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Ring - Spotlight Cam Wire-free - White

Model: 8SB1S7-WEN0SKU: 5936903

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1363 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ring Spotlight Cam Battery - Video Door Bell 2

    Posted
    pcgboca
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    So I see a TON of negative reviews about the Ring products. I felt compelled to post a POSITIVE review based on my own experience. I own a Spotlight Cam Battery w/solar panel and (2) batteries and I also have a video Doorbell 2. I absolutely LOVE both these products. Are they perfect? No, not in any way. Are they worth the cost, ABSOLUTELY 100% every day of the week! Most of the problems I see and hear about are setup related issues. The products work well in my opinion. Some of these things I see are basic, like charging the battery fully before first use. Motion Issues: If you have this pointing at a tree, the motion sensors might go nuts on a windy day. (As an example) Just FYI, you are not going to get a motion sensing device that can tell the difference from a dog to a person for $200. Just sayin’. This is not the cure for cancer here; this is a $200 wireless security camera. Try to mount the Camera in a place where it points towards the house maybe? Case by case situation. Consider turning down the sensitivity and distance to get the results you seek. It may take a bit to dial this in and remember to work slowly. When you change the alerts from “Frequent” to “Standard” give the CAM a few moments to download the new policy from the cloud and reset. The walk in front and test it. Wireless Issues: I have to address the myriad of wireless and Wi-Fi issues I read about. As a Network/Electrical Engineer for over 20 years I almost never see a home with what I call “Good Wi-Fi”. :-) An Access point can only service a small area (with 2.4GHz) and only so many connections and only so much bandwidth. I am so tired of everyone thinking 2.4 Wi-Fi stuff just works well. Maybe, if you’re lucky. But uploading 1080 streams of video is no small feat WIRELESS Networking wise. If you are having issues with 2.4 wireless have you downloaded SSIDER and looked at what channels your neighbors are on? Probably not, and most devices default to Ch. 1 or 11, leaving the middle of the band for guys like me who know what to look for. Move your crummy cable modem device to channel 5 or 6 and watch what happens, literally. Also consider using a wireless survey tool to move around and confirm good signal in the area you propose to mount the camera. People have to realize that many run video wires for a reason. Moving this high resolution video around wirelessly is amazing we can even do it. My system works very well due to the (3) wireless access points my Wi-Fi system uses. If you are serious about wireless and security get a Ruckus, AeroHive, or WatchGuard type system (Like I have) and your results will vastly improve I assure you. Video Quality Issues: The video quality of my 2 ring devices is nothing short of outstanding for the money. The night vision is good and if you give it good lighting, the video at night is excellent as well. I do not understand the many issue with video quality except to say that may actually be a wi-fi issue. If you see an ATM video with a perfectly clear face of the robber that was NOT by accident. Some tech spent time making sure the lighting and camera positioning was just right. This is no different. In closing I think Ring gets “Beat Up” unfairly in many cases with these reviews, and I hope this post helps someone decide to purchase a Ring product. I have had nothing but positive support experience when I had a question or needed to add my 2nd camera to the cloud. All calls to ring have been answered by a human and they are helpful and sincerely care about the customer in my opinion. The company, it's culture, and story are nothing short of awesome if you ask me. Don;t forget the fact the product is always under warranty as long as you pay for the cloud. I believe that ever covers theft, if someone steals your video doorbell. That is awesome coverage, what more can you want? Ring products are AWESOME and work very well for the intended purpose. I think the video doorbell 2 is the best electronics product I have seen in years! My 2 cents - no refunds! -Tom

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect and more extra room for charge

    Posted
    Bnewb
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    So I have ring 2 I bought my friend ring 2. I had no issues and love it she got the spot lights and ring 2. I got the extra battery for her. We were amazed and shocked no 1 said anything about the fact the spot light packs have room for 2 batteries but only come with 1. However they work fine if you only put the 1 battery in it! Super cool plus if she puts the lights up hogh she won't have the trouble of trying to get a ladder each week or 2 and recharge or be with out battery when 1 runs low. Say she goes out of town she just needs buy 2 extra packs anand boom charge um all fill um both with 4 2 come with and 2 extras and now she just lets it run or swaps half out and relapaces the other half super cool. We worried about what when our cable goes out like a power outage but do have tmobile 1 hotspot for free and are going to inquire in regards to this. I also use 1 of mine inside the home as well as no inside stuff from ring has been made that I'm yet aware of. We just love the talk back features and using our cells to answer the door or yell at each other and record our pets and communicate for work or out of town. Its a great product if u have any packages delivered like with amazon and delivers a lot of criminal activity around the home. We live in a bot so great area and it saved my puppy from being stolen the 1st week. Saved me from having a hit and run the 2nd week. And the third my bestfriend was enjoying and now we shear funny videos with each other and an awsome group app called neighbors links intermittently with the app to show your neighbors friends and family who to watch out for and what's happening. My neighbor thanked me for shearing the video when I told him it was me and it saved his dog from the same teen trying to take blue pits. And we shear the funny videos of each other to each others phones and download and enjoy. Its a great security system, dog watcher (helper not for leaving and no sitter) lol, in home security, links with other apps and devices and the neighbors app it links with it will offer to shear with the police if you choose to report as well. All in all a great product and the price is only going up so get ut while u can and buy extra batteries. Only 2 cons cable outrage scary if mobile hot spot won't work and charging batteries if you don't have extra or time. Wished they charged faster. All bennifits besides the 2 little cons. I bought several and plan to keep buying more. You should get the extender if in a multi bedroom home. I dont need 1 but I have a 1 bd 1 bath home and my friend has a multiple room larger family home and does need a wifi extender just for front door all else worked great. So there it all is in a few nut shells. Enjoy and stay charged

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensitive very good coverage, very pleased!

    Posted
    ChicaCT
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    I've only installed this a couple of days ago fully but so far I am very very pleased. I've even had to narrow the search range because it is quite sensitive which of course is what I would prefer rather than not picking up enough motion! Please note my review under the hardwired doorbell because much of the same information applies to this camera. You're going to need about 3 full gigs of upload which has nothing to do with your download speed on your WiFi internet so be aware when you are making your choices. Again the same as on my review for the door bell, there are many upgrades & there a different models. I chose this one with a separate solar panel charger so I don't have to worry about the battery running down which takes 6 hours to charge. The camera comes with one (1) battery which is all that is necessary even though when you open it you will see that there is space for two (2) batteries - if you wanted to purchase another one for about $40 you can. But why bother?? I chose to purchase the solar panel charging device that is connected directly to the back of the camera and mounted nearby to use. You will not need the other battery and you should not have to worry about the battery running out and then having to dismantle the camera somewhat in order to take out the battery and not have coverage for 6 full hours while your battery is charging. Granted these extra devices are more money however just like with the hardwired doorbell I listened to an expert and I'm glad that I did because this will prevent me from having problems with acting secutity coverage especially when I am away!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They light up the yard

    Posted
    TriedIt
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    This was the 2nd pair of spotlight cameras I put up at my house, because we had one on the front of the house that didnt sctivate when a car parked along the street was stolen from our house. (we had the sensitivity at mid level because we dont normally park on the street, but this was a guests car.) We recovered the stolen car a couple days later. But we started noticing suspicious activity at night, once we increased the sensitivity of our 1st cameras and started paying attention in the days following the theft, including a vehicle we didnt recognize stopping for a minute right alongside the car that had been stolen, the night after we got it back. So these 2 cameras went on trees near the road, looking both ways down the street. They light up the street every time a car or pedestrian approaches our address. Suspicious sctivity stopped the night after I put them up. I wish the batteries lasted longer. I get about 10-12 days total out of the 2 batteries in each camera, but we keep them on the highest sensitivity and frequency. Nothing happens near our home that isn't recorded now. Ring charges $100/year to save everything, so plan on that if you want your videos saved for later use. Havent found anyway around that, but there's no limit on the number of cameras or amount of data you're allowed to store, so we get our money's worth from it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap installation screws but works great

    Posted
    LNetW
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    Getting these working was a snap. I did plug in the batteries and charge overnight before attempting installation. Ring seemed to think of everything so imagine my surprise when, 1. the screws for the physical installation were black (my unit is white) and 2. one screw broke off during installation using a hand-held cordless screwdriver into soft wood siding. So I had to go to the local hardware store and figure out which stainless steel silver screws would work. And then fill and paint over the holes from the previous install since my odds of getting that broken screw out were slim to none. But getting it working with my wifi was a breeze. I purchased an extra battery and the solar panel and the solar panel keeps both batteries charged on as little as an hour of sunlight a day. Motion sensor is adjustable for distance, recording is a bit behind, but good enough, and at night the light is surprisingly bright. I think the video quality could be better but I recognize people who set off the recording. Was surprised to learn I have to pay $30 per camera per year after 30 days to keep any video unless I purchase their all inclusive annual premium pkg at $100 a year. Was hoping I could simply store the video on my own network drive. If there's a way to do that, I haven't figured it out yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HQ Cameras + Good Battery Life

    Posted
    MachomanEsavage
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    When I first purchased these spotlight cams I wasn't getting enough WiFi coverage to get a consistent connection to the cams on my phone. After upgrading my router and resolving connectivity issues I have to say these cameras have gone far beyond my expectations. I purchased these cams as part of black friday sales and have had to charge them 1 time since installing. Their battery life is very good and the quality of the picture on the camera is excellent. Being able to quickly respond to an alert, assess the situation, and decide if I will set of an alarm is invaluable to me as I do not desire an automated system contacting local law enforcement on my behalf for squirrels darting across my yard. The only gripe I could possibly have is that the sensors can be "too sensitive". I live in a part of the US that gets quite a bit of rain and the cams can give false alarms quite a bit when it starts raining but seem to get better after its kept up for a while. Overall, amazing quality camera for black Friday price it is a STEAL.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    JohnD
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    Bought this along with the ring pro doorbell, and so far they both have been a great addition to our home. I love being able to check in on things whenever I want while I'm away. I work at Lowes, and have been showing co-workers and customers every chance I get just how amazing these products are. It gets a little pricey trying to do everything at once, so I'll have to wait a bit until I add more, but I am looking forward to getting the floodlight cam, and a few stick up cams for the outside, while adding wireless ADT cams for the inside. My only issue is with my double front doors being kind of wide, and where the original doorbell wiring is placed. I can still see what I need to, but I'll have to buy the angle brackets to make the view perfect. It would have been nice for them to come with the mounting hardware, but you can't have everything I guess. Overall I am very happy with both of these items, and I love that the spotlight has an alarm that you can set off in the event that an unwanted visitor is lurking around. It's pretty loud, and you can do it from anywhere...great feature!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for. 5 stars

    Posted
    PyrDad
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    Super easy to install. Works seamless with the app. App is user friendly. I added this as an additional device. Has two battery compartments but only comes with one battery. That would be my only gripe. Still overall 5 stars because it’s well deserved. So you’ll have to purchase an additional battery separately to increase battery life. Resolution is good. The lights are decent, they get the job done. Not super bright but in darkness they light up the area enough for the camera and human eye to see. Reliable. Sensitivity can be changed to fit your needs. I’m considering purchasing one for my back yard soon. I would definitely recommend this to someone, especially a less tech savvy person who needs something simple and easy to use. It gets the job done and gives me exactly what I would expect for my money sent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Expected

    Posted
    ChrisD
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    Very satisfied with this version of the Ring Camera selection for my intended purpose! I have other wired cameras in other areas but this particular one fit the bill for battery operated without available wiring!! The installation was simple and the video/images are perfectly clear!! Very easy with the Ring app and lots of settings!! Recommend getting 2 batteries because they do not last 6 months!! The more motion it detects the less battery life!! Make sure to install in an area where battery in and out is not a problem!! Mine is 7 foot high on a patio and need step stool at best!! Initial battery charge time lengthy, probably close to 24 hours but after that the next charges much shorter!! Definitely happy with my purchase!! Doing everything I needed it to do!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Option

    Posted
    TomWalla74
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    If you are getting these to put outside i would highly recommend getting the solar panel for these. It keeps the battery charged 100% and that is with us having all the features on the drain the battery the most. We purchased this so we could cover the perimeters of our house. Originally we did the double battery per union which will last about 3 months with our configuration and activity, but the solar option was the deal winner and the reason we purchased these. Best combo to get. Camera's work well, Night vision does a pretty decent job, has a siren and light. You can also adjust the motion zones and sensitivity. Connects and says connected to our home wifi without issues. Good signal is RSSI 58 and down. Would recommend these for anyone that is looking for a cost effective way to add outdoor security.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cameras with perfect app

    Posted
    WorldFlyer
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    These cameras are great. I opted to get another pair as the first set worked so well. They have great video quality, good configuration for motion detection and an excellent way to additionally deter theft with their automatic motion lights. One thing I have found with these cameras and other Ring WiFi devices is that they cannot connect to WiFi when the SSID or Password contains special characters with their out of the box firmware. You must connect them to a non-secure or basic password WiFi hotspot, or even use your phone's mobile hotspot. Then they will download the new firmware, and you can easily move them onto your Primary WiFi with an SSID or password with special characters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Additional Security

    Posted
    BarryG
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    We have a home alarm system, but the doorbell camera they offer needed to be hard wired and it wouldn't give the view we need for our comfort, so I looked into as an addition. Easy to setup and connected to my network on the first try. We had a planned trip the following day out of state for the weekend so we were able to test out it's functionality long distance right away - and my wife is very happy that it was easy to use the app and see when motion was detected. We have trees and a semi busy street in front of our house and it didn't go off with every car passing by or with the wind blows the branches( it recorded a neighborhood cat and the mailman who came directly to our door!) so I had read that was a problem for some, but that may be just the position of the camera and the motion settings. Excellent value for two cameras!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Ray3547
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    I was reluctant to buy these cameras because of the negative reviews but I needed security cameras. I’m glad I did. The set up and install were fast and easy. The app is glitchy at first but I ignored the issues and continued on with the entire process. According to the app, the cameras had poor wifi connection but I was able to view images just fine. The sound and picture quality are great. The alerts are on point but if something or someone moves really fast, the alerts are a bit delayed but not bad at all. I’m glad I bought these cameras and I’m thinking about buying more. I really like that I can talk, listen, and activate the spot light and sound the alarm on these cameras and all from my phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Ring products

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    DBLA
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    I’ve tried Arlo, Blink and Ring. I stuck with Blink and Ring. What I like about Ring is it always records, you can not turn off the record function for motion that it senses, it is meant to always record movement therefore it is a true security camera. You can reduce the amount of alerts you get but even if you don’t get an alert because you wanted to receive fewer for instance if it picked up cars going by and you didn’t want to get alerts for that, the nice thing is if you needed to go back and review it will be there in the cloud on the app. The light is nice and now with the new update if you turn the light on in the app you see in color instead of the black and white night vision view with most cameras. I love the wide angle view of the spotlight and floodlight cameras as you can cover an entire front or back yard and it is crystal clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Functional security camera

    Posted
    Jasper
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    The ring cameras and doorbell have been reliable in terms of function and everyday use. This battery operated version does what it’s supposed to do: watch for suspicious activity on your property. I bought an extra battery pack and solar panel accessory to keep this camera running. It’s pricey like all other Security cameras, but it’s worth the investment. The subscription plan and ring app are very helpful since other ring users in the community can share and report suspicious activity in the neighborhood. All That being said, security cameras such as ring will only perform well, depending on how good your Wifi connection is. So make sure you have WiFi that’s good and able to reach this camera, depending where you place it. Overall, I’m happy with this purchase and plan on buying a couple more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great "anywhere" camera/light

    Posted
    BenGeekn
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    This is a great camera with flexible mounting options, ideal for smaller areas, and places without wiring for a floodlight cam. It has a solar panel accessory to recharge the battery, and though it only comes with one battery, it also supports installing *two* batteries if you want, for extra runtime and the ability to swap batteries without the camera losing power. Those two options can significantly reduce how often you need to get at the camera to change/charge the battery. If you don't have wiring for a Floodlight Cam, or you don't need a doorbell button this is an excellent option, especially for a garage or storage shed. Essentially it's a Stick Up Cam with a light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    Posted
    shawn
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    I work overnights and purchased this so I can keep an eye on the house while the old lady and baby are sleeping, if you are on the fence about this or have a situation similar to mine BUY IT. I would have paid double just for the piece of mind, also the feature to talk with the people at the camera is a fun thing to play with and freak out your family when they stop by. Be aware in order for your "events" to record you must pay a subscription fee of 30$ per year, this didn't matter to me because its basically nothing but I did not know that before buying. The 30$ per year allows every event that happens to save and be reviewed for 60 days, buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ring Is Worth It

    Posted
    BBFan
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    I initially purchased a Video Doorbell 2 and liked it so much I wanted to add other cameras as well. I have a Ring Floodlight Cam which is hardwired, but there are places around my home I do not have the ability to place hardwired cameras. I purchased three Battery Spotlight Cams and I had trouble initially with one of units’ lights not activating with motion at night. I called the VERY HELPFUL and FRIENDLY Ring helpline and they updated my camera for me and voila, my 5 Ring products work great. One thing to consider is adding an extra battery. Two batteries can be housed in a single Spotlight Cam. I actually purchased three Ring Solar panels for my Spotlight Cams and they do an excellent job maintaining the battery charge...even during winter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gotta have this.

    Posted
    CamGal2
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    These cameras are the perfect way to keep an eye on what is going on when you are not at home. Very easy to set up. Just follow the directions and be patient. Indoors or out these cams capture things you may not be aware of around your home. This camera caught a service tech who claimed to have inspected my outside air conditioniner when he actually only walked past it on his way to my front door. So much for that expert analysis of why I needed a new unit. That one capture alone saved me thousands of dollars. That same can also caught a stalker on my property. I bought the 2 pack and use the second camera inside to keep an eye on my dog when I am not home. Can’t say enough good things about this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can’t Believe the savings

    Posted
    A2OChief
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    For the longest time I was paying for a monitoring service for my security cameras. Well now I don’t have to because Ring is simply awesome. No monthly fees, only additional cost is for the cloud storage for your recorded data but it’s totally optional and upto you if you want to get the additional service which by the way I strongly encourage that you do. Even with the additional services it was still more cost effective to pay for the service for a year compared to what you would be spending on those other service companies, and best of all NO CONTRACTS. I wish I would’ve thought about this sooner, yes the initial cost might seem high but the money you save is well worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend