Exactly as described. Chose the battery over the wired to get the home base storage capacity and no subscription payment to the cloud. I receive notifications and can review remotely. Also like being able to switch on and see what's happening day or night. I use the home base as the internal doorbell. One thing you need to make sure before purchasing is that you are able to download the app to your phone. [Eufy security app] If your phone is too old the app won't show in Google Play Store which is a good reason to upgrade your phone. Since the home base is in the kitchen, I have a eeros mesh system to ensure consistent wifi to the front door and also for the rest of the house.