Feeling safe at home is obviously a huge importance to anyone. When we decided to live in the suburbs one of the main attractions was how safe our neighborhood is. Regardless of how safe it is, Andrew does travel for work from time to time, which means I am home alone. Also, I work from home so I am home alone a good portion of the day. We were given the opportunity to test out the Ring Video Doorbell (SKU 5814005). As huge fans of anything that makes our home “smarter” this was perfect for us.
What happens is someone rings your doorbell and an app you download for your phone (the app is free and available for both iPhone and Android) alerts you. You click on the alert and you can see a live video of who is at your door. You can hit talk and tell them to “leave the package” or “you are upstairs be there in a second” etc. This is also great if you are NOT home. Imagine you are at work and you know a package is coming. Sometimes UPS etc doesn’t want to leave a package on your door. You can give them permission to! The other side doesn’t see you on the video they just hear you. So even if you aren’t home you can say “I’m in the bathroom” or “can’t get to the door right now.” The options are truly endless and you never have to worry about things being left for you again or feeling like you need to answer the door if you are home alone. Plus, you can see who is there without having to be right at your door. Safety first!
There are other benefits like recording motion when someone or something is there. This took some playing around with because the first day of use we kept getting alerts when the garbage truck was picking up peoples trash on the street. But you can set the motion to as far away as you want or as close as you want. With night vision and wide angle HD video it doesn’t matter if its 2 PM or 2 AM. Feeling safe at home has never been so easy!
The install process is pretty easy and only took Andrew about 15 minutes. The Ring Video Doorbell comes with all the tools you will need aside from a drill!
Then comes the fun part! Testing it out…
We have really loved having this feature added to our home to make our home a little smarter and us a little safer. Feeling safe at home is important to us and this really improves upon that.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.