Ring Solar Stick Up Camera Tested

By John Scanlan, Published Apr 04, 2017, 08:27am EDT

We bought and tested the Ring Stick Up Camera along with the Solar Panel accessory. Inside we report our test result findings covering:

  • Pricing
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Image Quality
  • Solar Panel / Battery Performance
  • Installation / Usability

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** *** *****, *** Ring ***** ** ******'* image ******* *** ******* to ***** *******, **** daytime ******* ******* ** *** Nest *** (****** **** a **** ******** ***), and **** *** ***** details **** ******-***** ****** due ** ***** ** ************ without ********* ** ********** mode. 

*** ***** ***** *** simple ** ******* *** remained **% ******* ** higher ****** *** ******* including ******** ***** *** overcast **** **** ******** live ******* *** ********* motion ******. **** ***** add ** ** **** among ******** *** **** professional *******.

*******, ****** **** ***/******** offerings, **** ****** *** only * ****** ***, but * **** ******* app, ** ****, ******** users ** **** *******/********* and *** ***-*** ***** from ***** **. 

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*** **** ***** ** Camera ** ********* ******** **** **** ******** ******** $*** ***. *** panel ** ************ ~$**.

**** *** ******** ** the ***** ** ****** you ******* * ** day ************ *** ***** storage ****** **** * **** *** ** purchased **** ****.****** $** * **** for * ****** ****** or $*** *** ********* cameras.  *** ****** ***** with* ******** ******** ******* damage *** ******* ** ** ****** from ****.

Physical ********

*** ***** ** *** has ** ******* **** factor, ******* ** * cube *** ******, *********** the **** ********** ** the ******** **** ********. The ***** ***** ** small, *.* * *, smaller **** ** ****. ***** connection **** *** ***** panel ** ****** ** via * ****** ***** USB *****.

** ****** *** ****** and ***** ***** ** this *****:

Installation / *****

*** ***** ** ****** and ***** ***** *** both *********** *** ******* by **** * *** screws. ************ **** **** a *** ******* ** our ****. ************, **** may ** ******** ** zip **** ** *****, poles, ** *****.

Solar ***********

** *** *****, *** solar ***** **** *** camera's ******* **** *******, only ******* ***** **% during ******** ******** ** rainy ****. ****'* **** guidance ** ***** ***** placement ** **** ** should ******* ** ***** one **** ** **** sun *****. ** ******* the ***** ****** *** office, ****** *****, ****** at ***** **°.  

Wireless *****

***** ****** ** ********* ** wireless ***** **** ******** the ***** ** ***. In *** *****, ** were **** **** ** place *** ****** ~**' away **** *** ****** before ****** ********* ****** arose, ** ******** *** connection. Note ******* **** **** range *** ****, ** typical **** ************ **** more ***-******** ********* **** our ******** (***** ***** and ******** ******** *****). 

** ***** ** * problem **** ***** ** connectivity **** ********* ******* ***** near *** ******, *** ** ****** relocating *** **** ****** or ************* *** ******** network ****** ********, **** ***** Chime ***.

Image *******

*** ***** ***** ***** are **** *** ** our ********** **** **** full *****  / ~*** lux. In *** *********** *****, the ******* *** ****** at *** **** ******** from *** ******, ~**.***.

** *** *****, *** time ******* ** *** Ring *** ***** **** that ******** ** *** Nest ***, **** ****** it ******** ****** *** due ** *** ******** FOV. Only **** ** *** characters ** *** ***** line *** ** **** while *** **** *** provides ******* ** *** fourth **** ** *** chart. ***** ** **** less ****** ** *** subjects **** **** *** Stick ** ******.

** *****, **** ******* provide ******* *******. **** **** the **** ***** ** camera ** *** **********, producing ******-***** ****** **** here. **** **** ******* informed ** **** *** camera ******** **-** ***** to "********* ** *** environment" ***** ***** ****** this ****** ****, *** in *** ***** ** saw ** ********** ******* leaving *** ****** ** place *** ******* ****.

*******, ****** *** ******* with ******** **** *****, ~0.5 ***. *********** ** again *******, **** **** purple **** **** *** lower ***** ***** *****.

 App *********

*** ****** *** ** accessed *** *** **** mobile ***, **** ******* app, *** ****.***.  *** notable ********** ** **** live **** ** *** available *** *** ***. Below *** ******** **** the ****** *** ******* the **** ****** ******* options ********* **** ****, settings, ****** ******** *** more.

Test **********

*** **** ** ** date ******** *** **** at *** **** ** our ****:

  • **** ***** ** ***: cam-1.7.129

Comments (10)

Love the concept.

Note: In the early version of this report which was published, PPF figures were incorrectly shown as 56 in Ring and 43 in the Nest Cam. This was based on the width of the license plate in the Nest Cam (12"), not the actual angle of view/field of view calculation, which results in 27 PPF.

I cant understand why major surveillance manufacturers cant figure out how to make stuff like this.

I agree Sean.  With all the LEED facilities and certifications out there something like this from AXIS would be a no brainer for me.

Do you mean a solar panel kit?  Because the camera itself is awkward and low performing.

Oh yeah not the camera, the idea. I took Sean's post to mean "Why doesn't someone who makes an actual enterprise level camera do something like this?"

"Why doesn't someone who makes an actual enterprise level camera do something like this?"

Micropower Fails

There are several higher end cameras available with built in WI-Fi and external power connections.

Just add solar battery pack:

For example,

http://www.moultriefeeders.com/moultrie-game-camera-power-panel

 

They would drain that pretty fast I think. You would need a much larger solar panel a large deep cell 12V battery to make it work and even then you would probably get drop outs on cloudy days and during night time.

I think the ring cam is designed to only be powered when it senses motion or when it is remotely viewed. That is how most of the "completely wireless" cams are designed, such as the arlo. What makes this one cool though is you never have to change the battery.

Panasonic and Hanwha both own gigantic solar divisions.  I really wish they would do something like this.

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