Take security videos efficiently and simply with the Ring Stick Up Cam. The green-conscious rechargeable battery renders 6-12 months of battery life between recharges, while infrared LEDs let you operate this camera during the day or night. The secure quick-release mount adds to the installation ease of the Ring Stick Up Cam.
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Great little security camera
Posted by: Michael from: on
The short read:
This cam has a great picture.
The 2 way talk works awesome.
It's ultra portable and is easily setup and installed.
The cloud service is cheap.
Both of my cams have excellent signal and send me notifications within 2-3 seconds of the event. Since the motion sensor is heat based like a security light, it has fewer false alarms than the video based home cams. It does seem that the sensor range is somewhat wide horizontally but very narrow vertically which causes me to have to set the sensitivity a bit higher than I would prefer. I'm guessing it would like to be mounted lower like their doorbell ( don't have one yet but plan to ), and likely has a similar sensor. So mounting it near the porch roof causes the sensor aim to be off from the center of its viewing area. I prefer it mounted high up out of reach without a step stool or such. But on a common weekday, with our usual household traffic, we get maybe 10-12 or so notifications of which maybe one or two are street traffic or something undefined. We get fewer alerts from the backdoor cam as it is a lightly trafficked area, but it's still useful there in case of snoopers.
The 720p picture is very good. It's not on par with current model DropCam/Nest which is 1080p but it's very clear and will give you sharp live picture and the audio is like a speakerphone call.
It's night vision could be better though. You're going to want to have a porch light or such because I'm guessing that since it runs off battery, it's night infrared isn't as strong as the plug in home cams.
The cloud service is a great deal and has a ridiculously long 6 month storage time. And unlike DropCam/Nest and FLIR FX, the alerts aren't merely video motion based, they are heat sensing and I don't know of any other home cam that uses that. I actually didn't know this one did before purchase. DropCam/Nest is pretty capable at winnowing out false alarms but the service costs more than triple of this cam. FLIR FX is free service but it just goes off repeatedly and I end up with alerts every few minutes to the point I turn them off. Plus getting multiple DropCam/Nest will slow your internet connection significantly as they record constantly. It uses about 60 gb/month bandwidth per camera on high quality.
It's also worth noting that Ring is selling a solar panel that will eliminate the need to take the cam down to charge it every so often. I haven't had to charge mine yet but it looks like the actual amount of foot traffic and alerts will drag it down below the months long battery life. I read something about that before purchasing but also planned on either running a USB to it or getting the solar panel to run it off grid.
None so far. I own Nest and DropCams and this cam works better, the video is close enough in quality, and you can actually answer and interact with visitors proficiently. It's like Skyping visitors.
37 out of 41 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Pianoman7136 from: on
I would absolutely not recommend these cameras to anyone! I purchased a doorbell pro and 2 stick up cams 5 months ago from Best Buy and after the first 30 days of horrible issues I attempted to return them. Best Buy has a 15 day return policy!! Really? So I contacted Ring and they said they have to troubleshoot first. As of now, 5 months later, they are still trouble shooting. In their troubleshooting process I have had my entire house rewired from my internet provider, my internet upgraded, a new upgraded modem and a new wi fi router ($600 more).
What am I left with? My outside cam, which has completely stopped working all together, can’t be more than 5’ from the room with the wi fi. The doorbell pro most of the time won’t pick up the motions it’s set for, and my other camera, set on the lowest setting, seems like it is picking up flies flying and is constantly turning on. So after $1200 into this process and 5 months I have one paperweight, one I charge all the time because it picks up everything, and one that works at random times.
Service still wants to troubleshoot. I guess I can’t blame them, I wouldn’t want these back either.
26 out of 28 found this review helpful.
Poor Value for Money
Posted by: ORBirt from: on
I was enticed to buy this product largely due to the claimed battery life of six months. Battery life turned out to actually be 6 days
Picture quality is poor - very blocky not really HD, regardless of signal strength or bandwidth being used
Seems to take a long time to wake up and start recording...typically , for example, the dog appears on the other side of the image from where he must logically have entered it...even when ambling
No capability to set times of motion detection
Infra red images only distinguishable for about a 10 ft radius.
Basically a poor choice
18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Not ready for prime time
Posted by: BishopA from: on
First off, I love my Ring Doorbell. I've had this product for 2 days and am not super impressed as of yet. I won't harp on this point but no live view is available yet. I've been told it will be available in 1-2 months.
Very few parts so setup itself is easy. Once setup, the first 24 hours it would log motion activity but wouldn't actually display or record video. I thought initially maybe it was WiFi signal but I had this cam even closer than my Ring Doorbell. I went ahead and moved it even closer, still had the issue. I emailed support and didn't hear back so I ended up calling in. They checked the signal strength for me and said it was fine. Shortly after being on the phone with them it started working so I'm not sure that they didn't do something.
I'm not impressed with their support organization either. I was friendly but they were almost defensive that you would even suggest something is wrong with their products. I even posted a question about my next issue on their Facebook page and my question was deleted.
The other issue I'm having is that I have it mounted on my home's overhang pointed slightly down, motion detection doesn't engage unless you're almost less than 10 feet in front of it. My Ring Doorbell which is pointed straight out picks up motion all the way at the road close to 50 feet away. My thought is that the motion sensor is very direct so the angle of the camera affects the range.
The infrared is also not very strong. In the dark you aren't able to make anything out that's more than 10-15 feet away.
They basically took the Doorbell, removed the doorbell part and called it a Stick Up Cam. I personally would wait for rev 2 and I may end up returning mine.
The good, their cloud storage plans are much more affordable than Nest. Ring is only $30/year for 6 months of history. Keep in mind Ring is only recording motion as to where Nest Cam's are always recording if it's "on". Another positive is that it has a battery so if the power goes out it can still function (as long as your internet router and modem are also on battery backup).
I wanted to love this product but can't say that yet.
34 out of 46 found this review helpful.
Great for the price
Posted by: LouB from: on
I do LIKE my Stick Up Cam from Ring. However, I don't LOVE it. While it's a great cam because it's TOTALLY wireless...not many out there...need a little work on just a few things. First, the positives: Great Price, totally wireless, looks nice, easy to install, great control interface on my iPhone & iPad. Now for the few negatives that are holding it back from being great: Battery life, slow to connect to device (I have super fast Fios) and probably the worst one of all...video freezes up constantly. Basically, it serves it's purpose at my weekend home just so I can 'check in' but don't feel I can get rid of my security company just yet....which I'm looking to do. I'll give Ring time to hopefully fix the little annoying things I'm experiencing so that I can say it's GREAT someday!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great camera but not ready for prime time
Posted by: Mike from: on
I purchased 3 Ring Stick Cams and Solar Panels for outside monitoring at my home. The cameras work fine except for the following deficiencies: A) when the camera senses motion it automatically starts recording, however the recording misses what triggered it in the first place so you are not able to see why it triggered unless the person stays in camera view for more than a several seconds. B) The Live View works only intermittently (<50% of the time). Ring Customer Service claims it is due to a weak signal at the cameras. I even purchased a high end Netgear Extender to go with an existing high end Netgear Router which is within 35' of the cams with no improvement. Ring claims the router needs to be within 20' of the camera. This is unreasonable, particularly with multiple cameras. My opinion is that the antennas in the cameras are not of very good quality. Rings Customer Service group is awesome and does try to help as much as they can.
13 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Posted by: 3Fan from: on
If you are looking for a stand alone "live" view camera, don't buy it. Manual says it supports live view, but only with their doorbell. When I called RINGS tech support they said "yes, we realize our manual says it does but really it doesn't YET, but we are working on it"
Battery life...less than 30 days
I bought 5/3 battery lasted 15 days...returned 6/3"
17 out of 22 found this review helpful.
First time outdoor security camera
Posted by: Cjhall from: on
I finally purchased a Ring stick up cam outdoor HD security camera. The Ring doorbell pro was previously installed so I was familiar with the motion alerts in addition to the doorbell chimes and speaking into my iPhone to answer the bell. I did have somebody else climb the ladder and attach the outdoor cam to the roof eave in our back garden. In addition, I purchased the Solar Panel that has a usb cable which you plug into the Stick up Cam to keep the battery charged. Now that it's up, I can't imagine living without it. Took awhile to adjust the frequency of the motion alerts but it's really trial and error before you get it right. If you read up on Google for the Ring outdoor stick up cam, you'll see plenty of how to operate information. That's where I pulled all the info needed. So glad I purchased this. When you get an alert, you can talk to the person that is showing up in the video on your iPhone. In my case it's my husband playing with our new puppy.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Works good sometimes but not consistent
Posted by: JimS from: on
The picture quality is okay but not HD. It sometimes pauses then skips ahead to catch up. There are times it starts recording only after the moving object is out of camera range and there times it never records the motion. When it works it is great but that is only about a third of the time. I installed a Wi-Fi extender to give it stronger signal and that helped but did not solve the problems.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
easy to set up ... goes off when the wind blows
Posted by: anmh from: Valencia, CA on
This was super easy to set up and use with both my MAC and my iphone. The only thing I can't seem to correct is the way the camera perceives every tiny wind-induced movement as activity. I have to turn the audio on my phone off when at work because on a windy day it goes off every few minutes. Also, you HAVE to purchase the cloud account or the thing is useless after 30 days. Happily it isn't too expensive but I would have liked to have this explained to me up front.