Wireless and Cellular Alarm Systems

Wireless and Cellular Alarm Systems

Today more and more businesses have switched over to Voice Over IP systems.  But in the event that those powered systems go down due to a power outage, your alarm system will not work.  You are at your most vulnerable when your power is out, you don’t want the added risk of no alarm.  So you need to switch to a cellular radio network.  Rendin Alarm can help.  We want you to think about scenarios such as pets left home alone.  In the event of a gas leak or carbon monoxide leak when the system is down, they are at risk.

Wireless alarm

Honeywell Wireless Alarm System.

In the context of home security systems, a distinction is made between wireless and cellular in order to differentiate the transfer of alarm signals within the home with how signals are sent from the home to the outside.

  • ‘Wireless’ refers to the communications method inside the home between the sensors and the control panel.
  • ‘Cellular’ pertains to the wireless approach used to send signals from the control panel to the outside such as to the monitoring station or to a smart device.

To clarify further: Inside the home, communications between the alarm system’s sensors and control panel are either wired or wireless. When an alarm is triggered, the control panel can be set up to contact the monitoring station through a landline phone or internet connection; or, wirelessly via cellular links. A home security system is said to be fully wireless then if it is ‘wireless with cellular monitoring’.Let’s break it down:

What’s Wireless?

In a wired set-up, communication is done via wires which run through the power supply, control panel and sensors. In a wireless home security system, information is not transferred through wires or cables. Alarm signals are transmitted wirelessly between the different sensors and the control panel using proprietary radio frequencies. Proprietary? meaning that the system has a frequency different from other wireless devices so that they do not interfere each other.

What’s Cellular?

Cellular refers to the wireless approach to sending an alarm signal from the control panel to the outside. Many home security companies now offer the option of cellular monitoring with their wireless systems. With this type of monitoring, a cellular module is built-in to the control panel so that when the alarm goes off, the panel immediately sends a signal to the monitoring station using cellular and radio-based technology, the same way that text messages are sent.

Cellular pertains also to communications between the security system and a smart device. For example, the control unit can be programmed to send text alerts to the homeowner’s smartphone to report system activity.

Wireless with Cellular Monitoring

A fully wireless home security system ?a wireless alarm set-up inside the home plus cellular monitoring — is considered a best of both worlds scenario. Together in one package, they leverage each other’s strengths:

  • Easy to install and use.
  • More reliable, faster data transmission since the control panel operates like a cellphone on a network dedicated to the home alarm system.
  • The cellular network, through smartphone and tablet applications, allows a homeowner to be constantly connected in real time to the alarm system and to other integrated home automation functions.
  • Safer with no power and phone lines for potential intruders to cut to disable the system.
  • Less vulnerable to power outages which affect wired set-ups.

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Save Money on Homeowners Insurance

Save Money on Homeowners Insurance with a Monitored Alarm System

Homeowners insurance, according to a Federal Reserve Board estimate, costs between $300 to $1,000 annually. Assuming an average cost of $650, a 10 percent discount on your homeowners insurance for a monitored alarm system saves you $65 each year.  If your Homeowners Insurance costs more that that, your saving will be even greater.

When you get homeowners insurance, you are investing in protecting your assets.  So it only makes sense that you would want an alarm system, with remote monitoring, to protect your Family, Business and Property.   An alarm system is the greatest proactive measure you can take to protect that which is valuable to you.

In many instances, just the KNOWLEDGE that there is an on-premise alarm system is enough to deter a burglary.  That is why it is so important that your prominently display your Rendin Alarm Security Stickers near your property’s points of entry.

Ten Things to Consider when Buying Homeowners Insurance

1. shop around for coverage

If you own a home, your mortgage lender will likely require you to get homeowners insurance. To find a policy, consider getting quotes from a handful of home insurance companies, and assess their coverages, limits, and deductibles.Make sure you aren’t sacrificing protection for bare-minimum price either. And since you’re probably going to be communicating with your insurer during stressful moments, consider picking a company that is known for quality customer service and 24/7 support.

2. find out the company rating

A.M. Best is a great source for third-party ratings for virtually any insurer in the United States. Their rating analysis involves comparing the business to other businesses, and evaluating them against industry standards. Put simply, it’s an assessment of a company’s ability to meet its obligations to customers (such as paying claims), which can help provide peace of mind when picking homeowners insurance.

3. consider the location

If you are in the market for buying a home, bear in mind that the location of your house could impact how much you pay for home insurance. For example, if the house is in a hamlet with volunteer firefighters, or the closest fire station is more than 5 miles away, rates may start to hike up. Premiums could also be higher if the house is in a geographical location that is vulnerable to natural disasters like wildfires or tornadoes. Other regional factors that could affect insurance rates include crime rate and general building costs in the area.

4. take advantage of discounts

Most companies offer homeowners insurance discounts for behavior that mitigates risks, so take advantage of them. From storm shutter installation and smoke detectors, to burglar alarms and water safety systems, you may be able to save some extra cash on your home insurance premium. Some homeowners insurance companies even offer discounts for simply being a new home buyer. Also, improving your credit score could increase your chances of getting a better rate. The higher your credit score, the lower your perceived risk may be.

5. go online

The most effective way to commence your research is by venturing on the internet. Simply typing in “homeowners insurance quotes” on a given search engine is guaranteed to illuminate your screen with a bevy of pertinent information and options.

 

6. know the costs

Remember, you’re going to want your house insured for its replacement cost, not its market value. While the market value denotes the amount a buyer pays for the home, the replacement cost concerns the expenses needed to repair or rebuild the entire home. Keep in mind the costs that may be required to transport the materials to the site, as well as other factors like inflation.

7. compare deductibles

As you start to build your policy, you can finally set your homeowners insurance deductibles. The deductible is how much you’d pay out of pocket on a claim. For instance, choosing a higher deductible could help you lower your monthly premium — but it would mean more money coming out your wallet before your insurance company pays out.On the flipside, a lower deductible means you’d pay less out of pocket after a claim — but your homeowners rates may be higher each month. There are certainly pros and cons for both cases, and ultimately it comes down to your financial security and personal circumstances.

8. know the home in and out

If you have recently bought a home, make sure to get a claims history report from the seller. This report details any previous damage to the home, such as fires, flooding, and other incidents. It can clue you in on any of the home’s frailties that could increase homeowners insurance rates — or, worse, make it difficult to even get insurance.The Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange is the largest database used by the insurance industry, providing a history of damages to a home that resulted in a claim being filed. The disclosure outlines the date, type, and amount paid for the claim, as well as other helpful information. Because factors like the age of the electrical system, plumbing, and other components within the home could impact premiums, try to gather as much information as you can to gauge potential issues. Bear in mind that newer homes are usually in better condition than older homes, and could, therefore, be cheaper to insure in some cases.

9. answer questions honestly

When getting your quote and selecting home insurance coverages, honesty is critical. Getting the proper information helps your insurance company provide more reliable protection. For example, if you plan on upgrading your kitchen, the value of the home is likely to increase, and your coverage needs to reflect that for your protection. Likewise, if you plan on having a home office, you want to make sure you have the proper liability coverage just in case a client slips on that vinegar floor solution you forgot to towel dry.Not only could providing incorrect information lead to an inaccurate quote, but the insurer may end up cancelling your policy.

10. know your coverage

Homeowners not understanding their coverage is a more common issue than one might think. And in a way, it’s understandable. A standard homeowners insurance policy is an intricate piece of literature, outlining the nuances of what is and isn’t covered.

 

 

Restaurants Resolve to be Safer in 2018 – Video Surveillance Systems

Restaurant Surveillance

Video Surveillance Systems for Restaurants

Restaurants Resolve to be Safer in 2018 – Video Surveillance Systems

Theft is a huge problem in the business world.  And sadly, a large percentage of theft in the workplace comes from those you depend on – your employees.  Warehouse inventory vanishes, computers, ink & paper, artwork and even toiletries are taken on a regular basis.

One of the biggest industries by far to be robbed by its employees is the Restaurant Industry.  And there are MANY layers of theft that could be eliminated by the presence of surveillance cameras.  When employees know they are being watched, they are extremely unlikely to steal anything.  And not just stealing, but goofing off, smoking, drinking, etc are all behaviors, which can be curtailed by the presence of surveillance cameras.

Below are some examples of types of theft in the Restaurant Industry, which can be eliminated by the presence of surveillance cameras:

  • Giving away of free product in exchange for tips
  • Employees drinking while on duty
  • Kitchen Staff giving away free food to friends of staffers
  • Theft of food products from refrigerators and dry storage
  • Theft of Liquor and Beer from storage areas
  • Employees Clocking out fellow employees long after they have left (Theft of Payroll)
  • Staff taking excessive breaks while on the clock
  • Removing cash from the registers
  • Ringing “No Sale” for an item and removing the cash received from the till later
  • improper ringing of items

Poor Business Practices can lead to lost Revenue

In addition to intentional theft, surveillance cameras may be used as an effective training tool, which may help eliminate loss of revenue.  You may notice certain types of employee behavior that can cause a guest to never return.  And you can do it from the back office or from your home.  With the proper remote access, you can observe your staff from anywhere with a smartphone, desktop or laptop!  Here’s a few examples of how surveillance may be effective for staff training:

  • Did the Server greet the guests in a timely fashion?
  • Were they taking a smoke break when they should be in their section?
  • Did the food come out in a timely fashion?
  • Was the table cleared during the dining experience?
  • Was the food properly prepared?
  • Were the bartenders talking to friends and neglecting other Guests?
  • Were the servers neat, presentable and in uniform?
  • Were the staffers drinking in front of guests?

These are just a few ways you can help eliminate theft and loss of revenue with a video surveillance.  Many establishments see such a dramatic reduction in theft, that the systems literally pay for themselves in a very short period of time!  Call Rendin Alarm TODAY at (610) 544-5755 to see if a surveillance system can help your business decrease or even eliminate theft!  Or visit us at https://rendinalarm.com.

Everyday Safety Tips for You and Your Family

Sleep Safely with Rendin. Every Day Safety Tips

Every Day Safety Tips from Rendin Alarm

At Rendin Alarm, we care about your Family’s safety beyond the boundaries, which our alarm systems protect.  For this reason, we have collected some safety tips from Police Stations across the Nation.  Below you will find some great safety tips for you,  your Family and your co-workers.

On the street:

  • Keep house and car keys separate.
  • Have keys ready.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Walk in the center of sidewalks. Avoid doorways, bushes, and alleys.
  • Do not carry excessive cash.
  • If attacked:
    • Yell loudly
    • Use instincts, fight and never give up

 In your car:

  • Check underneath and inside your car before entering.
  • Keep your car in good working order, including gas and all fluid levels up.
  • If your car breaks down, turn on flashers, lock your doors and get as far off the road as you can. Call  for police assistance.
  • If you are being followed, go to the nearest police or fire station, well-lit gas station or public place – do not go home.
  • When driving, place purse of valuables underneath your seats.

In parking lots:

  • Park under a light at night if you anticipate it will be dark upon return.
  • Note where you parked your car for a quick and safe exit.

 At home:

  • Routinely lock all windows and doors.
  • Keep entrances well-lit. Use timers for lights, both inside and outside.
  • Check identification of repair contractors or sales individuals.
  • Never indicate you are home alone.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Door chains are not sufficient protection. Install a deadbolt.
  • Contact your local police department to inquire about a home security check.

Online:

  • Do not post future plans that you will be vacationing.
  • Do not post pictures of your vacation while you are away.
  • Do not accept friend requests from strangers.

We hope you will Take these tips to heart and help ensure a safer lifestyle.  If you do not have a security system in place at your home or business, please contact Rendin Alarm at 610-544-5755 today.  Or click HERE for a listing of our services.

Holiday Home Burglaries

Holiday Home Theft

Holiday Home Burglaries

Prevent Holiday Home Theft

Happy Holidays from Rendin Alarm Company!

“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure!”

The Holidays are a joyous season for many and people who celebrate and those who don’t all take advantage of the Holiday shopping bargains!  But during the Holidays, the thieves are having a joyous season as well. Holiday Home Burglaries are on the Rise. It is a shame that there are such risks out there, but it’s a cruel fact of life.  So here are a few tips from Rendin Alarm Company, which can help you reduce your risk of having Holiday Home Burglaries this Season.

Don’t advertise what you bought!

It is awesome that you got that new flat screen TV, the new laptop, camera, tablet and mixer.  And guess what?  Burglars also think it’s awesome!  So what you should do is invest in a small box cutter and break down your packaging into manageable pieces, which can fit into a plastic recycling bag.  This way, no one will be tempted by what they see is new in your home.

Don’t leave ’em in the dark!

Are you going away for the Holidays?  Make sure you have your lights on a timer.  This gives the impression of someone being home. Keep your exterior lights on in the front back and sides of your home.  The more light that covers your property, the less likely a burglar is to risk being seen and the easier it will be to prevent Holiday Home Burglaries.

Have your packages delivered to your workplace!

Theft of deliveries is becoming more common than ever.  Individuals are more brazen than ever when it comes to stealing items from front porches and stoops.  It is a good idea to have close neighbors who may be at home to receive your deliveries.  But if that can’t happen, ask your boss if you can have your packages delivered to you at work.  This way, deliveries are usually made during business hours and you can ensure you are getting them.

Avoid Holiday Home Burglaries. Call Rendin for a Consultation!

Call Rendin Alarm Company (https://rendinalarm.com) today at 610-544-5755 to find out about getting an alarm system for your home.  There is no better deterrent to a home invasion than a properly installed alarm system with 24-hour monitoring and a prominently displayed Rendin Alarm Company Logo!  You can also fill out the form below and a Rendin Alarm Representative will get back to you promptly.

Thank you and have a SAFE Holiday Season!

Security Systems for Restaurants

Security Systems for Restaurants: Keep Your Business Safe

In the foodservice industry, the top priority is the safety of employees and customers. Restaurant security systems and safety procedures are essential to making sure employees can come and go safely while customers enjoy their time in your business. While alcohol sales and late hours bring more profits, they also make businesses more vulnerable. The quick serve segment is especially close to violent crime, making it all the more important that franchises and chains institute safety programs. Locally owned establishments also benefit from taking security precautions.

But with so many different options at your disposal, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of information. To keep it simple, these restaurant security tips are a great place to start on your search for a fool-proof system.

Plan for Deterrence and Response

Security Systems for Restaurants: Protect your Staff, Guests and Assets.

Of course, the best way to maintain a safe establishment is to prevent crimes from happening in the first place. But sometimes even the most rigid preventative measures can’t stop erratic behavior and crime, so it’s important to have a response plan.

  • Deterrence – Sometimes called the “threat of consequences,” deterrence means that it’s difficult or inconvenient for someone to get away with a crime. It makes potential criminals think twice before they act and is usually enough to keep most of your customers and employees on good behavior.
  • Response – In the event your business, employees, or customers are victimized by a crime, working together with police is the fastest and most reliable way to see justice is served. For less urgent safety threats, a response can cover anything from having a bouncer remove a belligerent customer to reviewing surveillance camera footage.

By practicing both deterrence and response, your business will be well equipped to handle virtually any criminal situation either by keeping people safe or ensuring guilty parties are brought to justice. And enacting these principles is surprisingly easy — you just have to do your research on security systems and security personnel.

Set Up Restaurant Security Systems

Use modern technology to your advantage by investing in Security Systems for Restaurants that will react to, deter, and even record crimes or other incidents in the most effective and efficient ways possible.

  • Alarm Systems – A good old-fashioned alarm bell is still an effective method of scaring off crooks. Many security systems these days can also be hooked up to a telephone line that can alert both you and the authorities in a matter of seconds rather than relying on neighbors to call 911. Even if crime isn’t a huge concern for you, accidents can happen to anyone. For example, if someone leaves the deep fryer turned on overnight, you’ll want a smoke detector that can call the fire department right away so that damage is minimized.
  • Audio and Video Surveillance – Positioning restaurant surveillance systems with microphones in discrete locations throughout the premises makes it easy for you to keep an eye (and an ear) on problem customers while also maintaining an accurate record of the evening’s events. This can especially come in handy during worst-case scenarios, like fist fights and other violence, but restaurant security cameras are most often used as a deterrent. Making it clear that someone is on film — or even placing a dummy camera in an obvious location — is a great way to make them reconsider their actions.
  • Proper Lighting – In addition to surveillance, it’s important to keep your business’s interior and parking lot illuminated at all hours of the day. Vandalism and other crimes are far less likely to occur in a well-lit area. The cost of electricity is well worth the peace of mind you give to your customers and employees, not to mention the value that safety contributes to your reputation. It’s also smart to wire your interior lights to motion-sensitive switches that turn on when someone enters a room. This deters wrongdoers from going through with whatever they may have had in mind and can even prevent your staff from being injured or tripping over something that wouldn’t be visible in poor light.

In the event that your restaurant does fall victim to crime, surveillance footage becomes invaluable. And motion-sensor lighting can discourage crime in the first place.

 

Internal Threats

Employees — present or past — have the potential to become intelligent criminals. While the vast majority of workers are not criminally inclined, making off with cash from the register or pulling off an elaborate scheme becomes significantly easier when someone knows your security systems inside and out.This makes it all the more important that your employees are loyal. It is also part of the reason why it’s so critical to listen to disagreements and other issues your employees may have while they’re working. By keeping them on your side, you effectively minimize the possibility that they’ll exploit what they know about your business.

In the event a disgruntled employee does take action, your other security measures (including cameras, audio surveillance, and staff) should be enough to keep your business safe. If those precautions fail, having a few extra security systems that only you know about can be a great help in making sure an upset worker doesn’t become a major hindrance. Other possibilities include changing the combination on your vault or safe on a regular basis and periodically checking up with employees to gauge morale. Keeping all of your players on your team is critical — especially when the outcome could damage your livelihood.

You work hard for your business to succeed.  Cal Renin Alarm today at 610-544-5755 to schedule a consultation.  Or visit us online at https://rendinalarm.com

It happened in broad daylight! Daytime Burglaries.

Did you Know that most burglaries are daytime burglaries and occur between 10am and 3pm?

Protect your Family with a home security system from Rendin Alarm Company!

Typically people are away from their homes at this time.  Weekdays especially.  Home occupants are typically either at work or at school during this time.  You may think it’s brazen, but it is actually easier in many cases for a burglar.  Very often they live nearby and know the area’s traffic patterns, home owners’ tendencies and who is going where and when.

The Stats

Each year, there are over 2.2 million burglaries in the US, which means that every 15 seconds, a burglary is committed. Home burglaries account for 70% of these crimes and typically spike during the summer months (July and August have the highest number of home burglaries). The majority of burglaries don’t involve violence or the use of a weapon, but victims can still feel traumatized for months after a break-in, not only for the loss of their property but the uneasy feeling that a criminal was in their home and the fear that he or she may return. Most “burglars” just want to break into your home, find something of value and get out as quickly as they can. In fact, the timeframe within which a burglary is committed is between 90 seconds and 12 minutes, according to the FBI! But the typical commission time is between 8 and 10 minutes.

The average dollar loss from a burglary in the United States is just over $2,000, and the most common items stolen include cash, jewelry, guns, drugs and small electronics (such as I-pads, smart phones, I-pods, etc.). These items can be carried away easily, immediately used by the criminal and/or fenced to another criminal or to a pawn shop; hence, their attractiveness to the bad guy. Because most burglaries are not witnessed and many burglars don’t leave behind fingerprints or other physical evidence, the average arrest rate for burglaries in the United States is only 13%. This means that if your home is broken into, the chances of recovering your stolen possessions or of the perpetrator doing time for the breakin are small.

Beware thy Neighbor!

The typical burglar lives within 2 miles of the victim, and, in fact may know the victim. This is one more reason to be careful about whom you let into your house.  Strangers who ask to use your bathroom or phone could be looking for valuable or casing your property for layout, alarms and dogs. Be mindful of questions you may be asked such as where do you work, do you have kids at home, do you have any pets, etc.  These could be innocent, but could also be part of a plan. Most burglars are male and are under 25 years of age (usually mid to late teens).  Most use ordinary household tools to break into a home including, screwdrivers, channel-lock pliers, small pry bars and hammers. Many times, they just use brute force to go through a door or window.

Protect Your Family

Call Rendin Alarm Company today at 610-544-5755 to set up a consultation and see how easy it is to protect your Family – Your most valuable asset!  or email us at RAC@rendinalarm.com

Total Connect Remote Alarm Access

Remote Alarm Access

Total Connect Remote Alarm Access

Total Connect Remote Alarm Access viewed from your Tablet.

Now more than ever, safety and security are issues in all our lives.  There is virtual theft, like what we saw last week at Equifax and then there is the old standard – theft of property.  The intellectual theft is born from today’s technology.  The World Wide Web has forever changed the way we think, research and communicate.  But it has also changed the way people steal.

But now YOU can use the power of the internet to combat theft and to ensure the safety of your loved ones, your business and your property.  With Total Connect you have access to your property from anywhere, anytime, on your Smart Phone.  Want to see how a storm is effecting a vacation property?  Log in and look.  Received a point-of-entry- breech alert?  Log in and look.  Want to make sure your daughter’s boyfriend is being a gentlemen while you are out to dinner with your spouse?  Log in and look! With the tap of a finger, the Total Connect Remote Services apps let you operate your security system, receive text messages and e-mail alerts – even view live video and control your thermostats, lighting and locks on your iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ devices. What could be more appealing than that?

Vehicle Tracking

Want to know where your child is with your vehicle?  Or was it stolen and you need to locate it fast?  Total Connect Tracking Services puts you in the driver’s seat – letting you know where your vehicles and assets are and where they’ve been 24/7 – anytime, anywhere, from any web-enabled smart device! You’ll have real-time GPS location information at your fingertips – a great way to keep tabs on teenage drivers and elderly loved ones, recover missing vehicles and monitor or recover lost or stolen valuables. You can even get email or text alerts when vehicles exceed speed limits or predetermined geographic boundaries.

 

Video Doorbell

The doorbell: Then and now

The ring of a doorbell. For previous generations, this was a welcome sound, notifying homeowners that someone had come to call. Unexpected guests were welcomed with a smile, and often invited in for food, refreshments or just to visit.

Today, it’s a different story. The doorbell is an interruption, and an unexpected ring can send homeowners scattering. “Shhhh…hide! We don’t want them to know we’re home.” I’m sure each of us has done this at some point in our adult lives.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Doorbells are now being made for the way we live, and the Skybell video doorbell is a prime example.

The Skybell video doorbell saves Halloween

Every Halloween, my wife and I juggle taking our three kids out trick-or-treating and handing out candy to all the neighborhood kids. Inevitably, we head out with a large group of neighbors and leave a large bucket of candy on the porch with a note saying “Happy Halloween! Take two and please leave some for the rest.” There is some level of trust associated with this, and I’m sure in past years greedy trick-or-treaters have taken advantage and done a full bucket dump into their goody bags.

That may have happened in past years, but not in 2016. This past Halloween, I turned up the motion detection on my SkyBell video doorbell to high, all right through the Honeywell Total Connect app. I even turned the LED color to Orange; why not keep with the holiday, right?

The family and I ventured out with our neighborhood crew. As we began canvasing, my SkyBell immediately began sending events. I saw Captain America at least seven times, and more princesses than there are in England.

As expected, about two hours into our adventure, I received another event. Curious as to which Avenger character was now visiting my home, I opened my Honeywell Total Connect account to find several teenagers gathered on my porch. And yes, they were scooping handfuls of candy.

I immediately started a voice session and asked “Are any of you planning on leaving some for the little kids?” I wish I could have captured the looks on their faces…surprised, startled, frightened, all of the above. I then said “how about everyone put some back and we all use this as a good learning experience?” One of the three apologized, and they seemed appreciative at how I handled the situation. My parting words were “Happy Halloween and we’ll see you next year.”

The many faces of Skybell video doorbell users

This is just one unique way SkyBell can be integrated into a homeowner’s life. Want some more creative ways to qualify customers for a video doorbell camera solution? Here are some quick tips for identifying potential users.

  • New Mom or Dad: Has the baby ever been sleeping and your doorbell rang and woke them? Wish you could turn the sound off temporarily and still know if someone was at the door? SkyBell and Honeywell Total Connect are for you.
  • Shopaholic: Have the executives for online shopping site friended you on social media because of your buying habits? Are you constantly looking outside for that next package, or worse… wondering all day at work if it arrived? SkyBell and Honeywell Total Connect are for you.
  • World Traveler: Do you travel frequently for pleasure or work? Do you wonder if anyone has stopped by your home while you’re away? SkyBell and Honeywell Total Connect are for you.

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    Video Doorbell

  • Lazy Bones: Never want to get up from that comfy easy chair to answer the door? Now you can shoo solicitors without ever leaving that chair. SkyBell and Honeywell Total Connect are for you.
  • Movie Buff: Don’t want to press pause on your movie night unless it’s the pizza delivery guy at the door? SkyBell and Honeywell Total Connect are for you.

Skybell and Honeywell Total Connect

Honeywell Total Connect users can enjoy convenient, single-app functionality right within the Honeywell Total Connect iOS app for full SkyBell compatibility. Users can speak to visitors at the door directly through the Honeywell Total Connect iOS app without the need to download the SkyBell HD app. Plus, they can arm/disarm, lock/unlock all from one screen, and they can also access all SkyBell activity in the events log.

The SkyBell video doorbell now also comes in a new, rectangular model. Sometimes, the doorbell mounting area is positioned very closely to the molding around the door, making it difficult to install the original round version. This new smaller, more compact version, the SkyBell DBCAM-TRIM, offers an option to homes with slimmer door frames. It can be installed on any home that has existing doorbell wiring and is available in silver (DBCAM-TRIM) and bronze (DBCAM-TRIMBR).