How many times have you missed a visitor or package because you did not hear the doorbell ring? Laurence Rook’s mom faced the same problem. At only 13 years old, he has designed a unique doorbell that will call you when someone rings it, reports The Tech Herald.
When rung by would-be burglars, the Smart Bellâ€™s internal SIM card instantly connects with the ownerâ€™s mobile phone, allowing them to create the illusion of being at home and providing them with a little more peace of mind while out and about.
By way of added faux authenticity, the Smart Bell intercom also produces a degree of non-descript white noise in order to help fool possible intruders into thinking the person answering is actually inside the house or apartment.
â€œAt first I designed the idea because my mum was fed up going to the Post Office to collect deliveries made when we were not at home,â€ said the canny inventor in a Daily Mail report.
â€œWhen I started to develop the Smart Bell, I realised it could also be a great burglar-deterrent,â€ he added.
Clearly more than an interesting gimmick, young Mr. Rookâ€™s creation has already been embraced by telecommunications company Commtel Innovate and is expected to hit retail outlets priced 40 GBP.
Photo from Smart Bell