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Many people have front door intercoms and doorbell
I suggest connecting these to the Internet, and letting
people in the same
neighborhood/apartment building connect theirs to a
sort of social network for
Then, when somebody comes around knocking on doors
everyone except the first two or three households they
visit can get an early
warning of who's about to come to the door. (Just one
wouldn't be enough to
detect the pattern.) As well, the people visited can
submit their impressions of
the person for the neighbors to read.
Also, if you have a camera, it can compare the person it
sees to the pictures
taken by the neighbors' cameras to be sure you're not
your friend who happens to craunch your marmoset while
a solicitor is about.
ETA: And you can share reviews of people who come to your door. And it records
video for the purposes of security and sharing funny incidents (which is facilitated
through its own social network, or you can post to YouTube or whatever).
"English As She Is Spoke"
An invaluable reference for any visitor to Tibet. [8th of 7, Jul 05 2017]
Make them pay!
Doorbell relayed by 3rd party [Zimmy, Jul 07 2017]
Vaguely related, could benefit from this idea ....
[normzone, Feb 05 2018]
||//your friend who happens to craunch your marmoset//
- I assume this is a euphemism for something
||Strangely, no. It's a direct quote from a very old English-foregn
phrasebook entitled IWRC "English As She Is Spoke", compiled by
a man who didn't speak English, but did own an Italian(.
?)-Portuguese dictionary and a Portuguese-English dictionary
||"I will not buy this record, it is scratched".
||Ah yes - I knew of the book, but not that phrase
||Is there a term for when you thought you'd posted an idea
under one title, but you realize you actually posted it under
a different title, so you update the title to reflect what you
thought you'd titled it, and then you add features to the
idea that are suggested by the new title?
||The Ring video doorbell does have a social feed which
primarily focuses on showing weird characters that walk by
||Try not to take it so personally - it's not like they're just looking at you. Mostly you, yes, but sometimes other - less weird - people as well.