Get Ready for the Holidays with the Control4 Chime Video Doorbell
Chime is the Video Doorbell for the Smart Home
Fall is here, and the holidays will soon be upon us. With the holidays, there will be shopping, packages, and visitors. Family and friends will be welcomed, but there might be unwanted visitors. From the potential for porch piracy to the pesky solicitations you don’t need, you might want a way to sift through all that in the busy holiday season.
That’s where the new Control4 Chime video doorbell comes in. While there’s no shortage of video doorbell options these days, the Chime is the only one that can harness all the power of Control4’s advanced OS 3 home automation system. Let’s take a closer look at the Chime and how it can make for a safer and more productive holiday season in Alpharetta, GA.
Video doorbells are popular because they let you see who's at the door without having to answer it. For example, if a package arrives, Chime's advanced motion sensing – with five adjustable zones to watch – can send you an alert immediately. You can look at the video feed from a Control4 Touchscreen or the Intercom Anywhere app on your smartphone or tablet. You can pick up the package when you're ready and continue to keep an eye on it, too, if you're not at home.
If the doorbell rings, you can start a conversation to find out who it is. With advanced 2-way communication, you can easily talk with the visitor without pressing a button on either side. Your video feed will let you assess what you want to do. Dismiss solicitors, or don't answer at all if you don't want to. If you missed a doorbell or just want to see the activity around your door, the Chime has a 5-megapixel HD camera with a wide field of view and night vision that can record footage to a network video recorder. Should that package disappear, your camera will see it!
Beyond basic security, the Chime doorbell can take advantage of all the power of Control4 automation. For example, if you’re not home and an expected visitor comes, you can let them in after verification with one button that disarms the alarm system and unlocks the door via a smart lock. When they leave, you can relock the door, arm the alarm, and turn off lights. Other actions can happen when motion is detected around your door, like turning on entry and other lights around the house. Those can be handy to ward off any snoopers while you’re sleeping or away from home.
The Chime comes in both black and silver metallic finishes that add an elegant touch to your front door or entry. Two connectivity options are available to connect it to your home network. For retrofit installations, the doorbell can connect to a Wi-Fi network. For new construction or remodels, the Chime can run on PoE (power over ethernet) for a secure network connection with the ease of a single-wire installation.
Control4 Chime is the video doorbell expressly designed to integrate seamlessly with your Control4 smart home. To learn more, contact us here, make an appointment to visit our showroom, or use the chatbox below to connect with one of our home automation experts quickly. We look forward to working with you!