Mac and cheese. Shoes and socks. Nuts and bolts.
What do all of these have in common? They’re better together.
Some things in life are just better when they work together, and the same holds true for your smart home devices. When it comes to a safe, secure, and smart home, certain devices can do even more together than they can alone.
Alone, they can make your home safer and more convenient. But together, they transform your entire entryway into a more secure and smarter front door.
What’s great about a Vivint Doorbell Camera
A doorbell camera (sometimes called a video doorbell) is just that—a doorbell with an integrated camera that provides both live and recorded views of who’s coming and going at your front door.
Doorbell cameras vary in features and functionality. Some of them have two-way talk, so you can actually speak to people, some of them can only be accessed via a smartphone app, and so forth.
The great thing about the Vivint Doorbell Camera is that it combines the best features available, so it’s the doorbell camera that does so much more than let you see who’s at the door.
Take a look at some of the standout features of the Vivint Doorbell Camera:
It’s great that you can see who’s at the door, but what if you want to ask the person collecting donations if they’ll accept a check or tell the neighbors that your kids can’t play until they finish their homework? You’ll need a doorbell camera that has two-way voice, like Vivint’s.
With the Vivint Doorbell Camera, you can have a conversation with your visitors via the app or your Smart Hub. This is particularly convenient if you’re too busy to come to the door or you’re out running errands.
Get a crystal clear picture, day or night
If your experience of seeing who’s at the door is limited to the tiny and distorted views of peepholes, you’ll be thrilled with the picture quality of the Vivint Doorbell Camera. The wide-angle, 180-degree lens allows you to see your entire front porch area—not just whatever happens to be in front of you—and night vision provides a clear view even when it's dark.
Receive custom notifications
What if you’re not home and someone drops by? You can receive notifications on your smartphone via the Vivint Smart Home app, so you’ll be notified right when someone gets to your door. Not only that, but the camera's smart visitor detection feature uses motion sensors to identify people (not cars or a flag blowing on your porch), so you’ll know when someone is on your step whether they ring the bell or not.
Answer the door at home or away
When the Vivint Doorbell Camera is part of a complete Vivint Smart Home system, you can answer your door via the Vivint Smart Home app or your Smart Hub. This is particularly convenient for kids home alone or for when the doorbell rings and you don’t have your phone on you.
View footage now or later
We've talked about being able to answer your door and even talk to your visitors in real-time, but what if you can't get to your phone or you miss a notification that someone was on your porch? The Vivint Doorbell Camera senses motion at your front door and automatically records 30-second clips, and then saves them for up to 45 days so you can view the footage at your convenience.
What’s great about Vivint smart locks
Vivint smart locks are another must-have for a safe and smart front entry. A smart lock is actually different from a keyless lock in that not only can you unlock it with a code on the keypad, but you can also unlock your door remotely via a smartphone app.
There are a lot of smart locks on the market, but like the Vivint Doorbell Camera, the Vivint smart lock has plenty of features that keep it ahead of the pack. A few of these include:
Lock or unlock your doors from anywhere
At one point or another, we’ve all been in a rush in the morning or too tired at night to remember to lock the front door. With a Vivint smart lock, you can lock or unlock your door no matter where you are. So if you’re half asleep and realize you forgot to lock your front door or you get a call from your kids saying they forgot their code, you can simply log into the app and take care of it from your phone.
Create keyless access codes for guests
Spare keys are not only inconvenient, but they’re also a security risk—most burglars know the most common hiding spots for a spare key. Vivint smart locks allow you to create multiple unique access codes for your family members, friends, and guests. Plus, you can delete the codes after one use, or create new ones as needed.
Know who enters your home
Your smart lock also lets you see who’s coming into your home and when. It logs the time each specific code is used, so you always know who entered your home and the exact time they arrived. This is useful if you’re expecting a petsitter or repair person or just want to know what time your kids got home from school or activities.
You’ll also be notified on your smartphone via the Vivint Smart Home app whenever someone enters your home with a code.
Bringing your Vivint Doorbell Camera and Vivint Smart Lock together
On their own, these devices can make a big difference in your home's level of safety and convenience. But when they join forces, your Vivint Doorbell Camera and smart lock create the ultimate smart front door.
Take a look at what you can do with them together:
Prevent package theft
A whopping 30% of all people have had packages stolen right from their front porches. This is not only frustrating, but leaves you feeling vulnerable and unprotected. With the Vivint Doorbell Camera and smart lock, porch pirates don’t even have a chance.
Here's why. You’ll get a notification when the delivery driver comes to your front door, and you can immediately use the camera’s two-way talk to ask the driver to place your package inside the house—which you can immediately unlock with your smartphone. Your package is safe, and so is your home—with no risk of porch piracy.
Know when your kids get home from school
As much as we’d love our kids to remember to text or call us the moment they get home from school, work, or other activities, sometimes kids and teens forget. No problem. Your doorbell camera alerts you when someone arrives at your front door, and your smart lock will tell you exactly when they used their code to get inside. No more worrying or wondering.
Find out when visitors arrive
If you’re expecting out of town guests, you’re probably used to rearranging your schedule in order to let them inside when they arrive. With a Vivint Smart Home system, you’ll know when they arrive thanks to your doorbell camera. You can then use the two-way talk feature to give them their own smart lock access code to unlock the door and make themselves at home.
Get notified if someone is creeping around your front door
There’s nothing more unnerving than someone suspicious lurking around your home. But it happens. Burglars may attempt to peek in your windows or knock on your door to see if you’re home.
With the Vivint Doorbell Camera, you’ll be able to see them clearly right when they arrive, whether they knock or not. You can also tell them to get lost through the doorbell. And in the event something is taken or vandalized in the area, you can provide police with recorded footage of suspicious behavior.
Keep tabs on your hired help
Whether it's a petsitter, repair person, or housecleaner, many people hire help around the house. You can see when the people you hired arrive at your home, and then let them inside by unlocking the door yourself or giving them a code of their own. You'll also be able to see when they leave from your doorbell camera.
Get a safer, smarter front door with the Vivint Doorbell Camera and Vivint Smart Lock
Smart devices like the Vivint Doorbell Camera and smart lock provide a higher level of convenience and security. But when they work together, your home becomes even safer and life a little easier for the whole family.
To see how a Vivint Doorbell Camera and Vivint smart lock can simplify your life, contact our Smart Home Pros today at 800.646.1469 for a free consultation.