While the device was actually sending a video stream I noted that my router indicated around 500 kbps in outbound traffic. That seems about right given that the DoorBot camera is said to be sending a 640×480 pixel stream.
Rather than comment directly on the quality of audio and video experienced when using the DoorBot I’ve decided to show an example and let you come to your own conclusions. This sample recording starts with a walk through the client app before proceeding on to an example call from the Doorbot.
It was actually quite difficult to capture this example video. This is the best quality result of a number of attempts to capture the output of the DoorBot client app using various devices. This particular recording was made using my Nexus 4 Android phone. It’s display was capture into Wirecast in a fashion described previously.
It happens that there is no audio with this recording. That’s the result of something about my recording setup. I was going to try to record another example, but then it occurred to me that I’ve never heard legible audio from the DoorBot, so it wasn’t worth the effort.
The only edit in the video clip was to eliminate a long delay between the overview of the client app and the incoming call from the DoorBot.