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I know I am resurrecting an older thread.But I cannot being myself to buy this doorbell because it is so conspicuous. If a bad person comes to my door they are going to know what this thing is from 50 feet away. If it looked like a regular door bell and did not have a "ring" logo on it maybe. Bad guy, if he's really bad is going to sneak up to this sideways and smash it off the wall?Or am I just missing the point of this product altogether? Why do I need a camera door bell for my relatives or close friends to ring? I thought this was more about seeing a bad guy outside when you are not home and answering pretending you are there and busy or something.
because it is so conspicuous.
I would like to see them design the smart door bell to install wirelessly
, use a regular door bell (small rectangular box with a button in the middle) that has absolutely no size differences or colors or logos to give it away, put the microphone on the bottom of the box out of sight and put the camera where the peep hole is on the door (you replace the peep hole as part of the installation process). Have it work on z-wave or Zigbee and capable of operating like a normal door bell as well as how the "Ring" doorbell works with the camera and microphone with text alerts or notification and the app that opens to view the camera (and opens the microphone connection) if you click on the text/notification alert.
Video/audio files captured in the cloud or saved on a local drive configured by the user. For that I would pay the $200 as long as there were no recurring monthly charges unless you wanted lots of cloud storage capability.