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The Doorbell Enters the 21st Century

by UrbanTurf Staff

The Doorbell Enters the 21st Century: Figure 1
Courtesy of iDoorCam.

Technology has improved upon the peephole.

A new doorbell, dubbed the iDoorCam, allows you to see, hear and talk to anyone who comes to your stoop, reported uncrate.

The iDoorCam replaces your existing doorbell, and is then synced to your iPhone, tablet, or Android phone through your WiFi connection.

The circular device is equipped with a camera that allows you to see who is at the door from wherever you are. If you are home, you can take a peek at the visitor through your smartphone before making the trip to the door. If you aren’t home, you can choose to chat with them through the app.

The futuristic doorbell isn’t always “on;” the video and audio feeds become activated once someone presses the button on the doorbell. You can also turn the camera on at any point via your smartphone if you’re interested in seeing what’s going on outside your home.

The camera has a significant field of view, at 70 degrees, and can be rotated 170 degrees in any direction, according to iDoorCam. It is designed to connect to your existing doorbell’s power supply, but also has a backup power supply.

It looks like the inventors of the clever gadget raised money via the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo a couple of years ago. It’s not available to the public quite yet, but interested folks can pre-order via IndieGoGo, with estimated delivery in October of this year.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_doorbell_enters_the_21st_century/7498

2 Comments

  1. mona said at 3:54 pm on Monday August 26, 2013:
    I think this is great but the technology is there to do this wirelessly and this still needs to be hardwired.
  1. jeff said at 11:03 pm on Monday August 26, 2013:
    The technology is there to do this wirelessly, but the battery technology is not there to support operating a camera AND wireless 24/7... And so we rely on the doorbell power and enjoy this cool invention...

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