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Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen, 2015)

Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen, 2015)
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392 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 392 reviews of Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 83/100 and experts rate this product 77/100.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Ring Video Doorbell Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Ring Video Doorbell review: A great home security solution that lets you see who's calling and record motion-detected video.

Smart design ; Very easy setup ; Largely intuitive mobile app ; Decent-quality footage ; Reliable motion detection ; Talkback works well

Easy to steal ; No ring tone options ; Only one month of cloud storage included

Technically a great home security solution, but the higher-resolution Ring Video Doorbell 2 is a now a better choice.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Ring Video Doorbell

 

The Ring is a clever twist on more traditional internet-enabled security cameras such as the Netgear Arlo. As well as providing motion-responsive video recording and alerts, it also replaces your doorbell.

Technically a great home security solution, but the required subscription service dents its value.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Ring Video Doorbell review: Chime-tastic security for your front door

 

In the age of the smart home, the number of home devices being connected to the internet is expanding exponentially. Whether it's a kettle, fridge, vacuum cleaner, the central heating or - in this case - a doorbell, you can control and monitor almost...

Multiple users can answer the door remotely, night vision and motion detection work well, noise cancellation makes audio clear

Battery down to 80 per cent after one week, needs dismounting and charging every time it runs flat, dependent on network performance

The Ring Video Doorbell provides a great service and adds an element of security to a product category which has long been just a minor peripheral.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Ring Smart Doorbell review

 

Smart home security systems are becoming more and more popular in the UK - but what about the front door? While smart doorbells are relatively new in the UK, US residents have been using them for a while and Ring is one of the more popular options. Now...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

Ring Video Doorbell review

 

Editors' note, February 27, 2015: BOT Home Automation recently launched a software update that adds motion detection and customizable zones. The review and rating have been updated to account for this change.

Ring's audio quality is much better than Doorbot's, its 180-degree field of view lets you see a whole lot more and its motion detection zones work well.

I experienced occasional lag times and spotty video feeds.

Ring is a significant step up from Doorbot and its upcoming weather-sensing features show promise, but I'm still a little concerned about its ability to stream a consistently decent video.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Barry Collins (alphr.com)

Ring Video Doorbell review: Smart home tech that's actually practical

 

Superb for home-office users out of doorbell earshot and it has security benefits, too, but it isn't flawless

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (absolutegadget.com)

Ring Video Doorbell review

 

Great smart doorbell but a tad expensive and the battery doesn't seem to last as long as we expected.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Ring Video Doorbell Review

 

We take a look at Ring's clever approach to improve home security which allows you to answer your door from anywhere in the world

Easy to install ; Works perfectly

Video recording features require paid subscription ; Doorbell ringtones can't be adjusted

Whilst £159 for a doorbell may sound like a lot of money, but the is so much more than just a doorbell. If you are concerned about your home security and who calls at your door when not at home (or are at home and just want to vet callers) this device...

Expert review by : Kim Wetzel (digitaltrends.com)

Ring Video Doorbell review

 

Along with the door itself, the doorbell is one of the first items most visitors will interact with when entering your home. The Ring Video Doorbell can show you who's at the door, whether they've actually rung the doorbell or not. Here's how it stacks...

Enormous security potential ; Intuitive app ; Easy installation ; Inexpensive

Latency in time-to-answer ; Plastic-y case components

We think the Ring Video Doorbell is a great addition to any home, and at just $99, is a steal.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Ring Video Doorbell

 

The Ring Video Doorbell lets you use your smartphone to see who is at your door before you open it. It offers motion detection, push notifications, and video recording, but audio quality is inconsistent and battery life could be better.

Easy to install. HD video. Cloud recording. Motion detection notifications.

Pricey. No on-demand video. Audio could be better. Short battery life.

Conclusions With the Ring Video Doorbell, you can see who is at your door from the safety and comfort of your couch. It lets you accept or deny visitor calls, and uses motion detection to alert you of activity on your doorstep even when the bell hasn't...

Mar, 2015

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