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When the doorbell rings, americans want x-ray vision

Toluna/VTech Consumer Survey Shows the Need for Video Doorbell Technology to Address Americans' Curiosity, Concerns

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 16, 2013 – Since the invention of the electric bell ringer in 1831, Americans have relished the benefits of the ever-present doorbell to let them know someone’s calling. A new nationwide survey shows that no matter how long we have doorbells as fixtures on front doors, we still have very strong and personal reactions to hearing them ring.

The 2,000-person survey was conducted by an independent market research firm and sponsored by VTech® Communications, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. (HKSE: 303). VTech has advanced the doorbell to the digital generation with a new line of video doorbell phone systems that give Americans the "X-ray" vision they want when the doorbell ringsby conveniently using their home phones.

Beyond turning into a superhero to see who’s there (30 percent want X-ray vision), survey respondents said that an intercom to engage with the visitor (22 percent), followed by the immediate desire to continue activities unnoticed (16 percent), were their top spontaneous reactions to hearing the bell.

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