If you are considering adding home security, the best place to start is the front door. A smart doorbell is an affordable and easy way to upgrade your home security. Other than the built-in security camera, it has two-way communication, motion-activation, can record during the day and at night, and it streams high-quality video to your phone through the app.
One of the doorbell’s best features is its two-way audio. The bell will ring as usual, when the guest rings it, but will also send an alert to your phone. You can view a live video of the front door and see who is at the door. You can even talk with them through the doorbell. If you have missed your notification, you can view the footage later. In most case studies, it has been found that burglars will ring the doorbell first to make sure no one is home. If you can talk through the doorbell to them and convince them you are home, it can deter them. If not, you have footage of them entering your home that you can give to the police as evidence.
Check Packages Were Delivered
With the motion sensors, you will get a notification as soon as the delivery driver approaches your door. Sometimes companies will say your package was delivered when it was not, and you have no proof. Sometimes the delivery driver will ring the doorbell and only wait 5 seconds before leaving, claiming you did not come to the door quickly enough, and you will not get your package. You can also speak to the delivery driver with the two-way audio. You can ask them to hide your package or give it to a neighbor to prevent it from being stolen.
Most smart doorbells have built-in heat or motion sensors that trigger recording anytime someone walks up to the door. The main entry points for break-ins are the porch area or the front door. By installing your smart doorbells in these areas, you can catch or deter criminals. Although you cannot stop someone from stealing from you, you will have video footage of it, which can help your local police identify the thief. The video clips you record are stored on your system.
Keep An Eye on Your House
You might have people stopping by your home throughout the day, such as cleaners, a nanny, or a dog walker. It can be essential to keep an eye on them. With your smart doorbell, you will be notified as soon as they enter the house and also when they leave the house. You can choose what noise your doorbell makes and the volume. This way you are always aware of who is coming and going. Some doorbells work through apps on smartphones. Some come with their own unit, so double-check which you are getting before you buy the doorbell.
If you are looking to upgrade or install a surveillance security system, log on or give us a call at (877)-926-2288 today! We have a great team of highly experienced salesmen, installers, and technicians that would love to help you out. Also, we can walk you through the process start to finish and help you select the best cameras for you and survey your property to decide on the most optimal locations.
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