This time of year is characterized by many visitors, and a lot of holiday shopping. How many of you wait for packages to show up on your doorstep? Unfortunately, that can also mean an increase in piracy on porches, but a good video doorbell can discourage anyone with less good intentions. Right now, Amazon is offering impressive discounts on several video doorbells for early Black Friday, with discounts of up to 62% off a Ring Video Doorbell/Echo Show 5 bundle.
In addition to being in Venetian Bronze (an attractive color option for most homes), the Ring Video Doorbell also offers high-resolution video streaming and recording. If something passes by, you will receive a movement alert and thanks to the two-way audio function you can give directions to delivery drivers or greet guests. The bundle includes the Echo Show 5, meaning not only do you get a smart display with Alexa built-in, but also an easy way to stream your doorbell’s video directly to any room in your house.
“This is my first security camera and I’m very happy with it. In combination with the Ring app, it alerts you when someone is at your door… or you can just log in to the app and watch your camera live. Good night vision It’s very clear to see what’s going on. Of course it connects to any Alexa device I love too,” said one happy customer. “I live in an apartment and I bought the mount that attaches to your door and it works great. So if you’re renting, you can absolutely buy this and buy the attachment.”
Ring Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime
If you don’t want to worry about charging your video doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell Wired is the perfect solution. In combination with the Ring Chime you always know when someone is at the door, whether they ring the doorbell or not.
$60 at Amazon
The Ring Video Doorbell Wired offers much the same functionality as its battery-powered cousins, but with one big advantage: you never have to worry about charging. It connects to a doorbell’s c-wire, so setup can be a little more complicated, but it’s still doable. The Ring Chime sounds an audible alarm when the doorbell picks up movement, so even if someone doesn’t ring the doorbell themselves, you’ll still know they’re outside.
According to one customer, “I was a little concerned about the motion detection on my doorbell as I have other Wi-Fi cameras that trigger alerts for every little movement I see, leading to a lot of frustrating alerts and false alarms. the Ring detection is perfect at detecting human or partial human movement, accurately ignoring unwanted motion such as swaying trees or passing cars.Beautiful and accurate motion detection.I also found this doorbell easy to set up and install, and the Alexa skill is effortless. Great doorbell!”
It’s worth noting that you can buy the Ring Video Doorbell Wired itself for just $40 if you’re not interested in the Chime.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a more powerful, advanced security option. It even has Alexa Greetings, which turns your video doorbell into a digital butler of sorts that can give guests pre-recorded responses.
$100 at Amazon
While most of Ring’s video doorbells have similar capabilities, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro stands out with more powerful features. Not only is it more reliable thanks to its dual-band functionality, but it also includes built-in Alexa Greetings. Alexa will ask guests why they’re visiting and then respond based on their answer. Think of it as a digital butler who can take a message when you’re not there to respond through the app.
A customer said that the doorbell is a gadget that can help solve crimes in the home. “I am a police officer and recently came across the Ring in a case where we were able to catch it thanks to the Ring video. In another case we got the same weak Ring video from another citizen showing us the tactics that suspects had used to break into cars I was hooked!In the week I’ve had mine I used it to keep up with the crew putting a new roof on my house and greeted my kids when they came home from school while I was still working at home.”
Ring video doorbell 3
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is a versatile device that can run on batteries or be plugged into your home. It alerts you to movement around your property and lets you greet guests, expecting or not.
$140 at Amazon
If the idea of electrical work doesn’t appeal to you, you can plug the Ring Video Doorbell 3 into battery power. Or you can use a wired connection. The choice is entirely up to you. This versatility makes it a great choice for a wide range of people, while its high-resolution streaming, enhanced motion detection and dual-band connectivity means you always have reliable security for your home’s access points.
One customer said it was a product they should have bought a long time ago, “…But I’m glad I waited for the Doorbell 3 version. Love the look and performance. The video is crystal clear and wide. It detects motion and has an adjustable zone so it doesn’t detect motion from people on the sidewalk or cars passing by. I get notifications when someone comes to the door and an audible alert when the button is pressed, which is very useful because I couldn’t hear the crappy chime we had downstairs from my office upstairs on the other side of the house now I’ve strategically placed two Ring Chimes with custom alerts and chimes I see who’s at the door on my phone and PC. This is a game changer!”
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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