I’ve installed many a new front door in my time on houses of every size and style and all across the budget range. In the process of selecting every one of those doors, one question always comes up… “glass or no glass?”
People like doors with glass in them not only for the natural light, but also for the ability to look outside and get a good view of who is at the front door when the doorbell rings. The downside, however, is a lack of privacy and safety. Glass isn’t well known for either.
Here’s a solution that just might work for you. VTech offers a video doorbell that connects wirelessly to the handset of the paired VTech cordless phone allowing you to see exactly who is at your door safely and conveniently from anywhere in your home.
This would be the perfect solution to a number of common situations. An elderly person living alone, a teenager home alone, or a family that likes to shop online and gets frequent deliveries, not that I would know anything about that.
The VTech 7121-2 does more than just provide live video to the handset. You also have the option of turning on the intercom so you can talk with the visitor at your door (tell the UPS driver it’s ok to leave the package), and it automatically takes a still photo of everyone who rings your doorbell, even when you’re not home allowing you to see who’s been coming around during the day. Another surprise feature, especially at such an affordable price, is automatic night vision so you can see after dark.
Installation is relatively simple, though some basic electrical skills would be helpful. If you have an existing wired doorbell, the VTech unit can be connected to it so both the electronic doorbell on the phone units and the existing doorbell chime when the button is pressed. Power can be provided by running the included power adapter wire to an existing 110V plug inside (through the wall), from existing doorbell wiring, or through the use of batteries alone.
VTech products are sold at retail outlets everywhere but you can also order this unit directly from the VTech Website where the doorbell unit along with two inside handset/telephone units is available for just $119.95.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vtech. The opinions and text are all mine.