My Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell Review
This is an absolutely fabulous product that I just have to tell you about – the Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell is a super product that everyone should have in their home.
With this video doorbell, you won’t miss any more deliveries and no-one can sneak up on you at home. You will always know who is at your door and with the real-time video, you can quickly decide whether or not you want to let them into your home or not.
What does the Wi-Fi Enabled Video Door bell do?
This is a doorbell with a difference, because when someone presses the doorbell, it uses a HD camera (720p) and your home’s Wi-Fi to send a real time video to your smartphone or tablet.
You can actually see who is at your door and speak to them, regardless of where you are in your home and even if you are out at the shops or at work. it can even be activated by motion at your front door, not just by someone ringing the bell.
- Alerts and live video triggered by motion detection or ringing the doorbell.
- Has built-in night vision.
- Quick and easy setup – mount and sync to your personal Wi-Fi network in minutes.
- 180 degree field of view.
- Dual powered: Use built-in rechargeable battery or existing doorbell wiring.
- WiFi Compatibility Requirements: Wi-Fi internet connection (802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz).
- The metallic bottom part of the doorbell is available in Satin Nickel, Antique Brass, Polished Brass and Venetian bronze.
- LED back light when the doorbell is pressed.
- Comes with a 4.9″ x 2.9″ mounting plate that attaches to most surfaces, including cement, brick, wood, vinyl and stucco.
- Lifetime purchase protection: If your doorbell gets stolen, don’t worry, the seller will replace it free.
Live video alerts
When you have this video doorbell installed in your home, you can answer the doorbell from anywhere in your home using your smartphone or tablet. This is because you will receive alerts on your mobile device (the alerts can be sent to more than one device), whenever someone presses the bell or when there is motion at the front door.
So if some tries to steal your potted plants or a recent parcel delivery from the area around your front door – you will receive an alert on your smartphone with real time video as proof of what is happening. With the HD camera and night vision, you always have a crystal clear view of your front door, during the day or night.
Speak to whoever is at the door
You not only can see who is at your door, but you can talk to them as well. This is a great feature when you are upstairs or right down the back of the yard, because you don’t have to come all the way back to house or walk downstairs to answer the front door.
FYI: Remember to wait until someone presses the doorbell before speaking to them or they might loose a few years 🙂
East set-up and installation – dual power options
If all you intend to do is to operate it on the rechargable battery, then it can be installed in just a few minutes, but remember that the doorbell will only ring if it is hardwired.
So if it is attached to your existing doorbell wiring, the doorbell will ring and you will receive motion alerts on your smartphone. If it is not hard wired in, but is running on the batteries, you won’t hear the doorbell, but you will still receive motion alerts on your smartphone.
You need to download the free RING app (iOS and Android) to your mobile device and then follow the simple steps to connect it with your home Wi-Fi network. Then you are good to go!
Recharging the doorbell
If you decide to use the battery and not wire it into your home, then you need to slide the doorbell off the mounting plate and connect it to a USB charger (a USB cable is included). It takes around 10 hours to fully charge and it should give you a year of battery life – but of course that depends on how many times it is activated.
One of the great features of this doorbell is that it stores all of the recordings on the Cloud. So you can access previous recordings and snapshots of who triggered the alerts at your front door. However – you can only access these recordings if you subscribe to the RING cloud storage.
if you don’t do this, then you will still receive the alert notifications and see the live video, but you can’t access recorded video. The subscription fee for the cloud storage ia around $30 per year (at time of writing), which isn’t a lot of money to spend on peace of mind – particularly if you can access recorded video of someone stealing or vandalizing your property.
If you have more than one door to your home that requires additional security, then you can install more of these Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbells and receive the alerts all on one smartphone.
You can set the range for the motion detection, so you don’t pick up passing cars on the road or people walking past your home. The shortest distance you can set it to is 5 ft, so if the road is 3 ft away from your front door – you can actually turn off the motion alerts and just have alerts sent to your phone when someone presses the doorbell.
What are customers saying about this Wi-Fi Video Doorbell?
More than 80% of the online reviews give this Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell a 4 or 5 star rating. Customers find that it is really easy to install, does exactly what is advertised and customer support are brilliant.
With the Ring Wi-Fi-Enabled Video Doorbell you can quickly see who is at the door at anytime, say or night and anywhere in the world. The live videos allow you to speak to your visitor and you can also give the recordings to the police if any crime has been committed. Customers love the easy set up and whilst it is on the pricey side, it is definitely a very useful accessory to your home security.