Ever wanted to let someone into your house when you were away without leaving them a key or giving them your security code? The Waleli GSM Doorbell is cooking up a clever application for GSM mobile phone technology, allowing people to answer their doorbell, talk to visitors, and even open the door, whether they are at home or not. All via their GSM mobile phones.
The GSM doorbell looks like any other doorbell you might find on a house. But, when a caller pushes it, it calls the resident’s mobile phone via the international GSM network. The visitor can talk to the resident via the small intercom panel next to the bell push. The GSM doorbell can also be linked to an electronic door release, allowing the resident to unlock the front door from the mobile phone keypad, using a secret code.
The GSM doorbell links into the global mobile phone network so you can:
- Know when your doorbell rings, whether you are at home, in the garden, or anywhere in the world.
- Talk to the caller.
- Unlock the door if you need to.
The maker, a Dutch wireless startup, will roll out its GSM doorbell internationally, starting in northern Europe. Waleli is apparently in discussion with potential channel partners, and plans to start marketing the product outside the Netherlands later this year. In the Netherlands, the GSM doorbell is marketed via property developers and home security specialists, since the device is often linked with electronic door systems. As someone that is always pet sitting for my friends while they travel for work or play, I think this would be a great option for all. They won't have to worry someone else will find the spare key and I won't have to worry about losing it.