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Yes, we’ve heard the arguments for old-school doorbells. They do exactly what they are supposed to– let you know someone is at the door. They’re simple. Timeless. Why mess with what works, right? 

Because there are VIDEO doorbells. 

Initially, the idea of a smart doorbell might seem silly to the uninitiated. But ask anyone who has one, and you will find out they can do much more than just let you know someone is at the door. So, they already have a leg up on the “competition.” 

Sure, there was life before video doorbells, but once you have one, you wonder how you ever managed life without it. Why? We have to be honest, it isn’t all about security. Video doorbells are a great mix of security, convenience…and amusement. 

So What is a Video Doorbell?

A “smart” doorbell is meant to replace your traditional doorbell. (We know, we felt a little disloyal ditching Old Reliable, too. But we got over it.) Think of the video doorbell as the same as a traditional doorbell with a few serious enhancements.  As in super cool enhancements like a camera for live video interactions and security monitoring, two-way audio for communication with people at your front door, and motion sensing for proximity alerts.

Why You Need One

Need more convincing? Probably not, but we want to share a few of the cool advantages of having a video doorbell anyway. 

It is an additional exterior camera. A video doorbell provides an extra view of outside events and can let you spot suspicious activity. 

Video doorbells boost security. Most criminals have two objectives in getting entry to your home, use the path of least resistance and don’t get caught. That’s why they most often gain entry through the front door! A video doorbell provides a huge deterrence because they know there will be video proof of identity!

You know when you get a package. If you are an online shopper, knowing when your package comes is pretty critical. The motion sensors in video doorbells alert you to activity. 

You can answer the door without disrupting your activity. Let’s face it, it may not be worth disrupting your favorite show for a guy selling sketchy magazine subscriptions. With a video doorbell, you can answer from your phone to see if the offering is worthwhile.  

You get alerts. As you go about your busy day, you get alerts, so you always know what is going on at home, from package deliveries to when the kids get home from school.

It provides videos of activities. Maybe we should say it provides endless entertainment.  Trust us. You just never know what can happen on your doorstep, but it is always worth knowing. Don’t believe us? Just Google “best video doorbell clips,” and you’ll see what we mean. 

Video Doorbells New Orleans 

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