I never thought I’d be writing about how a doorbell can help my autistic son, yet here I am and I’m amazed at the technology and can’t wait to try it out for myself.
My son is 8 and on the autism spectrum. He loves to wander around our yard and look at car tires (specifically disc brakes) and we have had to install special locks so he couldn’t simply open the front door and walk outside. We installed those when he was only 4, so now that he’s older (and taller!) he’s figured out those locks so it’s time to upgrade. He’s not shy about answering the door for a delivery or when a neighbor pops by either. It’s time to get serious about finding a way to keep him safe and continue to teach him that not all strangers are bad, but he does still need to be cautious, especially at home.
Enter the Ring Video Doorbell. This new technology is not your average doorbell.
About the Ring Video Doorbell:
- A unique DIY home security solution, Ring Video Doorbell is a dual powered, WiFi enabled, HD video doorbell.
- Streams live audio and video of a home’s front doorstep directly to a smartphone or tablet.
- Enables homeowners to see and speak with visitors from anywhere in the world via the free iOS, Android or Windows 10 desktop app.
- The company’s mission is to reduce crime in communities and empower consumers by creating a “ring” of security around homes and neighborhoods.
My son is constantly on his iDevice, so it would be great for him to be able to see who is at the door before answering it. Or, really, it would be great if I could see who was there so I can decide whether or not to allow my son to answer or if I should instead. We also have lots of therapists, respite providers, family members and friends who help care for my son when I travel for work. I love how I would be able to log in and see what’s going on remotely as well.
Even better, it can integrate with our current ADT alarm system on our house for an additional layer of security when we are away. Keeping my kids safe is my number one priority and the Ring Video Doorbell would be able to help with that, and for my own peace of mind.
You can learn more about the Ring Video Doorbell at www.ring.com. It retails for $199.
disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Ring. All thoughts and opinions are mine and honest.