Ring Video Doorbell
The Ring Video Doorbell is weather-resistant and functional with Alexa and Echo devices to alert you with announcements and illumination. It is smart security for your front door in which you can interact with visitors on the outside of the home with a PC, tablet, or phone.
Using the on-demand Live View video, you can check on the property at any time and speak, hear, and see the people at the door with this device. It is activated when the doorbell is touched or there is detected motion in the view area. This version of the security doorbell uses night infrared vision and HD video to monitor the home. The field of view is 110 degrees vertical and 180 degrees horizontal. Along with the device, you get all the necessary tools to install it and the helpful apps of Neighborhood and Ring. Due to the several negative aspects of this mechanism, it does not have a great rating online, but it has over 32,000 customer reviews and buyers.
- Is weather-resistant
- Has alerts that are motion activated
- Includes the necessary tools for installation
- Using Alexa see who is at the door without being there
- Visitors can be heard, seen, and spoken to
- Interact with visitors with a PC, tablet, or phone
- On-demand Live View video allows you access anytime
- Motion detection response is delayed after doorbell rings
- Does not tilt or move for viewing other parts of the exterior
- Internal battery may not last long
- Charging times get longer and longer as the device ages
- Has no on and off button which ultimately drains the battery
-Field of view is 110 degrees vertical and 180 horizontal
-Night vision, live view, 720p HD video
-Recommendations and Wi-Fi assessments
-Uses Echo and Alexa for speaking and hearing
-Look in on the property any time you want
-Access to the apps of Neighborhood and Ring
-Uses night infrared vision and HD video for monitoring
You can even place it where it would not be covered by a roof or awning since the device is weather-resistant. Even so, it is best to place it out of the sun and rain for the best performance. This security doorbell comes in several offered colors, so choose the one that best matches your front door exterior. You can select from Venetian Bronze, Antique Brass, or Satin Nickel.
We did notice in some customer comments that right after installing this incredible safety mechanism, they detected strangers coming to the front door and stealing packages. Others had the button damaged by people they did not know. If the device is stolen, the company will replace it free of charge with the Lifetime Theft plan that comes with the purchase. Thieves will not like this on your home and will try to dismantle or get around it somehow.
The dimensions are 4.98 x 2.43 x .87 inches (12.65 x 6.17 x 2.21cm), so you can judge the size and where it would fit best on the front exterior wall. Included with this product is a diode, a mounting bracket, charging USB cable, screws and tools, a security sticker, and a user manual. You get everything needed to install the device and will not have to purchase anything extra.
In our research for problems and issues with the Ring Video Doorbell, we found that buyers have been having some serious concerns. The motion detection response is delayed after someone rings the doorbell, so you do not get immediate images of them right away. This could give them time to walk away or try to enter the home another way. Other people said that it often fails to detect motion at the door. They had visitors near the device, and they were not captured on the video at all.
The problem is that it has several major glitches that have caused it to not receive a great rating from users. It has night infrared vision, live view, 720p HD video and alerts that are motion activated to monitor the home.
It is smart security for your front door with a field of view of 110 degrees vertical and 180 degrees horizontal. A protection policy is included if you have any problems.
It also states that new installations of doorbells are not included and that the product comes with the necessary tools for installation. It would be safe to assume that there are many potential buyers out there wondering what we are – Do you need an existing doorbell or not? It would seem so if you continue reading their lengthy and sometimes repetitive literature on this mechanism.
The manufacturer claims that the existing doorbell can be dismantled and removed and that this device needs to be installed by drilling and mounting in the original doorbell’s place. It does not include directions or hardware for installing on surfaces of glass, marble, or metal. This can be confusing and misleading.
All have different costs with the Video Doorbell being the least expensive of all four. It also has the least amount of video resolution at 720p HD, while the others have 1080p HD. Only the Video Doorbell and the Video Doorbell 2 have a dual power source of hardwire or battery. The Pro is only hardwired, and the Elite is hardwired with Ethernet power. The Video Doorbell has the least amount of install time just like Doorbell 2.
Physically, it is the same length and width as the Doorbell 2 but just a tad bit thinner. The Pro is smaller in all dimension numbers, but the Elite is wider and thicker in form. All have the same Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, except the Pro and Elite that also have the choice of 5 GHz. All of them have on-demand video, talk that is two-way, and motion alerts that are motion activated. All but this device has interchangeable faceplates. The Doorbell 2 has a battery pack that is rechargeable and quick release. The Pro and the Elite have detection motion detection that is advanced.
Ease of Use
This is the reason for the battery pack improvement for the Video Doorbell 2 that is out now. It has an extra battery pack that you can charge while the other one is used in the product. Switching of the batteries does occur often, but at least you will not have any downtime for operation with the Doorbell 2 item. Another point of interest is that this original product has no on and off button. It is on constantly and ultimately drains the battery in a short amount of time. It is not clear whether or not this was changed on the Doorbell 2 to fix this problem.
The overall rating is not bad and could even be considered adequate. However, when you realize that the thousands of people that purchase this item did so because the other current options do not match up to its features, the rating could be and should be much better. Some of these glitches have been fixed with the Doorbell 2, which is out now for sale. The innovation is excellent, but the execution of these ideas did not result in a product that pleased everyone. The majority of folks are dealing with the issues because they want the security device and have nothing else to replace it. We recommend getting the Doorbell 2 that at least has some of these problems solved.