A considerable number of home accessories and appliances now have smart varieties which are connected to the internet and give you remote access, and one of the most useful is the video doorbell camera.
They allow you to see who has rung your doorbell as an extra security measure. The live video feed is sent to your connected smartphone, where you receive a notification.
Most will allow you to have a two-way conversation with the visitor too, either to ask them who they are or to leave instructions with a delivery driver if you can’t make it to the door or have nipped to the shop. Much more secure than putting a note on the door for everyone to see or trying to guess where it has been left.
Getting the right one for your needs is an important security step. If you’re looking to upgrade your home security to include a smart video doorbell, take a look at our reviews of the best to buy this year: