As home security and automation technology become more sophisticated, you’ll find yourself being able to do things you had previously only wished for. Start with something as simple as seeing who’s at the door without having to stop what you’re doing.
That’s why video doorbells are becoming so popular. They combine the usefulness of video with the everyday activity of answering the door. That takes on a practical meaning when your long-winded neighbor is knocking and you’re just not in the mood to listen.
There’s a more important angle, though. Video doorbells also can improve your security and make better use of your home automation system. That’s getting a lot out of a small device that is easy to install and use.
A smart video doorbell is a wireless video camera and sound system incorporated into a standard doorbell. Once it’s up and running, you can access it from almost anywhere – home or away – by using your smartphone.
Monitronics is proud to offer a leading smart video doorbell solution with the SkyBell HD. Here are five ways that SkyBell can make your life a little easier (and safer) every day.
1. You Don’t Have to Open the Door
A locked door is one of the most effective barriers to burglary and home intrusion, and a video doorbell increases your personal security by allowing you to see who is at your door without having to open it. A peephole does the same thing, but SkyBell HD also allows you to hear and speak to your visitor, and can even record video or take a photo if necessary.
2. Remote Door Surveillance
No matter where you are, when someone rings the bell you get an alert on your phone. That comes in especially handy when you’re away and you want them to think someone is home. It’s reassuring to know that you could talk to the visitor from halfway across the country and the person would never know, especially since burglars often ring doorbells to determine whether a house is occupied. Your video doorbell will keep them guessing.
3. Night Vision Capabilities
Though not all smart video doorbells offer night vision capabilities, SkyBell HD does. It makes your security even stronger when you can identify visitors in the dead of night, increasing your security as a result. That’s especially important when you forget to turn on the porch light.
4. Live and Recorded Video Monitoring
Use your smart video doorbell as an extra video camera to provide live monitoring of your home’s exterior. It’s motion-activated, and gives you the benefits of having an additional camera with an extra degree of versatility.
Live video monitoring is especially useful for keeping track of the kids. By monitoring your video feed when you’re away, you will know that they have arrived home safely from school, or that they’ve left the house to visit a friend. You can use the video along with a smart door lock; just verify their identities before you remotely unlock the front door with your smartphone.
Video surveillance is often an excellent tool for identifying intruders, especially when the video is in high definition. SkyBell HD provides full video recording capabilities with the touch of a button, and the videos are stored in case you need them later.
5. Be Quiet
Another advantage is the ability to turn off the indoor chime while still leaving the alert activated. Any parent who has had a baby wake up because of a doorbell will appreciate that feature.
A smart video doorbell is a surprisingly powerful device that offers a lot of functionality in a small package. Call us today and find out how much it can mean to your security and your lifestyle.