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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 4011 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up and install, working well

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    Labby
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    I have quite a few smart home devices, including a house full of Hue bulbs, smart switches, garage door controller, smart lock, Google Home and Alexa devices. I use SmartThings as my h.a. hub, and also use Stringify for some of my automations. The Ring Doorbell 2 is a nice addition to my set up. First impressions: The Ring Doorbell 2 was nicely packaged and included all the tools and hardware necessary to install, including the little extras like additional wire for hardwired installations where the existing wiring is a bit short. The two included faceplate options are attractive, and it is nice to be able to change these out as desired. The unit feels well made and looks good. Set up and install: The set up and install couldn’t have been easier. Connecting to the network was very straightforward. I have not experienced any connection problems. The Ring easily integrated with the SmartThings hub. Tip: for the best SmartThings integration, change your Device Handler Type to “Ring Doorbell Pro.” This will allow viewing of video within the SmartThings app. We installed the Ring to our existing doorbell wiring. This was extremely easy. Ring provides all the tools you’ll need to do this, including a wedge kit if you need to angle the device. We used the wedge for two reasons. Firstly, it was being installed on a wall adjacent to the door, and the door is inset in a shallow alcove. Secondly, our home’s finish is a rough stucco pattern. This would not have allowed for an flat, even installation surface. The wedge came in handy to rectify potential issues that may have arisen from either of these factors. I was concerned the wedge might not look nice, but it blended well. Motion Detection Functionality: Notifications have been adequately fast and consistent to my iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy S8, with very little lag. I have an automation set up to turn on my Hue porch light at night when motion is detected. There is very little lag here, as well. We took into consideration the physical installation tips to optimize motion detection. As well, we’ve used the app to reel in the distance of the detection. I am not picking up too much undesired activity. The first day, I was picking up a lot of people walking on the sidewalk, but I reeled it in a little more, and that has been greatly improved. And, the device is doing a good job of detecting motion when it should. Camera Functionality: The camera shows a nice, clear picture. I have a lot of bright afternoon sun on door side of the house, and the camera needs a moment to adjust, but once it does, the quality is nicer than I expected. I like that I can have Alexa show me the doorbell camera, as well. I’m using Live View mode, so I can invoke a view from Alexa at any time, whether there is motion/ button press or not. There is lag when opening the video view in the Ring app or with Alexa. While it is faster than the 30 seconds before it becomes a past event, sometimes the activity is gone before video opens, and I have to wait for the saved video in order to see the first few seconds. I don’t know the cause of the lag. Is it the app? The WiFi hardware? Physical interference between the router and the Ring device? A combo of factors? While I don’t know the answer, I hope Ring will address, as it seems to be the weak point of the device. App and cloud storage: The app is adequate. I think it would be nice to be able to easily create stills and edit within the app. It would also be nice if more of the account options could be handled directly in the app rather than having to go to the website. The cloud storage of 60 days for only 3.00 per month seems very fair. Honestly, I am shocked at the number of people complaining about a rather nominal fee for a service that requires Ring to maintain the required infrastructure that allows them to provide that service. There is no “scam” or “bait and switch” going on here. Ring is up front about the terms and the fact that not using the service is limiting. However, I do think a complaint is valid for people who are experiencing enough lag issue that it keeps them from being able to view the video before it becomes a past event. While I can always catch most of my video before that happens, I often miss the first few seconds. Apparently, the lag is bad enough for some people that they miss the whole video. Conclusion: All in all, the Ring Doorbell 2 is an easy to set up and install device that seems to respond well to motion, provide timely notifications, and take good video. While there is room for improvement, I am overall happy with my purchase, and enjoying the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Always home when I'm not

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    Jared147
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    I really do like the idea of having some sort of surveillance of my home when I am away from work or doing some errand. I always like to be able to see what is going on from my front door and being notified when someone comes up to my door. I am also a fan of being able to talk to the person visiting my home through the doorbell through my smartphone. It's great! Setup for the doorbell well...pretty simple for the most part but I did run into a couple of small problems. Before buying this doorbell if you plan on hardwiring the doorbell be sure to read up all the checks before you buy it. Such as does your doorbell provide enough power, what type of doorbell you have, and etc. Just to be safe. So the first thing you probably will want to do is watch the video that Ring has. The video goes over pretty much everything that you need to do. What I did was insert the battery into the doorbell, get it connected to my network, and then tested live view. Then I placed the doorbell where my old doorbell was just to see what type of view I was going to get and what mount bracket that I will need to use in the box. After I was happy with the view I would then do the next step which is to install the mounting bracket to the wall of your home. The camera view has a very good field of vision and I really didn't need to buy any other mount other than the one that was provided in the box. Then after that it simply attaching the mounting bracket to the wall, pulling the pre-existing doorbell wires (if hardwired) and then screwing the ring door bell unit to the mount. Here is a couple of lessons I learned during this installation: - The screws on the back for hardwiring is kind of fragile and can be stripped easy if you're not careful. So don't over tighten or use too much force when screwing it in. Else you might not be able to remove it easily. - When connecting to your home network Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) you might need to change a couple of settings in your router. For whatever reason, I ran into the issue where the stubborn device just wouldn't connect to my Wi-Fi. Found out, it is kind of picky what channel the radio is on. I had to change my 2.4 wireless network to use a static channel and then it just worked. Why? I really don't know. Originally my router was just using Auto. As for the device itself, it's great mostly. Notify me when it detects motion and lets me talk to anybody outside when I am not near the door. My only complaint is that it's fairly slow to get to that point. The notification is fast but loading the app and connecting to the doorbell seems like it takes forever (10 - 15 seconds). You can very well miss out on someone at the door if they move fast. Sometimes I had some "ninja" devilery people not even trigger the motion alert. Just arrive to see a package was on my front door. Not sure what they did to not trigger the motion alert since my whole front entry is covered with the motion area. Overall, would I recommend this to a friend? Yea, kind of. I would honestly say check out other smart doorbells first to be sure it would be exactly your fit. The main reason I knocked off a star was that the time it takes to be able to see whos at your door. Just hope that your visitor doesn't dart off after 10 - 15 seconds after ringing your doorbell. Hope my review was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good system, with caveats

    Posted
    Seapuppy
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    #1 Caveat: Before you buy any WI-FI Ring product, test your WI-FI signal strength at the planned location first. The strength and speed of the WI-FI signal will determine the success and your satisfaction with the product. If you can achieve over 15Mbps download and 5Mbps upload (they say minimum of 2), you should be able to use the system. The download shouldn't matter, but in my testing it seems to make a difference. I have two wi-fi routers and moved one closer to the planned location, that helped tons, even with the Ring Chime Pro to extend the network. The best hint I got was not to place the extender close to the Ring product, but rather about halfway in between the Router and the Ring device. I find that the range of the Ring Doorbell 2 motion sensing is much shorter than what I expected, possibly somewhat due to the front door being above ground level. Even with one wedge installed, it only senses motion out to 5-6 feet. This actually works for me as I can show the entire porch and it has been pretty good at capturing the UPS or Fed-Ex person dropping off a package. The video is clear, but don't expect hi-resolution more than five feet away from the camera. Verdict, works most of the time now that I fiddled with the WI-FI positioning, but still not 100%. I added a Ring Floodlight Cam and I think the camera lag is less than the Ring Doorbell. I have seen it go offline once already, but was able to get it to reconnect without climbing up on the ladder to press the reset button. Really Ring? Poor design there. The floodlight is bright and can be scheduled to come on between user defined hours. The color image resolution is pretty good out to about 20-25 feet, but don't expect to identify someone you don't already know beyond that. The greyscale image at night is considerably less high-resolution which is disappointing since unwanted visitors usually show up at night. I love the alarm feature and the two-way talk feature works pretty well. Again, not 100%, but it does seem faster to connect to the Live View than the Ring Doorbell. I had a good experience with Ring customer service. They were very patient and really helped improve the product operation by making suggestions about the WI-FI. So here is the thing about the WI-FI. Every house is different. The building materials make a difference, your WI-FI setup makes a difference, and the positioning of the Ring device itself. I would not expect perfect performance when you fine tune the installation. I wish it was 100% but it is not. It has great features for what it does do and I consider their $10 a month for video cloud storage to be reasonable for multiple cameras. The nice thing is that you don't need to sign up for the cloud storage in order to get live viewing and push alerts on your phone. I find the push alerts to be a tad slower than I would like, but perhaps I am asking too much for them to be instantaneous. Overall a good product with decent support. Just know going in that you need to know your home's WI-FI limitations ahead of time and it will not be perfect. With the combination of the Ring Floodlight cam and the Ring Doorbell 2, the entire front of the house is covered. I did need to fiddle with the Ring Floodlight Cam motion area polygon to get it right so the two would work well together. I would recommend it for people who are willing to test and adapt the system to their needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Updated review: good if wifi is good

    Posted
    Seapuppy
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    The Ring doorbell works well both home and away if the wi-fi network at home is setup such that the dB (wi-fi strength) is below -50. It is hard to setup reliable, strong wi-fi signals in a 1950's Florida concrete block house when the location of the Internet connection is at one end of the house on an exterior wall. I ended up investing in a new router and router extender. Some reviews of the ASUS router I purchased gushed that the router would cover a 3500 sq ft two story house. Sadly, there is no way this router could cover my 1500 sq ft one story house with a decently fast connection corner to corner. Physics rules. While I was not thrilled with spending more $$$ investing in an already expensive security doorbell, I must admit the results have been worth it. The wi-fi signal for my original Apple Airport Extreme network with two Airport Extremes was not strong enough or fast enough and I was getting a slow and not always reliable response with the Ring live view. The new network allows fast and reliable live views with both the Ring doorbell 2 and the Ring Spotlight cam. If you are willing to update your wi-fi network at home, for example to purchase an extender, or your wi-fi network is already robust, then the Ring doorbell 2 is an easy addition to any home. Now a few more caveats. The doorbell camera is located under a porch. At night, the greyscale image is sharp and can easily view the neighbor's cars in their driveways across the street. That isn't to say the resolution is great, but the image is clear. Unfortunately, the camera struggles during the day to adjust itself to the lighting because it is in shade looking out towards a sunny yard. Sometimes it ends up stuck on overexposed during live view. Normally restarting the live view fixes it. It is also not good at night when there are very bright lights in its field of view. Not a big deal depending on how flexible your lighting locations might be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ring Video Doorbell 2 - Monitor from mobile app

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    PamSD
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    Installed almost a month ago. Easy to install, clear picture. Hooked to our home's wifi through the mobile app. Motion detection is very good and can be adjusted back if too sensitive. Live view is a nice feature but if you have more than one camera, doorbell etc. streaming you can go through mobile data quickly! Multiple mobile users can have access. Ring protection plan is available and very economical (free 30 day trial when you activate your cameras). Comes with one battery and extras are inexpensive and interchangeable with other Ring devices. USB charging cable comes in the package. It looks like one battery charge will last months. It also depends on your settings. The neighborhood watch group in the app is informative. Everything for installation is in the packaging which made it very easy. The only reason I go with 4 stars vs. 5 stars is there was not much information (and is not easy to find after the fact) or a warning about how much data use can occur. We installed 2 security cams and this doorbell and had all 3 with live view activated. We used triple the mobile data we normally do. If you have unlimited no problem or if there was a warning about the live streaming it would have helped. We have adjusted our viewing and love the security of being able to see our home from anywhere. Absolutely a very good purchase that I recommend highly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product and Easy Installation

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    pdh29073
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    This is my 2nd Ring purchase. I had the Ring 1 and I liked the product, but it died on me after accidentally dropping it while trying to remount it after recharging the battery. I believe there is a lifetime warranty on the product, but only when theft is involved, so I decided to purchase the Ring 2 Installation was easy and I had it set up in practically no time. I like the new design and it seems to have a more secure mount than the Ring 1. I have the inside Ring plug-in doorbell accessory so that we can hear when someone pushes the doorbell and it works just fine. It has several ways to set up motion zones to avoid detections that you don't particularly care about. The night vision on the camera is not too great unless I leave my front porch light on all night which I usually do anyway. The daytime video looks great, but it gives a circle shaped view. My one wish is that it should come with two rechargeable batteries instead of just one so that you can have one on stand-by. You can purchase a 2nd battery, but at the price, I think it should come with two. I have not had this too long so I cannot say how long one battery charge will last. For my Ring 1, I paid that $30 annual subscription fee to keep a copy of my recordings. I don't recall how long they were kept in the cloud, but it was enough. My 1-year subscription had expired and I had not renewed it because I had yet to purchase another device. After purchasing my Ring 2, my account was not giving me my free 30-days of cloud storage which comes with each device, so I got onto the Ring chat service and they fixed my account promptly. Customer service seems to be great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bugs and Quirks but Still Useful

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    tjm78
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    First things first - if you don't have a wired doorbell, buy the add on Chime. It's another expense which sucks, but without it you may not hear your doorbell. Next, installation does not take 'minutes.' I installed mine in about 30 minutes (not too bad) but have to take it off now because after a couple weeks of use I find that it's angled up and I want it flat, so I have to use the pitch wedge (included, thankfully.) Also, one other bad, I get notified when cars pass my house on the street, but not when my mail is delivered despite her walking right in front of the camera (it picks her up as she's delivering, but by then she's walked right past it and right up to it). The zones don't seem to work very well. My car pulling into the driveway doesn't get picked up (may get corrected when I add the wedge this weekend). The good - peace of mind that when someone is at my door, I can see who it is, I can be notified no matter where I am that I have a visitor (I was recently on the other side of the country so I could see everything that was going on.) Get it for peace of mind, work out the quirks during install, and hopefully Ring will fix the issues with the motion detection zones soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ring works great

    Posted
    questforbalance
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    We've been looking for a solution for outside our gate that didn't require us to run power or install a phone line. Ring works great. It is battery operated and the installation was simple. We don't have a strong WiFi signal at our gate due to the distance, but we still get our notices. It has been a game changer for us as we have been able to get contacted by deliveries, visitors and any motion within our designated distance outside our gate. Two issues we've run into is that the picture at night wasn't clear enough to get a license plate off a truck that damaged our property. Also, we've had issues answering the app when someone rings our bell and our phones are locked. The sequence of answering from an iPhone XR usually means we end up missing the notice. Some of that may be due to our slow WiFi connection or perhaps even user error, but what pops up when you swipe from a ring is not as simple as responding to motion. One other thing to note is if you want to be able to keep the video and not just view it live, you will have to pay for a subscription. There isn't an option to use an SD card or just have it record to your device. This was disappointing, but the cost for a year was only $30 so we went ahead and signed up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price I got it for

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    greeneyesbluelights
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    We’ve had this doorbell since Black Friday, and it’s been excellent so far, except for a few minor issues. The good: • Wide camera angle- I can see my entire yard, even though the camera is angled slightly away from it • Camera quality- it’s pretty good during both night and day, considering it’s a video doorbell. I’d love if the quality were even better, but it’s fine. • Audio/One-Way Video Chat- this has actually been super useful. I’ve had a couple instances where I’ve had to use it, and it’s been great. The not-so-good: • Motion Sensor Range- some might consider this a pro and I do as well- to a point. I’ve had several instances where my phone has gone off saying there’s motion at my door, only for me to see that it was only a car passing by on the street. It sounds trivial, but gets annoying after a while • Speaker Quality- it’s really not the best. But, it’s an outdoor video doorbell, so I wasn’t expecting much in the first place. Overall (and so far), I’ve had a pretty positive experience with this doorbell. Compared to the other doorbells Ring offers, this is a relatively middle-of-the-road one. So, if you’re willing to splurge a bit more, go for it. If you’re not, and want to stay under $200, I’d say this is a pretty good option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We'll see

    Posted
    rick
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    I bought this to replace my existing hardwired doorbell. The Hardware install was SUPER easy. Every thing I could need and then some was there. Love it. The actually configuration of the device was more difficult. The software installed easy on my phone and the install went great until I got a message saying that the doorbell was connected to the network and it was doing other configuration that could take a bit. That part hung. I attempted a second install and got the same result. I exited out and tried to use the doorbell anyway and it worked. I'm not sure what the bug is but there seems to be something in the app or software that is getting hung up. The camera is very clear but the speaker is a little muffled. Also, there seems to be a good delay from when there is motion to when I get a notice on my phone. Today, I watched the Fedex guy walk up my sidewalk and leave a package and I didn't get a message saying motion was detected until he was 30ft from the house on his way to his truck. I did check the history and there is a great video of him approaching the door, putting the box on the step and walking away which is what is important to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great picture, very dependent on internet speed

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    sephyr
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    I have not purchased one for myself yet ( although im going to) i recently set one up for my mother in law. The setup went very smoothly and the app is very helpful with great quality simple videos on it, we chose not to hardwire and first time setting one up took about 25 minutes( taking our time going slow) picture quality is great and the app is very user friendly, takes some adjusting to your area to eliminate false alerts. so far battery life seems fine. but the big issue with this is how dependent it is not just on internet signal strength but with internet speed. the signal at the doorbell is great even according to the app, but because their internet is only 35 Mbps when you live view and there is any kind of rapid motion it will pixelate and sometimes glitch in place, the clips it records are fine though its only while viewing live. tried it with much faster internet (180 Mbps) and there is no glitching at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for adding security to front door area

    Posted
    Ranger1
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    The Ring works very well; as advertised. It detects all motion near the front door. Since we have small windows next to the door it is more useful for package delivery security than anything else. I'm alerted on my cell phone (and Alexa) when there is motion at the door. Keep in mind that recorded video is only available if you pay a monthly fee (beyond the initial month of free video storage). So unless you are able to access the live feed immediately at the time of the detected motion, you may not be able to see who was at the door when the motion was initially detected. Another thing to be aware of is that all motion will be detected, even your own if you are working outside near the door or if you hang a wreath on the door with a ribbon that blows in the wind. I've found Ring's customer service to be very responsive and helpful. They seem to go out of their way to assist. I highly recommend contacting via the phone vs. chat or email as chat or email agents may not fully understand the issue being experienced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    BIG Improvement from the Ring 1

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    etnadian
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    Purchased this ring to replace my original ring (which is only 720P and I moved to my rear door) in hopes of better imaging. I was VERY impressed. Not only does the higher resolution help, but the better light handling of this device allows for less washed out videos. Major improvement in this regard. Having a swappable battery means LESS down time. So you're probably asking why I didn't give it 5 Stars? Well, mostly because, like the original RING, video recording starts too late at times and can even miss a fast moving person going in or out the door. Don't know why they don't use a video buffer that constantly records and deletes until motion occurs, then keeps the 3-5 second prior to movement. Guess this would hurt battery life, but would make this device more useful. As is, Since I installed it I have yet to charge the battery... it's been about a month now. SO- perhaps they need to rethink their programming a bit?? hmmmm..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Solution

    Posted
    Eric
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    The Ring Doorbell 2 improves upon it's predecessor in that you can either use the battery or connect to an existing hard wired doorbell. I've been using the battery since about late June and now, in late September, the battery is about 43%. I'd consider myself a moderate user of it. The quality is highly dependent of your internet connection to the doorbell unit itself and the internet connection to the phone device you're using to monitor. I've had connections range from crystal clear audio and perfect video to choppy audio/video. Overall I'd say my quality is average/acceptable. You do NOT have to pay Ring for the option to VIEW LIVE instances, but you DO have to pay in order to watch RECORDED instances and refer back to them in the future. It's not a lot when broken down monthly and worth it. The phone app, on both iPhone and Android works well. Installation and use of the device has been made EASY thanks to Ring - it was the best installation experience ever, with all tools except a drill included, and helpful instructional videos on their website/app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install and great to have

    Posted
    Matt
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    Installing this doorbell was a breeze thanks to the detailed instructions. No need to be intimidated - you will be walked through removing your old doorbell and installing this one. The picture quality is good and despite my best efforts to sneak up on it or hide from its view, this thing sees everything (which is good). The only reason i’m giving it 4 stars is because the live view is a little spotty. Often I try to look at it but get an error message only to be able to see a recording of the live feed I wanted to see a few minutes later ... not exactly live. Same goes for recorded video, I can only see it a few minutes after the fact if I don’t answer the doorbell. Overall though i’m quite satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup but app is buggy

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    Jaya
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    The door bell is a good idea. It gives a good wide angle. The camera is still not as high quality. Unless the person is at the door, the face is not completely clear. The app is still not up to expectations. It takes several seconds sometimes to open the app and show the person who is at the door. The recording of events is not that good compared to other security cam such as Samsung. When a motion is detected, the recorded video should takes 4 to 5 seconds back so that you can see as the person comes in. In general, I won’t return the item to the store. It is not great but kinda okay. There is a $3 per month fee to keep the recording. Or $10 per month for unlimited cams.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you can wire it to your doorbell do it.

    Posted
    Michaeluncfan73
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    I honestly love this product. I get alerts for whenever the doorbell gets pressed and I can talk live to whoever is ringing it, doesn't matter where I am logging in from, mostly my cell phone. I love the peace of mind that this provides. Got a "ring" the other day and missed the call because I was unable to answer it. When I got the chance I was able to look at the footage and see that a product I had ordered had been delivered and was sitting on my porch. If you can wire this into your existing door bell that's the option you need to take. I'm having to take the battery out every couple of weeks to recharge it because my door bell was not hard wired. As soon as I can pay an electrician to come out and fix things then this will be hard wired and I won't need to worry about the battery. Great product, great peace of mind. Love it and love that I can add on to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Liking it so Far...

    Posted
    Olguitas
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    I got this RING last week and I was waiting for a technician to help me with the installation (of course would have to pay for the service) and I just couldn't wait for him, I opened the box and with a little help from youtube I did it myself IT IS SO EASY TO INSTALL... wanted to replace my actual mechanical ring bell and It was really easy to setup and install. Liking it so far, I am still playing with the configuration. I am getting alerts at 2 or 3 in the morning because of the sensor, but I guess I just need to adjust the motion sensor... The most thing that i like about it is that I own a Amazon Echo show and I can see who is at the front door and answer without lifting a finger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best, but not perfect

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    sometechyguy
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    Overall I really enjoy my ring doorbell, the only thing I hate is that often it take like 10 seconds too long to start recording, and even longer to start audio with it. The video quality is initially grainy, but gets much better in a few seconds. Really the best part about this setup is that it notifies you within about 5 seconds of motion, which can be great because you can catch things in the act. I do wish the app was a little better, some times a full 30 second clip will be just black. Not sure why. Also I wish it would record events longer than just 30 seconds, the only way it records longer is if you are currently watching the event as it unfolds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Read The Fine Print...

    Posted
    Sabian
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    The camera itself is great, picture quality is excellent. I already have a camera that points towards the front door, but with the Ring you get get a close up, clear view. The downside is that the program that you download for the smartphone takes a little while to get used to, wouldn't call it user friendly. Additionally, in order to continue to get saved video, you have to pay $3 a month for basic service after a free 30 day trial. You also have to buy a separate door chime for the inside of your house to hear when the doorbell is pressed, the fact it's not included is ridiculous. The monthly fee isn't much, the chime isn't either...but it's somewhat annoying that yet again, a product isn't what it appears to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend