Doorbell Cameras

Image result for doorbellWhen it comes to security and home improvement, one of the best and most affordable investments you can make is a video doorbell camera installed by one of our pros.

Doorbells once used simply to let you know someone was visiting your home can now upgraded to a video doorbell camera and become a security feature for your property. Let’s take a look at just how much the doorbell has changed over the years and how you can benefit from the new technology.

Doorbell Evolution

Related imageDoorbells have come a long way since the first electric doorbell was invented in the early 1800’s. Before doorbells were available, door knockers or bells hung on the front door of a house and were used to alert homeowners that they had a visitor.

The first doorbells of the 19th century were mostly mechanical in nature. The device wasn’t as popular until the invention of electricity sparked electric doorbell chimes popularity during the early 1930s.

Electric Doorbells

Related imageElectric doorbells quickly became common place in new homes. These doorbells consisted of a doorbell button installed at the front door, hard-wired to a AC transformer and doorbell chime installed inside the home. The operation was simple. Whenever a visitor  pressed the doorbell button electrical current would flow from the transformer to the chime causing the chime to sound.

Electric doorbells made today still remain a standard feature on new home construction.

Wireless Doorbells

Image result for wireless doorbellWireless doorbells became popular in the 1970’s and 80’s for homeowners who didn’t have a doorbell already installed. These doorbells were very easy to install as they didn’t require hard-wired electrical connections and only needed batteries and a couple of screws installed in the doorbell button. The wireless receiver/chime plugged into an electrical outlet inside the home.

When the doorbell button is pressed, the button sends a radio signal to the receiver/chime inside the home to sound the chime.

Best Video Doorbell Cameras

Fast forward to 2012 and the first video doorbell camera is invented by Doorbot or who is now known as Ring. So what is a doorbell camera?

A video doorbell camera is a high-tech device that utilizes your existing hard-wiring, chime and transformer. It replaces your existing doorbell button with a WiFi-enabled camera, microphone, speaker and button in an all-in-one sleek device.

Once properly installed and configured, anytime a visitor rings your doorbell, any devices with app installed will display a live camera feed in real-time. You can choose to answer and speak with your visitor, decline the call discreetly or play a pre-recorded message (Zmodo only).

Want to know if someone is at your door? Thanks to motion detection and instant app push alerts you can even be notified of visitors that don’t ring your doorbell. You can check to see if anyone is at your front door anytime with the live view option. Visitors can be seen at night in total darkness as well thanks to the camera’s night vision. They deter crime and package theft as most criminals don’t want to be seen or recorded.

CLEAR IT SECURITY Greet $99 + Installation

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2.75″ W x 5.03″ L x 1.41″ D
140° viewing angle 720p HD camera
Night Vision approx. 10ft
No monthly fees!

CLEAR IT SECURITY DING! $125 +  Installation

2.4″ W x 4.8″ L x 1″ D
155° viewing angle 720p HD camera
Night Vision approx. 10ft
No monthly fees!

CLEAR IT SECURITY Greet PRO $199 + Installation

1-7/8″ W x 4-3/8″ L x 3/4-1″ D
180° viewing angle 1080p HD camera
Night Vision approx. 16ft
No monthly fees!

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Daytime app view from CLEAR IT SECURITY DING! Doorbell Camera

Night Vision app view from CLEAR IT SECURITY DING! Doorbell Camera

ring doorbell cameras available

Ring (original Satin Nickle color) $130 + $99 Installation ($3 monthly fee)

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Ring 2 (Satin Nickle or Bronze) $200 + $99 Installation ($3 monthly fee)

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Ring Pro (Multiple color options) $250 + $99 Installation ($3 monthly fee)

Already have a doorbell camera you want installed? We provide doorbell camera installation in Fort Worth and surrounding DFW areas!

In addition to our preferred doorbell camera we can install all brands and models of doorbell cameras such as the SkyBell, SkyBell HD, Ring, Ring Pro, and Zmodo Greet. Our installers will even install one you purchased or received as a gift starting at just $99!

Contact us today for a FREE quote on a doorbell cameras AND installation in Fort Worth and surrounding DFW areas!

 

Best of all, everything including motion alerts are stored in the cloud FREE for 36 hours without a monthly subscription fee! Should something happen, you can easily save the video to your phone and share it with others.

Don’t get “DING’d” by Ring’s required $3 monthly subscription fee to store and view recordings!

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