I don’t know about you but I don’t like getting unexpected guests. We also get lots of people knocking at our door wanting to offer us cheaper “energy plans” and all kinds of dubious deals. That’s when the smartbell comes handy. It is a nifty gadget that lets you video chat with your visitors on an iOS or Android device. All you need is an Internet connection to make this work.
Here is how the smartbell works: when someone rings the bell, you get a notification. You can reject the call or take it. If you decide to take the call, you will be able to video chat with your visitors. The device supports multiple users. It does have a privacy mode (do not disturb). The motion sensor can detect when people come to your door and captures pictures. smartbell has night vision, which is a plus. All communication is encrypted. There is no monthly fee either. The smartbell is on Kickstarter right now.