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Everything You Need To Know About Video Doorbells

Monday, 24 April 2023

Everything You Need To Know About Video Doorbells

Over recent times, video doorbells have grown in popularity due to their home safety benefits.

Unlike door peepholes and looking through the curtains, video doorbells offer a safe and subtle way of checking who’s at the door without running the risk of being seen.

But how do video doorbells operate, and how can you benefit from having one installed on your property?

What’s a video doorbell?

Consisting of a ringer and a Wi-Fi-connected camera, a video doorbell lets homeowners see who is approaching their home without being nearby.

The doorbell records movement outside your home, allowing you to see who is approaching your door through a live feed on your phone.

Depending on the device, your video doorbell will connect to existing doorbell wiring or be battery-operated. Doorbells powered by batteries have to be recharged, meaning your doorbell could become inactive if you forget to charge it. 

How do video doorbells work?

Video doorbells work differently depending on the model you have.

Most video doorbells activate after motion sensors detect movement outside your door. However, some only activate once your doorbell has been pressed.

Once the video doorbell is triggered, it starts recording the events outside your door and front yard.

As this happens, your smart device receives a signal from the camera, allowing you to view the live footage in an app.

The app used is usually developed by the brand of video doorbell you have, such as Ring or Amalock.

Some video doorbells have added features such as night vision and two-way audio that allow you to speak to the caller.

How can you benefit from a video doorbell?

Video doorbells offer plenty of advantages to make your life more convenient and your home safer.

You always know who’s at the door

With a live video stream available to view wherever you are, you’re never left guessing who’s at the door.

This feature is handy at night time when answering the door can be even more intimidating, and callers aren't visible through peepholes and windows.

You can answer the caller from anywhere

Let’s say you’re busy upstairs putting your children to sleep when the doorbell goes – with a video bell, you can speak to the guest from your phone and let them know you’ll be down shortly if it has an audio function.

More advanced devices can even pair with smart locks to enable remote entry to your home without you being there.

It’s an effective home security device

In addition to alerting you to callers ringing the bell, video doorbells may also detect suspicious activity outside your front door and yard. A good example would be parcel thieves.

Trespassers looking to steal Amazon deliveries will trigger motion detectors when entering the area near your door, even without ringing the bell.

Thankfully, you’ll receive a notification and video evidence to send to the police.

The video doorbell may even serve as a deterrent in itself.

Is a video doorbell right for your property?

If you want to avoid pesky cold callers or deter parcel thieves, a video doorbell is ideal for your home.

Although they may be more expensive than standard doorbells, they offer plenty of safety benefits and much-needed convenience.

You can even relax at work knowing you’ll be alerted to any potential unwanted guests or disturbances outside your door.

Invest in a video doorbell from Lockshop Direct

We only stock the most trusted video doorbell manufacturers, including the world-renowned brand, Ring.

Our team of helpful experts can help you find the most suitable video doorbell for your property and offer guidance on installation.

Get in touch with one of our specialists today on 0330 174 0851 or email us at and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Author: Innocent Olwo

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