Methods for using a doorbell that is configurable to wirelessly communicate with a remotely located computing device can include obtaining the doorbell that comprises a speaker, a microphone, and a camera. Methods can include entering a sleep mode in which the doorbell's wireless communication, the camera, and the microphone are disabled. Methods can include exiting the sleep mode and entering a standby mode in response to the doorbell detecting a first indication of a visitor. The standby mode can increase electrical activities of the doorbell's camera and microphone relative to the sleep mode. Methods can include entering an alert mode in response to detecting a second indication of the visitor. The doorbell can record an image using the camera during the alert mode. Wireless communication can be enabled during the alert mode to send an alert to the remotely located computing device.