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Smart technology is everywhere, including, now, our doorbells. For added security you can add another level to your doorbell system. Traditional doorbells are both warning signs and a way to let you know when someone is at the door. Video doorbells not only warn you, they monitor your doorstep and the entire front entrance of your home, giving you an eye on the happenings and giving you video recording of all comings and goings at your door.

Video doorbells are becoming a standard for many homes. They’re becoming standard on newer homes as a way to monitor the front door and entrance to the home.

With the up kick in package delivery service, on demand delivery, and apps making food delivery easy and accessible, you need to keep an eye on what’s going on in front of your home.

The benefits of video doorbells systems are made obvious in their name. It’s a visual over a guess, but there’s some added things you may not have realized you can do with a video doorbell system. We’ve outlined a few of the benefits below.


A video doorbell system, as the name suggests, gives you a visual on what’s happening at the entryway to your home. While peepholes are an option on most homes, they don’t provide a great view and require going to the door itself to use them. A video doorbell allows you to see who is there, from the safety and comfort of a distance.


Another great feature is that video doorbells automatically record the video they take and allow you to review it. If you want to see who came to your door that day or perhaps there’s been damage to your home and you want to see who came and went in a particular time period, you can do that with a video doorbell, as any point.

Remote Access

Most video doorbells at this point will integrate with an app that you can use on mobile devices and desktop computers. This allows you to monitor the door in real time, review footage later, and even remote unlock or lock the door, depending on who is there. Some doorbells even allow you to have voice communicate with your visitors through the app.

Related Questions

How Much Does It Cost?

As a flat fee for the doorbell itself, you’re looking at at least $200 for the product. This doesn’t include the installation fee, labor fee, and other fees that might come along (perhaps the app requires a subscription or added features require a kick in price). But generally speaking, a good starting budget for a video doorbell is a little over $200. If you call a trusted local locksmith, ask if they have any discounts available, they usually do.

Can All Homes Have Them Installed?

Virtually any home can take a video doorbell as long as it has WiFi access and a clear spot to place it. But you want to check with your local HOH regulations and other potential code issues first. And if you’re renting, check with your landlord or leasing office as to whether you can install a video doorbell.

Extra security is becoming a real need as smart technology grows. Traditional locks are a start, but you need to add on to your home’s security by integrating it with how we live our lives: online and with technology.

A trusted locksmith service can help you secure your home or business in many ways. At Action Locksmith Inc, our technicians can provide a detailed survey of your home’s security and provide a plan of action. As a trusted Michigan Locksmith, we have been serving Michigan residents for over 30 years and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We provide locksmith services for re-keying, dead bolt installation, door repair and install, master key systems, access control and camera systems, lock out, open locked safes and much more! Our emergency mobile service is available 24/7. Call to learn more about how we can help your home or business!