Doorbell Cameras 101: Everything You Need to Know
Do you hate answering the door without knowing who’s on the other side? If a visitor stands to the side of a keyhole they may be out of your view, or you may have a beautiful solid oak door that you don’t want to drill into to add a keyhole. Thanks to modern technology, you have another option. Doorbell cameras have come to the rescue!
A doorbell camera gives you a real-time view of who is attempting to deliver a package or come into your home. If you have questions, we have answers. Let’s look at what you need to know about doorbell cameras before you buy one.
You Don’t Need a Wired System
One of the coolest things about modern surveillance gadgets is that most of them operate over secure Wi-Fi. If you’re on a budget or need a quick DIY security option, doorbell cameras are easy to install and don’t require you to wire your home. Because they are wireless, doorbell cameras can also be put up in rentals and re-installed in a new property if you move.
Video Can Be Streamed to a Smart Device
Most wireless doorbell cameras can be streamed to Apple and Android devices, including the LTS doorbell. That means you don’t have to run to another room to get eyes on what your doorbell is catching. Simply pick up your smart device and open your doorbell app to see what is on the other side of your front door. You can even get alerted to a doorbell ring when you’re away from home and see who’s there. You’ll never again have to wonder if your FedEx package has arrived at your home or not!
Night Vision is Available
Is the light out on your front porch? That’s no problem with a doorbell camera. Even if the sun has gone down and your bulb is burnt out, you can still see who is ringing your doorbell thanks to night vision capabilities.
Panoramic Coverage Lets You Catch a Wide View
Some home surveillance cameras only give you a narrow view of your front porch, and certainly, the view from the inside of a peephole has its limitations. With a doorbell camera, you can gain a 180-degree view around the doorbell. Even if someone is standing to the side of the camera, you will be able to clearly see who they are.
You Can Speak to Visitors Directly
Many doorbell cameras are equipped with a microphone and speaker. This technology allows you to communicate directly with the person who is standing on your porch. Tell your postal worker that you need to put your dog away before you open the door, or tell a salesperson that you’re not interested. You can even scare away someone who rings your doorbell and then leans down to steal a package. If your doorbell rings while you’re at work, you can still use the microphone to talk to the people who are standing at your door – they don’t need to know that no one is home!
Home surveillance cameras are a good start to staying protected, but doorbell cameras allow you to take immediate control over who is on your porch. You’ll get an alert when your doorbell goes off and can tell someone that you’re unavailable. Doorbell cameras allow you to give the illusion that someone is inside even when they’re not, making them a powerful deterrent to thieves looking for an easy target. Still, have questions about choosing a home surveillance doorbell camera? Contact The Home Security Superstore to find out more.