By now, you’ve likely seen a few video doorbells, also known as smart doorbells. Whether around a friend’s house, in the street, or on the many, many TikTok fails.
But video doorbells transcend way beyond the need for TikTok videos – they’re actually a superb home security device, are super convenient, and help you keep track of visitors.
Upgrading your doorbell is becoming more common, with many homeowners investing in modern video and audio-compatible devices to monitor their property.
So, with this in mind, the remainder of this blog post will highlight five reasons why you need a video doorbell for your home.
Why do you need a video doorbell?
While you may have one hundred and one items on your list before upgrading your doorbell, you might want to hear us out.
We promise, this isn’t a sales pitch.
So, where to begin? Video doorbells allow you to answer the door from your phone or other smart devices. But, you can also access video footage, record audio, and even receive notifications when someone is approaching your home.
As you can imagine, this drastically increases security.
Anyways, here’s five reasons why you should consider investing:
- You’ll never miss a delivery
- See who visited while you weren’t at home
- Complement your existing home security devices
- Video doorbells are convenient
- Protect against porch pirates
Each of these reasons will now be explained in more detail below.
You’ll never miss a delivery
That’s right – when you upgrade to a video doorbell, you’ll never miss a delivery, even when you’re not at home.
When a delivery driver rings your doorbell, you receive a notification on your phone or other smart device. This allows you to not only see the delivery person, but speak to them, too.
You can tell them to leave your parcel in a safe location or give permission to place it somewhere else.
This can also protect again porch pirates – but more on that later in this article.
See who visited while you weren’t at home
Have you ever wondered what happens in your neighborhood when you’re not at home? Maybe who visited your property while you were at work, or perhaps even on vacation?
Well, a video doorbell provides you with an extra set of eyes – you can see who comes to your front door and what they do.
There’s also video recordings so you never miss what’s going on!
Complement your existing home security devices
Often, video doorbells connect to other home security devices, controlled by a central command hub or smartphone app.
This complements your existing home security devices, whether motion sensors, outdoor security cameras, or other pieces of kit.
In the event of an incident, you can also use the footage from the camera to support your claim. And often, the perpetrator won’t even know you were recording.
Video doorbells are convenient
There’s no arguing that upgrading to a video doorbell is much more convenient than a standard doorbell that doesn’t work. Because let’s face it, 75% of doorbells out there broke years ago and haven’t been replaced.
Talk to visitors, see who’s approaching your home before they get there, improve security, and regain peace of mind with a simple and effective piece of kit.
Protect against porch pirates
Yar! That’s right – protect against porch pirates with a watchful eye – a camera that keeps tabs on who comes and goes.
Porch pirates (people who steal parcels left on porches) are a common theft in the United States.
A video doorbell should deter theft, including parcel theft, but if something is to happen, then you’ll have it on video.
Also, to prevent your parcels from being left on your porch when you’re not in, you can communicate with the delivery driver to place your parcel in a safe place of your choosing.