Are you considering investing in a video doorbell? Unsure why you might need one? We highlight everything you need to know.
Whether you are wanting to check who visited when you were away, speak to visitors without having to open the door or help to make your house safe and protected, a video doorbell can offer a great deal of security and convenience for you and your home.
If you are unsure as to why you should invest in a video doorbell, we have highlighted the top things you should consider.
What is a smart/video doorbell?
A video doorbell, also known as a smart doorbell, is essentially a video camera incorporated within a standard doorbell. It connects to your home Wi-Fi network and sends notifications to your connected smartphone or tablet when someone is using your front door in real time.
A video doorbell is able to send an alert when someone presses the doorbell or approaches your home. Typically, to operate, a video doorbell uses battery power or is wired up to your home doorbell.
Why do I need a video doorbell?
Now you know what a video doorbell is, why should you consider installing one in your own home? We discuss why:
They double up as a home security camera
Thanks to features like the high-quality camera or motion detection capabilities, video doorbells offer an extra layer of security for your home.
Only recently, unnerving video footage of a burglar trying the front door of a home has been published by LeicestershireLive. The footage was caught on a Ring video doorbell and clearly shows a masked man attempting to try the front door of the house. According to LeicestershireLive, numerous residents around the same area had been targeted and have passed on the videos to the police for investigation. Having a video doorbell installed made homeowners aware of any danger and allowed them to provide the police with evidence.
Check who visited when you were away
If for some reason you missed a video call or were away from your home, you will be able to use your video doorbell to check who visited whilst you were gone. A video doorbell will be able to take a photo of who visited and document at what time and date they came.
Communicate with visitors without opening the door
Perhaps considered to be one of the best functionalities of a video doorbell, is the ability to communicate with visitors without having to answer your door.
Whether it’s the delivery driver dropping off another package or your sister visiting from out of town, the two-way audio allows you to speak with guests from anywhere, regardless of whether you are in your house or not. Just like an ordinary doorbell, once the video doorbell has been pressed it will ring, whilst simultaneously send an alert to your smartphone. From here, you will be able to view who has visited, start a conversation with them and even re-visit the footage at a later date, all without leaving the comfort of your own sofa.
This feature is also very important in keeping your home more secure. The smartphone communication feature will allow you to interact with the visitor at the door when you are absent from the house. Making visitors think you are still in your home could potentially decrease the risk of a break-in or theft.
Key an eye on your family
Installing a video doorbell will allow you to keep track of who is arriving or leaving your house. Do you want to know your kids are safely home from the school bus? Use your video doorbell to send an alert to your phone when your kids have arrived home, all from the convenience of your office work desk.
Confirm your packages were delivered
With the rise of online shopping, comes the rise in package theft. Delivery couriers are processing so many orders a day, there is always the possibility of oversights or even the risk of having your parcel stolen from your front door. Installing a video doorbell will allow you to be alerted when your parcel has been delivered, even chat with the delivery driver, or communicate with anyone you see approaching your door.
After all, no one wants to deal with a stolen package, so prevent theft before it even happens.
Best video doorbell:
The Ring Pro Wireless Video Doorbell is a sleek smart doorbell that lets you keep track of what’s happening around your property at all times. The customisable motion sensors and two-way audio allows you to see who is at your front door in real time, enables you to speak with visitors from your phone and alerts you when someone is at your house.
The camera covers a full 180-degree field of view, whilst a Full HD 1080p lens allows you to clearly review your recordings in great quality.
- 1080p HD video and 160-degree field of view
- Works with Amazon Alexa
- Custom motion detection zones
- Night vision and Theft protection
- See who’s at the door with alerts on your phone
- Includes a Chime so you won’t miss the doorbell
- Save and review your video thanks to Cloud recording
- Two-way audio allows you to speak to visitors remotely
A video doorbell is so much more than meets the eye. It’s not just a doorbell with a camera, but instead, it’s an effective system for your overall home security that can keep yourself, your home, and your family safe. That is to say, home security starts at your front door.
Do you want a smarter front door as part of a more secure, more convenient house? Then head to our website now to view our full range of Ring products.