A perfect doorbell that doubles as an outdoor surveillance camera
This is an upgraded version of the original Ring Video Doorbell, slightly taller and thicker, but its biggest advantage is the removable battery. You can swap batteries so there will be no down time, although the removable battery is not yet available on the market as of I wrote this review.
The spec says this Ring 2 (*don't to be mistaken with a horror movie*) can record up to 1080p, another significant upgrade from 720p, but it really depend on your internet connection to see how good it is.
Using the Live View on the app, you can see what's going on outside even though no one pushed the button. Combined with its Motion Sensor feature, it's a complete package like a premium outdoor surveillance camera.
Works great with their own Chime, the pair makes everything works seamlessly.
But it's going to set you back another $30 for the regular Chime.
Another thing I like about the Ring 2 is it also works with Lockitron Bolt, I can quickly jump to the Bolt app straight from the Ring app.
The build quality itself is sturdy enough even though everything is made of plastic, but the unit I got has one dead LED on the ring button, and there's a small feather-like dust inside the lens glass cover. Thankfully, the unit works just fine.
One last thing; if you live in the US or other countries which Ring supported, you can ask for unit replacement when someone stole it. Pretty awesome.Read full review
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