One of the perks of modern technology is the ability to screen calls. If you have caller ID on your smartphone or landline, you can have a pretty good idea who’s calling you most of the time, and you can use your own judgment as to whether or not you wish to answer.
It is not always quite as easy, though, to screen people who are making house calls. When you hear the doorbell, you might not be able to see through the peephole or out the window. You may be out back, or in the bathroom, or you may just be busy working or playing Call of Duty and not want to head on over and see who’s a-knockin’.
But now, thanks to Jamie Siminoff – the same innovative entrepreneur who brought you PhoneTag, Unsubscribe.com and the portable power pack POP – you can see who is at your door, and perhaps even unlock it for him or her! The new initiative, called the DoorBot, is a fairly simple yet elegant concept, allowing you to see who is at your door, even when you are away from home, and you can chat with those visitors right from your smartphone.
Just install the DoorBot and download the free app and you are good to go. The unit runs off of four AAA batteries, and the camera works in day or night backgrounds. It is weatherproof and sports a stylish aluminum faceplate, and its built-in camera speaker and microphone allow you to see and converse with your visitors, whether it’s a friend, neighbor, delivery person or door-to-door encyclopedia salesman…
Not only can you see and speak with people who are at your door; if you combine DoorBot with another of Siminoff’s products, the Lockitron, you can remotely unlock your door to allow approved visitors to access your home while you are away.
Check out the video above for more information.
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Edited by Braden Becker