Amazon purchased Ring back in 2012, and helped make it a huge name in the smart home industry. Today, Ring has a ton of different products from video doorbells, to DIY security systems, to smart lighting and so much more. But which products are the best to put in your home? That’s what we’re here to help you with.
So here are the best Ring products that you can buy for your smart home.
Best Ring Products
Ring’s products are very competitively priced, and often times Amazon will discount them or bundle them with other products. For instance, you may see a Ring Video Doorbell bundled with another Stick-Up Cam or an Echo Show.
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro is a really great floodlight to get for your home. It has 1080p HDR video available, with nightvision. Of course, the two floodlights on either side are very bright, so you don’t really need the nightvision.
It has 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View, so you can see what’s going on everywhere in your backyard or sideyard at your home.
Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus
The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is very similar to the Pro, but it is $50 less. It doesn’t do HDR video, instead it’s just 1080p. It does have slightly different shape for the floodlight, so it won’t light up as big of an area.
Despite missing those features, the Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is still a really great option to keep your entire home protected.
The Ring Chime is more of an accessory than an actual product. Basically, you pair this with a Ring Video Doorbell, and you’ll hear a chime when the doorbell rings. So you don’t need to be near your phone or an Echo Show or Fire TV to hear that someone is at the door.
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD
The Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD is a good camera to put outside your home, if you don’t have the wiring needed for a floodlight. Since there are no battery-powered floodlights yet. The Spotlight Cam runs on battery, and can last a few weeks or months, depending on your settings.
There are 8 LED lights on either side of the camera that light up when it detects motion. Nowhere near as bright as a floodlight, but it does work. And there is nightvision available too.
Ring Video Doorbell 3
This is the default Ring Video Doorbell basically. It does all of the necessities, at a lower price. This is the cheapest option for those that need to use it without existing doorbell wiring. Now there is a wired version for about a third of the price, but you need existing doorbell wiring for it to work.
This doorbell from Ring can record in 1080p video, it also has motion detection and Ring makes it super simple to set up. You’ll get notifications when something is seen outside of your home, as well as when packages are delivered.
Ring Indoor Cam
Now this camera is one that you can put up in your home and see what your pets are doing when you’re at work. Or see what your kids are up to after school, before you get home. This is not meant to be used outside, since it does not have a battery and is not weather-proof.
It can be used in different angles and mounted. It’ll show you video in 1080p, and it has two-way talk. So you are able to talk with whoever is in your home.
Ring Alarm (2nd Gen)
This is a do-it-yourself security system from Ring. It’s available in a 5-piece, 8-piece and 14-piece kit, and you can buy these parts individually if you need more. This here is the 8-piece kit, which we feel is perfect for everyone. It includes the base station, keypad, four contact sensors, one motion detector and a range extender.
This will give you piece of mind when you’re not at home. Now this doesn’t require any monthly subscription, but you can get professional monitoring for a monthly subscription. And it works in the Ring app that you already use.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2
You’re probably wondering why you should get this over the Ring Video Doorbell 3? Well, for one, this has a wider-angle camera. So you can see from head to toe, who is at your door. This is important as some packages are dropped off so close to the door that they can’t be seen. Well they can with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2.
This one does need existing wiring to work, as there is no battery inside. So do keep that in mind.
Ring Solar Panel
The Ring Solar Panel is made specifically for the Ring Spotlight Cam Battery and the Stick Up Cam Battery. You’ll mount it close to the camera, and plug it into the camera. Now you won’t need to worry about recharging your camera. As the sun can do that for you, for free even.
Ring says that you’ll need about 3-4 hours of direct sunlight, and that will depend on your usage.
Ring Solar Pathlight
Ring has its own pathlights that you can purchase and put in your front yard. It’s a cool way to light up your path from the car to the front door. These are solar pathlights, so there are small solar panels on the top and grab sunlight during the day. Then brighten up your yard at night.