Protecting our family and homes can be a worry, but with advancing technology, there are new gadgets coming onto the market regularly that can help give us peace of mind. One of the latest to hit the market is a video doorbell. These small but sophisticated devices offer many advantages, one of which is giving your home added security by burglar prevention – not many people know that apparently 34% of break-ins come through the front door.
If you haven’t yet heard of video doorbells, here’s a little run down of the added protection they can offer you and your family.
Unknown Visitors at the Door
Everyone gets an unexpected knock at the door from time to time, but late at night an unwanted visitor can be slightly concerning. By having a video doorbell installed, you can see a live video of who is outside so you can judge whether they are a potential threat. And what’s more, you can be anywhere to see who is at your front door.
Easy Access to Speak to Visitors
A video doorbell is a two-way intercom which makes it easier for you to answer the door without needing to open it. You can speak to your visitor at the door even if you’re not in your home via your mobile phone. This feature is great for deliveries if no one is in.
Visitors whilst Absent
If a visitor knocks at the door rather than rings the doorbell, the video doorbell will capture a photo for you to view later so you still have a record of who may have been on your property.
Night Vision Technology
If there is a visitor at night, it may be difficult to see who it is. To give you a clearer picture, video doorbells offer night vision technology. This means that the owner can still see, even if it is dark, who is at the door.
Video doorbells are a great way to keep an eye on who is entering and leaving the house. This would include cleaners or engineers. Parents also benefit from these cameras as they can check if their children have arrived safely back from school, or even that the dog walker has arrived to take your furry friends out for their daily walk.
Increases House Value
As video doorbells are growing in popularity, it has shown that installing a device can increase the value of the house. This could also secure a lower price for a residential insurance policy. You can find out more by reading this article on the ‘This is Money’ website: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-7102403/How-smart-technology-home-reduce-insurance-premiums.html
The high level of security a video doorbell provides is what it is most well-known for, as it prevents strangers from approaching the house and it keeps a close eye on who has been watching your area.
Features of a Video Doorbell
There are a range of different makes and models on the market so it’s important to find the right one for you and your family. Here’s a list of features for you to look out for:
- Two-way audio
- HD video feed
- Wide-angle camera lens
- Full-colour night vision
- Live video footage which can be viewed from any smart device
- Waterproof and weather-resistant casing
- Motion detection with customisable motion zones
- Compatibility with your computer
For further home protection advice, please visit the Police website by following this link: https://www.police.uk/crime-prevention-advice/burglary/