Which Ring Doorbell Is the Newest?
Since its humble beginnings as a business prospect on Shark Tank under the name Doorbot, Ring has managed to gather the support of celebrity investors and also draw some serious interest from tech industry giants.
After its acquisition by Amazon, Ring’s value skyrocketed and its services improved to match the new valuation. However, unlike other Amazon smart gadget lineups, Ring doesn’t offer a huge variety of devices, here are some of the devices they offer;
This doorbell is an upgrade from the original Ring Video Doorbell 2. With Ring Doorbell 3 you can enjoy improved motion detection, privacy zones, audio privacy, and dual-band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz) Wi-Fi connectivity.
This doorbell is a 1080p HD video doorbell with enhanced features that let you see, hear, and speak to anyone from your phone, tablet, or PC. You can also receive mobile notifications when anyone presses your doorbell or triggers your built-in motion sensors.
Another device from Ring that will have most of our attention in this article is;
The Ring Video Doorbell was designed for doors with peepholes. It can be installed on any door that’s between 34 and 55m thick, thus allowing homeowners and renters to replace the classic peephole with a 1080p HD camera.
What’s perhaps the biggest improvement over the classic peephole is not the superior video clarity but the audio clarity. With the Ring Video Doorbell or Peephole Cam, muffled conversations through a closed door will become a thing of the past.
All Standard Features Are Included
Just because this Ring camera is smaller and looks slightly different, doesn’t mean that it comes as a bare-bones gadget. All the standard features are there. The list includes instant notifications, two-way communication, live monitoring, and Alexa compatibility.
Of course, some features remain optional and you can only get them if you purchase a Ring Protect subscription. Some of those features that require a subscription are audio and video recordings, storage, and reviews.
The motion technology is enabled out of the box, and you can also configure the camera, zoom, and tracking, where the notifications are sent, and adjust many other settings.
It’s also possible to customize the privacy settings in the audio section. That way, only specific sounds will trigger notifications. This can be great to filter out cars passing by or next-door neighbors opening and closing their apartment doors.
Simple DIY Installation
Because this is not a wired doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell is one of the easiest to install. Some tools will be required, but those come included in the package. Furthermore, since there’s no wiring or drilling needed for a peephole cam installation, virtually anyone can install it.
Is It Worth the Money?
This comes down to personal preference. For users that already own a Ring Doorbell 3 there’s hardly a reason to make the switch. But, given the durability of this device, whether used inside or outside and its impressive video and audio quality, it might make a lot of sense for someone who’s pondering buying a smart doorbell for the first time.
Let us know what you think of this device and where you think it fits in the discussion of which one is the best in this niche. Give us your two cents in the comments section below.