The Homeowners Guide to Video Doorbells

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Are you looking for a new way to boost your home security? Then a video doorbell could be the best solution for you. Great for security whether you’re in or out of the house, let’s look at what video doorbells are and some of the benefits of installing one in your home.

What does a video doorbell do?

As the name suggests, this security feature is a doorbell with a camera built into it, allowing video footage from outside your front door to be transmitted to another device. Mostly, the video transmission is sent to your smartphone via an app corresponding to the product. This way, you can see who’s at your door whether you’re in the house or not.

Other features of a video doorbell

Many doorbell cameras also have speaker and microphone capabilities, allowing you to speak to the visitor as well as listen to them. This means you can ask who they are and what they’re here for if someone familiar stops by.

Depending on the model, some video doorbells start recording once the doorbell is pushed, while others have motion sensors built-in and start recording as soon as movement is detected. The latter ensures that footage is transmitting if someone is snooping around your door, even if they don’t ring the doorbell.

What are the benefits of a video doorbell?

Video doorbells help you to avoid unsafe situations. If you don’t know the person on the other side of the door, then you don’t have to open the door to them in order to find out what they want. You can see them and speak to them before assessing if the situation is safe or not.

You can also receive notifications about visitors directly to your smartphone when you are out of the house. This way, if you see a threatening situation while you’re away, you can call the authorities or return home to handle the situation if it’s safe.

Video doorbells don’t just provide security, but also convenience. Say a package is delivered while you’re at work, you can speak to the delivery person and tell them where to leave the parcel. Or, if you’re close, you can return home to move it inside so you know it’s safe. And if you ever have a package stolen from your front porch, you’ll have video footage of it from your doorbell camera (if it has motion sensors) to hand over to the police.

Does a video doorbell sound like the perfect tech for your home? Get in touch with Carolina Alarm to find out how we can help you install this and lots of other home security devices. We install home security systems around Greensboro, Winston Salem, Kernersville, and beyond.