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In response to the growing demand for video doorbells, Control4 is launching its own model, the Chime Video Doorbell, which is designed to work with Control4 home automation systems and leverage the benefits of Control4 OS 3.
When integrated with Control4 OS 3, the Chime video doorbell allows integrators to create automated actions customized to the family. Actions can happen automatically based on motion or a doorbell press, or they can be user-initiated. For example, you can see and speak with a visitor while unlocking the door, turning on the lights inside and outside, and disarming the security system, all within the Control4 app.
Advanced motion detection with five adjustable zones keeps homeowners alerted to important movements around the front door, opting to receive important video notifications when movement is detected in a specific video zone, or when the doorbell is pressed.
Available in two metallic finishes, black and satin-nickel, Chime features HD video with a 5 MP camera that offers a 180-degree field view and a built-in night mode for clear visibility, even in the dark. It also enables natural two-way communications using standards-based communications technology, allowing you to hear and speak at the same time without having to press an intercom button.
With a 4Sight subscription and the Control4 Intercom Anywhere app, you can use your smartphone to answer the door, talk to visitors, and receive notifications from virtually anywhere. Intercom Anywhere is included within the Control4 OS 3 mobile phone app, enabling communication and control of the entire Control4 smart home from a single app.
If you miss or ignore a doorbell call, you can also use your mobile phone or Control4 touchscreen to access a history of video recordings for review. Video can also be captured with a network video recorder (NVR), including Luma Surveillance NVRs.
Integrators can offer the Control4 video doorbell experience to virtually every customer by offering a model for new construction (Power over Ethernet) with simple one-wire installation and retrofit (Wi-Fi) models to existing homes when an Ethernet cable cannot be pulled. Chime accessories include a new-construction wall box and two 15-degree wedges (left and right) to help optimize the viewing angle. Chime is also OvrC-enabled, giving pros control to remotely monitor system status, receive notifications, and reboot devices if needed from the OvrC web or mobile app.
The Control4 Chime Video Doorbell has an MSRP of US$400 is available in four models: Black, PoE – C4-VDB-E-BL; Black, WiFi – C4-VDB-W-BL; Satin Nickel, PoE – C4-VDB-E-SN and Satin Nickel, WiFi – C4-VDB-W-SN.