• Cam Christoff

How to Install Video Doorbells In Your Home

We all want to feel safe and protected in our home, which is why more people are installing video doorbells. Imagine you’re sitting on the couch bingeing your favorite Netflix show as you hear a knock at the door. You aren’t expecting guests, so this is a surprise to you. You have to grab the remote, pause the show, and go greet the person at the door, which could be putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Now, imagine a different scenario where you hear a ring at your video doorbell and all you have to do is pick up your phone to see who it is! Installing a video doorbell in your home is simple. Here is a how-to guide on how to install a video doorbell in your home:

Figure Out Which Doorbell You Would Like To Purchase

There are many video doorbells on the market, so choosing the one that is in your price range is a big decision. To help ease the researching process, here are a few highly rated brands of video doorbells:

  • Ring: Ring offers a variety of video doorbells as well as security cameras, security systems, and smart lights.

  • Arlo: Arlo video doorbells offer customers the ability to be notified when motion is detected and will call your phone if someone rings your doorbell.

  • GazingSure: GazingSure is compatible with Alexa and Google Home, allowing you to connect to these platforms and be notified when someone is at your door.

  • Conico: Conico promises a waterproof video camera, that is rechargeable, and a motion sensor, which can catch movements that some cameras can't.

If You’re Renting, Make Sure Your Landlord Is Okay With It

If you are renting your home, condo or an apartment, make sure your landlord is aware that you would like to install a video doorbell, because installing a video doorbell may require you to install wires inside of your home. They may not be too happy if they see that you’ve installed wires into your home without permission.

Make Sure You Have Access To WiFi and Other Accessories

All video doorbells require access to WiFi, so you’ll want to make sure that you have a strong internet. Check to see if your router is close enough to the door so that the WiFi can reach your doorbell. Lastly, you'll need to have a cell phone so that you can install the apps that connect the video doorbell.

Start The Installation Process

Once you’ve decided on the brand of your video doorbell and have gotten all the prior needs for it, the next step is the installation process. Many brands are different when it comes to installing your video doorbell. Some require you to install wires throughout your house while others only require you to simply attach them to your door. There are many different instruction videos and websites to show you exactly how to install your video doorbell. Here are a few that may help you:

Enjoy Your Video Doorbell!

Once you have finished with the installation process, your video doorbell is ready to be put to use! Now when you’re on the season finale of Umbrella Academy and someone rings your doorbell, all you have to do is answer your phone! Your mind can be at ease knowing that your house is safe from package thieves or others because of your video doorbell recording all of the motion that comes to your door.

The Video Doorbell: A Change In Technology

Who would have thought that you could answer doors by just one click of a button on your cell phone? Advances In technology have greatly impacted the world that we know of today, like the invention of the video doorbell. The video doorbell betters security to protect you from burglars and thieves. With a video doorbell, you will be a lot more protected and aware of what is happening outside of your home.