The DIY Home Tech Upgrades For Social Distancing

by Apr 30, 2020gadgets, tech upgrades

Social Distancing Like A Boss With Tech Upgrades

social distancingThanks to the coronavirus, we’re all avoiding close contact with people. Social distancing has become the temporary norm. Hopefully, we can all get back to our usual lives soon, but until then, we need to keep ourselves healthy. Social distancing is only one part of the CDC’s guidelines for dealing with it. While the virus isn’t super deadly, social distancing can keep the virus from spreading quickly, allowing us to ease the burden on hospitals to a level that can be more easily managed. This will save more lives.  While you’re busy social distancing, it might be a good idea to get some useful tech upgrades for your home. On that we recommend the video doorbell.

Why the Video Doorbell?

A video doorbell has a camera installed in it to take video footage of anyone ringing it. This video footage is then fed directly to your phone or iPad via an app. There are a few simple reasons why a video doorbell is a great tech upgrade for your home.

1. See Who’s There

The biggest advantage of the video doorbell is that you can see who is at the door from anywhere in your home. Isn’t it annoying to be sitting in your office, or in your basement rec-room, or laying down for a rest in your bedroom, then have to get up because the doorbell rings? It might be important, so do you dare ignore it? Well, with a video doorbell, you don’t have to worry about it at all. The moment your doorbell rings, just tap your phone and see who it is. If it’s not someone you want or need to talk to, you can just ignore it.

2. Know Whether You Should Open the Doorbell

Sometimes, you have to answer the door, but maybe it’s someone you don’t want to open the door for. Say that it’s a delivery man bringing by that case of toilet paper you desperately need. Delivery men go everywhere, so they might be exposed to the virus. But if you use a video doorbell to see who they are, you can answer them through the door without opening up. Let them acknowledge that you’re home, then open the door and get your package as soon as they leave.

3. It’s Just Kinda Cool

Okay, so as far as tech upgrades go, a video doorbell might not be everything the Jetsons promised, but it’s still kinda cool. A sleek-looking camera plugged into the doorbell looking out a visitors to your home is a great way to say, “I’m modern.” This might be a silly reason, but sometimes a little gratuitous “cool factor” can cheer you up a bit. And we all need a bit of cheering up.

Rapture Audio Logo4. It’s Easy To Install

A video doorbell is a simple piece of tech that’s fairly easy to install. With a few simple steps, you can have it up and running yourself. You should have it up and running in less than 10 minutes. You can install it using a rechargeable battery pack, or hardwire it into your home. Either way, set-up is pretty straightforward and easy.

We Can Help

Rapture Audio is Cache Valley’s top tech installation company. Whether it’s installing smart home devices, home theater systems, or even just a simple video doorbell, we do it all. If you need a little help setting your video doorbell up, or just want to avoid going outside, you can get a hold of us. We’ll get you set up in no time at all.