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Read more at GearBrain. A new video doorbell from home security company Maximus promises to deliver double the vision, but in one device. The Answer DualCam Video Doorbell has two cameras built into the product, one which can be angled on people’s faces and the other towards the ground, so packages can be seen once they’ve been left by a delivery person.
Read more at Android Police. Answer has its primary 1080p HDR sensor pointed toward the street to monitor visitors and general outside activity with a 180° field of view and infrared night vision. The other HD-resolution camera is pointed downwards to catch any packages landing at the doorstep or pets moving in and out.
Read more at Digital Trends. Remember that whole pre-recorded doorbell scheme in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? That kid could have gone to town with today’s smart home technology. The latest and greatest advancement was launched today by San Francisco-based Maximus, which announced the availability of the Answer DualCam Video Doorbell, a device the company claims is the smart home industry’s first doorbell with two cameras to provide maximum coverage.
Read more at The Ambient. The smart doorbell, first shown off at CES back in January, boasts not just your typical wide-angle camera, but also a second camera at the doorbell’s bottom, giving further visibility and field of view. This means that, according to Maximus, you should be able to see what you’re looking for, whether it’s a person or a package. You’ll, of course, be notified of movement or bell-rings according to your preference,
Read more at MacSources. The dual cameras provide an 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 on a shady porch) within two feet of the door, which are often cut from the frame if the visitor is standing too close to the door.