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Ring Doorbell Cameras

The Biggest Name in Doorbell Cameras

Last Updated On: June 15, 2019
SecureScore™: 9.2/10
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What Sets Ring Apart

The Ring Doorbell Camera security system was acquired by Amazon. They currently offer doorbell cameras and exterior security lighting cameras. And according to their website product page, Ring will soon be adding indoor security and environmental protection products to their lineup as well. This is great news based on how popular their current products have become.

The Ring Doorbell camera system is Wi-Fi connected and they offer the option to install it as a battery-powered system, or to hardwire it. Either way, their mobile app and video will walk you through the 5- to 15-minute (depending on the equipment you choose) installation process. You can also use their app to control your Ring device.

Unfortunately, Ring doesn’t currently, nor does it appear to be adding any type of home automation features, but it is compatible with many third-party smart home services. Although Ring doesn’t offer professional monitoring services, they do offer live streaming when hardwired to your existing doorbells power supply. Ring Live View does not work when using the internal battery. Since most users prefer to use the Ring internal battery, paying for one of the Ring video recording packages is the ideal option.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Intrusion Protection
  • DIY Installation
  • Wireless or Hardwired
  • Wi-Fi and 3G Alerts

Ring Price & Packages

Insider Tips: Ring doesn’t just offer video doorbells anymore. They also offer a full on home security system along with indoor cameras.

Ring offers a wide variety of doorbell and exterior security lighting features that range in price from $99.99 to $499.00, as well as plenty of accessories for them that range in price from $10.00 to $49.00. These accessories include options such as a solar panel, ring chime, quick release battery pack and more. And, they have two monthly video recording packages that range from $3.00 per month ($30 annually) to $10.00 per month ($100 annually). These video recording packages automatically renew to ensure you are always protected.

Ring doesn’t have any contracts or other subscription-related requirements, but you do have the option of adding one of the video recording packages mentioned above. However, they do offer exclusive discounts and an extended warranty if you choose to purchase the upper tier package. Ring’s equipment comes with a one-year warranty, and if your doorbell is stolen, Ring will replace it for free.

Ring Doorbell Costs and Price List

Ring allows some of the best customization. As a result, it is very common for individuals to be able to pick and choose the features most important to them. You do not have to buy an entire package. Instead, check out this Ring product costs and price list. You can see the cost of each component of the Ring system, and you get to choose what works for your individual needs.

Ring DoorbellProduct TypeCostMore Details
Video DoorbellDoorbell Camera$99.99See More
Video Doorbell 2Doorbell Camera$199.00See More
Video Doorbell ProDoorbell Camera$249.00See More
Video Doorbell EliteDoorbell Camera$499.00See More

Ring Doorbell Cameras

Ring Doorbell Camera

Ring Doorbell cameras are some of the most popular options on the market today. But, it can be confusing to determine which one is right for your needs (there are quite a few to select from). However, these doorbells are designed to be very reliable, easy to install, and simple to use. They allow you to see, hear, and speak to those people who come to your door. You can access the doorbell camera from your computer, tablet, or through an app on your mobile phone. Here is a look at some of the options.

  • Video Doorbell – This is the first edition model. It is a well rounded and high quality product. It is battery powered. It is easy to install and can work on any home you place it on. Often priced at $99, it is also an affordable option overall. It takes five minutes to install and has a 720p HD video resolution.
  • Video Doorbell 2 – This is the company’s next generation model. It offers improved video resolution at 1080p HD, and still remains very easy to install. It features a quick release battery and takes about five minutes to install. This model costs $199.
  • Video Doorbell Pro – The next up version is the Video Doorbell Pro and is an excellent choice for various reasons. It is a hardwired doorbell. But, while it takes a bit longer to install (just about 15 minutes) it provides more security features. It also has video resolution of 1080p HD. It is priced at $249.
  • Video Doorbell Elite – The highest end model, this is a professional-grade video doorbell. It comes with a PoE and flush-mounted installation. You will need to have a pro install it. It offers 1080p HD resolution. And the power of ethernet power source makes it ideal in some areas. It costs $499.

Ring Security Cameras

Ring Spotlight Cam

Ring offers a full line of security cameras. These provide more protection and are not limited to just the doorbell area of the home. The security cameras range in overall function and features. The company’s security cameras all come with HD video, which ensures a high quality view every time. They also feature two-way talk features, lights, as well as sirens to alert the area. You can choose to link into them through your app or you can use any pc. Here is a look at some of the options.

  • Spotlight Cam BatteryThis version is a battery powered security camera featuring LED spotlights. It features a siren. It takes about 10 minutes to install. It uses a rechargeable battery for power. It costs $199.
  • Spotlight Cam Wired – This version is a hard wired system, but it is still a plug in security camera. It features an LED spotlight and a siren. Its power comes from a 110 to 240 VAC. You’ll pay $199 for this version.
  • Spotlight Cam Solar – Some consumers are looking for ways to move to solar and this Ring security camera offers that. It features an HD camera, with the two-way talk feature and spotlights. But, it is connected to a solar panel that provides for non-stop power. It features a rechargeable battery pack as well. This Ring security camera costs $229.
  • Spotlight Cam Mount – This product is a hardwired security camera. It features LED spotlights and a siren. It takes about 25 minutes to install (and some may need professional installation). It uses a 110 to 240 VAC and costs $249.
  • Stick Up Cam – This Ring security camera is motion activated, indoor/outdoor and has a two-way talk feature. The Stick Up Cam cost starts at $179.99.
  • Floodlight Cam – The Ring Floodlight Cam is a great combination between an outdoor security camera and a floodlight. This provides the highest level of outdoor security. The Floodlight Cam is priced at $249.

Ring Security System

Ring Alarm

The Ring Alarm security system is a smart, connected system that provides protection inside the home and out. It is easy to install. A nice feature is that it is completely customizable to fit just about any need you have.

Ring Protect Plan Costs

Once you have the Ring products you need and want, you can then sign up for the Ring Protect Plans. These plans give you the ability to get the protection you want. As you can see, the Ring Protect Plans tend to be very affordable, making them easily accessible for most people.

Ring Protect PlanNumber of CamerasMonthly Plan CostAnnual Plan Cost
Protect Basic1$3.00$30.00
Protect PlusUnlimited$10.00$100.00

Protect Basic

Ring’s Protect Plans are an excellent way of gaining more protection for your home. It adds an extra layer of protection to your home without much additional cost. The Protect Basic version allows you to activate video recording. You can also turn on event sharing for your Ring camera. It costs $3 a month or $30 a year.

Protect Plus

The Protect Plus is an amplified version. It allows you to cover unlimited Ring cameras. You can use it for all of the cameras you install around your home from Ring. This product offers the video recording, video review, and video sharing as well. It costs $10 per month or $100 per year.

Current Deal

Ring offers a 10% discount on all future Ring.com purchases when you buy a Protect Plus Plan. Also, you save when you purchase multiple Ring items in a bundle packages. See all of the current Ring deals and promotions here.

Protect Basic

$3.00/mo

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Services
  • 60-Day Video Recording
  • Video Review
  • Video Sharing
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    Options

      Protect Plus

      $10.00/mo

      + Upfront Costs*

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      • 60-Day Video Recording
      • Video Review
      • Video Sharing
      • Unlimited Ring Camera Coverage
      • 10% Exclusive Discount
      • Extended Warranty
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          About Ring Security

          Ring is a Wi-Fi connected doorbell and exterior lighting security system that was recently purchased by Amazon. They don’t offer any type of home automation features; however, their system is compatible with many third-party smart home systems. However, Ring has announced that they will soon be adding interior home security and environmental protection features to their current lineup.

          Unfortunately, Ring doesn’t offer any professional monitoring services at this time; however, they do offer two video recording packages without a contract and they don’t have any other subscription requirements. Additionally, they are not currently offering any deals or discounts other than the 10% discount you will receive on all future purchases if you are a Protect Plus member, which is their premium unlimited video recording service. They also have a one year warranty on all their equipment unless you are a Protect Plus Plan member which entitles you to a lifetime warranty on all your equipment, as long as you remain a Protect Plus member. Check out the full review of Ring Doorbell here.


          Mobile Alerts
          MOBILE ALERTS

          Ring will notify you if activity is detected; however, if you don't respond, and you're not paying for either of their recording options, the recordings won't be saved.

          Wireless Equipment
          WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

          Ring gives you the option of installing your equipment wirelessly or hardwired and they include a video and their app to walk you through either process.

          Surveillance Cameras
          SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

          Ring's surveillance cameras are in the form of a doorbell. They also have a wide variety of exterior security lighting camera options to choose from.

          Disaster Protection
          DISASTER PROTECTION

          Ring doesn't currently offer any disaster protection features; however, they have announced that they will be adding flood, freeze, smoke, and carbon monoxide sensors to their lineup soon.

          Voice Response
          VOICE RESPONSE

          The Ring doorbell has a two-way talk feature that will enable you to communicate with a visitor; however, it doesn't come with the ability to communicate with a monitoring center.

          LIFETIME WARRANTY

          Ring offers a lifetime warranty, but only if you pay for their top tier premium video recording package.

          50 Comments

          1. Pat Bell says:

            Can I add additional cameras to my ring flood light doorbell? I need 2 for the back of the house.

            1. SafeHome.org says:

              Hi Pat, yes you should be able to add additional Ring cameras.

          2. Carol Meaker says:

            What is the range of the motion sensor on the floodlight cam? How many feet away will it detect motion?

            1. SafeHome.org says:

              Hi Carol, the motion detection is 270 degrees with 30-foot custom motion zones

          3. Stan says:

            The date this was updated says April 3rd 2019 and in several places states that Rung does not offer Central Station Alarm monitoring? This is incorrect – I have been centrally monitored by their center in New York since early March 2019. The cost for this is included in their $100.00 per year all inclusive device protection plan.

          4. sj says:

            Can i connect the cameras to a monitor for constant livestream

            1. Editor says:

              Hi SJ,
              We have not heard of anyone doing this with Ring.

            2. Tee says:

              Yes you can. You could install a tablet in your home with the ring app installed and simply set what you’re viewing in your dashboard to live for each of your cameras.

          5. Kristine says:

            2 questions:
            1. Is the Ring motion activated or just activated when you press the doorbell?
            2. Will it record video even if a plan is not purchased?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Kristine,
              1. The Ring video doorbells are motion activated.
              2. You’ll get a notification, but the recordings won’t be saved if you don’t have the recording packages.

          6. Marsha Effner says:

            How can I purchase a protection plan?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Marsha,
              You can sign up for Ring Protect Plans through Ring’s website.

          7. Renee says:

            Can I add a ring camera to a ring video door bell 2? I would be putting the ring video bell 2 at my the front door and the ring camera at the back of my home.

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Renee,
              You can mix and match doorbell cameras with security cameras, yes.

          8. irene says:

            can it be used with any wifi carrier or does it have to be a certain one.

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Irene,
              You should be able to choose from whatever Wi-Fi plans are available in your area.

          9. Richard Glazer says:

            If I purchase Ring Pro from someone, can they transfer me their $30 plan?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Richard,
              We’d suggest calling Ring and asking if a transfer is possible. We couldn’t find any information on their website about transferring plans, though.

          10. Derek van der Westhuizen says:

            Do ring offer finance package to pay off the actual door bell or security packages so that you can pay monthly until its paid off in full?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Derek,
              Ring offers financing through a company called Affirm.

          11. Jerry Gervais says:

            I want to install ( or have installed ) a ring door bell and 5 camera’s around my house. Is there a package I can purchase with these items as a package or do I have to purchase each individually ?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Jerry,
              Ring doesn’t offer any multi-camera packages at this time.

          12. Jeff says:

            I am a current ring subscriber and have been using their Professionally monitored Alarm system for almost a year. So yes They do offer it and I am using it.

          13. Tracey Gray says:

            Will the ring still alert and record video without purchasing a package? Tge salesman told us when we bought it there was no monthly fees. Was this false?

            1. Editor says:

              To get recording features, you will have to buy one of the two available recording packages. But there are no subscription requirements if you don’t want video recording.

          14. JULIE BILBREY says:

            If I buy the ring camera. Do I need to also sign up with a cable provider for any reason? Also if I already have internet and cable thru my own provider will there need to be an extra charge related to the camera at all?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Julie,
              If you already have those services, then no, there shouldn’t be any extra charges regarding Internet or cable.

          15. Ivette says:

            How do I subscribe to the basic plan. Thanx

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Lvette,
              You can subscribe through Ring’s website.

          16. HaroldNorcross says:

            i recently had my router changed now my ring wont work i tried to change it to the new address but it wont let me how can i change it?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Harold,
              We’d suggest reaching out to customer service in this case.

          17. Carolyn Mcnitt says:

            I bought the Ring 2 with Chime at Costco in December 2018 and we just installed it today 5/12/2019 since we have been doing some remodeling, any way it comes with one year of the cloud Free what do I do to get my credit for a year.
            Thank you
            Carolyn Mcnitt

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Carolyn,
              We don’t sell Ring products, so we’d recommend contacting the company directly to ask about your credit.

          18. Mike Adams says:

            Can the distance sensitivity be adjusted on the doorbell (camera)?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Mike,
              Yes, you can adjust the distance on Ring doorbell cameras.

              1. Mike Adams says:

                How can I find the directions/instructions to make the adjustment?

                1. Editor says:

                  Hi Mike,
                  You can go into your Ring app, tap on the doorbell icon, and then go to Motion Settings.

          19. DougWhite says:

            How do I get to the site to pay the $ 3.00 a month is that us or canadian the link for canadian

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Doug,
              You should be able to purchase a protection plan on Ring.com, even in Canada.

          20. Jean says:

            A neighbor is going to hook up my 2 ring2 systems for me. What is a reasonable charge/payment for this?

          21. Shannon Gormley says:

            I need to get the monthly Plan of Protect Plus but cannot figure where to purchase it. When I click above it sends me to Amazon?

            Help!!!!

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Shannon,
              You can buy Ring products through Amazon, but you’ll need to go to Ring’s website to purchase the Protect Plan. That site is Ring.com.

          22. MD says:

            How far the ring camera can capture the sound and picture/motion? If the camera is just about 6 feet from the neighbour’s living room (just a wooden door in between) can the camera pick up the conversation from the neighbour’s living room? Thank you.

            1. Editor says:

              Hi MD,
              The camera shouldn’t be able to pick up a conversation from your neighbor’s house, no.

          23. Michael Soest says:

            I have a large yard and would like to have several cameras placed away from the house. How far away from the doorbell will the cameras still operate? What are the distance specs?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Michael,
              The cameras can detect motion from up to 30 feet away.

          24. Merrill says:

            What is the expected life of a Ring battery? Is there a Ring doorbell product with a battery pack that can be set up to be charged by solar energy?

            1. Editor says:

              Hi Merrill,
              It should last six to 12 months without a charge. There are Ring solar panels available for some of the cameras.

          25. D jensen says:

            With the basic $3.00 a month plans do you have the option on your screen to hit the siren button?

            1. Safe Home says:

              Hi D,
              You can hit the siren using the phone’s app regardless of if you have a Ring Protect Plan.

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