seven days sometimes if you have a neighbor nearby or someone
that checks on the place for you if you’re out longer than seven days you’ll
know what’s going on and then you can always go back and get that video
footage free but again thank you for watching let’s just go ahead and there
we go that means it’s working so we we heard
the chime inside that’s good news so again thank you for watching this this
is save green here we are dedicated to producing videos that help you save
green in this case we feel that the sky bail will save you green because there
is no monthly fee no batteries to purchase and worry about the thing going
out on you if you’re away for months on end sometimes so we do produce videos
that save your green and we also produce videos on basic installs since we also
do handiwork so we produce videos on installing water
heaters air conditioning mini splits that will help the average home owner or
resident install it on their own again thank you for watching if you haven’t
subscribed please do so below I’ve also posted down at the description where you
can get the doorbell the different tools that we use which is your tester
and your eleven and one klein screwdriver
they’re also posted in the description below so you can get them yourselves but
again thank you for watching you all have a great day

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