New smart doorbell from Legrand

Legrand has added to its suite of connected products from its User Interface business unit with the launch of its first ever smart video doorbell.

Allowing end users to see visitors at their door from anywhere in the world, Legrand’s smart doorbell is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Part of Legrand’s Netatmo smart home devices range, the new doorbell offers long-term savings with no subscription or update costs, providing installers the option to integrate into their ever security-conscious customers’ homes.

Equipped with a full HD 1080p camera, the diagonal 140-degrees wide-angle lens is able to show a head-to-toe image of visitors at the door. The camera’s HDR feature adapts to varying degrees of brightness, while built-in infrared ensures images are captured and movement detected in complete darkness.

Notification settings are also fully configurable to the requirements of the end user, and can be set to only notify users when movement is detected in certain areas with the Alert-Zones feature.

The unit is fully weatherproof and easy to install, thanks to its compatibility with a wide range of electrical installations from 8-24 volts all the way up to 230 volts. Once in situ, the installer can quickly connect the doorbell to the Netatmo Security app via a Wi-Fi network, allowing for control from anywhere. For added security, data is encrypted and remains on the device, meaning no information is shared or kept by Netatmo on cloud storage.

The new doorbell also uses artificial intelligence algorithms to differentiate between a person and a harmless movement. If an intruder is present, the user will receive a ‘Person detected’ notification on their smartphone and a video of the event is recorded. From there, the homeowner can use the loudspeaker from their device to call out to the intruder and deter them.

Richard Hopkins, Lead Marketing Manager at Legrand UK and Ireland, said: “The nation is becoming ever more security conscious. Our new smart video doorbell will provide electrical installers with a fully compatible and easy to use option for their customers.

“The intelligent and customised notifications can be adapted to fit any user requirements and, with no hidden costs for subscription or updates to the product or dedicated app, it is solution for homeowners that delivers long-term savings.”