Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

February 9, 2016 - Comment

Ring Video Doorbell allows you to see and speak with visitors from anywhere, using your smartphone. It works like caller ID for your front door. Ring provides simple, affordable security for your home. Product Features Dual powered: Power your Ring Video Doorbell using the built-in rechargeable battery, or power the device using your existing doorbell

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Ring Video Doorbell allows you to see and speak with visitors from anywhere, using your smartphone. It works like caller ID for your front door. Ring provides simple, affordable security for your home.

Product Features

  • Dual powered: Power your Ring Video Doorbell using the built-in rechargeable battery, or power the device using your existing doorbell wiring
  • Quick and easy setup – have your Ring Video Doorbell mounted and synced to your personal Wi-Fi network in minutes
  • Has built-in night vision
  • included motion sensors to alert you of activity at your home
  • See and speak with visitors using your smartphone or tablet, whether you’re upstairs or across town

Comments

Munchiniwa says:

Cool but three problems First off, the Ring is very cool. I really like it and many people that come to my front door (salespeople) know what it is immediately and don’t bother me. There are four problems however, one very serious (in my opinion).1 – The motion function engages when people are walking away, not when they walk up. MANY of my videos are of people’s backsides. I don’t know if this is a software issue or what. Tried increasing the sensitivity to the point where I was grabbing cars driving down the street but still only got people leaving my front door. Weird.2 – This kind of goes along with #2. You cannot access the doorbell with security software like Blue Iris,et.al. Now, I get that they want to sell you their Cloud service and I’m ok with $30 / year to have an off-site backup. But if you could link the doorbell into your security system you would have an actual video of everything in your possession and you could access it from any computer in the world. That would be REALLY…

JP says:

Exceeded this nerd’s expectations As an engineer, I go nuts over techie toys like this but am not easily pleased by marketing hooplah and fancy packaging alone. So far, I’m pleased to report that the Ring doorbell’s performance has exceeded my expectations of what a Smart doorbell should be. I’m satisfied with the lag (~1 to 4 secs in my testing) from pressing the doorbell to getting a phone notification message. Daytime/nighttime (has 2 IR emitters) video quality is better than expected. 720p resolution is very good. Viewing angle is very good. 2 way audio quality and volume is reasonable for most outdoor applications (making this in App adjustable would be great feature though!). It’s faults are already well known: motion sensing feature not currently enabled, no ability to remotely activate the viewer in the current App, no settings to turn off the in-unit fake doorbell sound, no setting to temporarily disable interior doorbell sound (unlike Skybell). I do have a high speed internet connection and strong Wifi…

Doug Buchan says:

We tried the Doorbot and had major issues, now we’re on Ring and all seems to be good (at least for what we needed it for) I’m a professional AV / Networking / Home Automation installer in the Chicagoland area. I’ve done a number of jobs where the question of a video doorbell has been raised. I never had a good answer that didn’t cost upwards of > $1000 until last year.Last year two new products came on the marker, the Doorbot and the Skybell WiFi Doorbells. I followed both closely through development and release stages and waited for reviews to begin trickling in. First, Skybell was first to set a release date, which they missed by a mile. Then Doorbot hit the market. It seemed that although Skybell offered more features…. none of them worked (based on early customer reviews). Doorbot seemed to be pulling ahead in reviews, which is when I started to offer the product to my customers.July or August of 2014 I installed my first Doorbot for a customer. The home was a new construction so I was able to put in a mechanical doorbell chime (a requirement of both Doorbot, and the new…

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