Ring's newest old doorbell delivers affordable porch monitoring
Ring's got a new doorbell that's pretty much its old doorbell but shiny and new and better.
We're reviewing the second gen ring video doorbell right now.
So this is a reskin, remake, re update.
There we go.
We'll call it rupdate.
This is the second generation rupdated ring video doorbell.
The first model came out all the way back in 2014.
Since then ring was bought by Amazon and they released the ring video doorbell to the three the free plus the ring video doorbell pro but that first model became more and more outdated.
So here's what's new 10 ADP live streaming as opposed to 720 p in the original, more customizable motion zones and better night vision.
That's pretty much it.
But here's what's appealing.
When it first launched, it was a top of the line video doorbell and cost 200, now it's only 100 bucks.
So what brings offering is updated hardware on the original model while keeping it on the budget friendly side of things to round out their offerings.
But is it good?
Kinda, especially if you're already invested in Amazon stuff and you want a budget but competent model guarding your doors Physically It looks a lot like the old rings.
So most of the improvements are internal.
It's still battery powered or you can hardwire and it's better if you're willing to hardwire the battery isn't removable.
It can last between three to.
Just six months but then you'll need to bring it inside for a few hours and the rough Ian's will be free to trade through your yard and you'd be powerless.
powerless I say unless you run a long extension cord to it or you could get rings solar powered attachment, but if you have a shaded porch that might not cut it, so.
The simple answer is, you're better off with this guy if you can hardwire it.
Either way, setup is easy and ring walks you through it.
alerts come promptly and you can customize motion zones.
So it's pretty good, especially for 100 bucks, but disappointingly ring doesn't offer any free cloud storage of Clips.
So if somebody steals something from your porch and you're not quick enough to pull up the live feed and catch them in the act, well your box set of buffy the vampire slayer belongs to them.
Now, this subscription is reasonable and only $3 a month but I wish there was something you could get for free pay up and you get 60 days of clips stored in the cloud and you can access people only motion.
alerts so ring doesn't bug you every time the neighborhood cat scrolls by.
and bonus, it comes with a free scoop of ring and Amazon's privacy baggage ring worried privacy advocates when it partnered with local law enforcement agencies to monitor neighborhoods.
Thousands of ring users had their data exposed last December.
We actually stopped reviewing and recommending ring products altogether for a while.
Since then they've added mandatory two factor authentication.
There's a control center for better access to privacy settings, they've made improvements.
I can kinda, I haven't even mentioned competitors in here.
It's a big field and going through all that as a whole other video.
Point being this isn't the best product for everyone.
I recommend it to us specifically if you're invested in Amazon's ecosystem.
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And speaking of whole other video here's one we made comparing the ring pro and the nest Hello.
There we go.
That's the full spiel on the rupdated ring.
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