Why Do You Need a Video Doorbell?

The evolution of technology has left its mark on almost every aspect of our daily life. From augmented reality mirrors that let you try on clothes virtually to refrigerators that tell you when your groceries are about to expire – the way we live has completely transformed in just a few years. 

Your home door lock is no different. Today, there are a plethora of video doorbells that are not just easy to install, but also offer incomparable security and peace of mind for you, and your family. To help you understand better why you should invest in a video doorbell, we want to talk to you about a few advantages such a doorbell offers.

1. Screen your visitors


You know how the doorbell always ends up ringing when you’re in the middle of something important? And most of the time, it’s just someone trying to sell you something? Whether you’re in your kitchen, relaxing by the garden or working in your home office, having a video doorbell lets you see who is on the other side of the door in real-time using your smartphone or tablet. This means you can actively screen who you open the door for – avoiding unsolicited salesmen, without missing out on visits from friends and family.

2. Communicate without opening your door


Most video doorbells allow 2-way audio communication and 1-way video communication. This allows you to speak to whoever is on the other side of the door, without even getting off your couch. Be it visitors, delivery personnel or even someone who has just dropped by to leave a quick, important message, you can communicate with them all effortlessly without opening your door.

3. Get alerts when someone is at your doorstep


Video doorbells use their camera, as well as motion sensors, to send alerts directly to your smartphone or tablet when someone shows up at your front door. Most video doorbells even start recording a video as soon as the motion detector senses that someone is at your doorstep. These videos are then stored on a cloud backup, allowing you to go through the day’s, or even the week’s videos at a later, convenient time.

4. Avoid missing out on deliveries


If you’re expecting an important delivery, you can guarantee that somehow, the moment you step out of the house is when they will come to drop off whatever it is that you were expecting. And if you’re not there, you can expect to wait another few days for them to come back and drop off your package. But having a video doorbell can change all that. In the same scenario, if you have a video doorbell, you can easily give instructions to the delivery personnel on where to leave your package right from your smartphone, no matter where you are. This ensures you never miss out on another important delivery ever again.

5. Providing security

No matter how many benefits a modern, innovative doorbell offers, if it doesn’t ensure your home’s, and in turn your family’s security, it really isn’t serving its purpose. A video doorbell secures you home in a few different ways, all of which can add up together to give you a sense of peace and calm that nothing else can offer. First, having a video doorbell can deter opportunistic thieves who were just waiting for you to open your door so they could barge in. Second, when the worst case scenario does happen – your house getting robbed while you were not there – there is a good chance that your video doorbell will catch the burglars in action, providing you with video evidence. Even if it may not be enough to help the police catch the ones who robbed you home, the video itself may make it easier and quicker to get your insurance claim approved and paid out by your insurer. 


Needless to say, these are just some of the many ways in which a video doorbell can help secure your home and give you and your family unmatched peace of mind. But sometimes, just a video doorbell isn’t enough. And if you need something that offers more security than a video doorbell, you need a smart lock like the All-in-1 Altro Smart Lock. 

The Altro Smart Lock doesn’t just give you all the benefits of a video doorbell, but offers you much, much more when it comes to securing and protecting your home and everything you love. It allows for keyless unlock access via dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so you can get through the door effortlessly even when your hands are full. It provides the convenience of locking, unlocking or even checking the current status of your door by just asking your voice assistant – be it Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. It sends instant alerts via motion detection with audio/video recording, with motion and alert logs saved on the cloud for you to go through later. And most importantly, it comes with the Altro mobile app (available on iOs & Android), not only giving you control over your door from anywhere and everywhere, but also allowing you to give access to friends, family and services.

If you would like to know more about the All-in-1 Altro Smart Lock, you can read more about it here, or drop us a message here and someone from our team will get in touch with you at the earliest.

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