I would love to be able to share a lovely pretty porch on our house with you today. But that’s not the case. As many of you have seen [here] in my post about picking siding, we are completely redoing the outside of our house. This journey is scary and exciting at the same time, you do not want to make a bad decision or regret not going with your instincts. We were fortunate to partner with Skybell, an awesome American Made company, that allowed us to use their product to kick off the renovation. I know, I know… if we are redoing our siding why would we install a doorbell, it was a facet and preview to some ideas we were tossing around with the direction we wanted to go in for our exterior makeover.
The installation could not have been any simpler, simply pop-off the old doorbell, in our case, the doorbell was so old and sun-damaged, it practically denigrated off the house. Take the previous wires, attach them to the Skybell, and attach the Skybell to the house, done. Using the Skybell is even easier the the installation, download the app and use the step by step instruction to sync it to your phone, and you are ready to go. Since we have installed the Skybell we have not been able to put the app down, it is fun to “creep” on the neighborhood or not have to worry about peeking around corners or quickly sprawling to the ground to avoid someone knocking at the door. The added security and convenience makes this a necessity to our home, and we will always have on one installed.
We have only been using the skybell for two weeks now & I can’t imagine not having it. I feel like it adds security & convenience that we’ve never had before. Other than the camera & video, one cool other security feature is the motion detector that can let you know if someone is at your door without them even ringing the doorbell. Seriously, this is one high tech little guy. Another problem the SkyBell has solved is being woken up by un-expected door bell rings. I mean, that’s the worst right? From the awesome skybell app on your phone where you can view video from your doorbell at all times, you can also put your door bell in silent mode where it will make your door bell silent & simply send an alert to your phone saying the doorbell rang. Amazing! Phone silenced, doorbell silenced, I can sleep in peace! Also, let’s face it, Mr. LMB loves anything techy & this is just it. He loves that while he is at work he can see who comes to our door from his phone & I love also while I’m away from the house I can see who rings our doorbell & talk with them from my phone if I need to. I mean, who would have thought? Again, I wouldn’t want to live without this at our house after the past few weeks of using it. I mean, we can now answer the door right from our phones, no more opening doors for solicitors & knowing right away when a package is dropped off at the house. I’m in! Of course we played around with the SkyBell & loved the feature that you can take photos of whoever is outside from your phone….
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I will be back soon with a brand new porch, actually we are re-doing the whole outside of our home & adding a new porch. This lovely doorbell is small, but it’s the beginning of some HUGE changes over here! What do you think of the SkyBell? Do you have something like this at your house? Would you have one at your house? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. xx
*I am working with SkyBell, but all opinions are of course my own.