Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Last updated date: April 23, 2019

DWYM Score
8.7

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We looked at the top 1 Doorbells and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Tom's Guide, BestReviews, Digital Trends, PG Magazine - SE Asia, TechHive, New York Times Wirecutter, Top Ten Reviews, Gear Brain, SafeHome and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Doorbell you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Ring Ring Video Doorbell Pro placed 6th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.1
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
14,788 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Ring's doorbells work with Alexa, Google Home and IFTTT, and can link to smart locks by Kevo, LockState, Kisi and Lockitron. This means you can create custom routines that enable Alexa to turn the lights on, play music, or trigger another smart-home action when someone is at your door.
- Tom's Guide
January 29, 2019 | Full review
Excellent video quality as long as there is adequate WIFI signal.
- BestReviews
Basic settings for the Video Doorbell Pro let you select preferences for receiving push notifications when someone rings the doorbell or when motion is detected.
- Digital Trends
November 2, 2018 | Full review
Supports IFTTT and Alexa voice commands.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
July 17, 2018 | Full review
Support for both 2.4- and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.
- TechHive
The Ring Pro delivered fast, consistent performance, sending smartphone notifications almost immediately after pressing the doorbell. Whether on Wi-Fi or a cellular network, it typically took less than 2 seconds to establish the video connection.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Ring Video Doorbell Pro includes four faceplates in the box, so you can choose the best one for your home's décor and its slim design is one of the most attractive among smart doorbells.
- Top Ten Reviews
Ring Pro is a well-made smart doorbell that has a quality feel. It’s weatherproof and robust.
- Gear Brain
April 12, 2018 | Full review
The Pro comes with 1080 HD video. This is a significant improvement over previous models and provides picture-quality images. It also offers infrared night vision.
- SafeHome
March 29, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Setup requires an extra Pro Power Kit installation.
- Tom's Guide
January 29, 2019 | Full review
May have problems when software updates.
- BestReviews
The Ring Protect plan is a $30 a year subscription that stores all recordings from the camera in the cloud for future viewing.
- Digital Trends
November 2, 2018 | Full review
Access to recorded video costs extra.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
July 17, 2018 | Full review
Requires doorbell wiring; won't work on battery power.
- TechHive
It doesn’t include a battery, so it requires a hardwired connection to your home’s doorbell system.
- New York Times Wirecutter
There's no battery backup in this doorbell camera, which means you need to connect it to an existing chime for power.
- Top Ten Reviews
Field of view is smaller.
- Gear Brain
April 12, 2018 | Full review
Picture quality is good, but there is some tunnel-like vision.
- SafeHome
March 29, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Answer the door from anywhere and watch over your home in 1080HD video with Ring Video Doorbell Pro. You’ll get mobile alerts when anyone comes to your door, so you can see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC. Monitor your property in HD video, and check-in on your home at anytime with Live View on-demand video and audio. Get alerts on your phone, tablet and PC when anyone presses your Doorbell or triggers the built-in motion sensors. Hear and speak to visitors from your mobile device using the built-in microphone and speakers with noise cancellation. Connect Ring with select Alexa devices to get security at the sound of your voice and to view live activity at your door anytime. Enjoy a free 30-day trial of Ring Protect Plus with your purchase! Ring Protect Plus lets you record, save and share all the videos captured by unlimited Ring Doorbells and Cameras at your home. Protect Plus members also get 24/7 professional monitoring with Ring Alarm, exclusive discounts and extended warranties. Activate Ring Protect Plus for only $10 a month, or get video recording and sharing for only $3 a month per each device with Ring Protect Basic. Combine Ring with Alexa for hands-free home monitoring. When anyone presses your Doorbell or triggers Ring’s built-in motion sensors, your Echo device will illuminate and make an announcement, so you’ll always know when someone’s there. And if you have an Echo Show or Echo Spot, you can also see, hear and speak to anyone captured on camera.

Overall Product Rankings

1. STARPOINT Expandable Wireless Doorbell
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Ring Video Doorbell 2
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
3. PHYSEN Video Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
4. Honeywell Portable Wireless Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
5. VueBell Wireless Smart Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Vasteko Wireless Doorbell Kits
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
8. SkyBell HD WiFi Video Doorbell
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
9. August Doorbell Cam Pro
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 9

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