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Top Reasons to Install a Video Camera Doorbell at Home

Wireless doorbell cameras entered the market about a decade ago. Since its introduction, it has quickly become one of the most popular smart home devices. What’s driving its popularity?

Safety comes first. 

Doorbell cameras enhance home security by deterring potential burglars who realise the house is under surveillance.

Helpful.  

These devices make it easy to monitor delivered packages, allowing you to bring them inside promptly. And if a package is stolen, the recorded videos provide evidence that can be used to track down the perpetrator. 

Convenience. 

You can monitor your front door from anywhere and communicate with visitors without opening the door. Or need to let the delivery person know where to leave the package? Speak to them directly with the two-way audio. 

You might relate to a few of these benefits or all of them. 

To assist in deciding if a wireless doorbell camera is right for you, we’ll explore these benefits in greater detail.

wireless smart video camera doorbell installed on a brick wall on a home in brisbane by smarter homes australia

Today’s video camera doorbells are more than a chime maker

The old ‘ding dong’ has been replaced. Today’s smart doorbell is a motion-activated camera, a microphone, speaker, recording device, all in one. And a chiming doorbell but with the ability to pick multiple sounds. It’s a multitasking, time-saving security device housed in a slim, aesthetically pleasing unit. For such a small gadget, the benefits are quite outstanding.

Video camera doorbells provide safety

Many homeowners have told us since installing a smart doorbell they feel a greater sense of security and much-needed peace of mind.

Like this comment we received from Ann:

The new cameras and smart locks installed by (Richard, Nick and Joy) have given me peace of mind knowing I now have an easy-to-use, up to date, high quality security system.”

If you’re often at the office or traveling, your home may be vacant for extended periods. You know this. Burglars know this. It makes your home an easy target, especially if an intruder figures out your schedule. 

A video camera doorbell acts as your watchful eye over your home’s main entrance. It’s the extra layer of security you didn’t have before. 

This is a particularly comforting thought when you have kids.

Imagine you need to work late or leave home to pick up some food for dinner. It means the kids are at home alone (provided they are old enough). With a video camera doorbell, you’ll be notified on your smartphone instantly if something suspicious happens at the front door while you aren’t there. You can alert the potential harm that you are aware of their presence, or you can tell your kids not to answer the door.

Train the kids to use the app, and now they won’t answer the door without checking who is there first. If they don’t know the person, they can speak to the visitor through the two-way audio function to learn their identity. 

It’s like you have a guard at your front door, keeping everyone safe and secure inside. 

Deterring crime with a smart doorbell 

One of the primary advantages of video camera doorbells is their role as a powerful deterrent against criminal activities. There’s a wealth of online footage showcasing how these smart doorbell devices have captured incidents of theft, vandalism and attempted break-ins. With the introduction of Ultra HD capabilities, these devices now provide homeowners with crisp, clear footage that can be invaluable to police investigations.

When selecting the models we wanted to offer, image quality was a key factor for us. We opted for doorbells with 2K resolution to ensure the videos are exceptionally clear. Additionally, the cameras we install are fitted with professional-grade lenses, guaranteeing that the footage remains sharp, even in low-light conditions.

We’re happy to report that Daryl, a recent customer, let us know the quality met his standards.

“The events that happen on the camera are very clear to see. We are happy with our purchase.”

Think of the considerations a potential intruder goes through when determining which home to hit up. If they see you have a video camera installed, recording their every movement, it makes them reconsider breaking into your home. A home nearby, without a video camera recording their actions, seems like a way better option. 

AI has taken the video camera doorbell to another level, especially when it comes to motion-detection. All the cameras we install use the best of AI technology to make an instant assessment of the object. All movement is not the same. It’s able to detect the difference between a person, an animal and also nature, like a tree blowing in the wind. Nobody wants to be interrupted every time the wind blows or your dog moves in the front yard…

For more on setting up a complete security system, read our guide to a smart home security system.

Video camera doorbells give you freedom

Consider this common scenario. You’ve got jobs to get done out of home, but a delivery has been scheduled for some time today. There’s no reason to stay and wait for it anymore. As soon as the package is delivered, you’ll be notified of its arrival on your smartphone. Now you have the power to decide if you go home to retrieve it, ask someone at home to bring it inside or just keep an eye on it through the live video stream, until you get home.

Or there’s another option. Built into the video camera doorbells we install is a two-way speaker capability. Makes it possible for you to ask the delivery person to leave the package in a secure area, so it’s no longer visible off the street. 

a delivery person using the smart video camera doorbell installed on the front door of a home in brisbane by smarter homes australia

Camera doorbells help you stay focused and on task

There are times in the day you can’t afford to be interrupted. You’re on an important call, work or otherwise. Something is on the stove that needs your attention. You’re changing a nappy or putting your kid to sleep. 

And the doorbell rings. 

With a doorbell camera, you can quickly check your phone to see who’s at the front door, letting you know if you need to answer or not. And if you can’t, immediately let them know through the speaker you’ll be there soon. No more visitors waiting at the door, wondering if you’re at home.

How a wireless doorbell integrates with other smart devices

What is a smart home? For most people, this means having the ability to control everyday home tasks from a single point of contact, a central app. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are examples of how this is being made possible in your home. The video camera doorbells we offer are designed to integrate seamlessly with these major smart home assistants. During the installation process, we can set up the connection and show you how to operate your new video camera doorbell from a central app.

How to determine which is the best wireless doorbell camera for you

Since the debut of the first video camera doorbell about a decade ago, the market has exploded. We understand why it’s overwhelming to choose between all the options available to you. We spent a long time checking and testing all the brands and models before we made our decision. In the end, it was the right combination of quality, convenience and price that won the day for us. The models we choose deliver on these priority values.

Here’s our list of features we considered the most important for maximum protection and convenience. 

  • A smartphone app that gives you easy access to your wireless doorbell camera footage no matter where you are
  • High-resolution footage and night vision capabilities for crystal-clear monitoring day and night
  • AI motion detection to eliminate false alarms and notifications
  • A wide-angle lens for capturing more of the action
  • Easy integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to simplify operation into one app 
  • No ongoing fees or subscriptions once installed

 

showing the two way audio feature on the video camera doorbell installed by smarter homes australia in brisbane

We bring you options, each loaded with features

Our video doorbells include a free smartphone app for instant notification from anywhere; 2K HD, 4 x zoom, professional-grade lens for crystal-clear clarity; battery-operated for flexibility in installation location; compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; AI motion detection technology. 

And our pricing is all inclusive, meaning no ongoing fees or subscription costs. 

Check out the many features available on each model we install. 

2K Video Doorbell:

  • 2K full HD clarity: Built-in 2K sensor and professional-grade lens allow you to view activity in picture-perfect resolution. See visitors in sharp detail as they approach your door.
  • Rechargeable battery-powered: Efficiently runs on rechargeable, lithium battery, with a life between 6-12 months. Easy to recharge by unlocking the unit with your unique key.
  • Expanded field of view: The 4:3 aspect ratio ensures you get a head-to-toe view of anyone who approaches.
  • AI motion sensor: Smart human detection and the ability to set up specific activity zones. 
  • Compatibility: Seamlessly connect with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for central control.

2K Video Doorbell with Dual Camera:

  • 2K full HD clarity: Built-in 2K sensor and professional-grade lens allow you to view activity in picture-perfect resolution. See visitors in sharp detail as they approach your door.
  • Dual cameras: Two cameras work together to deliver advanced viewing. The front-facing camera focuses on people, while the downward-facing camera fills in the gaps with a view of the floor in front of your door. Good for getting a visual on packages.
  • Colour night vision: Delivering a clear nighttime viewing distance of up to 5m.
  • Rechargeable battery-powered: Efficiently runs on rechargeable, lithium battery, with a life between 6-12 months. Easy to recharge by unlocking the unit with your unique key.
  • Expanded field of view: The 4:3 aspect ratio ensures you get a head-to-toe view of anyone who approaches.
  • AI motion sensor: Smart human detection and the ability to set up specific activity zones. 
  • Compatibility: Seamlessly connect with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for central control.

 

Visit Smarter Store to see the collection of Video Camera Doorbells we provide.

Regardless of the model, both come with so many worthy benefits and impressive features, you’ll be pleased with your selection. We’re happy to take you through each model in more detail so you can make your choice, based on your unique home situation and the facts at hand. 

It’s easy to understand why the video camera doorbell has quickly become a common addition to many homes in Brisbane today. 

If you’re ready to upgrade or want to discuss the options available before making your decision, make contact by calling, emailing or fill in the free quote form online. At Smarter Homes Australia we’re here to make your home safer and smarter. Let’s find the best time that works within your schedule. 

Video Camera Doorbell FAQs

  • What if my internet is down?

If your internet is down, the doorbell will still function as a standard doorbell, chiming inside your home. The doorbell won’t have access to the application though so you won’t be able to answer the door remotely.

  • Can’t someone just steal it from my front door?

The doorbell is installed on a strong bracket at your front door or gate making it extremely difficult for it to be moved. We have installed hundreds of doorbells to date and not a single one has been stolen, taken down, or vandalised as they are as strong as most intercom units.

  • Can I see the person and talk to them through my phone?

Yes, from anywhere in the world. As long as you have a WiFi connection you’re able to view and communicate with whoever is at the front door easily and at any time.

  • Can I install a smart doorbell on any surface?

Yes we can install your video camera doorbell on any surface including wood, brick, weatherboard, metal, Pretty much everything. 

  • Can I have multiple video camera doorbells installed?

Yes we can install on any areas of the house, including the front gate. When you have multiple devices, it’s still one app, with each individual device identified by its own name. For eg, front door, side door, front gate. 

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