I got this because someone came to the door at an odd time and my wife didn't want to answer. Being able to see who was at the door without opening it was appealing. But then I discovered how useful it was on top of that. Alexa tells us when someone is at the door. We can view the camera from our Echo Show in the kitchen. I didn't even think of it being a security device when I bought it but it can record all motion in the front door and doorbell events. Plus you can speak to people via intercom. It ended up being the start of a home security solution I wasn't expecting. Totally recommended. Works better than I expected for a wifi connection, my router is within 10 feet through a double brick wall.