Do Doorbell Cameras Really Make You Safer?

May 1, 2019


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Do doorbell cameras really make you safer? Yes and no, writes The Wall Street Journal. Arguing for "yes," Jesse Will writes that, obviously, if someone is stealing packages off a porch with a doorbell cam, they'll be easier to identify, while the mere sight of a doorbell cam might actually deter would-be package thieves from committing their intended crime. But on the "no" side, Will writes that there's a whole lot of queasiness related to how easily doorbell cameras can be manipulated by hackers, as well as where all the archived footage ends up.