Buying a Smart doorbell seems like an unnecessary extravagance at this point. However, it may be a very wise investment. Today we’re reviewing the Ring Doorbell Pro. It is essentially the same as the Ring Doorbell, but it’s slimmer and has a higher-quality resolution. These are some of the features and what you can do with them:
A motion detector at your front door means you’ll be notified that there is someone at your door on your phone or desktop or tablet before the person knocks. If a delivery person comes to the door, you’ll know it, even if they don’t knock. You can set the motion detector to be close to the door, or a little further away, depending on your needs and how close traffic is to your door. It won’t pick up a bug or a bird.
A camera shows you what is going on at your front door. The lag between the time the motion detector alerts you and the time the camera comes on is very short. If that delivery man fails to knock, you’ll be able to see that. Not only that, but you can see other things, too. You can see if it’s raining, for example. With a wide-angle (160 degree) 1080p resolution, you get a pretty clear picture of what is happening.
Two-way talk capability makes social distancing easy. Plus, if someone else in your family opens the front door, say, your child, you’ll be able to see and interact in the conversation. The sound quality is excellent. There is no way for your visitor to know if you’re on the other side of the door or the other side of the country.
For an extremely reasonable price, you can use Cloud service to store recordings, so if you need to turn the notification off, you’ll be able to review what happened later. The price is currently $3 per month or $30 per year.
Night vision means your security isn’t compromised even after dark. While it isn’t perfect, it’s still pretty good.
This model comes in four finishes: satin black, pearl white, satin nickel, and Venetian bronze. You can share users and revoke users. Only the primary user can delete the recordings, though.
You must have reasonably high-speed internet for this unit to work correctly. You also must have specific power requirements: this is non-optional. Professional installation is what we always recommend if you need a range extender or a transformer upgrade, but if you don’t, this is relatively easy to do.
SUMMARY OF THE RING DOORBELL PRO—IF YOU WANT TO SPEND $150 ON A DOORBELL
What you’re getting in this $150 doorbell is a complete miniature security system for your front door. Some users report being so happy with the unit that they mount one on their back door, as well. The Ring is ideal for someone who has limited mobility or wants to keep a better eye on their property. The manufacturers of Ring currently offer a lifetime and purchase protection, which means that if it gets stolen, they will replace the unit if you file a police report.
This unit works in conjunction with other wireless systems, so users report being able to integrate it into their existing wireless technology successfully. It’s especially handy when installed in tandem with the Kevo lock, which makes it possible for you to see someone come to your front door and unlock it for them remotely.
Lastly, this company has also made stick-up cameras so you can view other parts of your property with the same system.
That’s a lot of security for one little doorbell.
B1 Locksmith is an automotive, residential and commercial locksmith service offering emergency lockout and transponder key services in the Phoenix Valley. Several Valley locations. (844) 821-5625. We offer commercial access control and security system services. We are committed to providing the best services for our customers. We duplicate any vehicle Smart key.