Ding: a connected doorbell which lets you answer the door away from home

The smart doorbell concept has been designed by consultancy Map and comprises a doorbell button, a chime for the home and a smartphone app.

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Map has worked on the design and product development for Ding, a wireless doorbell device which allows you to receive calls from your front door on your mobile.

The device is made up of three separate parts – a small doorbell button which can be fitted next to your front door, a fabric doorbell chime and a mobile app which allows you to speak with the person at your front door from wherever you are in the world.

DECT technology

When a visitor presses the Ding doorbell, the chime rings inside your home and also connects to the integrated mobile app using DECT, which is the same technology found in cordless telephones. This then provides an HD audio connection from the outside of your home to the inside, allowing you to speak directly to the person at the door.

The doorbell is designed to be “small, beautiful and contemporary”, with the button being slender enough to fit on the doorframe, while the chime comprises a fabric covered speaker which can either sit on a shelf or be mounted on a wall.

Crowdfunding campaign

As well as being able to answer calls via the app, it can also keep track of all your visitors and control the volume of the chime.

Ding is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 (£40,900), and if successful it hopes to start manufacturing from April 2017.

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