Ring Camera Review
Ring goes beyond video doorbells to deliver an innovative and versatile set of home security cameras that are renter-friendly.
What We Like
- Tons of camera options: With 13 different cameras to choose from, Ring had a device for all our security needs.
- Two-way audio with noise-cancellation: Not only could we communicate with anyone outside our home, but with noise-cancellation technology, we could understand everything they said, even on windy days.
- Clear video, day and night: Every Ring camera has 1080p HD resolution and infrared night vision, so we could see absolutely everything going on in and around our home.
What We Don't Like
- No local video storage: If we wanted to record video, we had to pay extra for cloud storage.
- Limited field of view: Some cameras on the market have fields of view as wide as 160 degrees and more. None of Ring’s cameras have fields of view over 150 degrees, and their least expensive camera provides only 115 degrees.
- Cellular backup costs extra: Cellular backup ensures your cameras work even if your Wi-Fi goes down. Unfortunately, you need to purchase a monthly Ring Protect plan if you want this level of security.
Bottom LineRing has the most options when it comes to security cameras, from indoor to outdoor, from wired to wireless. With prices ranging from just $60 to $270, there's an option to meet every budget.
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