Ring Video Doorbell Review

Are you excited to find out affordable and great smart doorbell? Then you at the right place! I got my hands on and reviewed ring doorbell which will help you to make your decision.

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Ring Doorbell Review

Features of Ring Doorbell

  • No additional tools required for installing
  • Built-in chargeable battery
  • Motion sensors with alerts on your Ring app which is compatible with both iOS and Android
  • Get Notifications on Cloud
  • Customized Alerts
  • Live Video Streaming
  • Built-in night vision
  • Syncs with Wi-Fi in minutes.
  • Also uses existing wiring

The Ring doorbell has simple key features but is convenient enough for use. The front appearance of the doorbell features the Ring brand. Visual features include a 720p, 180-degree-shooting globular camera lens that provides a streaming video feed to your mobile device via Wi-Fi. Once pressed, the round, blue-colored ringed doorbell button lights up to signal visitation.

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There are too many things working for the ring doorbell. Firstly, the doorbell camera works on simple key features, and these are also of the best quality. Again, this one is too convenient to use and too classy to ignore. The appearance makes many falls for it every time. But more than that, its visual features like 180-degree camera lens, high picture quality and live video feed streaming that too to your mobile make it stand out. Added feature that gives it a clear win over other models are the mounting instructions, the four faceplate finish choices, the easy installation, etc.

The Ring video doorbell installation has an easy setup process. The product comes with installation videos, where it enables your access to step-by-step how-to-mount instructions. It includes everything you require to install it on any surface, including wood, cement, and stucco. There is no additional tools or extra professional help needed for installation. Other features incorporate a more contemporary design unlike its Doorbot predecessor with a choice of finishes that should match any fixture or hardware. The four faceplate finish options include Venetian Bronze; Antique Brass; Polished Brass; and Satin Nickel.

Ring wifi doorbell review

The built-in chargeable battery allows you to mount the doorbell anywhere, or connect it to your current doorbell wiring. Smart motion-triggered alerts are sent through a free Ring app to your iOS and Android mobile devices to inform you of visitors. A cloud recording feature makes sure that you never miss any goings-on at home. The HD video is recorded and stored in the cloud, and can be previewed immediately using the Ring app.

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The Ring also includes a two-way voice communication and a one-way video so that you can see who is at your doorstep. The app rings on your mobile device when a guest presses the doorbell. The app lets you get a preview of your guest, and you can choose whether you accept or decline the call. Not only that, the app enables you to access multiple Ring doorbells on a single smartphone.

The two-way voice communication works admirably, and the video provides you a decent, wide-angle look at your outdoor surroundings. Video and image quality is suitable for identifying guests and having brief conversations with them.

Ring Doorbell Hack

There are rumors that doorbell can be easily hacked and retrieve home WiFi password. Basically you can press reset button and connect to doorbell WiFi and then hackers can retrieved and decode the wireless password. It happened with the first firmware and after company fixed this issue. The Ring company on the top of the security right now and it didn’t have any new issues.

Ring Doorbell Battery Life

Since this doorbell comes with the battery for fast and convenient installation without cutting and attaching electrical wires we need to test out the battery life.

Ring reports up to 6 months battery life in standard environment and some people complaint that battery can’t go above 2 months without re-charging . I think it depends on factors like false motion detection, weather temperature and so on.

In my personal experience battery consumption improved over time because ring doorbell firmware update improve the code how it consume the energy. Last time I recharge the battery 4 months ago and still going strong.

Ring Doorbell Troubleshooting

If you have any issues with the doorbell then you can easily troubleshoot through the guides from the Ring websites. If you have difficulties to do it then you can contact US based customer service and they will happily help you.

Why purchase Ring WiFi Doorbell?

Video doorbell new design features aim to be more appropriate and appealing to less techy consumers who are looking for something to match their existing décor. For all its simplicity, the Ring doorbell proves that even at a traditional level, you’ll still get functionality and quality than any smart gadget designed for domestic use. The doorbell value pretty high, which is pricier compared to its Wi-Fi doorbell counterparts like the skybell hd.

PROS:
  • Easy installation
  • Live video
  • Two-way voice communication
  • Features Infrared LEDs for night vision
  • Weather resistant
  • Powered or self-powered installation
  • Includes all-inclusive mounting kit
  • Decent picture quality
  • Answers door from anywhere, anytime
  • Free lifetime purchase protection
  • This is a camera intercom system that saves you a lot of time. Whether you want a doorbell that is battery powered or one that goes well with that preinstalled wiring, this is a doorbell that goes well with both.
  • As for installation, you are not going to spend hours to figure it out which makes it the best wireless video doorbell.
  • And then you have the comfort of regulating your home access from anywhere in the world.
  • The motion alerts are fantastic. You are sent notifications each time someone is around the house. But for those who don’t want that kind of access to the house, this could mean unnecessary expenditure.

CONS:
  • Pricey
  • Needs to be within Wi-Fi range
  • Lacks apps for Windows
  • Occasional lagging
  • Subscription service – there is no ring doorbell local recording

Summary

The Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell currently is regarded as a valuable security measure to homeowners who rely on not missing important guests and package deliveries. It’s a handy tool that provides you peace of mind when you’re away. The Ring developers have announced that they will update the doorbell’s motion detection feature. It will enable the device to monitor inactively front door activities, capture videos, and save them to a cloud for future ring video doorbell reviews. The motion detection option will still alert you to someone’s presence even if your doorbell doesn’t ring. It will certainly add more value to the simple, and useful features of the Ring Doorbell and I considered it as the best video doorbell before Ring  Video Doorbell Pro came out.

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12 Comments
  1. Reply Casey Miller
    mark June 12, 2016 at 11:21 am

    can this app be installed on multiple phones and tablets , i have a house of 6 people

    • Reply Casey Miller
      Casey Miller June 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Hello Mark,
      Yes, you can!
      Everyone will able to receive notifications and able to answer.

  2. Reply Casey Miller
    Lynne June 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Question on Ring doorbell….I have an 8 ft iron fence surrounding my property. I saw the comment about weather resistance, which for me, was a concern. Also, though, I am wondering if there are any security features that disable the device, let’s say, if someone rips it from fence gate and wants to try to resell it. I would be using it in battery mode. I currently do not have a bell at the fence.

    • Reply Casey Miller
      Casey Miller June 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Hello Lynne,
      Yes, it’s weather proof.
      Ring doorbell will detect, record and store video in the cloud if someone will steal it. In this case Ring offers free replacement.
      I think company able to disable the doorbell from their end to not able new users to use it.

  3. Reply Casey Miller
    Martin Ryan October 13, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Hi Casey
    Just want to know if my wife and I can download the app to both of our phones so that we can both be aware of the caller?

  4. Reply Casey Miller
    Teresa October 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Hi,
    I’ have purchase a ring video door bell, having trouble with it connecting to my wifi, have bought a wifi booster to boost my wifi but still does not work.

  5. Reply Casey Miller
    Casey Miller October 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Hello Terasa,
    Setup of Ring Video Doorbell is pretty straight forward and easy.
    To help I will need more information from you.

    Please contact with Ring Support and they will able troubleshoot the issue quickly.
    Let me know how it goes.

  6. Reply Casey Miller
    Jim November 1, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    My door bell is on the right side wall. The camera would not face out. any recommendations on how to handle?

  7. Reply
    Calvin April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Can Ring be mounted on Vinyl Siding?

    • Reply Casey Miller
      Casey Miller April 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Hello Calvin,
      Yes, you can, but you will need to install either molding block on the top of vinyl or some block behind it.
      You can see example here.
      Regards,
      Casey

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