Smart Doorbells are becoming more and more popular to enable homeowners to see who is at their door and to provide additional home security. With the increase of smart devices and smart assistants, we can all get a bit overwhelmed with the different options, amount of apps we have to install to control and interact with the devices – it can be enough to put you off.
Smart Doorbells can be a great addition to your home and a great new feature which will be available soon, may encourage you now to take the plunge.
The new feature is Quick Replies which enables you to use an automated response from your Amazon Alexa to answer the doorbell for you if you are unable to make it to the door in time. You need to select a pre-recorded messages so a little time is required initially. You are able to choose from six pre-recorded messages which options such as ‘Please leave the parcel outside’ or a simple message to ask the caller to wait to give you time to get to the door.
It has the flexibility to be set to be activated with the ring of the doorbell or even just by the detection of motion – this is helpful if you have concerns for parcels being taken from your doorstep when left by a delivery driver.
If you opt for the Ring Video Doorbell Pro – you will have more options, however, you will need an active Ring Protect subscription. The added features include, when the bell is rung, your Alexa can ask how she can help the caller – either take a message or even provide a location for a parcel to be left. The messages can be easily accessed via your Ring app and can also be watched back or in real-time if you can’t make it to the door.
Linking it to your Alexa could just be the right time to take the plunge and get a smart doorbell from Ring.