Friday, November 11, 2016

Video Doorbells - A Gift Whose Time Has Come

Ding Dong. The idea of a video doorbell is a good one. Most people want them for security - and why not? You can act like you're home and see who is there - including someone sniffing around for no good reason- from wherever you are.  Most if not all operate by an App on your phone, tablet or laptop.

So I am suggesting the idea as the gift, but can't pick this one for you. I can provide some good choices, and you can decide based on your - or the receiver's - needs. You likely want one with good night vision, two way communication (how else do you act like you're there but to converse with your ringer), easy to install, works with your phone - and some people run lots of things by phone.

There have been a lot of commercials for RINGwhich features wide angled HD video, smart motion detection, and cloud recording.



AUGUST  includes a digital keypad for your front door, as well as a lock and door cam and works with Nest, a popular general household digital control system.


GATE is by Google and it enhances your deadbolt with a motion activated camera via keypad, that also has two way audio.


Read more before you buy. Here are two articles that cover the bases pretty well:

The Best Smart Doorbell Camera by The Wirecutter

I don't know how reputable Doorbell.com is, but they have a lot of information HERE:

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