Ring Pro Tested

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 26, 2016

This year, Ring received $61.2 million more of VC funding.

For a video doorbell.

The video doorbell market is evidently hot but how good are Ring's doorbells?

We bought the new Ring Pro, installed and tested it against its predecessor.

We evaluated this Ring on the same criteria in our test of the first model:

  • Video quality
  • Sound quality
  • Motion detection
  • Low-light performance
  • App performance
  • Lock control / integration
  • Install ease / issues
  • Wireless performance

**** ****, ************ $**.* ******* **** ** ** *******.

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*** ***** ******** ****** ** ********* *** *** *** **** are ****'* *********?

** ****** *** ******* ***, ********* *** ****** ** ******* *** ***********.

** ********* **** **** ** *** **** ******** ***** **** ** *** ***** *****:

  • ***** *******
  • ***** *******
  • ****** *********
  • ***-***** ***********
  • *** ***********
  • **** ******* / ***********
  • ******* **** / ******
  • ******** ***********

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Contrast - **** *** **. **** 

*** *** ***** ****** ******* ******** ******** ** *** ***** generation. **** *** ***** $***, ***** *** *** *** **** costs $***. *** *** ~$** ***** ********, **** *** *** major **** *********** ** * ******:

*** *** **** *** *** * ****** ********** ******, ******** night ******, *** ** ******* ** ****. *******, *** *** unit **** *** ***** ******* ***** *** ******** ********* *****, including * **** ********* ******** *** **** **** ** ********* on *** **** ******** ****.

Test *** ********

***** ******* *** ************ *** *********, **** *** *** *** findings:

  • ***** *******: ***** *** ****** ******** ***** **********, *** ***** ******* is ***** *** ***** *** ********* ***********. **** **** **** and ******** ***** *** ********** ********** *** **********. ** **** cases, *** ****** ********** ***** ***** ***** ** *** **** stream ** *** ***.
  • **** ******** ***: **** *** *** **** ** *** **** ********* ****** ***** performance ** *** ******** *** ********** ****.  **** ** *** ** ***** **** ** *********** ** *** ********* WiFi *******. ** *** ****, **** *** *** **** ~** feet **** **** *** ****** ******* * ***** ******** **** and ** ********** *** ******* ****** *** ****. ****'* *** does *** ***** ** ********** ***** *** ****, *** **** support********** ********** ** ******** **** *** ****** * ******* ********. *** **** *****, **** ** ************ *** ********** an ********** *******.
  • ***** *******: **** *** ********* ****'* **** ******* ***********, **** ****** and ******** ***** ** *** **** ****, *** **** ***** cancelling ** **** ****.
  • ****** *********: ***** *** * ***** ******* ** *** ******** ****, Pro ******** ****** ******* ********* ****** ***** ****** **** ******* 'wedges' ** *** ********.  ** *** ****, *** ****** ***** worked ****.
  • ********* ***** ****: ****** *** ******** **** **** ******* ** ****** ** *** internal *********, **** *** **** ** ********* *** ******** ** additional '***** ****' ** *** ******** ***********.
  • ****** *******: ************ ** *** *** **** ** **** *********. ****** than ****** ********** * ******** **** * *** *********, ***** must ****** ** * ***** **** *** ******** ******* *** breakers *** **** ****** ****.
  • ***-***** ***********: ****** **** *** ******** ****'* ***********.  ******* ************ ** *** area ** ******** *** *** ***** ** **** ***** ** darkness.
  • *** ***********: *** *** ****** **** ** **** *** *** ******* platforms. **** **** ***** ****** ** **** *****, *** ***** feeds *** ** **** ** *********** **** ********, *** ** general *********** ** *** *** *** ******** *** *****.  ** addition, ******** ******** *** ******** *** ************ **** **** ****'* *** portal.

Improved Video ******* *** ***** ******

** ***** ** *****, **** *** ******** * ***** ******* day/night ****** ******* ** ** *****, *** *** **** ******** three ******* ** ****. ***** **** *** **** *** ***** WDR, *********** ** * ******** ***** ** ******** ** ****** than *** ********. *** *** ** ***** **** *****, *** is ******** ******** **** *** ******** **********. *** ********** ***** below *** ***** ** *** **** ****, *** ****** ******** light ******** *********** *** *** **********:

*******, **** *** *** ******* **** ******* ***** *******, ******* **** blockiness, ****** ******, ** **** ***** *********** ** *** *****:

Good, **** ********

**** *** *** **** * ****, ********* ******** ******* *** microphone ***** **. **** **** ********** ***** *** ****, **** Pro's ***** ************ ***** **** *** ********** ****/******* ***** *** not ********* ***-*** *************. ****** ***** *********, *** **** ********** did *** ***** ***** ************* ** ****, ***, ** ****.

********** *****

**** ******** ****, *** *** *** **** **** *** ******* relay ******* ** ******* * ****** ** ****** * ******** and ******** **** ** * ***** ********. '*******' ******* ******* *** **** is *** ********, ******** *** *** ****** *********** **** ******* lock ******* *************,****,****, *************** ***** **** ** ******** ********* ************** *****.

Motion **********

***** **** ***** ********* ** * ******, *** ******* ****** also *** ** ********** ** ****** ** ****** ** *** FoV. **** *********** ***** **** ***** ** * ************ ****** that *** ****** ***** ** ******** ** ***** ****** ***** to *** **** *******.

Other ********

******** *******: ***** ******* **** *** *** *** ****, **** *** ** ***** ****** bigger **** *********** **** ********, ** *** *** *** ** all ********* *** **** *** ******* ********* ** *** ***** spot ** ***** * ****** *** ******** *** ** ******* exposure, ***, ** ****. *** ***** *** **** ********** ********* a **** ********* ** **** ***, ** ****************** *********** ****** ** **** *** ******** *****.

**** ************ ******** ****: **** *** ***** ** ***** ******* ** ****** ***** of ** *****, ******* *** ************* *** ** *** *** **** *** ******** button ** ****** ** ****** ** ********. **** ***** *** **** **** ******* ****** *** ***** and ***** *** ******* ****** ***** **** **. ***** *********** included ** * ******* *********, *** ******* ***** ****, *** the ****** ******* *** **** *** **** **** ** *** meantime. 

Product ********

*** ***** ***** ****** * ***** ******** ** *** ****'* construction, ******, *** **** ******** ** * *** *** ********** Ring:


*** **** ******** ***** *"**"**" ***** ** ***** *" ******* in ****** *** ***** **** *** ******** *****. *** **** **** the **** *** **** ********** *** ** - ** *** power ********* ******* *** *** ********* ** **** *****. *** unit ****** ****** ** * ******** ******* ******* ** ***** by ******* ***** ** **** ******. ******** *** ******* *** wiring ** **** ***** ** *** ********* *** ****** ****** of **** ****** ******. ****** *** ******** ***-***** ******* ** the ********, **** *** ******** ** **** *** ******** ****.

Interchangeable **********

****** *** ******** **** **** *** ******* **** *** ******* in ********* ******, **** *** ************ ********** ************ ***** **** *********** ** *** *****.

Hardwired *****

**** *** ******** ***** * *** ******* *********** *** ***** and **** *** ******** ***** *** **** *** ****, ** when *** ****** ** ******* *** **** ** *****. *******, this ******* ******** * ***** ** *-* ******* ******* ******* the ****** *** ******* * *****, ***** **** **** ** send ************* ** **** **** ****** ********** ****** ** *** door. 

**** *** **** ******** ********** * ***** ******* ***** *** splicing ** **** ** ******** ******** ***********. **** ****** **** extra ********* ********** ******* *** ****** *********** ***, *** ******** using * ****** *** ********* ******** ********* ************ **** ****** DIYers *** **** ***********.

*** ********** ** *** ******* *** **** ***** ** ****, who ** ******** '**** ************ *******' *** * ******* **** ***** **** **** *** ** have *** **** ** ********** **********.  ******* ***** ******** ** a *** *******, *** **** **** ** ********* ************ ******* costs ** *** * **** **** *** ******* **********:

** **** ******* * **** **** ** *** ***** *** details ** **** **** ************ ******* ******* ** *** **** future.

Operation ****

** **** *****, ** ******** ******** ***** **** *** **** in ***.  *** *** ****** **** ***** **** ***** ** general, ***** ***** *** * *********** ** ****** ** ********** problem *** *****.

*****, * ******* ****:


*** * ********* ****:


**** ***** **** ******** *** ****** *** **** *********, *** impatient ******* *** ***** ****** *** **** ******** *** *** be ********, **** ** *** ****** **** ** ***** ** pull * ***** *** ** * ******.

Nighttime ***********

**** ******** * ********** ** *** ****** *** *** ***** red IR **** ****** ** *** ***** *******. ******* ********* *********** is ******** ******** ** *** *** *** ****, ***** *** not **** **** ****** ** **** ** *** ****, *** *** Pro ***** **** * **** ****** *** ** ******** *** scene **** **' ****. ******* ****** ** **** *** ***** the ******** ** **** ****** ** ********* ******** ***** *** can *** ******** ~** **** **** **** *** ******:

*******, ** **** *** ******** ****, ** ***** **** *** option ** **** ** * ***** ***** *****, ******* ***** quality **** ** ****** **** ***** ** *****.

Live **** *** ***** *******

***** *** ***** **** *** ********, *** ******* *** ***** a '**** ****' ****** ** *** *** *** ******* ** on **** *** ****** ** ****** ** *** ****, ********** if ****** ** ******** ** *** ****** ** *******.  ***** events **** ******* ********** **** *** ** ******** ** ********** via *** *** ** *** ******.

** ******** ** **** ****, **** *** * ***** ************** $* *** *****/ $** *** **** *** ********* ****** from *** ******** ** **** ** ~*** ******. ***** **** allows ***** ** ******** ** **** **** **** *** ****** whenever ** ** ********* ** **** ****** ** ****** *** free, ********* ***** ***** ***** *** ** *********. ** *** *****, stored ***** ** ************ ** .*** ****** *** *** ** web ****** *** ** ****/**** *******.

Custom ****** *********

* *** **** *** ******* ** ******* ** ****** **** polygonal ****** ****** ********* *****:

** ** * ********* ****** ***** *** ** ****** ** ** turned **/*** ** ****** ******, ** ******* ******** **** *********** moving ** *** **** *** ******* ** *** ****** ** it **** *** **** ******.

** *** *****, ****** ********* ****** ********, ********** ********* *** important '****' ****** *** ********* **** **** *%- **% '***** alarm' ********* *** ** *********** ******* ****** **** ******* ******, animals, ** *******.

Original **** ***** ****** ****** *** ****

**** *** **** *** ** * **** *** *** ****, while *** *** **** *** ***** ** *********.  ***** ******* nightvision *********** ** ******* ********, *** ************ ********** *** ********** requirement **** ****** **** **** ***. **** ***** ** **** plan ** ******** ** **** *** ******* *** ******** *****, and **** **** *** ******* ********** *** ****** *** ***** abilities, ** **** ****** *** **** ****** *** ***** ***** looking *** * ***** **********, ******* ********.

 

Comments (9)

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