Security - Video Doorbells
With the warm weather comes more people outside walking dogs, gardening or strolling our great neighborhood. It is also a time for unwanted solicitors and prowlers. While the last newsletter we discussed lighting as a great deterrent for the maliciously inclined, this newsletter we will touch on video doorbells.
Last year we decided to replace our original windowed front door with a solid entry door. I had increasingly become concerned that anyone at our door can see into the home and know when we were present. With the removal of the old door we also lost the doorbell wiring, leaving us with no doorbell at all. So we decided on video doorbell and it has become the best security feature of our home.
Metro PD encourages the use of video doorbells as they provide a level of security for your home at a reasonable cost. Ranging in price from $100-$300 they are surprising easy to install. They work with your existing doorbell wiring or they can be battery run for areas without wiring. Connected to your home WiFi, they can be accessed wherever you have an internet connection with a phone, tablet or computer.
-Easy to install, same level of difficulty as replacing a doorbell button.
-You can see who is at your front door at any time without even getting up from the couch.
-They have microphones so you can hear and talk to anyone at your door.
-They have night vision so you can still see without any lighting.
-They can operate as a motion detector, notifying you before the person can even ring the bell
-You can record footage of your choice for later review.
-They are an active deterrent as people with ill intent are more likely to move on when they see a video doorbell.
-Battery operated units can be installed virtually anywhere you want.
Worried about answering your door to strangers or solicitors?
Worried that delivered package might disappear from your door?
Worried about anyone approaching your front door without wanting to be seen?
These concerns can all be addressed by a cheap, yet effective, video doorbell.
Your Security HOA Team.