Video doorbells are more than a convenience, they can prevent theft, protect your family and even help improve your productivity if you're one of the millions of people who work from home.
You can configure a video doorbell to not ring, if you want to. This is helpful if you have sleeping children or anxious dogs. Your smart phone can be the chime box, buzzing, beeping or lighting up when someone arrives and presses the button. Video doorbells combine the concepts of doorbell, intercom and security camera. When someone buzzes, you can have a two-way conversation with them, even if you're not at home. Running late and need to let someone in? Or the kids who has forgotten their key? No problem. Just tell the delivery guy to leave the box on the porch. You will also have a video record of who's been knocking at your door.
Now, it doesn't sound like another high-tech, unnecessary gadget, does it? It could be a very smart solution for a number of problems.