It is a doorbell, a two-way communication device wrapped up in one, and a video camera. It’s even better when it is installed as a part of the security system of a smart home. Below are 5 very useful things that you can do with one.
1: Answer your door from anywhere
When you have a visitor ring your video doorbell, just like a regular doorbell, it chimes, but what comes as an extra is that you will also get a notification on your smart phone app. Click on the notification and you will see a live video stream of the visitor. You can see them, but they can’t see you. You can also have a conversation with the visitor through the speaker and microphone of the doorbell.
You can use this feature wherever you are; away or at home. This enables you to answer the door right from bed, the couch or even your desk at work.
2: Safe keep a delivered package
Have you ever been anxious about having a very valuable package left on your doorstep when you are not home? When you have a video doorbell installed as a part of the security system of your smart home, you need not worry.
When the delivery man rings the bell, you can decide to allow them leave the parcel inside the house. You’d unlock your front door using your smart lock icon that shows up on the video call. After dropping the package, when they step out and close the door, you can lock up same way.
3: Catch, red-handed, a suspicious caller
The video doorbell becomes a complete security camera, alerting you, capturing clips that are motion-triggered, store your clips for later viewing.
This is an awesome way to keep watch on your driveway and doorstep, The camera can even send a signal to your porch light to come on when there is motion at night. This gives you a very bright video clip.
If your camera catches a suspicious caller or thief, it’ll be easy for you to download the video clip and help your police department with it.
4: Know what’s happening with your kids
Your video doorbell can send you a video alert when your kids return from school. Besides just knowing that they got home safe, you can know who they’re with, as well.