If you feel a bit vulnerable in your home when you’re in on your own you can now install a little bit of extra security with the Ring Video Doorbell 2.
Whether you are in your home or have just popped out to the shops, by using an app on your phone you can be alerted if someone comes to your door or within distance of the motion detectors. We’ll be looking at all the features offered with this Ring Video Doorbell 2, how easy it is to install and if customers have found any other issues.
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Ring Video Doorbell 2 Review
- See, hear and speak to anyone at your door from your phone, tablet or PC
- Get instant alerts when visitors press your doorbell or trigger ring’s built-in motion sensors
- Watch over your home in brilliant 1080Hd video
- Easily charge your doorbell with the quick-release rechargeable battery pack
- Compatible with iOS, Android, MAC and windows 10 devices
What are the safety benefits of this video doorbell
You can set up this Ring Video Doorbell 2 at your front door so it will get the best view of anyone who sets off the motion sensor or rings the door bell from the app downloaded on your smartphone or computer. You will get an alert if anyone lurks within the area that you set up with your motion sensor control, you can keep it closer to your door or set it up so it can see further away.
You have the option to check your view live and when anyone comes to your door you can speak to them before going to the door so if you don’t know who they are you can get more information or see identification before you actually open the door. If you have an Alexa device like the Echo Show you can ask Alexa to show you the front door camera and see it on the device screen.
The security camera in the video doorbell is an improved version of the original and films in 1080HD rather 720. The video will upload straight to the cloud when recording is triggered so it can always be accessed if required. When you buy this Ring Video Doorbell 2 you get 30 days free access and you can pay a reasonable fee for a year’s access after this if you wish. There is also night vision sensors in the camera so you can get good recordings whatever time of day.
Is this video doorbell easy to install
You can install this Ring video doorbell 2 easily and it doesn’t have to be connected to electricity as it can be run from the removable rechargeable battery that it included with it. The battery will need to be charged before installing but it should last around a year and when it needs recharging it can easily be removed although the doorbell won’t work without it. You can buy a spare battery if you prefer to have no down time.
The ring video doorbell comes with a small set of tools, all the screws required to set it up on the wall, connectors and if you want to install with electrics, drill bits and screwdrivers with the right size heads to connect everything together. If you have the original ring video doorbell and want to replace it there is also a plate to fit into the current screw positions to fit the doorbell to.
You need to drill some holes in the wall to fit the doorbell, the faceplate on the front comes in 2 colours venetian bronze or satin nickel so you can choose the colour to suit your house. When you set up the doorbell with your app you give your address and it can’t be used anywhere else so if by any chance someone manages to get it off your wall outside it won’t work elsewhere and it has a guarantee that it will be replaced for free. You also have the option of angle adjusters that fit behind the Ring Video doorbell 2 so you can direct the camera for the best view.
One of the best features is the way you can check live feed and have 2 way audio so if someone comes to your door you can speak live whether you are there in your home or not. That is why we think that this is one of the best security cameras for your front door.
People have found that the Ring video doorbell 2 is very easy to install and the picture quality is great. If anyone has had any issues they have called the customer support which is excellent. Most people feel a lot safer with this doorbell installed for a reasonable investment.
Some customers have found that there is a time lag between a person ringing the bell and the alert which can be very frustrating, this can come from signal strength, you may have to invest in their Ring Chime pro wi-fi extender to get a quicker connection. Some people have found that they just can’t get it to work properly no matter how much support they get, this is only a small percentage of customers.
Having a Ring video doorbell 2 can give peace of mind when you’re at home and this security can mean a great deal whether it’s for yourself or your elderly relatives. It’s simple to install and not having to pay extra for a professional fitter is a definite plus. Most people now have access to smartphones, tablets or computers so for the majority this will work if you have a wi-fi connection. It can also fit in if you you’ve created a smart home with voice control using Alexa.