Why Everybody Needs A Connected Doorbell by Fortune
Get ready to ring in the New Year with a connected doorbell. Yes, really. These Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets replace your conventional doorbell with a device that, in most cases, links to your mechanical door chime and syncs with an application on your smartphone. When a visitor rings the doorbell, a notification appears on your phone’s screen. Tap on it to launch the application, from which you can view a video stream of the person at the door. It’s no parlor trick. With such a system you can start talking to your mailman, neighbor, or even would-be robber and convince them that you are home when you aren’t.