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Ring - Video Doorbell 2 - Satin Nickel

Model: 8VR1S7-0EN0/88-0201-NC-USASKU: 5839307

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3590 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as anticipated

    Posted
    blackjack
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    We live in a gated community, but travel frequently, so we wanted a way to interact with a person ringing the doorbell, to see packages delivered, and to monitor our front area and entryway. I read about the different options for a video doorbell and went with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. I did not see a need for the Pro version for us. Installation was very simple. Everything needed came in the box. I removed the old doorbell, mounted and wired the new Ring 2, downloaded the app, adjusted the zones and have enjoyed it since. The monitoring is only $3.00 a month and the first 30 days are free to see videos. After having the Ring 2, we are now considering their alarm system, which will only be $10 a month, including the Ring 2. I set the same account name and password for my devices and my wife's devices, so we can each monitor and view recordings. There is a way to allow guests or someone else to view, but we did not utilize that option. Got the Ring 2 on a Black Friday deal and an Amazon Echo Dot 2 was included. Well worth the money and now we have neighbors, friends, and family that will be purchasing, based off of our experience. Easy installation and functional app. I would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ring Doorbell 2

    Posted
    Melvin
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    Doorbell was easy to install and configure. A variety of parts were included to help in mounting the doorbell depending upon where you were mounting. Screws for mounting on either wood or brick were included. The doorbell was wider then the door frame I wanted to mount it so I built a little platform to mount it to. I was concerned having a battery operated unit would require the battery to be constantly charged after a week or two. However, this is not the case as the battery life seems to be excellent at this point. Video from the camera is extremely clear far exceeding my expectations. The only drawback I could find is the screw at the bottom of the unit to secure the battery cover on is a little difficult to screw in. Just a minor issue but is something that could be improved upon in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, easy to install, works as advertised

    Posted
    xmrmoox
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    I purchased the Ring 2 video doorbell as soon as I learned about it. I've never had a video doorbell before but thought I'd give it a try since I moved into a new home recently and wanted some basic safety features for my family. I also liked the fact that it was wireless for the install since my house is not wired for a doorbell (it has an older dinky wireless one when I bought the place). I figured the Ring would be a little helpful, but it turns out that it's mega-helpful. I've found it really helps for deliveries when I'm not home. I can just tell the delivery person to leave the package or that I'll be home right away to sign from it (this happened once when I was 5 minutes away and I thought to myself, "wow this is super cool, this product actually does what it's suppose to do"). Anyway, it was pretty easy to install and works really well. I did buy the wireless chime/extender to make sure my wi-fi reaches the product. I'm thinking about getting a second battery so I can charge and swap when the first one runs out instead of not having doorbell working while I charge the first one. I would say this is definitely a luxury investment as I'm pretty sure humans have existed ok without tech like this, but it has been helpful and is pretty cool. Recommended. Glad I went for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice option!

    Posted
    Ipeeontress
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    Bought two of the ring 1ver last year for my neighbor and they have been awesome! She asked me to find a solution for her friend so she could monitor her porch. I always go big with Lorex for my stuff, but after talking to her realized something more simple was the way to go. She had ADT out to update her alarm and was told by them that the House WiFi for their door bell was not strong enough. They offered to install a ring 1 with a very hefty price tag. She obviously declined and ended up with me, purchased on Black Friday at a great price. Set it up and gave her a demo and she was ready to rock and roll. So far she has had a few quirks, but just like any product that has so many things that it does at one time there always will be the few ocassional quirks. My only complaint about this version and the first version is that they should both include an adapter to allow you to run a wire to a plug for those who do not have a wired door bell. Fortunately I found a good deal on a third party adapter other places.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect doorbell

    Posted
    DannyC
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    Love our Ring Video Doorbell 2. We have a setup with Nest outdoor cameras and bought the Doorbell 2 for additional security up front. Ring notifications seem to be faster than Nest and have had no problems. The battery seems to be lasting just over a month with normal use. We do face a street and have plenty of activity but it's easy to remove and charge the battery. You can also purchase an additional battery if you'd like to do a quick swap while one charges. Connectivity: No issues whatsoever, I am running a Ubiquiti Access Point on Xfinity with over 250 mbps. Connectivity is key with the ring so make sure you have decent RSSI signal where the doorbell will be located. https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/217271526-Understanding-RSSI-Values-and-Wireless-Signal-Strength Regarding mobile app: The mobile app is good, could connect a bit faster but it does work just fine. Love the Neighbors feature to keep an eye out on what's going on in my general area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I finally have a doorbell!

    Posted
    guyintx17
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    I bought my home new in 2016 which did not have a doorbell installed. It would have cost me hundreds of dollars to have an electrician wire one for me. After months of research, I realized the Ring doorbell was the right fit for me. Installation was pretty simple. I cut a custom piece of wood and drilled into my brick, then mounted the Ring over the piece of wood. This gives it a custom look and if I ever decide to upgrade or switch out the Ring, I can do so with ease. Battery claims to last for months. This is probably accurate if set to the lowest motion detection, etc. So far I can usually get about a week and half to two weeks charge before I have to charge it again. Yes, I realize this is probably due to the settings however this is no big deal for me as the app tells me the battery status so I can prepare for charging when it's low. Recommended for people like myself who have no previous doorbell wiring. I also recommend purchasing the Ring Chime accessory to notify you the doorbell has been activated if your smartphone is in another room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic devices

    Posted
    Topher
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    I don't publish a lot of reviews, but these devices are great. I waited for them to go on sale and purchased one Ring2 doorbell with indoor WiFi ringer. They work flawlessly and the setup was super easy. I was a little hesitant purchasing one since some reviews were negative regarding a "lag" in video response. I can tell you they are dead WRONG. Mine responds instantly every time with great audio and 1080p video quality, so my guess is those individuals that have video response issues have a weak router. People, you get what you pay for. You have to fork out the money for a good router if you want good WiFi. Back to the Ring2. My wife loves it so much that she wanted another one ordered for our other door the day I installed this one. My advise is don't hesitate to buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing doorbell

    Posted
    TuPac
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    I was hesitant on purchasing a battery powered doorbell but this product has laid that to rest. It works terrific and the battery has been quite good so far. It has been 5 weeks and the battery is still above a quarter of the charge with motion alerts on and set to low sensitivity. The camera captures very nice quality video and has a great field of view. Set up was fairly easy but I the app is a little slow to respond to certain changes like chime tones. The response time on alerts to my phone has also been very good. I do have a very strong wireless connection set up for the device however. The basic subscription at $30 per year is also affordable in my opinion. It seems like a reasonable price to be able to record and save alerts without the need of a physical storage device. Overall this is has been a great investment and is optimized pretty well at the moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    Posted
    nascarbettie
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    I am in love with my Ring doorbell. I don't have it hardwired to my existing doorbell. It sits too low. The battery has been going strong about a month now and it's down to 78% so the battery lasts a long time. It really gives me peace of mind knowing that people will no longer steal packages off my porch and if they do, they will be seen. I did have to adjust the radius because it was seeing too far out for my liking but I'm very very happy with it. It was super easy to install. I spent more time watching youtube videos than I did actually installing it. I don't have any special tools and didn't have to drill holes. It comes with just what you need to mount it and I didn't need anything extra. It even has a small level inside the box which was nice to aid with installation. I go on and on about my Ring doorbell. I'd recommend this to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Wireless Doorbell

    Posted
    HappyCustomer
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    My house does not have doorbell wiring, so the Ring Doorbell 2 was pretty much my best option. The reported delay is real. By the time I get a chime, plug in my phone's password, and wait for the Ring app to slowly open, I end up seeing only the street with no one there. However, I subscribed to the service ($30/year), so that I can playback the video. I really like this. The motion detector and recorder launches immediately - long before my phone chimes, so that I can see who was at the door, and what they were doing on my front porch. In a nutshell, I cannot scare bad guys away like Ring shows on TV, but I do get a clear, crisp video to show the police if necessary. This product is good enough to meet my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely amazing camera!

    Posted
    Kitk
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    As someone with social anxiety and general anxiety, having the ring doorbell is AMAZING. I'm always concerned about our house when we're gone and I'm always worried about who is knocking at the door. I almost cried tears of absolute joy when we used it the first time someone showed up. Installation was fairly easy and set up through the app was very easy. The video quality is great and the night vision surprised me how well it is! My only complaint is my husband (who is a delivery driver) said that he's seen ring doorbells that only chime one time instead of two times when pressed. We've tried to Google and do everything through the app but haven't figured out how to change that. We plan to buy the whole get up from ring once we can afford it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Video Doorbell

    Posted
    Steph
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    This is my second Ring Doorbell. I have the first edition Ring Video Doorbell, which was already an awesome product...easy to setup, operate, answer, and record. As I wanted to use the solar charger with my first doorbell, I moved it to the back door for direct sunlight and purchased the second edition Ring Video Doorbell. The improvements made to the second edition are unbelievable. I receive a crystal clear color video at night with enhanced HD video, the sound clarity both answering and talking is better as well as new additions to choose for doorbell tones. It is still extremely easy to setup, connect to your Wi-Fi network, operate, answer and record all movements around the area. I highly recommend the Ring Video Doorbell to anyone looking for a device that provides security, the ability to answer your door from anywhere and gives you peace of mind by monitoring your property!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product easy to install!

    Posted
    RoyW
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    I decided to replace my wore out mechanical door bell with the Ring 2 and Optional wireless Ring Chime. The instructions were easy to follow with plenty of online videos on both Rings website and youtube. The longest part of the installation was waiting for the battery to charge which took several hours. IOS and MAC software works great! It was easy to configure both the Doorbell and Chime. By default some of the functions are tuned off and you must enable, such as alerts for motion and motion detector configuration. It took about 10 minutes of adjusting the motion sensor, the software gives you multiple zones to control, enabling you to easily customize. The video was excellent both day and night vision. The audio from outside is very good you can even hear cars in the distance. The Optional cloud storage works well allowing you to keep things for 60days. Great product for adding that extra security to your home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, excellent unboxing.

    Posted
    Bcmd
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    So I think enough reviews have been written about ring as a camera and whatnot. Let’s talk about the unboxing experience. I have to tell you I was moved to write a review becuase I could not believe the detail and forethought that the company put into the box. It has literally everything you could possibly need right in the box. No having to go buy adapters or lounts or screws of whatever. It’s all there. They have a screwdriver in there, multiple mounting plates for getting the right angle, an adapter included to use the existing screw holes from your previous versions of ring so you don’t have to drill new holes, a freaking diode for hard wiring to a digital doorbell. Like seriously, I couldn’t believe how well they thought this through.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    TomR
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    Bought this a while back and it’s worked incredibly well. We use it hardwired to the existing doorbell wiring , so there’s no battery to charge. The ring was super easy to install in about 15 minutes. The app allows you to control the motion distance, so you start capturing video before someone gets up to the door. This works great for notifying us when a delivery has been made. The live view has allowed me to chat with contractors remotely when I was running late to meet them. For about $30/year you can have videos stored in the cloud for reference later should something happen while away. The base model isn’t Apple HomeKit compatible, but I think the Pro version will be or already is. You can use IFTTT events with it (ie turn the porch light on when motion is detected at the door, etc.) if you have a smart light hub or something similar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Seems They Thought of Everything

    Posted
    ACW993
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    I really like the installation kit that comes with this doorbell, it seems they thought of everything that you might need, it includes different mounting plates to mount the doorbell at different angles to optimize motion detection and view on video. Also included are multiple faceplates for a custom look. The instructions are very clear with easy to find video within the app. Installation and setup were both easy. The doorbell does exactly what we want it to and it is easy to customize for the best experience. It will work with existing doorbell wiring or with the included rechargeable battery. We feel more secure having it, especially with it being online shopping/ porch pirate season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good security cámara for front door

    Posted
    Hansser
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    I bought this 1 1/2 months ago and I hardwired it to a regular chime purchased in Home Depot as well as to the ring chime (so two chimes), the cámara works good and sends immediate alerts when someone at the door or when detects near motion, the quality of video is good and you can answers the alerts from either home or away from home, so far I’m happy with this product and find it very usefull, paid $3 month for cloud recording witch is great, the only cons is that takes a couple of seconds to open the app and answer, and also I purchased the ring chime just to better the video quality but really I doesn’t make any difference but the nice sounds, other Than that is great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Posted
    Alan
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    One word: AMAZING! After a few problems with neighbors vandalizing my place Halloween night I knew some sort of security and video was 110% needed. After hours, days and months of research I finally decided on RING's VIDEO DOORBELL 2 and I just installed it today and MAN AM I LOVING IT ALREADY! After fully charging the battery this took only 5 minutes to install and it was up and running and it works great. I cant wait to start getting other RING products to add to my security.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, even better customer support

    Posted
    bearlyoung
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    My concerns about the install were quickly alleviated when I opened the box. Instructions are embarrassingly simple and easy to follow. They even give you an extra screw in case you drop it. I've never had a product this easy to install. It works great, but it takes some tinkering with the width of the motion field so you don't pick up cars passing by. That said, this is also simple and easy to do. What I want to rave about is the customer support. I had one issue where my Nu-Tone mechanical doorbell didn't agree with the Ring. I called Ring support and Angele was so patient and helpful in resolving the issue. Angele would not hang up until we fixed it. I was on the fence about what outside camera I was going to buy. Not any longer, I'm all in for the Ring Floodlight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Ring Doorbell than the first gen!!!

    Posted
    XRAYMAN
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    So I bought the Ring Doorbell 2 to replace my original Ring Doorbell. The Ring Doorbell have connection problems and I keep calling tech support and they keep replacing it with a new one or refurbished. So I gave up and placed it in the back door and used the Ring Doorbell 2. Now this one in my opinion is way better. Response was quicker connection was always on picture and video is clearer. Also they supplied you with a wedge to help with false alarms. And battery life was better and I even bought a backup battery when the battery gets low in the Doorbell and all I will do is switched with fully charged one and charged the low charged one.

    I would recommend this to a friend