The first wireless security door installed in Calgary has received Google’s first-ever Google voice-controlled doorbell feature.
The new doorbell is being installed at the intersection of Alberta Street and Queen Street, just north of the Stampede grounds.
The doorbell, which Google calls a “Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell,” can be programmed to send a notification when the user walks past it.
“This is the world’s first doorbell that uses Google Voice to make a real-time, voice-to-text notification,” said Chris Ritchie, general manager of Google Canada, in a press release.
“We think this will change the way people interact with their homes and businesses.”
Google says it is working with the Alberta Street community to make the doorbell more useful, and to integrate it into other Calgary neighbourhoods.
“We think it will be a great benefit to the city and Calgary as a whole,” Ritchie said.
“And we’re excited to bring this technology to Calgary, and hopefully it will make the city safer and more pleasant to live in.”
Google previously built voice-enabled doors in the United States and Europe.
The doorbells, which cost $25, are available in the Google Store.