The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is an Internet of Things (IoT) device that allows you to see who is at the door -- whether you're at home or not -- and talk to them via your smartphone, tablet or PC. The idea is that you can keep an eye on legitimate visitors and anyone else who might be visiting your front door. The device can stream live video to your smartphone when someone rings the bell, or when it detects motion nearby. It can also record video for you to view later, or give you a live stream if you just want to see what's happening outside your home. The doorbell is quite bulky, measuring 12.83cm by 6.35cm by 2.74cm (5.1 x 2.5 x 1.1 inches), although the battery makes up a significant chunk of that.
With Cyber Monday here, there are still a lot of great deals on electronics and smart home devices, such as a collection of smart home security products from Ring. You can save up to $100 on select Ring devices, such as the Ring Flood Cam, Ring Video Doorbell 2, and Ring Alarm. Home security is not a laughing matter -- and technology is one of the best ways to keep your family and home safe from intruders and other unwelcome guests. With Ring, you'll always have a reliable way to keep an eye on your home, even if you're away at work or running errands. Ring devices features live video streams, two-way talk capabilities, night vision, and sophisticated motion detectors that alert you to whoever is at your home.
Your message has been sent. There was an error emailing this page. Your front door is the gateway to your home, so it needs to be well protected. Whether you're watching for trouble-makers, monitoring for parcel deliveries, waiting for friends to visit, or hiding from that weird neighbor who keeps asking to borrow your lawn mower, these dual-purpose video surveillance systems will help you keep an eye out. If your house has existing low-voltage doorbell wiring, take advantage of it for uninterrupted service.
Ring Video Doorbell users who want to expand the security perimeter around their home have a ready option in the Ring Stick Up Cam (available for $179). This outdoor camera, clearly designed as a companion to the company's front-door sentinel, comes with customizable motion detection, two-way talk, and an assortment of installation possibilities. The top of the body houses a motion sensor and a 720p HD lens with an 80-degree field of view. The lens is flanked on either side by three infrared LEDs for night vision. As with the doorbell, a built-in mic and speaker let you talk with anyone who moseys up to the camera.
Remo had an innovative take on front-door surveillance with its over-the-door DoorCam, so we were intrigued to find out how the company would approach the more conventional video doorbell. The RemoBell S is a pretty good camera that delivers much higher resolution than the original Ring Video Doorbell for the same price: $99. But Remo needs to do a lot of work on its companion app before we can give this product a strong recommendation. Most video doorbells that deliver 1080p video resolution cost twice as much as the RemoBell S (the original Ring is limited to 720p), but you'll need existing doorbell wiring to power this one (the Ring can operate either on a battery or with low-voltage wiring). The RemoBell S's camera has a 180-degree field of view, and as with the other products in this class, an onboard mic and speaker so you can engage in two-way conversations with visitors to your door.