Welcome to another Wireless Doorbell Review! This time, we are going to take a look at the Ring Video Doorbell 2. If you have already looked at our best WiFi doorbell post, then you will already know that we rate it very highly.
The reason this is the best option is simple. Although it costs a lot when you compare it to other options, it comes with a lifetime theft protection guarantee! Oh, and it works with Alexa!
Because this wireless doorbell option has the ability to connect to your WiFi, you can download apps for your mobile phone/tablet. It is compatible with iOS, Android, Mac and Windows 10.
Ring Video Wireless Doorbell 2 Review - Details
Current Price On Amazon: $199.00
What You Get In The Kit
You will find the following in the Ring 2 kit:
Quick Release Battery Pack
Satin Nickel and Venetian Faceplates
Wedge and Corner Install Kits
Installation Tools and Screws
The 160 Degree, 1080p camera is very clear!
You can easily see visitors using the live view functionality, day or night! At night time, the night vision will kick in.
Not only can you see your visitors, you can also hear them and speak to them using the two-way audio. With noise cancellation, it is also very clear!
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 has configurable motion sensors, which starts the camera recording and sends an alert to your app (Assuming you have the push notifications set up in the app). This is awesome for additional security! Sign up for the Ring cloud service for video storage, it is a small subscription per month. Details are in the user manual or on the app.
As long as the wireless doorbell unit can communicate with the WiFi router, the distance is limitless!
If you buy the add-on chime, this also connects up to your WiFi, and you can have as many as you want!
As this links directly to the app on your phone, there are no melodies to choose from.
You can purchase an add-on chime (or multiple chimes if you need them!). These have a small selection of melodies for you to choose from.
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 can be used within the following operating conditions:
-5°F to 120°F (-20.5°C to 48.5°C)
Although it does not have an IP rating, Ring has confirmed that this is weatherproof, including from rain and freezing temperatures (See above).
Installation is easy, let's start with the dimensions of the wireless doorbell unit:
5.05 in. x 2.50 in. x 1.08 in (12.83cm x 6.35cm x 2.74cm).
Make sure you have enough space when installing. If you are having difficulty with finding a spot to install it, there are options you can buy to have it installed at an angle. This adjustable bracket will work for you.
Install The App And Set Up Your Ring Doorbell
Before you do any physical installation, you will need to install the application and connect your Ring Video Doorbell 2 to your WiFi.
To find the app, go to ring.com/app on your mobile device. Once this is installed, it will run you through the setup process. Follow the instructions. During the setup, you will need to know where the setup button is (Orange button on the rear of the doorbell unit).
Video Doorbell Installation
You now need to install the bracket. If you are installing the bracket on a brick wall, you will need to drill some holes first. Anchors (wall plugs) will need to be added to the newly drilled holes before you screw the bracket on to the wall. If you are installing onto a wooden frame, you can just screw the bracket in, if you do not fancy drilling.
As soon as you have the bracket in place, and before you attach the doorbell unit, just make sure the screw at the bottom of the doorbell unit is loose.
To attach the doorbell unit to the bracket, you will need to match up the clips on the bracket to the holes on the unit. Match these up and push down until you feel a click. As soon as the doorbell unit is secure, you can tighten the security screw (underneath the unit).
You get a 1 year warranty for this video doorbell.
Even better though, is the full-on lifetime theft guarantee! If it gets stolen, they replace it! Free of charge.....total peace of mind. Considering the cost, I am sure you will agree that is a fine offer.
This is by far the best options for a video doorbell!
It is a fantastic option if you want to be alerted to a visitor wherever you are. Not only does it have an iOS, Android, Mac and Windows 10 application, you can also buy an add-on chime if you just want an audible alert for when you are at home.
It is a complete solution for a wireless doorbell!
Ring also offer a subscription service for video storage. If you sign up for this, they will store any videos taken from your Ring device on the cloud, for you to access from anywhere. That is a great idea for additional security.
Do you own the Ring Video Doorbell 2? What is your opinion? Have we missed anything out? Please contact us or leave a response below.