Installing Doorbell Cameras and Smart Home Devices
Safety and Convenience All-in-One Package
We here in the Newport News, VA, area are fortunate to live in a safe, welcoming community. But even here, crimes can and do occur. All things considered, it’s prudent to keep watch over our families, homes and businesses.
The talented electricians at MorLite can help you safeguard the places you hold dear. We install smart devices and security tools that will let you keep a closer eye on your property and deter intruders. Our services include:
- Doorbell camera installations
- Automatic flood light and flood light camera installations
- Security camera installations
- Light timer systems
Smart Systems for Savvy Homeowners
Some of the security measures we can install feature-added bonuses that will make your life more convenient. When you go on vacation, you can program one of our more popular systems to randomly turn lights on and off as if you’re home to deter burglars. When you’re home, that same system can sense when you enter or leave a room, turning the lights on and off as needed. You’ll never have to stumble in the dark for a switch again, and you can cut down on your energy bill at the same time!
Other helpful features of smart home devices we install include:
- Light timers you can program from your phone
- Porch lights that turn on or off when you enter or leave your driveway
- Smart switches that let you control lights and fans from your phone
The Benefits of Installing a Doorbell Camera
It goes without saying, but installing a doorbell camera significantly improves security. The doorbell camera installation process typically involves replacing or upgrading an existing doorbell with a wired doorbell camera or a battery-powered smart doorbell. These devices are connected to the existing doorbell wires or run on their internal batteries — ensuring they are always operational.
Once installed, a video doorbell can provide constant surveillance of the front door area, sending intelligent alerts to a homeowner’s phone whenever motion is detected or when someone rings the doorbell. This constant monitoring helps protect your property and deter potential intruders.
A doorbell camera provides valuable video footage and security. Homeowners can easily access this footage through a dedicated app on their smartphone. In case of any suspicious activity or unexpected visitors, they can review the recorded video to assess the situation. This evidence can be instrumental in identifying intruders or vandals and can be shared with law enforcement if necessary.
Safer Package Deliveries
It’s also worth noting that a doorbell camera installation ensures safer package deliveries. With a new video doorbell in place, homeowners can easily communicate with delivery personnel remotely via the doorbell’s two-way audio feature. This allows them to provide instructions or grant permission to leave packages in secure locations, mitigating the risk of package theft. The camera also captures delivery interactions, providing visual records of the delivery process for added security and accountability.
Seeing Who Is at the Door
Additionally, installing a doorbell camera enables homeowners to easily see who is at their door without even being home. The device’s wi-fi connectivity and integration with a mobile app allow users to receive smart alerts whenever someone approaches their door. Whether at work or on vacation, homeowners can check the live video feed from their smart doorbell to visually verify the identity of visitors, ensuring they never miss an important delivery or an unexpected guest.
It’s also worth noting that installing a doorbell camera can improve the value of a property. Potential buyers are increasingly interested in video doorbells as they enhance security and convenience. Homes equipped with these devices often fetch higher prices in the real estate market.
The doorbell installation process is relatively straightforward, and compatibility with various existing doorbell systems makes it accessible to most homeowners. Surveillance features can be a selling point that sets a property apart from others, making it a valuable investment for homeowners looking to increase their property’s worth.
Our Security and Automation Services Are Available in the Following Locations:
- Bethel Manor
- Isle of Wight
- Benns Church
Curious about how these smart security systems work? Our electricians can tell you more about what we can install and which products best suit your needs. Send us your questions through our contact form or dial 757.992.8748 to speak to a MorLite representative.
The battery life of a video doorbell can vary depending on several factors, including the specific model and usage patterns. Typically, battery-powered video doorbells are designed to last anywhere from two to six months on a single charge. However, it’s important to note that factors such as the frequency of motion detections, the number of times the two-way communication is used, and extreme weather conditions can all affect the battery life. To ensure your smart doorbell remains operational, regularly check the battery status through the accompanying app and be prepared to recharge or replace the battery as needed.
Installing a smart doorbell on your own isn’t impossible. However, if you’re uncomfortable with electrical work or don’t have the required doorbell installation skills, it’s advisable to seek professional help or hire an electrician to ensure a safe and proper installation.
A doorbell circuit refers to the electrical pathway through which the doorbell operates. In most traditional doorbell systems, there’s a doorbell circuit that consists of two doorbell wires connected to a transformer. When someone presses the doorbell button, the circuit is completed, allowing electrical power to flow through the wires. This, in turn, triggers the doorbell chime or digital chime inside your home.
The number of doorbell wires you need depends on the type of video doorbell you’re installing. Traditional wired doorbells typically require two doorbell wires — one for the power supply (usually a transformer) and one for the doorbell button. It’s worth noting that some newer smart doorbells can operate with just one wire, as they may have built-in batteries and connect to your Wi-Fi network for power and communication.