See who’s there from anywhere.
The black top section of the device contains a camera and a microphone, while the silver bottom section holds the doorbell button, which is surrounded by an LED ring that flashes blue when the button is pressed. The bottom edge holds a speaker used for two-way communication and to sound the doorbell chime.
The doorbell’s camera captures video at 1080p, has a 155-degree field of view, and uses infrared LEDs to capture black-and-white night video. It will begin recording video and send push alerts when the button is pressed or when it senses motion.
The 2020 version of the Ring Video Doorbell is a solid choice for anyone seeking a smart doorbell camera that doesn’t require wiring. It’s a snap to install, delivers sharp 1080p video, supports Alexa voice commands, and works with other smart devices via IFTTT applets.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a sleek smart doorbell that lets you see who is at your door in real time, who came calling while you were away, and uses pre-buffering so you won’t miss a thing. It comes in Satin Nickel, Pearl, Venetian, or Black.
The Ring Pro captures video at 1080p and has a 160-degree field of view. It uses three infrared LEDs to provide up to 30 feet of night vision and has a built-in motion sensor, a microphone, a speaker, and an interior chime. Video quality is excellent, day or night, with clear detection of faces.
Response times were decent with an easy to use app that offers great features without being too complicated to use. The addition of Amazon Alexa support for use with Echo devices is genuinely useful if you own them.
Cover every corner. Inside or out.
The Ring Stick Up Cam, now in its third generation, can be deployed indoors or out. It operates on battery power, which means you can deploy it just about anywhere your Wi-Fi network can reach, and it can be connected to an optional but inexpensive solar panel.
Not only does the Ring Stick Up Cam Battery have two-way audio, allowing you to speak to people through your camera from anywhere in the world, but it also has noise cancellation to cut out extraneous background noises. This creates a beautiful sound so I can clearly talk through my security camera.
Ring has added a timeline feature to the camera view. When you tap a camera tab you’ll see a series of events below the preview screen with timestamps.
The Spotlight Cam Battery has an IP55 waterproof rating, comes in white or black, and measures 4.9 by 2.7 by 2.9 inches (HWD). It has a short removable mounting arm with a ball on the end that can be clamped on to the included mounting bracket. The bracket can be mounted on a wall or upside down on a soffit.
Ring’s outdoor cameras include a loud 110-decibel siren that is sure to scare off anyone – human, animal, or maybe even vegetable – who might be a threat. It’s essentially a Ring doorbell, but with a security light taking the place of the chime and button. It uses motion and audio-detection to record 1080p video clips, plus a wide field of view of 140 degrees. and it works on the same app as the Ring Video doorbell so you can manage all your Ring products from the same place.
Ready, set, protect.
Ring has made home security easier and more affordable than ever with the release of their updated Ring Alarm Security Kit.
The heart of the system is the base station, which connects to your network via Wi-Fi® or Ethernet cable. It communicates with the rest of the components wirelessly as you add them to your system. The base station provides visual and audio feedback regarding system status changes and events, including user-configurable “chirps” that sound when a device is tripped.
Those trippable devices include motion detectors and contact sensors. The kit includes one motion detector and four contact sensors, but you can add on as many as you need. They have a range of 250 feet from the base station, but the included range extender lengthens the range of the secure mesh network created by your Ring Alarm system. Improved motion sensitivity reduces false alarms from pets.
Ring’s Alarm kit is one of the simplest to use and inexpensive home security systems out there, and gets bonus points for allowing you to build a comprehensive set of security devices over time.
The contact sensor was by far the most useful element of the alarm system, letting off a brief ‘ding’ as soon as the door was opened (when the system was set to Home) and a very loud siren when it was opened while the system was armed.The siren is definitely loud enough to alert neighbours should it be left blaring for too long, making it effective should a burglar open a door or window without you knowing.
The motion sensor also works well, operating much like the sensor on the Ring Doorbell range. And if any of your devices begin to run low on battery, a push notification is sent to your phone so you know when it’s time to charge.
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