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Old 07-15-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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While wandering around a site linked to in another thread I found this story: Boy invents Smart Bell doorbell that fools burglars | Ubergizmo

That is one heck of a good idea! If it comes to a store near me I'll buy one.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hmmm. That equates to $403,025

Not bad for a kid.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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This isn't exactly new or innovative. Maybe bringing it to the consumer market is, but people have been connecting door phones (devices that look like intercoms) to their phone systems for a LONG time.

Asterisk phone door - voip-info.org
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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This isn't exactly new or innovative. Maybe bringing it to the consumer market is, but people have been connecting door phones (devices that look like intercoms) to their phone systems for a LONG time.

Asterisk phone door - voip-info.org
It's next to impossible to be new and innovative these days, lols
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I think my system is pretty innovative:

A pin-hole camera looks out through a window pane on the porch. The doorbell is connected [through a relay] to a security DVR which takes a snapshot of whoever is at the door at that instant and emails me a photo of the visitor.

I'll add an intercom someday...

Last winter, a company tried to deliver an appliance when I was out of town , I got the email, saw who it was and I called them and rescheduled for the following week.

I can't attach the sample photo here for some reason..



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Old 07-18-2011, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What if the burglar doesn't ring the bell?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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How about a welcome mat with a built-in pressure switch.

Now I can't get the Chas. Addams trap door/chute image out of my mind.
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