Before You Get a Doorbell Camera…

…You need to read this first. Some video doorbell systems run the risk of allowing the police to invade your privacy! That what some people fear, anyway. Here’s what we know: if you turn your video doorbell footage over to the police, they can keep it indefinitely. It’s also legal for them to share it with other local and federal police agencies. Shocked? You shouldn’t be. Some people believe we live in an age more and more of us are signing over our privacy rights to big corporations. (Think social media platforms, etc.) If you’re concerned about this, but still want to keep your home safe, Solid Signal has the answer.

Video Doorbells for Home Security

These devices are popular because they do work. They’re designed to let you know who’s at your door before you open it. They also capture video footage of anyone who walks up on your porch. This helps police identify all types of intruders, home invaders, and package thieves. Need proof of this? There are plenty of stories of these devices being used to identify and prosecute a variety of criminals across the country. You’ve probably read at least one.

Doorbell Cameras: The Dark Side?

There’s a dark side associated with this technology. At least some people think so. It’s currently blowing up the internet. Various tech website writers have reviewed internal documents from some video doorbell makers. They’ve exposed some concerning details. Namely, the fact that once you share your video doorbell footage with law enforcement, the agencies can do the following:

  1. Share videos with other law enforcement departments.
  2. Store the clips indefinitely.

Many people who value their privacy are deeply concerned about this news. Some are worried about police creating a database for using footage. Many people believe this has the potential for abuse. Some are also worried that this footage could be used to create a facial recognition database. They’re also upset that the video doorbell makers don’t inform users that police can do this.

The Home Security Solution from Signal Connect

So, are you a privacy-conscious person who still wants a secure home? Solid Signal has your solution. We carry a wide variety of security and surveillance equipment. This includes many security camera systems. These systems offer many benefits over video doorbells including:

  1. Cover multiple areas inside and outside your home.
  2. Capture multiple angles to help identify perpetrators.
  3. You’re in control of just how much footage you wish to share with police.

If you’re an electronics expert, you probably can just order a video surveillance system from our website. You’ll know what you need and how to install it. If you’re new to this, you probably have some questions. That’s perfectly normal and Solid Signal is happy to help. Our customer service reps can also give you an expert product recommendation. You can give us a call at 877.312.4547, or fill out the form below and send it to us. Someone will get back to you with the info you need to protect your home and family.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.