Ring Door View Cam Review – TrustedReviews

Verdict If you don’t have room for a smart doorbell or aren’t allowed to drill holes, then the Ring Door View Cam is a smart upgrade for an existing peephole and can be installed in a matter of minutes. It has all the quality features that we expect from Ring, including full HD video and clear audio. The lack of Google Assistant support is disappointing and the camera moves with the front door, making a traditional doorbell placement a better choice if that’s an option. That said, this product fills a sizeable niche and does a brilliant job. Pros Really easy to install Excellent privacy controls Works brilliantly Cons Camera swings with door No Google Assistant support Key Specifications Review Price: £179 97 x 47 x 20mm (external) 1080p resolution 155-degree field of view Cloud recording with subscription Night vision Amazon Alexa support There are a fair few video doorbells to choose from, but current models are largely designed to replace a traditional doorbell. The Ring Door View Cam is different as it’s designed to replace an existing peephole in a door. This means the Door View Cam is really easy to install and particularly suitable for renters or apartment dwellers who may not be able to drill holes to install a more traditional smart doorbell. Ring Door View Cam – What you need to know Installation: Take out your old peephole and slot in the doorbell, and you’re done in a few minutes. Detection performance: There are a lot of customisation options but this doorbell’s PIR (passive infrared) sensor means it is prone to increased notifications. Image quality: The full HD resolution provides plenty of detail during the day and at night. Related: Best security camera The Ring Door View Cam is the easiest doorbell to install Provided you’ve already got a peephole in your door, there’s absolutely no drilling or messing around. A handy tool is provided to scrape away any paint holding your peephole in place, and can then be used to unscrew the peephole. The tool provided helps you remove the old peephole and install the new doorbell You then slide the Ring Door View Cam through from the front (it fits doors between 34mm and 55mm thick), and attach the rear panel, which houses the battery. Plug in the connecting cable (there’s a spare in the box in case you damage the original) and use the tool to tighten up the screw – and you’re done. All that’s left is to slide the battery pack, which needs to be charged via its micro USB port, into place. From start to finish, it took me no more than five minutes to get the old peephole out and the new doorbell in place – that’s impressive going. Plug the cable into the rear box and you’re done Once you’ve finished, you can use the Ring app to connect the doorbell to your home wireless network. In the UK, the Ring Door View Cam connects to a 2.4GHz network, so you’ll
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