Communication and monitoring system

  • US 9,516,284 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/2015
  • Issued: 12/06/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for receiving a person at an entrance, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) transmitting streaming video data wirelessly using an exterior device associated with a door comprising a camera, a microphone, a speaker, a proximity detector, and a keypad having one or more buttons, after one of the one or more buttons on the keypad is pressed by the person at the entrance;

    (b) receiving the streaming video data wirelessly using a software application running on at least one peripheral device which is a cell phone;

    (c) displaying the video transmitted wirelessly by the exterior device using the software application running on the at least one peripheral device;

    (d) receiving audio data from the person at the entrance by the peripheral device running the software application, which is transmitted wirelessly by the exterior device;

    (e) receiving and displaying an alert using the software application running on the peripheral device, which is transmitted wirelessly from the exterior device after pressing one of the one or more buttons on the keypad of the exterior device to a user; and

    (f) speaking with the person at the entrance through the software application running on the peripheral device.

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