Shiny gadget of the month: Ring Video Doorbell 2

By January 16, 2019 Blog

It is now 2019 and the holidays have passed. You have a home full of new toys, gadgets, and valuables but you have to return to your jobs and leave them behind. Have you ever worried about someone breaking in to get at your belongings? What about just a suspicious person at the door or you want to make sure the package you ordered is safe at your doorstep? Luckily being able to monitor all these things has never been easier with today’s technology.

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the next generation of video doorbells from Ring. You can watch over any entry way you place it at with HD video and can even speak to visitors from anywhere. The doorbell can be customized with options to set zones for motion detection, 24×7 live view, snooze settings to reduce the frequency of alerts, or just simply set to activate when the doorbell is pressed. This way you can be sure to have a setting to meet your needs. The Video Doorbell 2 can be more than just piece of mind, but also a collaborative community watch. Ring has a “Neighbors” community that people can post videos to if they need help should a package theft occur or if a suspicious person comes up to their door at night so you can see what else is going on around your community. On the other hand, it can be useful for simply just knowing who is at your door if you are out of earshot of a doorbell or not home. For instance, if you are out back enjoying a nice day but ordered some food, you would get an alert on your smartphone notifying you there is someone at the door so you don’t miss your delivery.

The other best part of this nifty gadget is that set up and installation is a breeze. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 gives you an option to either hardwire the device to your existing doorbell wiring or use a rechargeable battery pack so you can easily set it up no matter what your comfort level is with messing with wires. The battery lasts a really long time too, well over a month depending on the setting and can be charged pretty quickly so you are not without power for too long (or you can buy a second battery to make sure you are covered 100% of the time).

Overall, this little gadget has many uses and is simple to set up, use, and protect your home. If you are looking for a relatively affordable device to home security this could be it. It is currently $199 on their website ring.com with financing options available.