We've all experienced that dreaded moment at one time or another. You've waited in all morning and afternoon for a parcel, only to nip out to the shops for a bottle of milk and the postman to arrive while you're gone, leaving behind that little red slip of disappointment - 'attempted delivery'.
Or even worse, you've opened the door thinking it was your parcel but instead a door-to-door salesman in a brightly coloured raincoat is stood their trying make you buy something.
You try everything - even pretending you're on your way out knowing full well you're stood there in your pyjamas - but they just won't go away.
Thanks to the modern-day technology that is doorbells that sync with your phone, these occurrences are happening less and less. But with so many different brands to choose from, how can you know which one is the right bit of kit for the job?
Luckily for you, Amazon are running the ultimate Black Friday deal and slashing the price of their Ring Doorbells in half, meaning you can yours for a fraction of the price. No more 'sorry we missed you' notes. No more awkward doorstep conversations. Just pure bliss and peace of mind.
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) by Amazon - £49.99 (RRP £99.99)
This wireless video doorbell is the second of its kind and offers 1080p HD video, with crisper night vision and features that mean you can see, hear and speak to anyone from your phone or tablet, wherever you are. You'll also be notified instantly if motion is detected, meaning you'll be alerted if dodgy late night weirdos try to disturb your slumber (or if the cat is out fighting with next door's cat again).
Choose to either connect it to your existing doorbell wires for constant power, or recharge the built-in battery and set it up using the included tools. Simples.
You can even pair it with some Alexa-enabled devices and receive notifications that way. Buy it hereFeatured Image Credit: Amazon