This post was originally published on August 13, 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
There’s good reason for the booming growth. Not only do doorbell cameras make your home technologically advanced, but they also provide an extra layer of security and convenience.
Below are three benefits to installing a doorbell camera in your home.
1. Deter and Catch Burglars
Avoid break-ins or theft by installing doorbell cameras in plain sight. Cameras warn burglars that an alarm and security system is in place and can help deter 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 doorstep. With a doorbell camera, you can see who’s at your front door at all times, including someone who might be attempting to steal your deliveries.
Using a connected app, you can keep better tabs on your home by viewing live camera feeds on your mobile device and receiving mobile alerts when motion is detected.
Many cameras also include features like high-definition resolution and saved images, which can help law enforcement identify criminals.
2. Know Who is Ringing Your Doorbell
Use your doorbell camera’s mobile app to check who is at the door before answering, or when you 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, when visitors seem suspicious or if you’re trying to limit person-to-person contact due to Coronavirus concerns.
Doorbell cameras can also be beneficial at night. Using infrared or LED technology, cameras with night-vision capabilities can capture high-resolution footage of anyone near a home’s entrance—regardless of the time of day. This is helpful if you’re expecting evening guests or trying to identify the cause of a nighttime disturbance.
3. Increase Your Home’s Value
As technology continues to advance, homeowners are showing more interest in smart homes. In fact, connected homes enabled with smart technology, specifically security and safety technologies, are more desirable to buyers. Therefore, in addition to immediate safety benefits, cameras may also pay off if you decide to move in the future.