Your home and family are the most important things in your life, and leaving them for even short periods of time can be worrisome.
Perhaps that’s why millions of people rely on sitters to take care of things while they’re away. House sitters, babysitters, and pet sitters provide a personal level of care and attention.
Whether you’re going on vacation, escaping for a much-needed date night, or even going to work for the day, a smart home security system equipped with a Vivint Doorbell Camera can make things easier for everyone.
How a Vivint Doorbell Camera benefits house sitters
If you travel frequently or are planning a long vacation, a house sitter can provide peace of mind as well as help around the house. House sitter duties vary and range from collecting mail, emptying garbage, maintaining your landscaping, and just making sure everything is running smoothly while you’re away.
Part of ensuring your house-sitting experience is successful for both you and your house sitter is providing them with the information and tools they need to properly care for your home—and feel safe doing so.
A Vivint Doorbell Camera comes in handy for your house sitter in a number of ways. Take a look:
See who’s at the door, both day and night, before answering
Imagine you’re housesitting for a friend, and the homeowner’s doorbell rings. Would you answer it? One of the main purposes (and biggest benefits) of a Vivint Doorbell Camera is to show you who’s at the door before you answer it. What’s more, the camera’s night vision allows your house sitter to clearly see who’s at the door, day or night.
Whether your house sitter is understandably hesitant to answer the door or just wants to make sure it’s the pizza delivery she ordered before answering, a doorbell camera will come in handy.
Tell the visitor to come back at another time
The Vivint Doorbell Camera features two-way talk, so you can not only see who’s at the door, but speak to them as well. Your house sitter can ask the visitor what the nature of their visit is, ask them to come back another time, or give directions to leave a package on the porch.
Get packages as they arrive
Speaking of packages, even if your house sitter opts not to answer the door while they’re home, they can use your doorbell camera to collect any packages you receive in a timely manner.
This helps keep you from becoming one of the 25 million people who get packages stolen from their front porch every year. It will also prevent packages from piling up at the front door, which signals to would-be burglars that you’re not home.
View front door activity on the Vivint Smart Hub
Many doorbell cameras can only be accessed from a smart phone app. So unless your house sitter has the app with your specific login information, the doorbell camera won’t be very useful.
This is not the case with Vivint. When a Vivint Doorbell Camera is part of a complete Vivint Smart Home system, viewing the video feed isn’t limited to the app.
The Vivint Smart Hub, your system's central control panel mounted to a wall in your home, provides crystal clear footage of your doorbell camera, so your house sitter can view footage and talk to the visitor right from there.
How a Vivint Doorbell Camera benefits babysitters
With 58% of parents hiring a babysitter at least once a month, if you’re a parent, chances are good you’ve hired a sitter before.
You trust your babysitter with your most precious cargo, so it’s a given that you’ll want to provide your sitter with everything they need to do their job of keeping your children safe and happy.
A Vivint Doorbell Camera benefits both you and your babysitter—your sitter can focus on the kids and you can enjoy a worry-free date night. Here’s how:
It lets your babysitter focus on the kids
Watching over little ones requires focus. With a Vivint Doorbell Camera, your sitter doesn’t need to take her attention off the kids to answer the door.
If she’s in the middle of feeding your child in his high chair and the doorbell rings, she can easily check your Smart Hub to see who’s there and even tell them to come back later without taking her eye off the kids.
It gives your sitter peace of mind
Babysitting may be a teenage right of passage, but it can be unnerving for a young babysitter to answer the door when she’s home alone with the kids she's watching.
With a Vivint Doorbell Camera, the babysitter doesn’t have to worry who’s ringing the bell or whether or not someone is lurking on the front steps. Your sitter can simply go to your Vivint Smart Hub and see for herself who’s at the door, and then decide whether to communicate with them face-to-face or through the panel.