Skybell Video Doorbell Installation

Dynamark Security of Richmond is proud to offer our customers the SkyBell Video Doorbell, a smart doorbell that allows you to see and communicate with anyone standing outside your front door, even from miles away.

The doorbell comes equipped with a motion sensor, HD camera, microphone, and speaker.  When someone steps up to your door, it activates the camera and allows you to communicate with the person through an app you can install on your mobile device, even if they don’t ring the doorbell.  In other words, it still works even if someone knocks on the door rather than ringing the doorbell.

The video below shows how the system works.

Skybell Video Doorbell Benefits

You might wonder why you need a video doorbell when you can just look through the peephole on your door and talk to the person on the other side.  One of the main benefits of the Skybell Video Doorbell is that you can give someone outside your house the impression that you’re home, even when you aren’t.

Contrary to popular belief, most residential burglaries happen during the day, and most burglars won’t break into a house if they think someone is inside.  It just isn’t worth the risk to them when they can just as easily pick another house to rob where nobody’s home.

Often, a burglar scoping out a house will attempt to verify that nobody is home by knocking on the front door or ringing the doorbell.  If someone answers the door, they’ll make up a story to explain why they’re there and then leave.  If nobody answers, they’ll start looking for an entry point into the home.

With the SkyBell video doorbell, you’ll always be able to answer the door, even when you aren’t home.  This means that a burglar won’t be able to use the method described above to verify the house is empty.  If they do, they will at the very least know that their face has been captured on video, thus making it much less likely they’ll break in, even if they do suspect you aren’t actually home.

In addition to helping protect your house from burglars, the SkyBell Video Doorbell also allows you to communicate with delivery people who are dropping off packages, just in case you need to give them special instructions.

SkyBell Video Doorbell Features

Here are some of the top features of the SkyBell Video Doorbell:

  • High Definition video allows you to see visitors in up to 1080p HD and 5x zoom.
  • Record videos and take still pictures of your visitors and download them later.
  • With live monitoring, you can start the video camera any time using the app, even if nobody is on your doorstep.
  • Add multiple users so that several people can receive alerts when a visitor arrives.
  • Motion sensors activate the system even if someone knocks on the door or simply stands outside the door, even if they don’t ring the bell.
  • View any activity that has occurred during the day, including motion alerts, missed visitors, and answered video calls.
  • With quiet mode, you can turn off the doorbell chime from the app to avoid disturbing pets or sleeping babies.
  • The SkyBell app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

SkyBell Video Doorbell FAQs

Here are some of the top questions we get about the SkyBell Video Doorbell:

How do I install the SkyBell Video Doorbell?

When you get SkyBell through Dynamark Security of Richmond, we handle the installation for you.

Do I need an existing doorbell to use the SkyBell?

Not necessarily, but it helps if you do.  The SkyBell does require direct power in order to work, so if you don’t have an existing doorbell the installation process might be a little more complicated.  However, since we handle the installation you won’t have to worry about that.

Does SkyBell also work like a traditional doorbell?

Yes!  Just like a regular doorbell, it sounds a chime in the home when someone pushes the button, unless you put the system in silent mode.  In that case, you will only get an alert on the app.

If I move, can I take my SkyBell with me?

Yes, however unless you continue as a Dynamark Security customer at your new address, it will be up to you to handle removing it and re-installing it at your new home.

Is SkyBell a substitute for a monitored home security system or security cameras?

SkyBell is designed to compliment a home security system by adding another layer of defense to your home.  There is no one magic solution that, by itself, will prevent burglars from breaking into your home.  Even monitored alarm systems and cameras don’t do this–they simply help make a break-in much less likely by turning your home into a hardened target.  The SkyBell Video Doorbell does not replace a monitored alarm system, and does not have all the features of a home security camera.  However, it does help send the message that your home is not an easy target, especially if it is used in conjunction with a monitored alarm and cameras.