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7 Reasons To Buy A Ring Doorbell in 2020

 

Have you been noticing that video doorbells are everywhere in your neighborhood? Or that when a major crime happens in your community, that your neighbor, with the video doorbell, might have the information to help solve the case? Or maybe you just want peace of mind in knowing is what is happening outside your front door when you are on vacation or at work. The “smart front door” has been changing the way we implement whole-home security systems for over a year now. 

 

It's a doorbell, a video camera, and a two-way communications device all wrapped into one—and it gets even better when it's installed as part of your ONIT Smart Home security system. Here are five really useful things you can do with one. 

 

1: Answer the door from anywhere

 

When a visitor rings your video doorbell, it chimes like an ordinary doorbell but you also get an alert on your smartphone app. Tap the alert and you'll see a live video stream of your visitor. They can't see you but you can see them, and you can have a conversation through the doorbell's speaker and microphone. 

 

This applies whether you're at home or away, enabling you to answer your door from the couch, from the bed, or from your desk at work.

 

2: Secure a delivered package 

 

Ever experienced the anxiety of having a valuable package being left on your porch when you're not there? With a video doorbell installed as part of your smart home security system, you won't need to worry. 

 

When the delivery driver rings the bell, you can ask them to leave the package inside, unlocking your front door with the smart lock icon that appears on the video call. When they step outside again and close the door, you can lock up just as easily. 

 

3: Catch a suspicious caller in the act 

 

As part of a smart home security system, your video doorbell becomes a full security camera, able to capture motion-triggered clips, alert you, and store your clips in Alarm.com's cloud for later viewing. 

 

It's a great way to keep an eye on activity around your porch, driveway, and often times your neighborhood, which are the busiest outdoor areas on your property. At night, the camera can even trigger your porch light to come on when there's motion, giving you a well-lit video clip of that raccoon that likes to come by at night. 

 

Should your camera catch something amiss—a suspicious caller or a prowling package thief, you'll find it easy to download the clip and share it with your local police department. 

 

4: Keep up with the kids 

 

Of course, much of the motion on your porch is welcome, and a video clip of it can be reassuring. For example, you can use your Alarm.com-powered video doorbell to send you a daily video alert when your kids arrive home from school. As well as knowing they're home safe, you can see exactly who they're with. 

 

Kids also enjoy using video doorbells as a one-way ‘FaceTime' device, ringing the bell when you're at work to say hello and give you a wave. 

 

5: Prevent crime from happening in your area

 

You can create your own “ring of security” by just having the video doorbell installed. Thieves and those that commit crime regularly are well-versed in keeping up with the security systems in the world. If they see that you have one of these fancy Smart doorbells, it may deter them from messing with your home or your property. No one wants their mugshot on the 6 p.m. news from a doorbell video camera. 

 

Being vigilant and prepared is your first line of defense in crime prevention. A good Smart Lock and a video doorbell is a sound investment, not an expense! 

 

6. Sleep undisturbed 

 

Finally, what about the one time you don't want to hear from your kids? We're talking about naptime, the worst time imaginable for a loud doorbell chime to reverberate through your home. 

 

An Alarm.com-powered video doorbell safeguards your hour of afternoon peace with ‘Do Not Disturb' mode: a mode that switches the chime off, but still sends you a text alert when a visitor rings the bell. Just open your app, see who's there, then decide (quietly) whether to answer or not. 


7. Secure the Front Door 

 

One of the most surprising FBI crime statistics is that most of the time burglars enter through the front door. While a back door and first-floor window were used 22% and 23% of the time, respectively, the front door was used in 34% of burglaries.

 

Given this high percentage, it is an important place to monitor. You can do this with a traditional security camera. But often burglars are unafraid to ring the doorbell to find out if someone is home. With a video doorbell like the SkyBell HD, not only will you have a video recording of a potential burglar – you’ll be able to answer the door remotely with your smartphone. No matter how far away you are, you can answer the door and create the illusion that you are home.



How to get the smartest doorbell on the block 

 

Ever installed a hardwired doorbell? It's not easy. To avoid the hassle, and other complications, get your video doorbell installed as part of a smart home security system powered by Alarm.com.

 

Home security is more than smart home automation or installing a security surveillance camera system. To learn more about how to protect your home, Call us at 844-901-2123. We stand ready to serve you!