What you should know:

Known as the “caller ID for the front door” the Ring video doorbell is one of the hottest new names in home security. Designed with a mission to keep neighborhoods safer, Ring shines as one of the more budget-friendly options on the market. Are you ready to see what the big deal is all about?

PROS:

Affordable

With protection plans starting at $3/month/$30 a year or $10/$100 per year, Ring is easily one of the more affordable home security system options on the market. The cheaper of the two is the Basic Plan which gets you active video recording for one device. Meanwhile, the Plus Plan allows you to activate video recording and get 24/7 professional monitoring for all devices at your home. The Free version gets you features that include two-way talk, lifetime theft protection, real-time video with live view and motion-activated notifications. No matter which subscription you choose, Ring makes it affordable.

Diverse Product Line

While some home security systems have a lack of product options, Ring isn’t one of them. With two different versions of their beloved video doorbell, a peephole cam, an indoor cam and much more, Ring gives you various options to meet your individual needs. From security cameras to complete alarm and home security systems, it gives you the power to create your perfect protection package. You can even buy a panic button for less than $40!

Professional Monitoring Available

With various products to fit your unique needs, one of the best features of the Ring brand is their affordable 24/7 professional monitoring service. From break-ins and burglaries to floods and carbon monoxide, this service gives you the peace of mind you need.

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Web Snapshot – Ring.com – March, 27 2020.

CONS:

Lots of Add-Ons

While the Ring system is incredibly affordable, many parts of its security system require you to purchase add-ons for optimal service. For example: Their alarm security system doesn’t come with cameras included. While having such a diverse product line is a plus as mentioned above, it can also be a bad thing if you decide not to buy a complete kit.

Limited alert configuration

Are you someone who likes to be in full control over what notifications you receive from your home security system? Do you only want to get alerts during a certain time period of the day? If so, the Ring brand may be a bit problematic for you. With limited alert configuration, you’re forced to just accept some of the settings that the manufacturers outlined for you.

Video quality isn’t always crisp

One of the main reasons people purchase a home security system is to be able to clearly see what’s happening in and around their home at all times. Unfortunately, the Ring system doesn’t always delivery clear, crisp video quality and can lag behind depending on the WIFI connection. Despite being affordable, this is a definite disadvantage of the Ring brand.

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About Rick Doney

Rick Doney is a co-founder of Consumer Authority and Lifetime Entrepreneur. Expert on real estate, home improvement and other topics.

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