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DoorBot Pairs With Smartphones to Let You Answer Your Front Door From Anywhere With Video


Remember Lockitron, the wireless-enabled door lock that you could control on your smartphone from anywhere in the world? Meet it’s new pal, DoorBot. DoorBot is a wireless and battery powered front door camera/doorbell that pairs wonderfully with Lockitron to give you the ultimate combined smartphone and front door lock experience.  

As someone approaches your door and rings the doorbell with DoorBot, you are notified on your smartphone or tablet with a message and live video of the person. You can view this over data or WiFi, so just like Lockitron, it can be accessed from anywhere in the world. You can even talk to the person through the speaker and microphone system that comes equipped with DoorBot.

How does it pair with Lockitron? The creators of each product worked together to add in lock/unlock support into the DoorBot app, so that if you are using Lockitron on your door, you can unlock the door for the person quite easily.

Also like Lockitron, this is a crowdfunded project. As of this posting, DoorBot’s creators sit at $131,000 funds raised, but they need $250,000 to get the project fully funded. There are 25 days left, so if this sounds like something you can’t live without, or if you think it would pair nicely with the Lockitron that you already committed to, think about DoorBot.

The Doorbot by itself is $169. If you combine it with a Lockitron it’s $319.

Via:  DoorBot

Cheers Lee!

  • dsignori

    I have been following this product for a while now…

    This issue I see is that – as far as I can tell – when someone presses the doorbell – NOTHING RINGS IN YOUR HOUSE, except on your phone. So, if your phone isn’t righ next to you, no one in the house may know someone is at the front door. Seems like an issue .. 🙂

  • Prox

    Is this as easily stolen as the original?

  • kevlar

    Im getting disappointed in you DL. I sent you guys this like 2 or 3 weeks ago 🙁

  • master94

    I want. Amazing how far and how integrated Tech, in particular smartphones have become in our lives.

  • PLL

    This seems like it would be better if there was a screen for 2-way visual communication. I feel like the current scheme might be weird for people unfamiliar with the product.

    • Ken

      Do you really want the people at the door to see you in your underwear?

      • PLL

        Haha. I guess you get to choose what you want to show people. Who am I to judge. It seems only fair that if someone walks up to your door and shows you their underwear, you’d get to show them back. And if you were really scared of accidentally show people your underwear, you could sew QR codes to all your underwear and get an app that would do AR on top… hmmm… startup!

  • nahshal

    just as Esther responded I am dazzled that someone can profit ₴9300 in one month on the computer. did you look at this link http://qwe13.ℂom

  • This is actually awesome, may be useful for all the stuff I order that are too big to fit in my mailbox. Then USPS (such a horrible service with tracking) won’t take it back with them hopefully if I’m not home.

  • Hothfox

    I really like this addition to home security. I already have a Lockitron pre-ordered, but I don’t see myself spending another $150 on my front door.

  • the battery thing is just asking for thieves to take it out lol

    • S.Ober

      It would be pretty easy to hard-wire it yourself

      • JulianZHuang

        yup, drill a hole through the wall.