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This smart doorbell will snap a photo of any potential intruders

Who knew protecting yourself was as easy as switching out your doorbell?


Marisa Losciale


Posted on Sep 21, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:42 pm CDT

Home alarms are great for stopping a break-in and deterring criminals. Unfortunately, most aren’t capable of showing you who broke in or how. That’s where the Ring doorbell comes in.

The Ring doorbell system looks like your average doorbell, just a little sleeker. It even hooks up to regular ol’ doorbell wiring, so you don’t have to worry about expensive electrical rewiring. But what’s really useful about the Ring, is that it uses motion sense technology to capture a video of anyone who gets close to the device. And when they ring the bell, it takes a photo. So in case of an emergency, you’ll have a clear as day portrait of your perp.

But by far the coolest feature is that the device is compatible with any smart device. So regardless of if you’re home or not, you can check to see who’s at your door without actually having to check. You can even talk through the device. So when someone rings your bell and you’re feeling iffy about answering, just use the intercom. Think of it as your personal Secret Service bodyguard – just don’t expect it to tackle anyone for you.

No one expects to fall victim to a home invasion or break-in, but it’s always good to be prepared. The Ring doorbell system is available through Amazon for $199, which is a cheap price to pay for protection and peace of mind.

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*First Published: Sep 21, 2017, 11:09 am CDT