The best designed doorbell camera
The Good Stuff
Full Features. Great Designs. Easy Set Up. Excellent Audio.
The Not So Good Stuff
Notification Lag Time Issues. Average Video Quality.
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The Ring Video Doorbell is a massive improvement from the previous version Doorbot. It’s sleek, non-intrusive “I am just a normal doorbell” design makes it a favorite for those smart home aficionados who like to be Tony Stark but not display his arrogant showiness. Ring Video Doorbell ticks all the boxes when it comes to regular features of the smart doorbells and there is no real additional features that competing products have on the market. Where Ring Video Doorbell sets itself apart from the competition is its ease of installation, with its one button Wi-Fi synch button.
Ring has a more advanced version called Ring Video Doorbell PRO, which in a nutshell upgrades the video to 1080p (to be able to count the pimples on a would be thief’s nose) and utilizes more advanced motion sensors. The Ring Video Doorbell PRO version only comes in a wired version. One important caveat is if you manage a Wi-Fi connection of 5Ghz, you will need to buy the PRO version. Most connections are still 2.4 Ghz still, however in bigger cities 5Ghz are becoming more common due to competition of Wi-Fi.
Ring offers a Lifetime Purchase Protection that not only protects against malfunctioning of the device but also against theft of the device.
Ring Video Doorbell obviously includes a lot of the essential features that all doorbells need to include.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro Additional Features:
Great Colors & Design: Ring Video Doorbell have done something refreshing and have issued their doorbells in a variety of tasteful colors that could fit with most homes decors, Venetian Bronze, Polished Brass, Antique Brass and Satin Nickel. Although they have obviously saved costs and contracted their grandmas to name the product colors, I appreciate Ring utilizing these non intrusive colors, particularly with so many other doorbell camera providers going for the fluorescent colors and headache inducing whites that make my brain want to vomit.
Protect Against Theft of Device: Ring Video Doorbell utilizes proprietary screw design to protect against theft of the doorbell. They are so confident they offer a Lifetime Purchase Protection which protects against theft of the device.
Subtle Camera: I appreciate the subtlety of the camera on the doorbell. I think Ring Video Doorbell has found the perfect balance between “I am watching you” and “I AM WATCHING YOU!”
Notifications: Whenever a visitor presses the doorbell or is detected withing the range of motion sensors (depending on your sensor settings), a push notification is sent to the user where they can see with video streaming the visitor. They can communicate directly with the visitor
Easy Setup: Ring Video Doorbell has a simple moron proof set-up process to mount and synch with your Wi-Fi network. Utilizing the downloadable Ring App and the orange button on the back, connecting to your home WiFi is achievable within minutes. The device includes all the tools necessary to install it on your wall with just four screws. When using it in its wired form, just follow the instructions to connect the wires to the indicated locations on the device.
One button: They managed to design the award winning iPhone with one button, and after many years of successful development, they finally managed to develop a doorbell with only one button. If your guests can’t work out how to use this doorbell, you need new friends.
Excellent Audio: The audio on the Ring Doorbell is exceptionally clear. Ring clearly don’t use the same audio system installed in the NYC Subway.
Notification Lag Time Issues: Some users have reported a long lag time (10-15 seconds) from when a visitor rings the doorbell and receiving the notification, ending in capturing just the back of the visitor as they walk away. This will most likely arrive from users who are using the battery rechargeable option as in order to reduce battery consumption the doorbell goes into sleep mode until some activity occurs (motion on doorbell ring).
Average Video Quality: The regular version of the Ring Video Doorbell comes with 720p HD Video. The PRO version comes with a 1080p HD Video, which has become more a recent standard with the latest models. Whilst the video quality is definitely satisfactory and functions adequately, there was some lag and streaking issues.
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Additional Products / Accessories:
- Ring Chime rings in your house so that you don’t miss a visitor
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