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Ring Video Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell
alaScore 93

374 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 reviews of Ring Video Doorbell. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Ring Video Doorbell is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 (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

Expert review by (wired.com)

Review: Ring Video Doorbell

 

The Ring is a novel idea: a person rings your doorbell, your smartphone buzzes, and with a tap, you can initiate a videochat with the...

Interact with visitors and delivery persons without opening the door---or even without being home. Painless installation and setup. New feature can detect motion on your property, up to 30 feet away. For a small fee, every trigger is recorded

Alerts sometimes take far too long to arrive on your smartphone---as long as 30 seconds. Motion detection requires some fine-tuning. No remote camera access (yet)

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Ring Video Doorbell Review: See Who’s At Your Door From Your Phone

 

Most everyone has a doorbell on the front of their house, apartment or townhouse. It's kind of a staple of all dwellings. Even apartment buildings usually have a buzzer or intercom system to communicate with visitors. Now take that same doorbell and...

Overall Ring is a pretty nifty gadget that really didn’t disappoint. Admittedly there are a few streaming issues here and there but my AT&T network has always been flaky, I drop WiFi on my devices a lot. Ring worked every time it was activated and the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Ring Video Doorbell Review: The Top Video Doorbell Under $100

 

Sometimes good enough is good enough. The Ring Video Doorbell's 720p camera works just fine for recognizing faces, the app has a strong array of features and its starting cloud storage plan is reasonably priced. It's also one of the few video doorbells...

Inexpensive ; Customizable motion zones ; Good-quality video ; Works wired or battery powered

Lower resolution than other video doorbells

Get the Ring Video Doorbell if you want an inexpensive but very capable video doorbell.

Jun, 2019