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A Video Doorbell Camera keeps you Connected to Home

on Dec 04, 2017

Thinking about a video doorbell camera for your home? You're not alone. This connected front door device is on track to being one of 2018's biggest and most popular smart home hits.

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 a 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 a notification on your smartphone. 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 live 2 way conversation through the doorbell's speaker and microphone.

This applies whether you're at home or away; so you can answer your door from the couch, from bed, from your desk at work, or from your vacation half way across the world. 

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 camera installed along with a Smart Door Lock as part of your smart home security bundle, you won't need to worry.

When the delivery person rings the bell, you can ask them to leave the package inside, by unlocking your door with the smart lock icon that appears directly on the screen of the video call. After they’ve placed the package inside and closed the door, you can instantly lock up and arm your alarm system just as easily. 

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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's cloud for later viewing on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

It's a great way to keep an eye on activity around your entrance area and driveway, which are the busiest outdoor areas on your property. 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 video doorbell camera 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: Sleep undisturbed 

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

An Alarmforce 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 mobile app, see who's there, and then decide (quietly) whether to answer or not. 

How to get the smartest doorbell on the block ...

Ever installed a hardwired doorbell? It's not so easy. To avoid the hassle, and other complications, get your video doorbell installed as part of a smart home security bundle from AlarmForce.

Our technology is delivered and installed by our professional technicians, and offers you an easy, affordable and professionally-supported way to upgrade your home with smart technology. With smart home security at its core, your home can include smart thermostats, door locks, video cameras, lights, garage door openers, a video doorbell and more, all connected and controlled through a single, powerful app. 

To find out more information about upgrading your home with a smart home security system, click here.