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(I Heart Chaos)   Walk ALL THE WAY to the door to see who rang the doorbell? I'm sorry, that's way too much work   (iheartchaos.com) divider line 35
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2013-03-08 12:46:07 AM
Fascinating... Now what the fark is this?
 
2013-03-08 12:47:52 AM
ah... shoot, bounced for being too big.  Still, click here for the weirdness.

Also, this was submitted to I Heart Chaos by CBZ, good to see he's still around.
 
2013-03-08 12:58:21 AM
There's a fap for that
 
2013-03-08 01:13:46 AM
Warning system for all kinds of problems.
 
2013-03-08 01:21:52 AM
Not a new idea - it's been available for home security systems since at least 2011.
 
2013-03-08 01:25:36 AM
That would be pretty cool...if I had a doorbell. It's been well over 15 years since I've lived in a place with a doorbell.
 
2013-03-08 01:28:23 AM

Bathia_Mapes: That would be pretty cool...if I had a doorbell. It's been well over 15 years since I've lived in a place with a doorbell.


Doorbell?

/¿que?
//I know someone's here when the deer leave the yard
///and the cats run to the windows
 
2013-03-08 01:32:59 AM
They replace stolen ones for free?  I'm not sure it's a good idea to place expensive smart technology OUTSIDE the locked door and then claim that you will provide a new piece of expensive smart technology OUTSIDE the locked door again.

Even if they have ways to track the devices, I'm not sure that's a good business plan.

Do they pay for damage to the property, as well?

This is a big ball of stupid, I think.

Why can't everyone do what I do when someone rings my doorbell?  Just go cower under the bed until they go away.  It's not that difficult.
 
2013-03-08 01:33:51 AM
Ignore Jehovah's Witnesses
Authorize doorstep deliveries
Rescue kids who've lost their keys; the upgrade can unlock the door

Pretty farking nifty!
 
2013-03-08 01:44:47 AM
Interesting. I wonder how it would fare in countries with tighter rules on outdoor cameras.

/totally not a bookmark for later
 
2013-03-08 01:55:01 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: That would be pretty cool...if I had a doorbell. It's been well over 15 years since I've lived in a place with a doorbell.

Doorbell?

/¿que?
//I know someone's here when the deer leave the yard
///and the cats run to the windows


I have neither of those warning systems. I do have a peephole in the front door, but as with many peepholes it's placed far too high on the door for it to be of any use to me. That not such a concern where I currently live, but it certainly was at my previous address. Not only were my previous neighbors dealing meth out of their apartment, but their "customers" often showed up at 2-3 a.m. and often knocked on my door instead of the neighbor's. As you can imagine, I didn't open the door.
 
2013-03-08 02:00:04 AM
but people would feel bad if they saw that gadget and i didn't answer, rather than having a conventional doorbell, peeking out the window, and not answering
 
2013-03-08 02:14:02 AM
Pretty dumb idea, when people come to your door they typically stand in front of the door, not to the side where the doorbell is. If they made one to go where the peephole goes, then they would have something.
 
2013-03-08 02:17:40 AM
This'll sure help with my paranoia.
 
2013-03-08 02:58:31 AM
If I'm not expecting anyone, I don't even get up to see who it is.

This policy has saved me much irritation.
 
2013-03-08 04:08:44 AM
Subby:  Walk ALL THE WAY to the door to see who rang the doorbell? I'm sorry, that's way too much work

Would like a word with you:

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-03-08 05:07:22 AM
somefun.net
 
2013-03-08 05:31:06 AM
Hugely unrepresentative footage of it in action there, that's gonna cause some problems. It'll take 5 minutes to connect, then be all jerky, and blocky.

Also in the video they couldn't even be bothered to make the advert properly, placing the camera in line with peoples waists... then there's the stupid ambassador, oh it's awesome when i'm at home is it? Like an extra set of eyes and ears is it? GTFO, worst ambassador ever.

No, I'm sorry, I know you've all been waiting to hear my opinion but i'm afraid I just cant approve this at all.
 
2013-03-08 05:59:08 AM

Z-clipped: Subby:  Walk ALL THE WAY to the door to see who rang the doorbell? I'm sorry, that's way too much work

Would like a word with you:

[wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 630x420]


I'd shake my tiny fist but...
s23.postimage.org
 
2013-03-08 06:53:53 AM
Not only see who is at the door, but also let them in. Lockitron is an amazing wireless automatic door lock.

Yeah, that's a good idea. I'm sure there's no possibility that it could ever be hacked.
 
2013-03-08 06:55:12 AM
I prefer my automated doorbots to be more sassy

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2013-03-08 07:08:07 AM
$189.00? Fark that
 
2013-03-08 07:25:43 AM
I have an internet connected set of security cameras which are also connected to my TV.

Wouldn't matter anyway since I never open the door for strangers. If a friend is coming over they alway s call first.
 
2013-03-08 08:38:42 AM

Ivo Shandor: Not a new idea - it's been available for home security systems since at least 2011.


These have been around much longer than that, but required a wired connection. If you want to get technical, we've had CCTV and remote door locks since the 50's or so.
 
2013-03-08 08:38:59 AM
not always a good idea
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 08:49:45 AM
Americans are emulating Jabba the Hutt more and more with each passing day.
 
2013-03-08 08:52:01 AM
You know god damn well who it is!

cdn0.hark.com
 
kab
2013-03-08 08:59:41 AM
Wait till subby buys a television, and finds out how he can operate it.
 
2013-03-08 09:21:21 AM

i49.tinypic.com


That's a VERY nice hat.

 
2013-03-08 10:09:00 AM

Jaroga: They replace stolen ones for free?


If you live in a neighborhood where this is likely to happen; where random people walk up to your front door to assess if there is anything valuable to pull off of it, then I feel bad for you.
 
2013-03-08 11:49:42 AM

farkingismybusiness: [somefun.net image 458x600]


That's exactly how my border collie feels when a strange vehicle comes down my driveway.  Even when someone in my family gets a new vehicle, it takes 2-3 weeks before he gets the idea that he doesn't need to bark at it.
 
2013-03-08 12:25:21 PM
I can see the usefulness of this. Just as an example the other day some kid rang my doorbell.

I went downstairs looked out the window and didn't see anyone. Then I saw this kid leaving my neighbor's house and go to the one next to that.

I don't know what he was selling, but I wouldn't have even gotten out of my chair if I had this thing. Stupid farking kid doesn't even give people a chance to answer their door.

OTOH, if I had this, I might have at least asked what he wanted. It's definitely not worth $189 though. I could get a decent security camera for that money. Hopefully it would have motion sensing so I could record anything that moved in front of my door.

And like I said in my earlier post if you get the feature that allows you to unlock your door you're just asking for trouble.

The only other questions I have about it is how fast does it alert your phone? Does it interrupt a phone call if you're on the phone?

I can see a use for it as a security feature I guess. A while back some people posing as cable company employees hit our neighborhood. Apparently they were burglars. The ability to pretend you're really home when you're not is a plus.

Being burglarized sucks. It happened to me once and a few years later - in another city someone made an attempt, but the burglar alarm scared them off. it wasn't set up to contact the alarm company, but it would have been nice if one of my neighbors - who must have heard the alarm - had called the cops.

Free clue - maybe that's why crime is so rampant in that apartment complex. Police helicopters and gunshots were a fairly common occurrence.

One of my neighbors there tried to sell me a car stereo - for $800. I passed. First of all, that was probably the retail price and I'm sure it was stolen and I'm sure if I had bought it, it would have been stolen out of my car as soon as I installed it.

The same guy also tried to sell me a Tec-9. I can't remember what he wanted for it, but I passed on that too.
 
2013-03-08 01:27:49 PM
When my doorbell rings, it is very rarely a good thing. It is almost always someone I'd rather not talk to. So I let Mrs_Fab deal with it.

And it doesn't help that the family room (oh, who am I kidding, it's the big-TV-with-kick-ass-surround-system room) is the farthest room from the front door.

So yeah, go ahead and ring. I'm not getting up, even if I do know who it is.

/damn, I sound old
 
2013-03-08 04:33:52 PM

Mr_Fabulous: I'm not getting up, even if I do know who it is.


I'm less likely to get up if I know who it is. Unless I invited them over in which case the door is probably already open and I just yell come in....so yeah.
 
2013-03-08 05:46:55 PM

Jaroga: They replace stolen ones for free?  I'm not sure it's a good idea to place expensive smart technology OUTSIDE the locked door and then claim that you will provide a new piece of expensive smart technology OUTSIDE the locked door again.

Even if they have ways to track the devices, I'm not sure that's a good business plan.

Do they pay for damage to the property, as well?

This is a big ball of stupid, I think.

Why can't everyone do what I do when someone rings my doorbell?  Just go cower under the bed until they go away.  It's not that difficult.


Yeah, that didn't make much sense.

As for the cowering, do you know how many people would be saved injury or death over the years if they just didn't open their doors to people they don't know? It took me a while, but I finally got my husband not to do it by showing him some show on Discovery where a man walked over to his door and opened it and was shot in the face.

You yell "Who is it?" and if there's no answer or they are someone you don't know, say "Go away! The freezer is already full!"

Don't even look out the window right by the door - you can be shot there, too.

/no home invasions in this house, thank you very much
//or mormon missionaries
///told you the freezer is FULL
 
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