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A bootstrapped, two-person team from Seattle called Buzzeromatic is pledging to make doorbells more intelligent by tying them to voicemail and the web.
Using Twilio’s VoIP application programming interface, Buzzeromatic can route a person’s doorbell to voicemail or let a person set up passwords for a window of time to allow a maid or party guests temporary access. Someone ringing your doorbell can reach you on multiple phone lines like on Google Voice. An iPhone app is in the works too.
Buzzeromatic plans to target larger property management companies where the landlord can easily switch over groups of buzzers onto the company’s software. Co-founder Matt Steckler says the advantage of the service is that there’s no hardware required. It works with buzzers that use radio signals or emit tones at certain frequencies to let you know someone’s at the door, not the older wired bell systems.
They’re planning on charging about $10 a month for the service and they’re launching a private beta test starting on Monday.
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