Ever wished you could be in two places at once? A brand new Wi-Fi enabled camera doorbell will launch with a crowdfunding campaign later this month making it possible to do just that. Acting as an interactive peephole for the front door, the i-Bell is a newly released product in the fast growing home automation market.
A wireless gadget, it allows smartphone users to see and communicate with whoever is standing on their doorstep whether they are home or away, putting an end to failed deliveries and ensuring users have full control over their front door. The crowdfunding campaign, which will be launched later this month on Kickstarter, will finance the manufacturing process and give investors an opportunity to purchase one of the first ever i-Bell devices.
Designed and made in the UK, i-Bell claims to bring the best of digital technology to the interiors space for increased security and convenience. It will be fully compatible with Apple’s recently announced HomeKit, which adds smart devices to the home via individual apps.
Once installed, i-Bell can be used in conjunction with any smartphone, tablet or PC device at any time from any location. It has significant advantages for those with hectic schedules from not being able to get to the door to being out of the house but waiting on an important package.
Graham Kershberg, Co-Founder of i-Bell, says, “There’s nothing quite like i-Bell on the market right now. It’s going to revolutionise daily life for a lot of individuals and businesses. Arranging deliveries around working hours or getting an unexpected visit from a relative who gets no answer at the door can really disrupt an individual’s plans. But now it’s possible to communicate directly with the person ringing the doorbell, let the postman know where to leave a package, or telling Aunt Mabel that you’ll be home as soon as possible without even being on the premises. Fun to use and practical, i-Bell makes it possible to answer the door from any corner of the world, whether that’s five minutes down the road on the school run or from a sun lounger overseas on a long awaited holiday.”
i-Bell users can respond to those knocking on the door with nothing more than the swipe of their phone.
The i-Bell gadget sits at face level on the frame when installed by the front door – visitors ring the bell and it delivers an instant alert to any smartphone paired with the device. The resident of the house can then ‘answer’ their door. The user can see who’s standing on their doorstep thanks to a 1080p HD camera, and communicate with the guest via a built-in speaker and microphone for the ultimate in secure convenience.
To find out more about i-Bell, visit the website: www.i-bell.co.uk