Doorbell communication systems and methods

  • US 9,179,109 B1
  • Filed: 05/30/2015
  • Issued: 11/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of using a doorbell system, wherein the doorbell system comprises a remote computing device and a doorbell having a camera, the method comprising:

  • coupling communicatively the doorbell and the remote computing device;

    detecting, by the doorbell system, an indication of a presence of a visitor;

    entering, by the doorbell, a camera sleep mode wherein the camera is configured to not record;

    opening a doorbell control application on the remote computing device;

    overriding, by the remote computing device via a wireless communication, a power setting of the doorbell to force the doorbell to exit the camera sleep mode and enter a camera recording mode, wherein the camera recording mode consumes more power than the camera sleep mode; and

    receiving a first video, by the remote computing device, from the doorbell at least partially in response to remotely overriding the power setting of the doorbell.

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