The video doorbell is a great home security accessory. It allows you to see who is at the door of your home whether you’re at work, on vacation or stuck in traffic. Here are five more smart things you can do with a doorbell camera.

1. Receive a Package from Anywhere

Porch package theft is a very real concern these days. With a doorbell camera, you can answer the door when a package is delivered no matter where you are. With the two-way voice capability, you can even tell the driver where to leave the package (and if you have a smart lock on the door, you can unlock it for him to leave the package inside). This is the height of smart home technology, and it starts with a tiny video doorbell.

2. Protect Your Home from Intruders

A video doorbell intelligently monitors your home so that anyone who tries to break in will be caught on camera. Furthermore, you’ll have recorded clips to show police or share on social media to warn your neighbors. If your system is being monitored (and it should), then we’ll also receive an alert so we can dispatch help if it’s needed. This is especially valuable if you’re away from home.

3. Check in on the Kids

When your kids get home from school, you want to know about it right away – and, you may want to be sure they’re not bringing certain classmates along with them. A doorbell camera lets you see when they safely arrive and who may be with them. If they don’t show up at the expected time, you’ll know to pick up your phone and give them a call to check on things. A doorbell camera is the ideal way to keep tabs on the kids once they’re old enough to stay home alone.

4. Answer The Door From Anywhere

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can see who’s at the door at home. You’ll be able to talk to them using two-way voice communication, and act appropriately if that person is someone who has no reason to be at your house (even if it means calling the police). And if it’s a friend or loved one you trust to know your whereabouts, you can fill them in.

5. Give Visitors a “Do Not Disturb” Message

When life gets busy and you need some visitor-free time, you can set your video doorbell on “Do Not Disturb” mode. Although the doorbell chimes will be off, you can still get a text alert when someone comes by. Then, you’ll be in control when it comes to what happens next.

These are some compelling reasons to add a doorbell camera to your security system. For more information, call IBS Electronics & Security today.

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As time changes, tools such as home automation move quickly from being a convenience to an indispensable tool. If you have any questions about home automation, please give IBS Electronics & Security a call.