DoorBell camera usage

How many times a month do you answer a door bell ring from your cell phone and talk to the person

  • 0

    Votes: 6 40.0%
  • 1

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • 2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • More than 5 less than 20

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • More than 20

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Do not own a door bell camera

    Votes: 5 33.3%

  • Total voters
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SouthernYankee

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I am interested in how many people actual use the cell phone to talk to people at their front door. If you own a door bell camera and never use your phone to talk to people why have the door bell camera.
 

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I am retired, have a front court yard With a gate and a beware of dog sign. No need for a door bell.
 

Natey2

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I am interested in how many people actual use the cell phone to talk to people at their front door. If you own a door bell camera and never use your phone to talk to people why have the door bell camera.
The doorbell location is ideal for a security camera. And I still need a doorbell.
Sometimes I can get to my phone and launch the app fast enough to actually speak to whoever is out there.
Otherwise, they just get recorded and end up in the Ring Cloud for me to check out remotely when I get the alert.

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I am looking at doorbell cameras now and considering setting up a cheap tablet dedicated to the respective app to act as a dedicated door monitor. I don't think I would use my phone much and my wife is afraid of apps (don't ask).

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Rebelx

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I would use almost 10 per month but most couriers just ring bell and dash out before I can even receive the ring. My doorbell was installed professionally and it is not positioned well. If someone crouches to put a parcel down, I can't even see that. I need to move it but worried about warranty and what not.

I also record my doorbell camera image (1mpx) continuously through my NVR.

For haloween I used the doorbell 30 times that night. :) When I ran out of sweets I didn't answer the bell and it rang another 21 times. Kids are going hungry! Hope they didn't die of starvation but my doorbell should not be blamed.
 

iseeker

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I only need to speak to people at the door when it is someone I know and I am not home. If someone rings that I don't want to speak with in person and I'm home, then I still don't want to talk with them on the phone...though I'll usually check the phone whenever the doorbell is rung (if I don't want to get up).
 

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I have 2 Nest Hello's that I use with BI and I don't have many people that ring my doorbell that I need to speak to, but it does happen occasionally. It is nice to look to see who is at the door or if a package has been dropped off though. Plus it gives a really good facial ID since it is at face level in addition to my cams that I have covering my front and back porches.
 

freddyq

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I have 2 Nest Hello's that I use with BI and I don't have many people that ring my doorbell that I need to speak to, but it does happen occasionally. It is nice to look to see who is at the door or if a package has been dropped off though. Plus it gives a really good facial ID since it is at face level in addition to my cams that I have covering my front and back porches.
I was going to ask the question in a new thread until I saw your message. So I'm guessing it is possible to setup the Nest Hello doorbell footage to be recorded to a BlueIris PC? I plan on getting a Nest Hello doorbell but I don't want to pay the subscription service for video footage recording..
 

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Interesting - didn't realise it used so much bandwidth!
 

pmcross

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I was going to ask the question in a new thread until I saw your message. So I'm guessing it is possible to setup the Nest Hello doorbell footage to be recorded to a BlueIris PC? I plan on getting a Nest Hello doorbell but I don't want to pay the subscription service for video footage recording..
Sure thing, here is a thread that goes over how to set it up:
Recording Nest cameras with Blue Iris


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