Let the Right One In… An end to cold callers?

Hands up who isn’t fed up of door to door cold callers. At best a mildly irritating nuisance, and at worst a form of psychological bullying that can intimidate many people, door to door cold callers are one of the banes of modern life. In fact, I’m sad to report that complaints to Citizens Advice about such unwanted callers have reached a record high between January and September this year. Now an invention originally conceived by a 13-year old schoolboy could be set to come to the rescue of many phone weary folk the world over…


Called the Smartbel, the device links your doorbell with either your landline or mobile phone which means you can talk to people first before you answer the door. The gadget operates with a sim card and technology that currently exists in a standard mobile phone.

Retailing at £129.99 from Fireco, along with free 12 months of airtime, the Smartbel could well revolutionise the way we open our door, and put an end once and for all to uninvited strangers making door to door calls. Should you be awaiting the delivery of a parcel and you can’t get to the door, you can also explain to them where they should leave the package. Most handy, as I’m sure you’ll agree.

Not only can you use the device for your home, but the Smartbel can also be implemented at businesses and leisure organisations who do not have a traders intercom to screen visitors.

For further information on the Smartbel intelligent doorbell and how to get yoru hands on the technology, visit www.smartbel.co.uk .