Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Ring - Spotlight Cam Wire-free - White-Front_Standard

Ring - Spotlight Cam Wire-free - White

Model: 8SB1S7-WEN0SKU: 5936903

Customer rating

Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1359 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

Pros

Cons

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-20 of 85 Reviews
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great product but...

    Posted
    MikeMike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I read all the reviews about the wireless ring spotlight, good and bad reviews. After all those reviews I end up given them a chance since they are wireless. Here we go.... Battery: Everyone wants to know how long this device really last. Now I don’t know how the device was tested to last 6 months on a single charge. I’m still on the edge to see if my cameras will even last the month. I installed them on 12/3 and as of today 12/17 (14 days in) , they are at 40 and 37 percent full. My settings are at the lowest settings and if I’m home I try not to check the cameras through my phone to save the battery since I notice the battery drains like crazy when you view them live (disappointed) Yes that defuses the point of being able to see them love. I figured why not just look out the window, rather then letting the app load. So, as of now, the battery is not the best and I wish they would come with two batteries instead of one. Settings: This part really took me by surprise. Ring advertises that you can select the area you want the motion to be patrol. Negative, that’s only with the hardwire products. The wireless one only gives you the option in a 180 degree and from 0-30ft. The wire one gives you more options. Also, on the wireless one, you.l can’t select the sensitivity of how the camera senses motion. Wireless just has light, standard, and frequent. The wire one has from pets to only persons. This was a really set back for me when I found this out because my neighbors cat is always setting off my cameras. Ring, please update this!! Quality: The quality is a hit and miss. You can’t really see a clear image when you zoom in. Not sure what that consist of. At night, the spot lights are great. They give enough light to alert any intruders. Night vision is good but you have the same problem when you zoom in. The two way talk is great, used it couple of times and they’ve been a success. Only reason I haven’t returned them back. Over all the cameras would be better if they had the features ring advertises and if the battery life really last 6 months. I would love to know how I can get the 6months or even 4-5 months of battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pros and cons

    Posted
    Scott6271
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought the ring system because I wanted modern wireless security. PROs: incredibly easy to install and set up. Just download the app on your smartphone scan bar codes and place cameras, door bell, sensors, and key pads. Which are all user friendly. Get instant alerts on your phone when any sensor or the cameras are tripped and talk through your phone through the camera immediately which is another nice feature. CONS you will need solar panels and or get the optional second battery for the cameras. They loose charge quicker than expected. When setting the distance to trigger the cameras it is not an exact science and rain, and other unintended movements cause camera alerts. Should have a setting for only human size targets to set off alert and camera. The lenses also fog up and are subject to glare due to sunlight. Was also disappointed that even though I spent about $1400.00 and will have to spend about another $500 on another components, another wi fi extender, solar panels and the extra battery for cameras, carbon monoxide and smoke detector, that they don’t throw in a yard sign (it’s around $50) I also only received 4 window stickers (also sold separately) so ring is missing the free advertising opportunity by not giving these items for free because I will buy generic video surveillance yard signs on Amazon about $10 each since customer service won’t reply to my emails.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good idea terrible battery

    Posted
    Smontag212
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is my first security camera and I wanted a combo light and camera in one. Saw this newly released item and good reviews other Ring products have received. App is ok not great definitely not what shows in the manual can’t seem to control the lights. Notifications are great when motion is triggered. Wish there was a way I could load videos to my server versus 30 a year for storage not huge amount but doesn’t appear as though other companies charge for storage. Biggest disappointment is battery camera went up Sunday October 22 one week and battery is dead. It was fully charged when I put camera up. One week and for 199 to only get one battery when system holds two is quite the rip off. Another battery costs 20 with 5 for shipping I have only found on ring site no place else seems to sell. Great concept maybe improvements will come on future versions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, charge doesn’t last

    Posted
    Brandin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These cameras and the ring app are very amazing. The product itself is great. However the battery lasts about a week to a week and a half and then you have to get the ladder out, remove the battery and charge it for several hours. You can buy the solar panel for like $70-80 or another battery for $40 ish but after already paying so much for just these two camera, it’s a little disappointing that I have to charge so frequently or just spend more money. Also you can’t view any motion after the first 30 day trial and then you have to buy a monthly plan to see the footage even. Also, was hoping to avoid monthly fees but no such luck. They are cheap ($5-10) a month but still just another monthly charge I don’t like.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera bad battery life and alerts

    Posted
    Mlbmommy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me first start by saying the quality of the camera is amazing and the features it was just what I was looking for it was easy to install but the battery sucks!!! I charged the battery before use everything seemed good set it up outside.....and the first night was annoying!!!!! I was having notifications about every 10 mins. because of squirrels stray cats or cars driving down my street so I go into settings adjusted it still getting constant notifications and I don’t want to ignore them for the fear that something is going to happen so I find myself constantly having to look at it every video clip ugh! so okay I will give it another night same thing annoying even after turning the sensitivity to light and so here goes my biggest problem is after two days my battery is dead!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Camera / below average operation

    Posted
    Parker36
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got this camera to replace my outdoor BlinkXT camera. Setup was very simple and the camera view is near perfect. The setting option of motion control is what makes this camera stand out as well as the Ring Neighborhood which is part of the app. After a few days of perfect operation I have noticed lag time when viewing the camera and choppy video when it detects and records motion. I have also had many wifi drops and have had to set the camera up 4 times so far. I feel if you had a Ring Chime Extender added with this camera it would work better, but I went ahead and purchased a Netgear Extender and finally got the camera connected again. I have other devices in the same area and have not had any drops or wifi distance issues so I don't know what the deal is with the Ring Camera. It has been a day and a half with the extender set up correctly and haven't had much of a problem yet and I will try to update later on how this is working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not great, not awful

    Posted
    OldGrump

    I've been using multiple Ring products for 4 years, give or take. First, even though Ring insists their products are "security" products, they are not...they are surveillance products. Having set that bar, expecting security from these cameras is expecting too much. The very nature of these products creates a latency issue that I have complained to Ring about for a long time, but they just blame the latency on the wi-fi. Having defined these cameras as surveillance devices, I will say that they serve that purpose pretty well. I've had several issues with Ring equipment and when all things are considered, I do tell folks to consider Ring, but not without many caveats. For the money, Ring stuff is just OK.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad But Not Good Either

    Posted
    Wakab33
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Pros: Clear quality camera, easy to install and it comes with a rechargeable battery which is getting charged using a solar panel and since I lived in Las Vegas that there's sun most of the time so my battery is fully charged and in no need of a second battery for back up power source. Cons: Sometimes It take's a while to respond even with a good Wifi signal. Must have a really good Wifi signal all the time since it's wireless, to be able to pick up or record motion detections and to prevent logging. Ring should make the motion zones customizable like the floodlight cam or the pro doorbell instead of just zone range of low, medium and high distance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice camera but average battery

    Posted
    Antonio

    The camera itself is great, easy to install and great picture quality (day & night). I will say that when using the app you need to be connected to wifi or have strong cell service as anything short of that will give you issues viewing the live feed. By biggest letdown is the battery. With all the activity on our front porch the battery is dead in about a week and it takes a LONG time to recharge. Highly suggest getting an extra battery and or the solar panel to save yourself the trouble of always having to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not perfect

    Posted
    SpikesTactical

    1. Out of a box, battery is not fully charge. Indicator shows that battery life is 100% but after 12 hours. The battery life went down to 6%. And you’ll get a message the battery is critical low. 2. Motion detection is great but once time of 8 days using motion detection recorded a black screen for 30 seconds with Ring.com logo at the bottom left corner. 3. Battery last for 2-3 weeks not between 6-12 months as Ring claims. 4. Sometimes it takes 15 seconds or more to loading up the video. My Internet speed is 1000 Mbps. After all, I liked wide angle view, 2 way talk at the same. I installed the Ring Spotlight Cam inside my garage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Idea but lacking...

    Posted
    SecurityCamerasJunkie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A battery power camera with lights is a great idea in concept but needs work. The recording time is limited to 30 second compared to 1 minute for the wired spotlight cam. It is difficult to catch anyone "in the act" within such a sort period of time or sufficient evidence. Arlo Pro camera provides up to 2 minutes of recording and you do NOT have to buy a subscription but lacking lights for now. Moreover, the motion setting is very limited in customization compared to the wired spotlight cam so you will have a lot of unnecessary motion alerts. Once these issues are resolved, I would give it 5 stars and purchase more of them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worked ok, but had to return

    Posted
    maddog77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought these because I have the Ring Doorbell and wanted to use one app for home security. I had trouble connecting one of the cameras (out of two) even with an extender. When I got it connected, the signal strength on my app said "Good", but I could rarely get a live view to work. Also, I got a lot of false alarms despite the fact I moved the the sensitivity around to try and get it to work the way I wanted. It picked up cars driving by but , at times, didn't pick me up walking in my driveway. In the end, I returned it and am going to try Arlo Pro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    DECENT

    Posted
    Reviewedbyme
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Ring spotcam showed RSSI 71 when connected to to my modem, which is not a good signal. So, I connected spotcam to my ring chime pro, which my ring doorbell is connected to. The signal still shows RSSI 71, but my ring doorbell is RSSI 51 and the spotcam and doorbell are close to one another. I can, most of the time, still veiw my spotcam. I like that it does detect movement and sends me notifications, but not when it's just my tree blowing in the wind. Need better enhancement to detect human presence, not a leaf blowing. Reminds me of "the camera that cry's wolf."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Descent camera, not great:

    Posted
    Ramrod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First of all the cameras are very expensive which is not good! The cameras do display a good picture when the signal is strong however, depending on the placement of cameras the farther away from router the slower the signal to respond. Also the batteries must be fully charged before you can set up cameras and this takes a very long time, almost 8 or 9 hours. Not to mention they seem to run down pretty fast and a back up battery cost an additional $30.00.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    DFT1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is my opinion. I feel The camera has good quality for viewing. However the recording sucks when ever it is activated. Unless the person is right in front of the camera it tends to record after the fact. Hate the fact that it sends me an alert that my camera caught movement then when I try To activate it to see and it doesn’t turn on. It loads and loads. So I feel If someone was trying to get in my house they actually do have a minute to do it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Pamela
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The camera works good but it can be easily stolen and the battery was stolen out of mine the other night and Best Buy would not replace it I had to go directly to ring who would not replace the battery either unless I need a police report I can’t imagine calling the police over a battery and the bottom compartment did not close properly so I had to get a whole new camera that ring did send me one out really quickly but overall it’s a great product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Need 'the best' internet service

    Posted
    Frosty
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Ring has really outdone thereselves with picture quality and full capture of 180° view with clarity. The pings to your phone however become delated based upon your internet service and how many people are currently pulling your wifi down. If you are at home and need this to alert you asap this proves to be a problem for those with weaker internet speeds but those with blazing fast speeds will remain fine for purchase. Integrated app was simple pure and clean in and out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera(s), but....

    Posted
    Luis

    I did not know after a full day of charging I’d only get 6 days of battery life from my cameras & of course I mounted mine 10-12ft up. I set them to the lowest settings possible to consume battery life. Honestly I’m kinda disappointed. With that type of battery life these cameras should be for indoor use only not outdoor.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Responsive

    Posted
    Dudley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It’s a nice camera, very easy to install but not very responsive. When I receive a notification that the motion has been triggered, It takes too long to actually view the live feed. In most cases, whatever was there had already gone. Of course you can always review the footage later but I’d like to actually see the action while unfolding.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Surveillance video

    Posted
    XTASYBB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First for the price I pay , I believe needs a lots , lots of improvements.1-) you have to pay a monthly cloud and doesn’t record 24hrs,2-) the battery the Ring calls for 6 months to recharge, only take 2 weeks ,3-) not every where you can open your app to see what is going on on your house , there’s few more things , but I written the most important for my cameras.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend