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How Adding a Video Doorbell To Your Security System Can Better Protect Your Home

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How Adding a Video Doorbell To Your Security System Can Better Protect Your Home

Are you looking for a security solution for your home that is more affordable and easier to use than a security camera? A video doorbell could be what you are looking for. 

As its name indicates, a video doorbell is a video camera and a doorbell in one. While it does not provide you with peripheral vision of your home, as a security camera system can, a video doorbell is an affordable compromise to keep your home safe一especially if you live in a quiet neighbourhood.

Are you interested in outfitting your home with a video doorbell? Take your pick at Frontline Security, where we have a variety of systems for any budget. A security consultant will then come to install it for you. 

Frontline Security is Calgary’s Choice for residential and commercial security system installation and monitoring. If you are exploring ways to keep your home and business protected, contact our security professionals for your free security quote. Call 1-403-291-9311 today.

Benefits Of A Video Doorbell 

At its core, video doorbells inform you when someone is at your front door and allow you to see who that person is. Over time, the technology behind these systems has matured, and today’s video doorbells come packed with many security features. 

Such new features include motion detection, remote notification, and video recording. Like an alarm system connected to a security camera, many video doorbells can detect movement on your front porch and send a notification directly to your smartphone. While this is going on, your system is also recording every movement your visitor makes, saving the footage remotely so that only you can access it. These new features have massively improved the usefulness of video doorbells, granting you increased peace of mind.

Another strength unique to video doorbells is their user accessibility. Unlike a security camera or an alarm system, video doorbells do not require any renovation work or re-wiring. You may even be able to install it yourself一without the assistance of a security expert. 

Lastly, video doorbells can be an attractive way of supplementing your security solution because they are relatively affordable. Video doorbells can be had for as little as $100. 

What A Video Doorbell Is Not For

Note that a video doorbell is not a dedicated security solution like an alarm system. An experienced burglar can easily get around your video doorbell and access your home through other ways. After all, your video doorbell only captures the front of your doorstep and possibly a partial view of your front yard and street. 

Though video doorbells are generally ineffective at preventing break-ins, they can still contribute to your home security in other ways. For instance, they can let you know who exactly is standing at your door, allowing you to decide to greet them or not from the safety of your living room. Video doorbells are also excellent at busting thieves who steal packages left on the front porch. 

Video doorbells are a fine standalone security solution if you live in a neighbourhood where break-ins are rare, but they will not grant sufficient protection if your home is situated in areas with higher rates of crime. As such, it is recommended to pair your video doorbell with a security system for maximum home safety. 

Video Doorbells: Worth It Or Not? 

Video doorbells can be a great investment if you stick to their intended use: giving you 24/7 visibility on your front porch activity. This function is useful for filtering unwanted visitors and tracking stolen packages but does little to discourage break-ins. That being said, thanks to their affordable price tag and ease of installation, video doorbells are excellent additions to your home’s security system. 

Frontline Security is one of the largest vendors of video doorbells and home security systems in Calgary. Known for our outstanding customer service and competitive pricing models, we have been serving Calgary homeowners for more than 13 years. Call us at (403) 291-9311 or fill out the online contact form to explore how we can make you feel safer at home. 


Q: Do I need a monthly subscription for my video doorbell?
A: This depends on the brand of your system. Some brands lock their best features, such as facial recognition and package detection, unless you are subscribed to their service. Connect with our security professionals by calling (403) 291-9311 or filling out the online contact form to learn about your subscription options in Calgary 

Q: Do I need to have a chime for my video doorbell to work?
A: Not necessarily. If your home does not have a chime for the video doorbell to connect, you will still be alerted via notifications on your smartphone. It is recommended, however, to buy a chime that is compatible with your video doorbell. 

Q: Do you provide warranties for your commercial security systems?
A: Yes. We provide a standard warranty of 1 year on all our commercial security and alarm systems. 


Your First Line of Defence

Your First Line of Defence

In a world of ever-increasing threats, you need a security company you can count on. We’re that company. Our Calgary-based full-service security company specializes in commercial security solutions, providing large-scale properties and facilities with the protection they need to guard their valuable assets. We also provide residential alarm and video surveillance systems, giving homeowners the peace of mind they need to sleep soundly at night. 

If it’s important to you, it’s important to us. Put us on the frontline and rest easy knowing you’re properly defended.

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You’ve worked hard to build your business or buy your home. Now it’s time to protect them properly and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. Our full-service security solutions can give whatever matters most to you the 360° protection it needs. Contact us today by calling (403) 291-9311 or by filling out the form below and put us on your frontline.

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