With camera doorbells rating as one of the most desired products of the year, these Ring Video Doorbell deals are well worth a look at – they're the best video doorbell (opens in new tab) models, easily.
The Ring Video Doorbell isn’t like your average doorbell. In fact, your visitor doesn’t even need to press the doorbell for you to know that they’re at the door. This is all due to the clever motion detector, which sends you a notification as someone approaches (though it will also send you a notification when someone presses the button, of course).
Once you’ve received the notification, you can choose to have a video call with your visitor, which means you could even ask the delivery person to leave your parcel on the doorstep if you’re too busy to come to the door, or if you're out of the house and want to make sure you don't miss that parcel.
Of course, there’s a bunch of settings to help you set up the doorbell as you wish. You can choose the level of sensitivity of the motion sensor, or choose not to have it on at all. You can also hook it up to your Wi-Fi, allowing you to control your doorbell through an Amazon Echo or Google Assistant device.
There are several Ring Video Doorbells to choose from: the regular version, the fancier Ring 4, then extra budget-friendly Ring Wired, and the Door View Cam that replaces a peep hole for flat doors. Each new version offers improved video quality and additional smart features.
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The cheapest Ring Video Doorbell is actually pretty close to the much more expensive Ring Video Doorbell 3 (below) for features. It captures 1080p HD video in an ultra-wide arc. It has night vision and motion detection, including the ability to discern close-up motion from further away. It has features for blocking out part of the video for privacy reasons too, two-way talk, cloud recording and is totally wireless, powered from a built-in battery (though you can wire it if you prefer). The main downside compared to the Ring Doorbell 3 is that the battery isn't removable, so you have to take the whole unit off the wall-mounted plate to recharge it.
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This builds on the other Ring options by adding even more advanced motion detection capabilities, particularly when it comes to the accuracy of useful notifications, because it can now specifically detect people who are close to it (rather than down by the road). It also has dual-band Wi-Fi, for more stable and clear video. It can be powered from existing doorbell wiring or a quick-release rechargeable battery (the battery is required in the unit either way).
The most interesting feature for security fans is the 'Pre-Roll' function, which means that it buffers a small amount of video all the time, so that when you get a motion alert, you can see the four seconds that led up to the motion (in black and white) as well as what comes after (in full quality).
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This new model is the cheapest Ring doorbell, as well as the smallest. That's because it doesn't include a battery, so it has to be powered either by existing doorbell wiring, though a mains adapter can be bought as an alternative. Otherwise, it still offers all the usual Ring features: notifications direct to your phone, smart motion detection, live video with two-way talk, and optional cloud video storage.
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Technology-wise, this is very similar to the Ring Video Doorbell 2, with 1080p Full HD video and excellent motion detection, but it includes the ability to set privacy zones, since it might be capturing your neighbour's door. But whereas other doorbells are designed to fit on a wall-mounted bracket, this actually connects to your do via its peephole – and it actually still includes a peephole, as well as its camera tech. It can detect knocks too, even if people don't push its button. It's battery powered, so no cables leading from your door up the hallway.