Ring Doorbell Camera

Ring offers three doorbells cameras: the Video Doorbell 2, the Video Doorbell Pro and the Peephole Cam, designed specifically for peepholes.

  • Low price-point of only $99
  • Only takes 5 minutes to install
  • Mobile app for remote access

Ring is in the business of DIY home security solutions. It offers a wide array of products to aid in protecting your home, including video doorbells, indoor and outdoor cameras, floodlight cameras, spotlight cameras, house alarm kits, and Wi-Fi network extenders to keep everything running smoothly. The company believes the front door is the starting point for securing and protecting your home, which is exactly why its flagship product, the Ring Doorbell Camera, has become a popular choice for homeowners. Ring offers several choices of doorbell cameras at varying price points. Depending on the model you choose, the camera is installed either where your traditional doorbell is located or directly on your front door.

Ring video doorbells allow you to literally take your home’s security into your own hands. Most models are easy-to-install solutions that can be up and running in as little as five to 15 minutes. The most prominent features on every model of video doorbells from Ring is the ability to detect motion near your front door while allowing you to answer your door and communicate to anyone within range, regardless of whether you’re home or not. Notifications are delivered straight to your phone, PC or tablet so you stay in the know to what’s going on at home, even when you aren’t there. You can then see and hear activity at your front door, as well as speak to visitors, all from your compatible device.

Features

Read on for information on additional features as well as more in-depth details covering those basic features already mentioned.

Motion Detection

All Ring Video Doorbell models feature motion detection. Some models offer adjustable motion detection, while some of the more advanced systems provide an upgrade to setting custom motion zones.

Video

The Ring Video Doorbell features 720 HD video, while all other Ring doorbells are equipped with 1080 HD video. All the brand’s models include night vision so your view doesn’t become lost after the sun goes down.

Audio

Ring Video Doorbells feature two-way audio with noise cancellation for easy communication with visitors at your front door.

Wide Field of View

Ring’s video doorbells allow for a field of view ranging from 160 degrees to 180 degrees, depending on the model. Advanced models provide a field of view that spans horizontally 160 degrees and vertically 90 degrees. This allows you to get a good view of your surroundings to see what’s happening near your home’s entryway.

Alerts

Compatible with Android, iOS, Mac and Windows 10, the Ring Video Doorbell sends you alerts when it detects activity near your door or when someone rings your doorbell. This allows you to have instant access and immediately know about and view activity at your front door from within the safety of your house, or if you’re far away from home.

Power Supply Options

Some of Ring’s models allow you to choose how your video doorbell is powered. In this case, your options include hardwiring the system or using the included rechargeable battery, which can quickly and easily be removed from the device when a charge is needed. The company’s most advanced video doorbell option, the Video Doorbell Elite, is hardwired and then powered over Ethernet.

Ring Protect Plans

These plans provide you access to videos and events captured by your device for up to 60 days. They also grant you the ability to share your Ring videos with friends, family, neighbors and law enforcement as needed. Ring offers two different plans: the Protect Plus Plan and the Protect Basic Plan. Both allow you to review activity for 60 days and share video, but the biggest difference between the two is the Protect Basic Plan covers one video doorbell or camera while the Protect Plus Plan covers all the Ring devices installed at your home address. The cost of a subscription is $3 per month for basic and $10 per month for the plus plan.

A Choice of Video Doorbell Models

Ring offers five different video doorbell systems: Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Door View Cam, Ring Video Doorbell 2, Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Ring Video Doorbell Elite. All models provide notifications to compatible devices and video and audio to communicate with guests arriving at your door. Prices range from $99.99 to $499.00, and the difference between many of them is how they’re powered and improved specs as you move up to more advanced models.

Costs

Ring Video Doorbell models range in price between $99.99 to $499.00. Compare the costs of each of the available models below.

Ring Video Doorbell Models
ModelCost
Ring Video Doorbell$99.99
Ring Door View Cam$199.00
Ring Video Doorbell 2$199.00
Ring Video Doorbell Pro$249.00
Ring Video Doorbell Elite$499.00

Ring offers two subscription plans allowing you access to your Ring videos and activity captured by your doorbell for up to 60 days. Subscribing to one of the plans grants the ability to share videos with friends, family, neighbors and even law enforcement in the event of criminal activity.

Add-On Plans
Subscription PlanCost
Protect Basic Plan$3.00 per month
Protect Plus Plan$10.00 per month

Ring offers several accessories to accompany its line of video doorbells. Some accessories are only compatible with certain Ring Video Doorbell models.

ItemCost
Corner Kit$19.00
Wedge Kit$19.00
Ring Chime$29.00
Ring Chime Pro$49.00
Solar Charger$49.00
Quick-Release Battery Pack$29.00
Hardwired Transformer$29.00
Ring Elite Faceplate$129.00

Summary

Ring offers five different models of video doorbells. The doorbells range in price from $99.99 to $499.00 and include a variety of features. All Ring Video Doorbell options send notifications to compatible Android, iOS, Mac and Windows 10 devices when they sense activity at your front door with their motion detectors or when a visitor rings the doorbell. These video doorbells allow you to see who is at your door without physically opening your door and they also allow you to answer when away from home. They grant you live communication with visitors, allowing you to converse with guests or even potentially scare away thieves on the hunt for delivered packages. The doorbells are a DIY security option for securing and protecting the entryway to your home.