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What Can You Do with a Video Doorbell?

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Have you ever thought about having a video doorbell installed? It’s a great idea, as this connected front door device has been one of the most popular smart home products of the past decade. Homeowners love that it’s an amalgamation of three products: a doorbell, a video camera, and a two-way communication device. The only thing that can make video doorbells better? Integrating them with smart home security systems. Here’s what this powerful tool can help you do. 

Answer the door when you aren’t home.

When a visitor rings your video doorbell, it makes a “regular” doorbell sound – but, you also get an alert to your smartphone. Tap on the alert, and you’ll see the visitor standing there. (Don’t worry: They can’t see you!). Thanks to the doorbell’s speaker and microphone, you’ll be able to have a two-way conversation with the visitor. This is convenience that just didn’t exist before video doorbells.

Keep your packages safe from thieves.

We’ve all been there: A valuable online purchase is scheduled to be delivered today, but you’ll be at work. You’ve heard about packages being stolen in your neighborhood recently, and you’re worried. But if you have a video doorbell installed as part of your smart home security system, there’s no need to worry at all. You’ll get an alert when the package is delivered, and can talk to the delivery person to ask them to leave the package inside.

How can they do that? As long as the video doorbell is integrated with your security system, you’ll be able to unlock the door for them for the few seconds it takes to place the package inside. Talk about powerful!

Check in on the kids.

With a video doorbell as part of your smart home security system, you can set a daily alert for when the kids get home from school. You’ll see the video in real time, so you’ll know whether they arrived on time or not. And of course, you’ll get to see who they’re with. This becomes especially valuable as kids get older.

Call Alarmingly Affordable to Learn More

A video doorbell is a small but powerful home security tool. To discuss video doorbells that integrate with other devices for home security, Staten Island homeowners can contact Alarmingly Affordable with their questions. We would love to hear from you!

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Steven Capogna

Steven is the owner and President of Alarmingly Affordable, a Staten Island security company focused on access control, video surveillance and other integrated systems for commercial, institutional, and residential applications.
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