Are you interested in purchasing a Ring Video Doorbell? Maybe you’re interested but not sure if you should go through the expense and potential hassle of setting it up. Here are some good reasons that make the investment worth it.
What is a Ring Video Doorbell?
A Ring Video Doorbell is a smart doorbell that uses Wi-Fi and includes a camera, microphone, and speaker. Ring provides an iOS or Android app for your smartphone through which you can interact with someone who shows up at your front door via video chat.
The doorbell will also record video, for example when it detects motion, and allow visitors to leave you a message. All this is convenient when you don’t want to open your door or when you want to answer the door through the app even when you are not at home.
So, is it all worth it? Here are some reasons why this might be the case.
1. You like peace of mind
One of the most obvious reasons to buy a Ring Doorbell is for peace of mind. You can see who comes and goes at your house when you are away. For example, you can see when your children come home from school.
You can give the impression that you are at home, even when you are not. For example, you can answer the door through the speakerphone if someone you don’t know rings your doorbell. It could be a good deterrent against potential burglars.
2. You like smart home products at a reasonable price
You can get a standard Ring Video Doorbell for under $100. It may not be expensive for the peace of mind, security and convenience it brings.
3. You are often away from home or have a lot of visitors
If you have a lot of lawyers or friends and family visiting you at home, a Ring doorbell can be useful. With a Ring Doorbell, you can talk to lawyers through the app on your phone. You can let them know you’re not interested or tell them about the products they offer. Or maybe you would like to interact with friends and neighbors rather than having their visit ignored.
4. You want help with package delivery
When a package delivery courier shows up at your doorstep, you can tell them where to hide your packages. If your package requires a signature, you can coordinate with the courier a time when you will be home or another delivery location.
5. You want to be able to unlock your door remotely
You can remotely lock and unlock compatible devices such as smart locks through the Ring device. If a cleaner or dog walker shows up and you’re not home, you can verify they’re the right person through your Ring app. You can unlock your door by pressing a button. This can also be useful if, for example, your children have lost their key and you need to let them in.
6. You love home improvement projects
Installing some smart home products, like a doorbell, can sometimes be tricky. For those who like a good challenge and a good home improvement project, this can be a good thing.
For example, you can’t just stick a wired Ring doorbell on the wall. You will need to remove the old legacy doorbell and attach the Ring device to the wire that powers and connects the doorbell speaker. And if you’re concerned about anesthetics, make sure the new doorbell looks as good on the wall as the old one. You may need to re-glue some wall material around it.
For more information, check out our guide to installing a Ring Video Doorbell.
7. You enjoy using/tinkering with technology
Many enjoy setting up or tinkering with technology. A Ring doorbell device contains many parts to adjust, adjust, play with, etc. If you like experimenting with all the options and settings, you might like your Ring Video Doorbell.
Setting up your Ring app is straightforward, and it’s fairly easy to get your doorbell working on your home network. But then you can do things like change the motion detection range of your video doorbell. Or you can set up alerts, set up your quick response system, and even integrate Ring with Amazon’s Alexa.
8. You love fighting crime and getting involved in your community
Ring includes a social space called Ring Neighbors, allowing you to share videos, images, and information about local crime and crime prevention. For example, if a “porch hacker” stole a package from you and your Ring device captured video of the theft, you can share that video with your neighbors. Maybe someone in the area will recognize the person who stole the package, and the evidence can be turned over to the police.
One of the key selling features of a Ring device is security and peace of mind, and the Neighbors service fits right in with that goal. Another good thing about the Ring Neighbors service is that it doesn’t require a subscription.
9. You like to save photos and videos
Are you a photographer or a video enthusiast? Maybe you enjoy looking at old photos of your friends and family. If so, Ring video footage can be a great source of documentation of your friend and family’s whereabouts.
For example, your Ring video device might capture a funny clip of your child’s friend ringing the doorbell and leaving a message. You can download and store all of your Ring videos on your smartphone.
10. You like to nap
Your Ring video device includes a snooze feature. If you’re getting ready for an afternoon nap or need to focus on work for a while, simply activate the feature through the app. This way you won’t be notified for a while when someone rings your doorbell.
Ring Doorbell offers convenient peace of mind at a reasonable price
Ring doorbells offer peace of mind, security and convenience at a reasonable price. And they’re fun to use, especially if you love tinkering with technology and home improvement projects. If any of these reasons sound true to you, go out and buy a Ring Video Doorbell.