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Ring Video Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell
alaScore 87

342 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 342 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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: Camden Krupala (neowin.net)

Ding Dong Deterrent: My review of the Ring video doorbell

 

Find yourself out of the house a lot? Be ever-present at your front door with the Ring video doorbell, an easy to install security focused twist on your home's boring old bell. Burglars beware.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Brandon Russell (technobuffalo.com)

Ring video doorbell review: Answer your door from anywhere

 

We get frequent visitors here at the TechnoBuffalo office—at least a few a day. That's not an issue in and of itself, but the problem is we can't actually see who's outside our door until we open it (sadly, there's no peephole). That makes for some...

To see the device in action, check out the video above. Home owners should take a hard look at what this device has to offer. Sure, you might find that a more robust security system is a better fit for your home, but you’ll be looking at monthly fees...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Xavier Lanier (gottabemobile.com)

Ring Video Doorbell Review: Editors' Choice

 

The Ring Video Doorbell is an easy way to take the first step towards turning any house into a smart home. The $199 device is worth every penny and ultimately more useful than many of the other smart home products I've tried. Its ease of installation,...

The Ring Video Doorbell is built to survive common hazards. It has a pair of anti-theft screws on the bottom and the manufacturer promises to replace any stolen units. It’s also rated to withstand bad weather and I haven’t had any problems with our...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Darrell Etherington (techcrunch.com)

Ring Video Doorbell Review: You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds

 

The new design and branding are intended to be more appealing to traditional homeowners looking for something more appropriate for their existing decor, and less sci-fi – and there have been functional improvements to the product to boot

Answer your door from anywhere ; Comprehensive mounting kit included

Needs to be within Wi-Fi range ; Some occasional lag

Ring as it currently stands is immensely valuable to anyone who has to answer the door frequently, or who depends on regular package delivery for their jobs. It has actually saved me at least two trips to shipping depots 30 minutes away by car, thanks...

Jan, 2015

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: 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: 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