Review: Ring Doorbell Pro

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Have you ever heard the doorbell ring and rushed to get up and check through the peephole and see who was there, only for it to have been a package dropped off by UPS, or have you ever wanted to be able to check on your house while you were away from home? Hopefully you have never had a package taken from you, but if you had, you would probably want video proof of it. Well, luckily all of these situations can be remedied by the use of a smart doorbell! The Ring Doorbell Pro, along with similar models, are perfect for giving your home the smart upgrade it needs.


You probably often find yourself worrying that your packages may be taken right from your front doorstep, especially during the holidays, and especially when you are not home. If so, thankfully the technology is here where this is worry is no longer necessary. You can now use smart doorbells, which have video and/or audio so that you can watch your front porch. Many other features may also be included, and you may want the ability to download recorded video or speak with your front door visitors from your phone. 

If you want the ability to have convenience and security at your fingertips, a smart doorbell is probably a good idea for you and your home. That said, it can seem pretty difficult to choose which smart doorbell to buy for your house. How do you know which one is best? Especially when there are so many options out there, it can be tricky to know what to get for yourself. That is why we are here to make sure you feel comfortable making an informed decision purchasing your smart doorbell. The Ring Doorbell Pro would be sure to meet all of your expectations, no matter what features you desire.

What Is the Ring Doorbell Pro?

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The Ring Doorbell Pro is one of the most luxurious, premiere options that Ring has to offer in terms of smart doorbells. It has substantially more features than other Ring doorbells. Like the other smart doorbell options we have included in this article, the Ring Doorbell Pro connects to your home Wi-Fi so that it can record and transmit video of your front porch and yard at all times. If you have been searching for a smart doorbell that you can monitor on your phone, this smart doorbell is a great choice for you.

Product Specs

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Do you want the ultimate technological experience with your smart doorbell? If you want the ability to access your doorbell from any device—including phone, computer, or tablet—the Ring Doorbell Pro is your dream. It uses Wi-Fi to connect to all of these devices, and it also connects to Alexa to allow you the most hands off experience.

You can also set up notifications so that no matter what, the instant someone comes in range of the sensor on your doorbell, you will be notified. This is convenient for security purposes, so that you know if someone is outside your front door. It is also useful for those days you know when you are expecting a delivery to arrive. Now, there is no need to guess about whether someone has visited your home while you are away.

Even while you are at home, the Ring Doorbell Pro enables you to simply check your phone to see who is at your door instead of getting up. The audio and video function acts as an intercom so you can speak with any guests at your door. You can also record video and, for a small monthly fee, download and store it on the Cloud.

Compared to former models of Ring smart doorbells, the Ring Doorbell Pro also has advanced motion detection. This allows you to fully customize your smart doorbell, so if there is any area in your front yard you would prefer to home in on, you can set the camera to do so. This way, you will not constantly be notified if, for example, there is a path where people walk their dogs or ride bikes in front of your home.

When you combine all of these beneficial features with the fact that the Ring Doorbell Pro comes with four interchangeable faceplates, you will be tempted to go with the Ring Doorbell Pro. The sleek and modern design is appealing to the eyes, instead of being a clunky and distracting digital gadget stuck to the outside of your home. For your convenience, it also installs directly into the same wiring from your existing doorbell.

Now that you know more about the Ring Doorbell Pro, you probably have an idea of whether it is a good choice for your home. But before you make the ultimate decision, let us compare it to some other smart doorbell models.

Pricing

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These smart doorbells range in price based on the amount of features they may have. 

How It Compares

We picked a few similar smart doorbell models available on the market to see how they compare to the Ring Doorbell Pro in terms of price, ease of use, features, design quality, and warranty.

  • Video Doorbell AUNEX WiFi Doorbell
  • Arlo Audio Doorbell
  • Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

Ring Doorbell Pro

Ring Video Doorbell Pro, with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy...
  • Connect your Ring doorbell with Alexa then enable announcements to be alerted when your doorbell is pressed or motion...
  • Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC
  • Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell

This smart doorbell is undoubtedly top-of-the-line when it comes to the sheer amount of features it contains. From the advanced motion detection capabilities, to the beautiful design, to the Alexa compatibility for your convenience, this smart doorbell is a tough one to beat.

Ease of Use

This smart doorbell is fairly easy to install. It uses the old wiring from your previous doorbell so that it doesn’t require a battery. This doorbell also comes with the necessary hardware so that you can set it up yourself, or pay a professional to do it if you prefer. Ring estimates that it takes about 15 minutes for installation.

Features

Anyone familiar with Ring products already knows how reputable and impressive the company is. The Ring Doorbell Pro is no exception to this rule. This smart doorbell allows you to connect with Alexa for voice control, and you can also use Wi-Fi to view your front porch and yard live, wherever you are, on your phone. Even if you are out and about, you can see what is going on through the app. You can also use the app to speak with guests and change the tones of the doorbell. If you choose, for a few dollars each month you can store the video on the Cloud to play it back later.

Design Quality

This sleek and beautiful doorbell will catch the eye of anyone who comes to your home. This model is thinner than the older Ring doorbells so it looks more streamlined, and it comes with four different faceplates so you can choose the one that best complements your home. The Ring design is, in fact, so iconic that many other brands have somewhat modeled their doorbells off of them. If you care about looks, this is a great choice.

Warranty

This model comes with a 1-year limited warranty

Video Doorbell AUNEX WiFi Doorbell

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Video Doorbell AUNEX WiFi Doorbell Camera PIR Motion Detection Cloud...
  • 【Wireless Wi-Fi Connection】Smart doorbell, just download the APP(UBell) and connect to the phone with 2.4GHz Wifi....
  • 【Smart PIR Motion Detection】Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the doorbell.The...
  • 【Cloud Storage and SD Card Recording】Come with 16G SD card, also the app has upgraded free Cloud Storage. Easy to...

This Wi-Fi doorbell easily installs so that you can watch whatever is happening in a wide lens view right outside your home. You can also easily communicate with anyone at your door with both audio and video. This is a great budget choice for anyone who still wants a smart doorbell for their home.

Ease of Use

This doorbell is easy to install and comes with all the hardware needed. You can also choose to use either the backup rechargeable battery method or just plug it into the AC input.

Features

This doorbell comes with a lot of desirable bells and whistles without the high price tag. There is still an app you can use to communicate with your guests through video and audio. This doorbell also comes with an SD card to store video and free Cloud storage where you can keep your video recording for up to seven days. You also get immediate notifications on your phone or tablet, if you choose, when someone comes close enough to trigger the sensor on the doorbell. The night vision will also ensure you feel secure at all hours.

Design Quality

This smart doorbell installs easily and provides most of the features you could ever want. It does not come in any different colors, and the battery life lasts up to six months on standby.

Warranty

This model comes with a 2-year warranty

Arlo Audio Doorbell

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Arlo Audio Doorbell, White (AAD1001-100NAS)
  • Doorbell notifications : Get calls on your smartphone or tablet when someone presses your Arlo Doorbell
  • Remote communication : Talk with visitors from your smartphone or tablet; Operating temperature: 4 degree F to 113° F...
  • Visitor messaging : Visitors can leave a message for you to listen remotely at your convenience

This doorbell is ideal for anyone who wants to be able to converse with guests outside of their home effortlessly. The audio doorbell can also sync up with your Alexa device, so you really do not have to move at all.

Ease of Use

This wireless design lets you install this doorbell at home all by yourself in just a matter of minutes. You can also choose to set the doorbell up with your current chime hardware if you prefer.

Features

This doorbell is probably the least “intelligent” of the smart doorbells on this list, so to speak. Unfortunately, if you are on the market for a video doorbell where you can actually see outside your door and have the security of recording your front yard, this is not the model for you. This doorbell is truly only audio, so while you can talk to people at your door, you cannot see them. That said, the app is easy to use and allows the doorbell to call you even when you’re not home so you can talk to your visitors. You may also place the doorbell on mute when you would prefer to be left in silence.

Design Quality

The Arlo Audio Doorbell is a sturdy and reliable audio doorbell for speaking with guests on the other side. It is sleek and small, so it does not take up much space. It also connects with an Arlo camera—if you purchase one separately.

Warranty

The Arlo Audio Doorbell comes with a 1-year warranty

Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy...
  • Connect your Ring doorbell with Alexa then enable announcements to be alerted when your doorbell is pressed or motion...
  • Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC
  • Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell

This Ring Doorbell is fairly similar to the Ring Doorbell Pro, but it is not quite as advanced and lacks some features of the Pro model. But if you want a top-of-the-line device without spending as much money on the most up-to-date features, this is a great option.

Ease of Use

This Ring doorbell is simple to install, and should only take a few minutes to install, according to Ring’s manufacturers. That said, if you prefer, you may also pay extra for expert installation.

Features

This doorbell has many of the features that were available with the Pro. You can still converse at any moment via phone, tablet, or computer with whoever is at your front door. You can also check in from time-to-time with the live view from the app, so it doesn’t matter where you are. With Alexa connectivity, the doorbell is convenient for anyone.

Design Quality

Though this device is super sleek and fashionable, there are no interchangeable faceplates for you to use the way there are with the higher-end models. Also, the video feed is only at 720 pixel resolution, as opposed to the 1080 pixel resolution of the Ring Doorbell Pro.

Warranty

This model comes with a 1-year limited warranty

Conclusion—Ring Doorbell Pro Review

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While all of these smart doorbells are suitable for keeping tabs on your home even while you’re away, we have to admit that the Ring Doorbell Pro impressed us in a way that the other doorbells fell just a bit short of. With the features the Ring Doorbell Pro has, we would have to give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. There is no limit to the way you can interact with guests outside your door, whether it’s using Alexa, or watching on your app and speaking with them through live video. The instant notifications are perfect for staying up to date all the time. This doorbell is ideal for really being connected to your home.

Now that you know more about smart doorbells and how to monitor your home from anywhere you are, you should feel equipped to make an informed decision. The Ring Doorbell Pro is sure to please anyone willing to spend a little bit of money keeping their home secure and keeping their own peace of mind. All you have to do now is pick the choice that is right for your home, take a few minutes installing, and start watching your own porch from your smart device!

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