We’re all practicing social distancing and following CDC guidelines to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. As we bunker into our homes there’s one overlooked home security gadget that can help us keep a close eye on what’s happening outdoors.
Doorbell cameras are popular smart security gadgets that can show you who’s at your door without opening it. You’ll get an alert when someone’s outside, and you can see and speak to them using the camera’s app. More often than ever, families are using doorbell cameras to practice social distancing and keep an eye on their yards. Here are a few ways doorbell cameras have helped during the Coronavirus pandemic.
See when packages arrive and keep an eye on them.
Use your smartphone to tell the mail carrier where to leave your package and keep an eye on it until you feel comfortable bringing it indoors. Most restaurants are also offering contactless delivery to limit close contact. You’ll be able to do the same for groceries and food delivery.
Keep an eye on the neighborhood.
Unfortunately, some people aren’t following CDC guidelines during the pandemic. Worried about unfamiliar faces or strange in the neighborhood? Check to make sure everything’s alright from your smartphone. And if you see something strange, most doorbell cameras are equipped with two-way audio to scare off intruders and save camera footage to share with authorities.
See loved ones.
If your kids miss their friends or you miss your family on a walk in the neighborhood stop by their house and chat through your video doorbell. You’ll be safe from each other by chatting using the doorbell’s microphone and your smartphone at a safe distance.
Some families are leaving extra essentials on their front porch for essential workers to grab. Sit hand sanitizer, packaged snacks, toilet paper and other goods on your front porch and leave a note welcoming them to it. Your doorbell camera’s motion detector will alert you when someone’s on your porch. And you’ll see the gratefulness safely indoors.