Communication and monitoring system

  • US 10,097,797 B2
  • Filed: 08/16/2016
  • Issued: 10/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A detection and viewing system associated with an entrance comprising:

  • an exterior device comprising;

    a camera;

    a microphone;

    a speaker;

    a motion detector; and

    a keypad having one or more buttons,wherein the exterior device further comprises an outer housing,wherein the exterior device is capable of wirelessly transmitting digital streaming video to a peripheral device, which is a cell phone, upon detection of a person associated with the entrance by the motion detector,wherein the exterior device is capable of wirelessly transmitting digital audio to the peripheral device after the detection of the person associated with the entrance by the motion detector,wherein the exterior device is capable of receiving the digital audio from the peripheral device after the person associated with the entrance has been detected,wherein the exterior device is capable of playing the digital audio received from the peripheral device through the speaker of the exterior device,wherein the exterior device is capable of receiving a request to change the sensitivity of the motion detector,wherein the exterior device is capable of modifying the sensitivity of the motion detector upon receiving a request to do so,wherein the exterior device is capable of operating in a low-light condition,wherein the exterior device comprises an antenna for transmission of digital streaming video and digital audio, andwherein the exterior device is capable of encrypting the digital streaming video or digital audio on or before transmitting the digital streaming video or digital audio.

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