Maximus’ Answer DualCam Video Doorbell ($199) is available for pre-order. As its name suggests, it has two cameras: A forward-facing 1080p camera for visitors, and a downward-facing 720p camera, so you can see if any packages have been left at your doorstep. It also has a 110 dB alarm, 2-way talk, and the ability to record your own greeting. The camera will be released in June.
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A video doorbell will keep an eye on anyone on your porch, but a new one from smart-home company Maximus will also let you see the packages left on your doorstep. It’s all thanks to a second camera in the Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell—the first of its kind—which was announced at CES.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Maximus®, a home security company providing easy-to-install smart home security solutions, today announces pre-orders for the Answer DualCam Video Doorbell and Custom Greetings, which allows homeowners to create and control personalized messages through their mobile app.
Answer is the industry’s first smart doorbell to include two cameras (top and bottom) to detect people, packages, pets or anything else at your front door, eliminating all blind spots with a 180° field of view and 30-foot range sensor with Night Vision. The dual cameras provide a tremendous upgrade to smart doorbells that are currently on the market because it allows the top camera to be tilted upward to capture entire bodies (including faces) within two feet of the door, which are often cut from the frame if the person is standing too close to the door.
Additionally, the front-facing music quality speaker plays messages and customizable greetings, while allowing improved two-way communication with visitors. The smart doorbell also uses less power than other video doorbells, provides lower latency and faster connection to the Kuna app to see and speak to visitors, sound an alarm, or dial 911 in the event of an emergency and more.
“Answer uses a 1080p HDR camera for a crisp, clear picture without blind spots,” said Mark Honeycutt, CEO of Maximus. “We heard numerous complaints from consumers regarding other smart doorbells and their field of view, so we knew introducing a dual camera product would be an immediate upgrade to any other doorbell on the market. So far, we’ve been met with an overwhelmingly positive response regarding Answer’s key features and we’re excited to start accepting pre-orders from our customers.”
To provide the highest level of satisfaction to its current and growing customer base, Maximus also launched Custom Greetings as a new Premium in-app feature. This allows homeowners using any Maximus device (Camera Porch Lights or Camera Floodlights) with the Premium subscription plan to record their own personalized message and play it when someone approaches the front door. Previously, homeowners could sound a barking dog, chime or video voicemail as the standard greeting. The Custom Greetings option joins preexisting Premium features including AI person and vehicle detection, alongside basic (free) app features including: two-hour video playback, two-way talk, a 110dB siren alarm, and “Call 911” button.
To learn more or place a pre-order for the Answer DualCam Video Doorbell for $199, please visit www.maximuslighting.com.
Maximus® is a home security company providing easy-to-install smart home security solutions, in addition to LED bulbs, LED fixtures, LED low voltage and lighting accessories. The current home security product line includes the Maximus Camera Porch Light, Camera Floodlight and Answer DualCam Video Doorbell, all available in various styles and controlled through a mobile app on your smartphone, to prevent burglaries or break-ins. For more about the Maximus brand and its current product line, visit www.maximuslighting.com
The entire system comes with a 40-Watts LED light bulb, a light fixture, a security camera, and a mounting bracket. The camera is located just under the frosted-glass cover of the security light. It’s a black camera surrounded by a black metal casing so it gets camouflaged and no one can see the camera from a distance.
The Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell features two cameras, eliminating blind spots and providing a 155-degree field of view. A speaker can play messages and allows for two-way communication when partnered with the Kuna smartphone app. The company says the doorbell uses less power than other video doorbells and can be controlled via Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Maximus offers a two-hour download and “look back” window without a subscription fee.
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