The Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell uses two cameras to provide a wider field of vision, enables two-way communication via speaker, and uses less power than other video doorbells.
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Maximus Lighting’s Answer is the only smart video doorbell that we saw with two 1080p HDR cameras (providing a field view of 155 degrees) to capture video footage of both people and packages left at your front door, on the ground.
When the camera detects a person or motion, you’ll receive an alert on your device. You can then have a two way chat with the music-quality speaker, or play a custom greeting. If a threat is detected, you can set off a 100 dB siren, or call 911.
The Maximus Answer is a bit different than the other smart doorbells we’ve come across. It actually has two built-in cameras — rather than just one. Use the front-facing camera to see who’s at the door and the bottom-mounted camera to keep an eye on packages.
As the only smart home product with two cameras, Maximus Answer is the most effective security product to fully capture video footage of people and packages at your front door.
Maximus®, a home security company providing easy-to-install smart home security solutions, today announces the Maximus Answer DualCam Video Doorbell, the first smart doorbell to include dual-cameras. As the only smart home product with two cameras, Maximus Answer is the most effective security product to fully capture video footage of people and packages at your front door.
The new video doorbell also uses less power than others, according to a release from Maximus. It also utilizes lower latency and faster connection to the company’s proprietary Kuna app to not only control all of the Answer’s security functions and notifications, but also allow users to see and speak to visitors, sound an alarm, dial 911 in the case of an emergency, and more.
The app shows video from both cameras. On the top is video from the upper camera while on the bottom is the view from the lower camera.
It’s certainly a nice idea and being able to see exactly what’s on your doorstep—or that it’s still there—might bring people reassurance.
I also think it sounds like a pretty good idea. Fear of package theft is a common motivator for video doorbell sales, and the second, downward-facing camera leans right into that part of the pitch. Beyond that, some people simply have a habit of constantly checking and rechecking to see if a package they’re expecting has arrived. With a feed that’s viewable on your phone, the Answer’s extra camera might help scratch that itch.