Digital Doorbells That Connect To Your Phone: Everything You Need to Know

by Matty ByloosJuly 7, 2016

Enjoy Better Security and Convenience With Digital Doorbells

Smart home technology is changing how homeowners live in and interact with their homes. It’s a technology that is constantly evolving and improving, and today’s savvy home owners can do more than just turn off lights or set thermostats from their phones. Now they can see who is knocking at their front door from just about anywhere, thanks to digital doorbells with video streaming capabilities.

Digital doorbells are the latest advancements in smart home technology, and they’re taking the housing industry by storm. Safety and security is the top concern for almost every family, and nothing helps improve one’s peace of mind like having the ability to monitor their front door in real time, day or night, right from their smartphone, PC, or tablet device.

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Who Can It Be Now? Your Phone Will Notify You in Advance

Ever wonder why the doorbell always rings at the exact moment you’re indisposed or otherwise incapable of answering it? With a digital doorbell, you won’t have to worry about missing another important visitor because your phone will alert you the moment someone comes walking up to your door.

Today’s top digital doorbells incorporate built-in motion sensors that can detect movement on your property and alert you in real time via your phone. You’ll know which zone the movement was detected in, and if they make it to your front door, you’ll even be able to see the visitor right on your screen in crystal clear HD video. All this, regardless of whether you’re upstairs in bed, across town at work, or away on vacation.

Worried the Deliveryman Won’t Leave Your Package? Let Him Know It’s OK to Leave It

There’s nothing worse than expecting to come home to the package you’ve been waiting to receive, only to discover a pick-up slip left behind by the delivery guy. With a digital doorbell, you’ll not only see the deliveryman coming up your walkway, but you’ll also be able to speak to him through the doorbell’s built-in speaker. This way, you can let him know that it’s okay for him to leave your package so it will be there for you when you get home.

Stop Break-Ins Before They Happen

One of the largest drawbacks of traditional home security systems is that they don’t have the ability to stop a break-in from occurring. They only engage once a home is compromised, and damage to the property and/or theft of property has already taken place.

A digital doorbell, on the other hand, lets you see who is coming up your walkway so you can take the measures necessary to help prevent a burglary. For instance, if you see someone suspicious coming to your front door while you’re at work, you can speak to them through the speaker to inquire about their business. This will make the thief think that someone is in the home, so they’ll be more likely to leave your property in search of easier prey.

Top Digital Doorbells for 2016

Currently, there are two major players in the video streaming digital doorbell field – Ring and SkyBell. Both offer similar features, such as HD video support, color night vision, motion sensor, and cloud-based video recording. They also offer both a standard product and an enhanced version. To learn more about their unique features and services, just visit the corresponding website for the digital doorbell you’re interested in.


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About The Author
Matty Byloos
Matty is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. He's a newly minted homeowner who currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife. When he's not working, he enjoys writing fiction, working on the house, and enjoying the amazing nature that the city has to offer. He is also the founder of NOVEL Creative Agency.

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