Some of you might remember that I asked Santa for a Ring Doorbell for Christmas this year.
He did come through for me and I absolutely love this thing!
Basically the doorbell takes minutes to install and you download the free app. The app will alert you to any motion at your front door and if you click, you will see live video of your entire porch. You can also open the app and just check the porch anytime you want a live view. And you can speak to the person on the doorstep if you like too.
This has come in handy countless times so far.
~We used this when we were on vacation. I had a neighbor grabbing packages for us so I was able to instantly see when UPS delivered and I texted the neighbor a package was waiting.
~We had a dog sitter during vacation and I could see our sweet puppy (worth it alone) but could also see how the dog sitter was treating him and I could monitor the walks and how long the dog sitter was staying in the house. (Spoiler alert- we will not be contacting the dog sitter company again after I saw the 25 min walks we were paying for twice a day were closer to 6 minute walks.)
~I can see who is ringing the doorbell and decide if I really need to answer or ignore it.
~Occasionally the kids are home alone when I walk the dog and whatnot. I feel a little extra secure getting an immediate alert if anyone is on our doorstep.
~If someone stops by and I am unavailable- like the time my Dad came over as I was just getting out of the shower- I can let the person know to just hold on a sec and I’ll be right down.
Anyway, you can choose from a few different finishes and since Amazon recently acquired Ring, it is now compatible with Alexa too. Just $99 right now! That is the same sale price we paid over the holidays for this device.