4 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Video Doorbell
There could be many reasons why you would want to know first who is ringing your doorbell. One, you would want to be ready for that specific person. Two, it is important to know who the person is, especially if you would want to entertain him/her by simply backing off and pretending you are not there. Apart from these simple reasons, you may want to install a video doorbell in order to enhance your home security and see any suspicious activity going on beforehand.
Following are 4 things to consider when purchasing a video doorbell:
1. Wired or Wireless?
You have two options when purchasing a video doorbell. You can either choose the system to be wired or wireless. Installing a wired system is somewhat complex and costlier, however it will increase your house’s market value in the long run. Wireless system on the other hand, is easier to install and maintain and it is also a safer option especially when you have kids at your home. Both options have their pros and cons, so it is recommended that you choose the setup that’s best suitable for the layout of your home, your property, and so forth.
Apart from being wired and wireless, video doorbells are of different varieties i.e. low-end, mid-range and high-end. These varieties can also be classified from cheap to expensive setups. So, choose the one that best suits your needs and budget.
2. Make Sure It Has Night Vision
Nighttime is when you really want to take advantage of the video doorbell and see who is at your door. Unless you have a bright outside light, you might want to install a video doorbell that has night vision capability. Nowadays, a lot of the latest models of video doorbells have tiny camera holes so the visitor may not even realize that they are being seen.
3. Consider the Cost
Video doorbell setup generally costs at least a couple hundred dollars. However, the costs can drastically increase depending on the setup and variety of the doorbell. That’s why it is recommended that you make sure you purchase the one that fits your preferences and budget. Furthermore, it is also recommended that you do your research first in order to know everything about the system and save as much as you can. Ultimately, the system that suits your preferences well and performs as expected is well worth it’s price.
4. Buy Locally to Avoid Installation Headaches
Unless you know how to install it yourself, it would probably be a good idea to get some help installing the video doorbell. Not only the door camera and monitor inside your home needs to be connected correctly, you will also need to power both of them and setup the wires (if it’s a wired setup) between the two devices. Furthermore, the setup also needs to be hidden from sight, so some work above the ceilings or under the house might be necessary. So in order to avoid installation headaches, it is recommended that you purchase the video doorbell locally as most of the vendors also provide installation services for a nominal fee.
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