Imagine answering your door from your smartphone.
Seems very “Jetson,” doesn’t it?
Well… believe it or not, it can be done!
Say hello to SkyBell, a Wi-Fi video doorbell.
I’m going to be honest with you – our original doorbell on our front door was from the 1990’s! It was old. It hardly worked. It was one of those doorbells that we just really stopped using because it was that unreliable. It’s funny, whenever we expected people at our house, we would always be on the lookout because we knew we didn’t have a doorbell that would alert us that they were there.
Thank goodness that is ALL in the past, and we have a total new-age, welcome to the modern-day-technology-world doorbell with SkyBell.
SkyBell is a smart video doorbell that actually allows you to see, hear and speak to the person at your door whether you’re home, at work or (usually for us, on a pool deck) just out! It’s absolutely incredible that I get to answer my door FROM MY SMARTPHONE!
So how does it work?
First, you install your SkyBell doorbell.
Then you download the Skybell app, which is free app for select IOS® and Android® devices.
Next up, it’s go time!
A visitor at your home presses the SkyBell doorbell and Skybell automatically sends you a live video feed. You instantly receive an alert on your smartphone telling you that someone’s there. You see. You hear. And you speak to them – if you’re home or not!
Here’s a quick little visual…
My personal iPhone – app right there!
My husband standing there after I get the alert!
Talking to my husband and “asking what he wants!” LOL! 🙂
What I love is that SkyBell is truly giving you the control, convenience, and safety that you didn’t have before. Whether you’re home or away, you can feel confident knowing that you can see who’s at your door. That kind of peace of mind is priceless.
So what features are key when it comes to owning and having a SkyBell?
Here are 10 features I love:
SkyBell can detect when someone may be at your door even if the doorbell has not been depressed – I love this for the safety factor. We live in a high-traffic area, so it’s important for me to always know who is at my house, even when I’m not there to greet them.
Turn on the SkyBell integrated camera at any time to view your entry way – It’s like having your own personal security system! I love this!
Remotely turn off your indoor chime and receive notifications only on your mobile device – great for when someone is sleeping. This is a great feature to be able to turn off remotely. With 5 kids, I appreciate this! Especially at nap and bedtime! J
Program and manage SkyBell through the mobile app – Totally user-friendly and easy to navigate!
See who is at the door without them being able to see you, before you decide to answer. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE this! If you don’t recognize who it is, just let them be and you don’t have to answer. Great for safety.
Talk with whomever is at your door using your mobile device. I love this because it’s a wonderful way to be safe. If you aren’t familiar with someone at your door, you have the ability to see what they want. Also, great way to tell neighbor kids you’re not home to play!
Take a photograph of who is at your door using the SkyBell app. OH, yes! Great added feature.
SkyBell provides the ability to view in low-light conditions up to 5 feet away.
Easily set up SkyBell to alert multiple users on their mobile devices.
Designed for outdoor use, even in extreme conditions.
SkyBell is amazing. It really is wonderful because you’re always connected.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I can’t stress this enough…. You can’t put a price on safety and convenience for yourself and your family.
I’m ECSTATIC to be able to GIVE ONE AWAY to one of my readers!!!
I will be choosing a winner on April 18th, 2015!
I participated in the Skybell blog program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own.