Smart doorbells give you an easy way to see who is at your door by connecting your doorbell to your smartphone. It provides an easy way to find out who is at your door and provides a new level of security to your home.
What are the benefits of smart doorbell?
Smart doorbell provides a variety of features that include cameras, which shows you who is at your door and if needed, in case of some suspicious activity, it can record. It includes motion sensor so that it can detect any activity even before anyone can ring your doorbell. Since you don’t have to physically open the door it gives and advantage to people that suffer of any mobility issues. This feature also allows you to monitor from anywhere you are, no mater how far from home you are since it’s controlled by your smartphone.
How do smart doorbells work?
Smart doorbells hook up to an existing WiFi network and connects to your smartphone over that same network. Once connected, it replaces your doorbell with this system. Some use batteries while others may need to be hard-wired to be powered.
What are the challenges of smart doorbells?
Smart doorbells are not a full security system. While they have camera and motion detector, they are not always recording. It is not recommended to be used as a first-line defense against theft. The price of a smart doorbell might be much greater that other traditional counterparts, but considering the camera and the motion detector capabilities, the price is quite reasonable. Installation is easy and secure but you will not be able to disguise that you have a doorbell camera (compared to some other smart outdoor products, which try to blend in with traditional fixtures).
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