Ring Doorbell Cameras

Ring Doorbell Camera Costs and Pricing: Ring Subscription Plans & Monitoring

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The Ring Video Doorbell is Ring’s flagship product and the tech invention that put doorbell cameras on the map. Our experts have been researching and testing these devices ever since 2013 when Ring still called itself Doorbot.1 Fast forward several years later and a $1 billion buyout by Amazon, and now Ring is stronger than ever with six doorbells in their lineup.2 The company has also expanded to offer home alarm systems, security cameras, and more protection products. For today, we want to get to the bottom of their doorbell cameras specifically.

From what we’ve seen with consumer trends, Ring doorbells are easily the most popular doorbell cameras in the industry. They come in both wireless and hardwired options. They’re affordable and simple to set up (15 minutes max), and they have features capable of keeping burglars and porch pirates at bay.

Ring Doorbell Unboxing

SafeHome.org Editor Andrew Garcia examining the Ring Video Doorbell before installation

But it begs the question, does Ring really offer better value than brands like Nest, Arlo, SimpliSafe, Vivint, and August? Or, are they just riding the hype train resulting from millions of dollars invested in marketing and advertising?

In search of answers, our experts unpacked all of the Ring doorbell options. We looked at the packages, costs, plans, and pricing. And we’re sharing our findings with you, right here. Our goal is to help you determine if Ring is worth the money, and if so, which Ring Doorbell is the best fit for your budget and lifestyle.

Key Features

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

Ring Doorbell Pricing

Ring offers a wide range of doorbell cameras covering just about every conceivable price point. In fact, we found that Ring offers more variety than any other doorbell camera maker (it’s sort of their thing). The cheapest option is the basic Ring Video Doorbell priced at $99.99, but you can spend upward of $500 on the professional-grade Ring Video Doorbell Elite. Believe us, the features vary drastically, which is something we discusses in-depth in our full review of Ring Doorbell.

Here are the Ring Video Doorbells we’ve tested:

Ring Doorbell ModelDoorbell Camera TypeCost
Ring Video DoorbellHardwired or Battery$99.99
Ring Video Doorbell 2Hardwired or Battery$169.00
Ring Video Doorbell 3Hardwired or Battery$199.99
Ring Video Doorbell 3 PlusHardwired or Battery$229.99
Ring Video Doorbell ProHardwired Only$249.00
Ring Video Doorbell ElitePoE Only$499.00
Ring Peephole CamBattery Only$199.00

Once you choose a device, Ring gives you the option to upgrade your purchase with accessories and add-ons. We’ll discuss the doorbell cams and accessories in more detail below, but Ring has some pretty neat upgrades like solar panels, quick-release battery packs, doorbell chimes, and more. These gizmos and gadgets range in price from $10 to $50 apiece, so budget accordingly.

The last cost consideration to account for is Ring’s monthly subscription plans. We’ll unpack the features and benefits in our Ring Protect Plans section below. For now, just know that it costs as little as $3 per month for video monitoring with Ring’s Basic Protect plan. The most expensive it will be is $10 per month if you have other Ring devices installed. Also, these plans are entirely optional and don’t require contracts.

Did You Know: Ring doesn’t just make video doorbells. They also offer a complete home security system called Ring Alarm, as well as indoor and outdoor security cameras.

Ring Doorbell Camera Options

Compared to other doorbell cameras, we’ve always thought Ring products are the easiest to use. They provide crisp and clear 1080p HD video quality, except for the base model, which still offers a decent 720p HD image.3 You can also access and control the devices using Ring’s mobile app.4 This accessibility means whether you’re at home or work, or halfway across the world for that matter, you can open the app and see who’s at your door. With two-way talk, you can communicate with them, too. Most of these features are standard as far as doorbell cams go, so let’s see where Ring stands out as the better option.

Ring Video Doorbell – $99.99

Ring Video Doorbell

As Ring’s flagship product, the Video Doorbell provides affordable entryway protection with installation in less than five minutes. It comes in wireless and hardwired options. Its standout features include adjustable motion zones, a rechargeable battery pack, instant notifications, and app-based controls. However, with 720p HD video resolution, don’t expect to pick up every little detail. For the price, we do like this basic doorbell camera.

Did You Know: Ring recently announced their new Video Doorbell with Chime, priced at $109.99.

Ring Video Doorbell 2 – $169

Ring Video Doorbell 2

Ring bills this device as one of their most popular doorbell cameras. Here’s why. For $70 more than the standard Video Doorbell, this option offers dramatically improved video quality at 1080p HD. Our experts periodically test this product, and the improved video quality makes a significant difference, especially at night. You still get adjustable motion zones, a rechargeable battery pack, and Ring’s mobile app for on-the-go monitoring. Compared to other doorbell cams in this price range, we recommend Ring for its sleek design and ease of use.

Ring Video Doorbell 3 – $199.99

Ring Video Doorbell 3

Ring has ushered in the newest generation of entryway protection with the Video Doorbell 3. This brand-new product includes all of the features in Ring’s lower-tier models, plus better motion zones, covering 10 more feet of space at a range of 5 to 30 feet, opposed to 15 to 30 feet. It also comes equipped with customizable privacy zones. In other words, you’ll enjoy more control over your camera lens and the video your doorbell camera captures. Although it’s a bit pricier than the Doorbell 2, we think it’s well worth it for the features.

Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus – $229.99

Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus

The big brother of the Ring Doorbell 3 (technically, it’s the same size), this device is almost identical to its little sibling in every way. The only difference is the upgraded protection you get with a feature called “Pre-Event Video Capture with Pre-Roll.”5 If any suspicious activity occurs, this device records the four seconds before it happens, in black and white, so that you have a better context and more evidence. We recommend Ring’s new Plus model if you live in a high-trafficked or high-crime area.

Pro Tip: Ring’s Video Doorbell 3 series fills a gap in the Ring lineup by offering improved features at an additional price point.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro – $249

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

With an ultra-slim design, Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro secures your entryway with a few advanced features. For instance, this camera provides pre-event video capture and 1080p HD image quality. Even though it requires hardwired installation, it only took us about 15 minutes to configure it. But at $249, it’s not exactly cheap. So unless you want the streamlined look and pre-event video, one of Ring’s lower-tier models will work just fine.

Ring Video Doorbell Elite – $499

Ring Video Doorbell Elite

The Video Doorbell Elite is Ring’s professional-grade doorbell camera. It offers a flush-mounted installation and a Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection.6 If you aren’t familiar, PoE is the most robust and reliable way to power the device. PoE enables you to have your network connection, data, and power all flowing through one universal cable. This Elite cam includes all the high-end features of the Doorbell Pro, such as 1080p HD image resolution, pre-event video capture, and custom motion zones. However, it does require professional installation. If you can afford the $499 price tag, more (ethernet) power to you.

Ring Peephole Camera – $199

Ring Peephole Cam

This device technically isn’t a video doorbell camera, but it’s close enough. Ring’s Peephole Camera replaces the traditional peephole in apartments and condos. During testing, we found that it includes most of the same features as Ring’s other devices, but it also comes with knock detection and customizable privacy zones. The customizable privacy zone is helpful, as you can program it to ignore your neighbor’s door. Some landlords don’t allow tenants to install doorbell cams, so we suppose the Peephole Cam is the next best thing.

Did You Know: In some jurisdictions, it’s illegal to install a doorbell camera in apartment complexes or condos.

Ring’s doorbell cameras aren’t necessarily the most advanced options out there. But in our experience, they can secure an entryway with a handful of helpful features. It’s also worth mentioning that Ring offers a one-year warranty on all of their equipment. And if you’re a Protect Plus Plan member (see below), you’re automatically upgraded to a lifetime warranty on all Ring devices, so long as your subscription is current. Finally, Ring will replace your doorbell camera for free if it’s stolen, which ironically happens from time to time.

Ring Protect Plan Costs

Thankfully, you don’t need a subscription to enjoy real-time live video streaming, motion-activated alerts, and two-way talk. But if you want access to features like video recording, saving, and sharing, then you’ll need a Ring Protect Plan. At only $3 or $10 per month, these plans are cheaper than anything we’ve seen. And if you only have a Ring doorbell, rather than additional cameras or the Ring Alarm system, then the $3 per month Ring Protect plan will do the trick.

Ring Protect PlanNumber of CamerasMonthly Plan CostAnnual Plan Cost
Protect Basic1$3$30
Protect PlusUnlimited$10$100

Ring Protect Basic

This basic plan covers one Ring device with 60-day video recording, video review, and video sharing. It adds an extra layer of protection for only $3 per month or $30 per year. We think it’s worth it for the video recording option alone. Your device will continuously record for up to 60 days, allowing you to go back and review your video history, if necessary.

Ring Protect Plus

You’ll want to choose the Ring Protect Plus plan if you desire whole home protection. It not only covers your Ring video doorbell, but it also monitors all Ring devices, including Ring security cameras and the Ring Alarm system. So if you envision yourself purchasing additional devices, you’ll want to consider going with this plan for only $10 per month or $100 per year. It’s one of the cheapest monitoring plans we’ve seen in the industry. And remember, if you choose this option, you’ll be immediately upgraded to Ring’s lifetime equipment warranty.

Pro Tip: We recommend taking advantage of Ring’s 30-day free trial of the Ring Protect Plus plan. If you decide you don’t want it, just cancel before the automatic renewal date.

There aren’t any long-term contracts to sign, and your plan will automatically renew to ensure you never lose protection. With that said, Ring’s subscription plans are 100% optional, and you do not need a paid plan for your Ring doorbell camera to function. We tested their free self-monitoring option, and it works just fine by itself.

Ring Doorbell App Options

SafeHome.org Ring Doorbell App Options

Ring Doorbell Features

Ring doorbell cameras are by no means a perfect solution to home security. But they do offer a few standout features that’ll make bad guys think twice before targeting your home. During our research and testing, we’ve identified a few of Ring’s best features, and we’ve highlighted them below.

  • Easy DIY Installation — The wireless doorbell cameras can be installed with minimal-to-no tools needed. The do-it-yourself installation should only take 5-10 minutes from start to finish.
  • Wireless and Hardwired Options — Some folks prefer wire-free connections, while others like the continuous power that hardwired options deliver. With most Ring cameras, the choice is yours.
  • Instant Notifications — Get motion-activated notifications sent to your smartphone. You’ll be the first to know when someone approaches your door. *Note: we’re seeing this feature with most doorbells today.
  • Two-Way Talk — This feature allows you to communicate with visitors (or porch pirates). The built-in camera and microphone allow you to hear and speak to anyone at your door.
  • Custom Privacy Zones — With this setting, you can ensure that you’re seeing or recording only the areas you want to monitor. Your neighbors will thank you.
  • Pre-Event Video Capture — Available in select Ring Doorbell devices, this feature records the seconds before an event occurs, which can make all the difference for collecting evidence and catching a criminal.
  • Ring Neighbors — Inside the Ring mobile app you’ll find Ring Neighbors, a helpful neighborhood watch community where you can stay in the loop on suspicious activity or crime near your home.
Mobile Alerts

Ring will notify you if an activity is detected. However, you have to respond or pay for one of their recording options for the video to be saved.

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

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

Disaster Protection

Ring provides a variety of disaster protection features, including flood, freeze, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors.

Voice Response

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


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

Current Deals

One deal we particularly like is the 10% discount on all future Ring purchases when you sign up for the Protect Plus plan at $10 per month.7 We’ve also seen special promotions for Ring bundle packages that include the Ring Alarm system and security cameras or doorbell cameras. Our experts are constantly searching the internet and industry-related resources to help our readers find the lowest prices. So stay up to date on the latest Ring deals and discounts by periodically checking this page. We’ll continue to research these deals, so you always know you are paying the lowest price possible.

Pro Tip: Shopping for a Ring Doorbell around the holidays? If so, be sure to check the deals page mentioned above for Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts.

Overall Value of Ring Doorbells

Ring consistently makes our top 3 list for doorbell cameras. From our extensive hands-on experience with these devices, we can tell that they’re designed for real humans looking to protect their homes. That is, the doorbell cameras are incredibly easy to install and easy to use. They can be controlled remotely using Ring’s intuitive mobile app.8 And even the advanced functions are designed with the average user in mind. With six doorbell cameras to choose from (seven if you count the Peephole Cam), Ring offers something for pretty much everyone.

With that said, there are some things to consider before pulling out your pocketbook. First, you’ll be somewhat limited when it comes to home automation integrations. So if you’re a smart home buff, Ring might not be the best doorbell camera for you. Also, the motion detection feature can be finicky, thus setting off false alarms. For this reason, we think the motion detection should use geofencing instead of heat-sensing technology. Even with these minor flaws, we think a Ring video doorbell camera is a wise investment for most households.

SafeHome only uses high-quality sources to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy.
  1. Wetzel, K. (2018, September 29). From sharks to Shaq: Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff’s unusual road to success. Digital Trends.

  2. Haskins, C. (2019, December 3). How Ring Went From ‘Shark Tank’ Reject to America’s Scariest Surveillance Company. Vice.

  3. Dachis, A. (2012, May 10). Why You Should Watch and Record Video in 720p Instead of 1080i. Lifehacker.

  4. Ring.com. (2020, March 6). Ring – Always Home. Google.

  5. Ring. (2020). Understanding the Pre-Roll Feature.

  6. Tellas, R. (2016, August 19). PoE Types: What They Mean and How They’re Used. Belden.

  7. Ring. (2020). Combining Multiple Discount Offers/10% Ring Protect Discount on a Ring Purchase.

  8. Ring.com. (2019). Ring – Always Home. Apple.

Reviewed By
Travis Goodreau
Safety and Security Advisor
Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
Written By
Andrew Garcia
Lead Security Editor
As Lead Security Editor, Andrew strategically guides SafeHome and the resources we publish. He holds a BA in business, and has 10+ years of experience in content development. Today, Andrew edits and publishes articles, guides, and other resources to meet our rigorous standards. Learn more about Andrew here


  1. Avatar Pat Bell says:

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

    1. Avatar Nina says:

      I have 1 doorbell with the camera. I just want to be able to access my recordings or “active motions.” How much is it? And how long does it save the data for?

      1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

        Hi Nina,
        The Ring Basic Protect Plan covers one camera for $3 a month. It lets you access recorded videos for up to 60 days.

        1. Avatar John O'Connor says:

          How do I get a one year plan,?

          1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

            Hi John,
            You can buy one through Ring’s website or call them. We’re not Ring, so we won’t be able to help you purchase a plan.

      2. Avatar Todd says:

        I bought the Ring alarm security bundle. It does not have a camera in the package. Can I add a camera to it?

        1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

          Hi Todd,
          Yes, you can buy a camera separately.

  2. Avatar Carol Meaker says:

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

    1. Avatar Bill says:

      I want to use the Ring motion sensor for a property in the Dominican Republic. Is Wi-Fi enough or are actual phone connections required? Also, is the monthly charge the same at $3.00?

      1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

        Hi Bill,
        Ring is not currently available in the Dominican Republic.

  3. Avatar sj says:

    Can i connect the cameras to a monitor for constant livestream

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

    2. Avatar 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.

  4. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia 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.

  5. Avatar Marsha Effner says:

    How can I purchase a protection plan?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  6. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  7. Avatar irene says:

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

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  8. Avatar Richard Glazer says:

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

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia 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.

  9. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

      1. Avatar Coy D. says:

        Oh Wow ….THANKS for the AFFIRM INFO !!!

        I had no idea & I already have an Affirm Account. I was looking to Purchase The Ring Security System in the near Future & was reading all the Questions to see which one fits our Home the Best !

  10. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Jerry,
      Ring’s website has some packages with two or three cameras available, but there are not any five-camera packages as of this writing.

  11. Avatar 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.

  12. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia 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.

  13. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  14. Avatar Ivette says:

    How do I subscribe to the basic plan. Thanx

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

      1. Avatar WR says:

        I have 2 Ring battery spotlight cams. What is the cost for the protection plan for both?

        1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

          Hi WR,
          The Ring Protect Plus covers an unlimited number of cameras for $10 a month.

    2. Avatar Michael says:

      My ring doorbell is installed with no issues. I have an account and purchased the basic plan for the year. I received an email thanking me for purchasing the plan. Now the plan does not show up on my app. it says that my I’m not set up and if I do I have to active it, but not on the phone app. How do I activate after purchase?

      1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

        Hi Michael,
        You’d need to contact Ring customer service directly for questions about activation.

  15. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

    2. Avatar Steve Leuniz says:

      Once you scan the MAC address on the ring label it should know that it was purchased from Costco and you should automatically see an update when you log into your account on the web only, not on the app, that will show you your free coverage expires one year from the date you first activated the camera.

      Occasionally there is an issue and you will have to call them for them to update it if you still don’t see it updating when you log into your account on a computer web browser.

  16. Avatar Mike Adams says:

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

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

      1. Avatar Mike Adams says:

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

        1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  17. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  18. Avatar 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?


    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia 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.

  19. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  20. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  21. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  22. Avatar 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. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

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

  23. Avatar David Moreno says:

    I would like to purchase the ring only and the subscription how would it be.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi David,
      That depends on the particular package you get. We’d recommend contacting Ring for a specific price quote.

  24. Avatar shadavia cain says:

    can ring be used on a wireless hotspot?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Shadavia,
      You might be able to use it with a wireless hotspot in the short term, but you’ll want to get a more reliable connection in the long run.

  25. Avatar Michael Stanley says:

    If I get the $3 service, I will have access to the video recordings. Will these video recordings have sound that captures the conversations going on in the vicinity of the doorbell. I’m talking more than the usual push to talk conversation with the person at the ring door bell. I’m talking about audio conversations after I open the door and interact with the person. Thanks.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Michael,
      It records video and audio if either the doorbell rings or the motion detector is activated.

  26. Avatar linda tyker says:

    It says I have six days left and trying to purchase and not getting anywhere I can purchase from this site.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Linda,
      You’ll need to purchase from Ring’s website.

  27. Avatar vaughan cannon says:

    Im confused on the monthly plans. I have two ring devices , can the basic plan for $3.00 a month save recordings on both cameras? Why can’t i buy two 3.00 monthly plans one for each camera? that would be cheaper than the 10/month.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Vaughan,
      The only options offered are the $3 Protest Basic plan for 1 camera or the $10 Protect Plus plan for unlimited cameras.

  28. Avatar Sheona says:

    Can you view multiple cameras simultaneously on one screen, eg Android or Alexa Show? Is ring supported in Spain?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Sheona,
      In late 2018, Ring introduced a camera feature that shows you recent image stills from multiple cameras on one screen. You can click on each image if you want to find out more about what you’re seeing. And yes, Ring offers support in Spain.

    2. Avatar Subreena says:

      Does the cameras have night vision?

      1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

        Hi Subreena,
        Yes, Ring cameras have night vision.

  29. Avatar Drew B says:

    If I set up a second security camera aside from my ring doorbell, will I be charged and extra $3 / month for the recording service?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Drew,
      The $3 a month Protect Basic plan only covers one camera. If you have more than that, you’d need the $10 Protect Plus plan, as it covers an unlimited number of cameras.

  30. Avatar nanette skelly says:

    I live in the country with no internet . cell phone yes. could this work for me

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Nanette,
      Ring needs a wireless Internet connection to work.

  31. Avatar Lisa says:

    Is there a seperate monthly fee for the security plan? I have the 10.00 monthly video storage

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Lisa,
      No, there’s no separate monthly fee for that.

  32. Avatar Al Jackson says:

    Hi I need to set up a Ring account

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Al,
      We don’t sell the products ourselves, so you’d need to contact Ring directly to do that.

  33. Avatar Josh V says:

    If I have cameras at 2 different properties can I do the $10 plan or would I need 2 $10 plans for each of my properties?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Josh,
      You need separate plans for each address that you’re covering.

  34. Avatar John says:

    Does ring have a room monitoring system for inside. I have a disabled child that I use an outdated baby monitor video system for so I can see him on my phone at night.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi John,
      They don’t have any specific baby monitoring systems, no.

  35. Avatar Cindi says:

    I have Ring and I’m interested it getting one for my daughter. Is there a discounted monitoring fee for 2 separate locations?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Cindi,
      We’re not aware of any such discount.

  36. Avatar Selma Quinones Casberg says:

    Do you install the system ??
    How much it cost ??
    I have 3 doors

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Selma,
      The installation is do-it-yourself. There’s no extra charge.

  37. Avatar Linda says:

    This question may have been asked and answered already but I’m confused. I have to ask. What are the advantage and disadvantages of purchasing the $3.00 plan? It will record but doesn’t save? How long is the recording available to me?

  38. Avatar Bao says:

    If I move will I be able to take the service with me?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Bao,
      Yes, you can take it with you when you move.

  39. Avatar Melissa says:

    In October 2018 and at the CES conference January 2019, it was announced that Ring was going to offer CVR recording like it’s competitor, as well as “live” dashboard camera previews in real time. Are there any updates On when that will launch? Currently considering switching to Nest due to CVR capabilities which is hugely important for a security camera to be able to do. Willing to wait if update will happen this year as promised.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Melissa,
      Haven’t heard any updates beyond sometime in 2019.

  40. Avatar Connie says:

    I am not able to change the motion range on either one of my battery spotlight cams. How do i do this? It is a touch screen and i can either tap the screen for On or Off.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Connie,
      If you’re having trouble, we’d suggest contacting Ring customer service.

  41. Avatar Paul Eckhart says:

    These cameras use a WiFi…what speeds should best be used with this system? We only have 12Mbs…will this be enough?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Paul,
      Ring recommends a minimum WiFi speed of 2 Mbps for uploading and downloading.

  42. Avatar Jeannie Maestas says:

    What do I do for the $10 a month? Does it cover the front and back of the house,I’m on a fixed income and don’t have to much money, And am disabled!!

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Jeannie,
      The $10 a month Protect Plus plan covers unlimited cameras, so yes, you can get coverage for the front and back of your house. You can buy the plan through Ring.

  43. Avatar Felicia Gongre says:

    How do I enroll for the $3.00 a month for my door ring

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Felicia,
      You’d need to sign up through Ring.

  44. Avatar Kelly Lawson says:

    How do I pay a monthly fee for my doorbell ring I want to see the video

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Kelly,
      You can purchase Protect Plans by going to Ring’s website and clicking on “Protect Plans.”

  45. Avatar Carl Tookey says:

    I have the Ring Doorbell and a $30 subscription.
    It all seems tobe working fine
    Except I don’t get anykind of notification for motion or ring events.
    However I can see the movies for them.
    How do I stay notifications

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Carl,
      Check the notifications setting in your Ring app. Make sure alerts are on.

  46. Avatar Michael H Pusch says:

    Interested in the battery floodlight camera.
    How long do the batteries last with minimum usage?
    How far does the Wifi reach?


    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      The batteries will last up to a year under what Ring calls normal usage. How far WiFi reaches depends on a lot of factors, including the type of router you have and the layout of your house.

  47. Avatar Shawn says:

    Looking for my best choice for an economical doorbell solution. With the Ring2 doorbell, can I get the basic package, $3/mo and still check my camera remotely for a live short clip (even if it didn’t trigger?) I do desire the feature but would not use that feature enough to justify $10/mo Pro plan.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Shawn,
      You can get live camera views with all the plans, including the free one.

  48. Avatar Tom Gould says:

    Can I have the video automatically uploaded to my existing “iDrive” cloud storage account?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Tom,
      Ring will upload to the cloud if you have a Protect Plus plan, but it may not be iDrive.

  49. Avatar Michael Plattero says:

    Do I have to pay for another plan if I added a flood light and camera to back yard

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Michael,
      That depends on what plan you have now. The Ring Protect Basic plan only covers one camera. But the Ring Protect Plus plan covers an unlimited number of cameras at a single address.

  50. Avatar Marvin Adams says:

    I have a ring doorbell pro on my front door, can I purchase by itself another ring pro doorbell AND INSTALL IT ON MY back door on same account??
    If so, would that cost another $30.00 a year or would i have to get ring protect plus plann at $100.00 a year

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Marvin,
      Ring Protec Basic only covers 1 camera per account. So you would need to upgrade to Ring Protect Plus.

  51. Avatar Diane Blackmon says:

    I have the ring 2. I would like to have an extra battery for it so I could have that ready to go when the other battery needs recharging. Where can I order that from?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Diane,
      You can buy an extra battery pack from Ring’s website or Amazon.

  52. Avatar Phil says:

    We have 2 doors to the house, can we have two Ring 2 units on one system?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Phil,
      Yes, you can put multiple cameras or devices on the same system at the same address.

  53. Avatar John says:

    If I had a system installed should I have received a charge base for the doorbell camera?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi John,
      A micro USB cable is included with your order, yes.

  54. Avatar Derek says:

    I just purchased ring alarm system for my home. Can I add ring doorbell camera

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Derek,
      Yes, you can add a doorbell camera.

  55. Avatar Bruce M. Rottner says:

    A friend and I own a two-flat together. In front of our building next to the door, we have two separate electronic doorbells, one for each apartment that are wired into our phone systems so our landline phone(s) ring when someone presses one of the buttons outside. If we were to replace these units with Ring2’s, would we need two Ring2″, one for each apartment?

    1. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Bruce,
      That depends on the address situation. You need separate plans for each address.

  56. Avatar Kenneth Davis says:

    I would like to get the 30.00 / year protection plan, but would like to pay by check via US mail. Can I get a phone # to call and request this?

    1. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Kenneth,
      Ring does not accept checks. You have to pay through the website.

  57. Avatar Colleen Kalbfleisch says:

    I want to get a protection basic plan. How do I go about it

    1. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Colleen,
      You can go to Ring’s website and purchase a protection plan.

  58. Avatar Marc says:

    How long do you have to view a video if you don’t have a subscription?

    1. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Marc,
      You can only view Ring videos live without a subscription. There’s no way to record videos for later viewing otherwise.

  59. Avatar Ron kotz says:

    I just moved into a house that had ring previously installed. How do I set it up for my use.

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