Security technology gives homeowners more opportunities to monitor their properties anytime, anywhere. Video doorbells, or smart doorbells, allow you to see who’s at the front door, even when you’re not home. They’re Wi-fi enabled and connect to your smartphone, and they come with a camera, a speaker, and a microphone. Here are some of the benefits of installing a video doorbell.
Installing a video doorbell can enhance your existing home security system. A video doorbell can come equipped with a motion sensor and infrared light. It can record images of anyone who happens to step into the area of the front door, even if they don’t use the doorbell. A video doorbell can prevent “porch piracy,” a common crime where thieves steal packages delivered and left on people’s doorsteps.
The capability to speak through the unit’s intercom system means you can give anyone at the door the impression that you’re inside the home, even when you may be at work or on vacation.
Know who’s knocking
A video doorbell lets you see who’s at the door without opening it. You can avoid door-to-door salespeople and other unwanted callers. Also, if a package arrives at your door, you can speak to the delivery person, avoiding those “Sorry we missed you” cards. If you’re a parent, you can monitor your kids’ activities and know when they’ve arrived safely home from school or other activities.
Smart home connectivity
If you already have a smart home system, a video doorbell can seamlessly connect to your existing devices. For instance, you can connect your video doorbell to your smart door lock. It'll allow you to open the door remotely for pet sitters or friends watching the house while you're away.
Save money on insurance
Insurance companies know the value of security systems. Many providers offer premium discounts to homeowners with extensive security systems, including cameras and a video doorbell. Ask your insurance provider if you’re eligible.
Beware of DIY video doorbells
You can find inexpensive video doorbells online or at home improvement centres. However, these cameras can be easily hacked or stolen and will provide little deterrence for thieves. Have your video doorbell hardwired into your home security system by a professional technician to ensure the unit is placed securely and correctly. It'll become a valuable addition to your home surveillance and monitoring system.
Security cameras and home alarm system installation in Calgary and Lethbridge
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