Is there a more powerful home security device in recent memory than the video doorbell? Having a connected device at the door that is a functional doorbell, a home security camera, and a two-way communication device all in one is a big deal.
Here are some of the most important things a video doorbell can help homeowners accomplish.
Answering the Door from Anywhere
How is it possible? When someone rings a video doorbell, it sounds like a “normal” doorbell – but on your end, you’ll get a smartphone alert telling you someone is at the door. Whether you’re at work, out shopping, or relaxing on vacation, you’ll be able to see the person via the live video stream and speak to them. If it’s a friend, you may want to tell them what time you’ll be home. If it’s a delivery person, you can ask them to open the door (which you can do from your phone, if the device is connected to your security system) so they can leave the package inside. And if are home but prefer to not answer the door, you’ll be able to speak to the visitor from the bedroom, living room or kitchen.
Stopping Suspicious Visitors
Of course, not every visitor to your home is a welcome one. Fortunately, integrating the video doorbell with the home security system makes it a fully equipped security camera. When someone approaches your front door, the camera is triggered by the motion and starts recording. At the same time, you’ll receive an alert to your smartphone so you can see who it is while they’re standing there. Want to tell them to go away? The device lets you do it. And the clip of them on your porch will be stored in the cloud, so you can view it later or download it to send to law enforcement. Talk about powerful.
Keeping Up with the Kiddos
Video doorbells are also a great tool for making sure kids get home safely. When the device is part of your home security system, you can program a daily alert to come to you when the kids get home on school days. You’ll see the clips of them arriving in real time, so you’ll know if they got home on time and speak to them through the device. Lots of kids like the tool, because they see it as an extension of technology they already use (think FaceTime). It’s a family-friendly home security tool that works.
To find out more about video doorbells and integrating them with the rest of your home security, Illinois homeowners can contact F.E. Moran Security Solutions. We will be glad to answer your questions.
About F.E. Moran Security Solutions
Since 2003, F.E. Moran Security Solutions has been a relationship-driven security company that is provides superior customer service, quality installations and state-of-the-art monitoring – and now, our services include smart home upgrades. We are proud that one of the top 50 security companies in the U.S., ranked by SDM Magazine, is our Illinois home security company.