You’re on vacation and the doorbell rings back at home. Obviously you can’t answer the door. After three rings with no answer, the guy goes around back and breaks out the window. You’ve been robbed. You might think a burglar wouldn’t just ring the doorbell, but the fact is, many do (see #9). They may pose as salesman or whatever, but in reality they are looking to see if anyone is home.
Maybe you’re at a friend’s house a few streets away when a friend drops by. What if you could answer the door from the grocery store and tell them you’ll be there in a few minutes? How cool would that be? Meet DoorBot.
DoorBot replaces your doorbell (or becomes your doorbell if you don’t have one). It mounts securely to the wall of your house. Once mounted to the house, you connect it to your WiFi and download the app to your phone. When your doorbell rings you get a notice to your phone.
Let’s assume the doorbell rings and it’s someone selling magazine subscriptions. You know this because you can see them standing on your front porch with live streaming video on your phone. With two-way voice communication you ask who it is and what they want. Now let them know you’re not interested. They never have to know that you’re in the bathroom…in Paris.
Anytime you’re away from home and the doorbell rings, you can choose to accept the notification or dismiss it. This means you’ll know every time someone comes to your door and they never have to know you aren’t home. If you see Girls Scouts, tell them to come back later!
Would a doorbell you can answer from anywhere make you feel like your house was more secure when you weren’t there?
Or would you like it for the convenience?