Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The DoorBots are coming! I was pleasantly surprised to see Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor of Edison Jr, in a video posed to their Facebook page. Jamie is announcing the fact that DoorBot is actually shipping, which is great. We have had an opening near our front gate waiting for DoorBot for quite some time.
What took me a bit by surprise is that Jamie is reportedly shown in the video packing up the very first DoorBot to ship…to a customer her refers to as “Michael”…in Texas no less. That could well be me!
On the other hand, Michael is one of the single most popular names for boys since the time of Christ. If you want to see fifty necks get whiplash yell out “Hey Mike!” in a crowded airport or shopping mall.
The DoorBot package he describes reminds me of the NEST thermostat, which is a device that we like a lot. It includes all the tools and hardware that a typical homeowner might require.
Our particular installation may not quite follow their expectations. We’re installing DoorBot to an upright post of the wrought iron fence at the front of our yard. At present there’s a 4 5/8” square surface mount box that once held the DoorBell Fone.
Further, it’s location near the front gate will also be a minor test of our Wifi. Nonetheless, that should be easily addressed, and I look forward to never missing another courier deliver once the DoorBot is on duty.