The Arbor Video Doorbell offers smart home security for the right price. From USD $159, you can get your hands on this wireless, easy-to-install doorbell that streams footage directly to your smartphone.
So someone approaches your house. The included Wi-Fi booster/bell chime notifies you of their presence. You pick up the phone and see who it is then decide whether to answer the door or not, all from the comfort of that favourite chair. The convenience is just as appealing as the security. You can even talk to whoever is outside and record footage in case of theft, even if you’re not at home.
Arbor has no monthly fees and takes just 3 minutes to install. The camera has 1080p HD resolution, along with night vision and 5x digital zoom. It offers 1 year of battery life between charges and so long as it’s connected to your home Wi-Fi, provides monitoring capabilities from anywhere in the world. It’s perfect for monitoring home deliveries, home security or simply avoiding annoying door knockers.
Arbor is a Silicon Valley startup crowdfunding through the website Indigogo. Arbor has breezed past its funding goal, meaning you can lock in a video doorbell for 20% off the eventual retail price that’s scheduled for an October 2018 release.
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