Do You Need a Doorbell Camera

Doorbell cameras, installed near a home’s front entrance, are catching on in popularity due to the added security and convenience they provide. Do you need a doorbell camera too? If you have packages delivered or want to know who comes to your door, you may benefit from one.

Why They Love Their Doorbell Camera

Take a look at the top three reasons why Vector Security customers say they needed a smart doorbell camera.

1. Deter and Catch Burglars

Avoid break-ins or theft by installing doorbell cameras in plain site. Cameras warn burglars that an alarm and security system is in place, acting as a deterrent to crime. This can be especially helpful in the Amazon-era, where packages are routinely delivered to people’s homes and left unattended on the front stoop.

Many cameras also include features, such as high-definition resolution and saved images, which can help law enforcement should an incident occur. Keep better tabs on your home via live camera feeds online and mobile alerts when motion is detected.

2. No Guessing Who is There

Check who is at the door before answering or when you (or your family - children or elderly parents) aren’t home. In addition to video footage, many doorbell cameras also enable audio control through an intercom. This lets you communicate with those at the door without opening it—a cool safety feature for when you’re home alone or someone seems suspicious.

Doorbell cameras can be great at night too. Using infrared or LED technology, some cameras with night-vision capabilities are able to capture high-resolution footage of anyone near a home’s entrance—regardless of the time of day. This is helpful if expecting evening guests or trying to identify the cause of a nighttime disturbance.

3. Increase Home Value

Research from Coldwell Banker shows that buyers are showing more interest in smart homes, specifically security and safety technologies. Homes enabled with smart technology close faster than those without it. Therefore, in addition to current safety benefits, cameras may also pay off should your family decide to move.

How have doorbell cameras improved your home’s security? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.