CES 2021: Are contactless smart doorbells the future of home security?

Reducing contact with others is a way of life now. And these contactless smart doorbells further help to eliminate the spread of viruses. Introducing the Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell and Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell. Read this blog to discover some of their top features.

CES 2021: Are contactless smart doorbells the future of home security?
Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell

Contactless smart doorbells might be the latest triumph in keeping germs at bay. CES 2021 veiled two new gadgets: Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell and the Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell.

Related: Check out more CES 2021 announcements curated by the Gadget Flow team

Both products can help to eliminate the spread of COVID-19 and feature smart technology to sense when someone is at your door.

Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell rings without contact

When someone stands on the doormat outside of your home, Alarm.com’s Touchless Video Doorbell sends an alert to your phone. Once you receive the notification, communicate your requests via the microphone. This feature helps to eliminate the need for delivery drivers, guests, and strangers, making contact with your home. In fact, it can make delivery drivers’ life a little easier by not having to put down a parcel to communicate their presence.

Features a wide field of view

The Touchless Video Doorbell features a 150-degree vertical field of view, which Alarm.com claims is the ‘world’s first’ camera to have this viewing capacity. As a result, you can clearly see who’s at the door without having to adjust the camera. In fact, the camera itself comes with full HD quality and night vision.

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Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell on a black background

Keeps visitors warm while they wait and discourages thieves

Perhaps the most impressive feature of Alarm.com’s new release is that it comes equipped with a heater to keep visitors warm at your door. Also, the doorbell can even turn on security lights when it detects motion to deter thieves.

contactless smart doorbells

Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell’s included mat

Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell can sense someone’s at the door

Arlo’s new smart doorbell can also help to reduce the spread of diseases and germs. This gadget uses proximity sensing technology to gauge the distance of a person who’s approaching your door. And when someone is close enough to your door, the doorbell will light up and sound a chime.

With this noise activation, your guest will know that you’re aware of their presence. As a result, it prevents confusion and eliminates someone switching to knocking on your door instead.

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Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell in action

Overall, both contactless smart doorbells decrease the spread of viruses. And they’re both set for release this year. Share your thoughts on these latest products in the comments.

Amy Poole is an Editor and Writer at Gadget Flow. When she's not indulged in everything gadget-related, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Rosie, and keeping fit.
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