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DoorBot lets you videoconference with visitors at the door from your smartphone
Today's entry in my week-long notable CES gadget series is one that I've had my eye on for the last couple of months and finally got a chance to see Monday night. The DoorBot - a smartphone-connected video doorbell - is the self-employed person's godsend, since it lets such people (guilty as charged) be home even when they're not.
It's simple, really: The DoorBot attaches to the front door jamb of a house, where the doorbell would normally go. Once connected to your home Wi-Fi network, it alerts your smartphone whenever somebody is at the door. You can then peer at them through the device's camera and talk to them through two-way audio. That way, you can give them instructions if you're not home or otherwise indisposed.
I can't count the number of times I've missed an important delivery. Or worse - having missed said delivery, I've journeyed out to the local FedEx dropoff only to return home to find... that I just missed another delivery. Doh, indeed!
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