Communication and monitoring system

  • US 9,866,802 B2
  • Filed: 08/15/2016
  • Issued: 01/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An audio-video communication and answering system, said system comprising:

  • at least one wireless exterior module having a proximity sensor, a video camera, a microphone, a speaker, an electrical connection, a keypad having one or more buttons, an RF transmitter, and an RF receiver;

    a software application including a graphical user interface that enables a user to view streaming video transmitted from the at least one wireless exterior module and receive real-time audio from the at least one wireless exterior module;

    a wireless router, wherein the wireless router enables communication through the Internet between the at least one wireless exterior module and at least one remote peripheral device, which is a cell phone; and

    the at least one wireless exterior module further comprising a recording component that records video and audio communication that is transmitted to the at least one remote peripheral device,wherein the recorded video can be viewed in real time or at a later time on the graphical user interface,wherein the at least one wireless exterior module is configured to transmit an alert to a cell phone upon detection of a person at an entrance by the proximity sensor or if the one or more buttons of the at least one wireless exterior module are pressed, andwherein the at least one wireless exterior module is operable to record digital audio, digital video, or any combination thereof in response to an event separate and apart from detection by the proximity sensor or pressing of the one or more buttons on the at least one wireless exterior module.

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