By Paul Fitzgerald – Camera Powered Device Provides Comfort and Safety for Homeowners
A local entrepreneur in the Town of Oakville is helping play a role in combatting the increasing number of home invasions and break-ins in the area.
Over the last few summers home invasions and break-ins have been on the rise in locales like Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga and Toronto.
“It’s scary to hear of all the home invasions and break-ins going on,” says Kawsar, the founder and owner of OneTouch Automation. “It is shocking to see this sort of crime on the rise.”
While the crooks are always one-step ahead in finding ways to wrongfully gain entry into one’s home, Kawsar has turned to technology to outsmart them.
Call him the good guy.
You see, Kawsar has developed dbell – a Wi-Fi doorbell that is cutting-edge in every sense.
The device can easily be installed at your front door or at the main entrance of a business.
Here is how the device works. When a visitor presses the call button on dbell Wi-Fi video doorbell, a chime will ring inside the home and a connected smartphone or tablet will simultaneously ring or receive an alert that somebody is at the door. If you answer the alert/ring, dbell will send a live audio and video feed to the smartphone or tablet from the doorbell.
“You will be able to see, hear and talk to the visitor at your door,” says Kawsar. “No matter where you are, you can answer your door.”
Even if your app is not running on your smartphone, you will still get an instant alert of your doorbell ringing.
Kawsar has spent the last three years developing this cutting-edge device. It is a DIY device and users can easily install it with using an existing doorbell power cable. Ability to use existing cable minimizes the amount of installation time and it will save homeowners and business owners money too.
Kawsar, like others, know that those who commit home invasions and home break-ins monitor the area before committing the crime. And, in most cases, they will likely knock on a front door or ring a doorbell to see if anyone is home.
“When the crooks ring the dbell Wi-Fi video doorbell and you talk to them, you have the ability to see them, but they won’t be able to see you or know your whereabouts. They will just assume you are home because you are answering the doorbell,” he explains.
“The device is a great deterrent in reducing home invasions and break-ins, no matter the time of day or night. If the crooks do not ring the doorbell, but move in front of your home, the doorbell motion sensor will detect the movement and send you an instant alert. You can access the doorbell camera remotely and view who is at the door. You can take a snapshot or record the video remotely from your iOS or Android devices.”
The video and sound quality is perfect, so you can clearly see and hear who you are talking to.
The idea of this new technology also provides convenience for the elderly and disabled, and it provides safety and comfort for women and children.
“Dbell provides security at your doorstep, giving freedom at your fingertips,” says Kawsar.
Since the launching the device, Kawsar and his team are now selling dbells across Canada and the United States.
“We are getting lots of notice out there and it’s very exciting,” says Kawsar. “People value their privacy and their protection and dbell will no doubt be a breakthrough for homeowners and business owners alike.”