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One of my favorite products for 2020 is the Ring Video Doorbell.
I bought this several months ago and was not sure if I really even wanted it. I thought, Why do I need this? Will I just be checking my app all day to see who is walking past my door?
After some convincing by my husband, we decided to get it. When I first opened the box, I found it was very easy to set up with the app. My husband was the one who installed it outside our front door. We had no place to install but on the siding, so there it went.
The Ring gives you a couple different options for installation and all the necessary tools and screws and such to install effectively.
One good tip: It is important to be sure to fully charge the battery that comes with it. The only thing I wish I had done initially was to order a second battery, so that when the first one needs charging, I don’t have to be without my Ring Doorbell. ( I did eventually order another.)
Once installed and fully functional, I adjusted the settings on my Ring app so not every little thing would trigger an alert on my phone. You can adjust to your preferences and location to best suit your needs.
Why I like The Ring Doorbell:
- I can see when the mail has been delivered, if any packages were left at my door.
- I can see who is knocking at my door or ringing the bell. I can choose to just watch and listen to what is outside my door. Or I can engage in conversation with whomever as at the door.
- I can see when my son gets home from school, when my mother in law gets home from her doctor’s appointments.
Overall, I just like being able to see what is going around my house. These days you never can be too careful.
In conclusion: I honestly don’t think I could live without the Ring Doorbell now. For me it was well worth the money and I highly recommend it.
I originally purchased the Ring 2 and they now have available the Ring 3 (their updated model) which includes enhanced wi-fi and improved motion detection.