Cloud Storage Video Doorbell or Local Storge?

Cloud Storage Video Doorbell or Local Storge?

What are they?

  • Cloud storage: Cloud storage is the process of storing digital data in an online space that spans multiple servers and locations, and it is usually maintained by a hosting company.
  • Local storage: Local storage is the process of storing digital data on physical storage devices, such as hard disc drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), or external storage devices, such as thumb drives or discs.

In other words, cloud storage is a solution for remote expansion.

Pros and cons of cloud storage:


  • No need to worry about memory issues.
  • Even if the doorbell is stolen, the thief can still be seen through cloud storage.
  • No need to spend money to buy a memory card.

Some video doorbells require a subscription to use the cloud storage function. But now there are also video doorbells that can enjoy cloud storage without a subscription. It can usually be stored for 3 or 7 days, and some companies also provide 30 days of free cloud storage services.

Pros and cons of local storage:


  • No subscription fees.
  • Don’t worry about data leakage.


  • Need to buy a memory card.
  • After the doorbell was stolen, it was impossible to see the video before it was stolen, and it was difficult to provide useful information to the police.
  • Locally stored video doorbells have requirements for hardware, making them more expensive.
  • Need to manually clean up the video regularly.

You can determine the storage method you want based on the above content and select the doorbell. Or you can also choose a video doorbell that provides two storage methods at the same time: Vanma smart WIFI video doorbell.

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