Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Last updated date: April 29, 2021

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8.8

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

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We looked at the top Wireless Doorbells and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Doorbell you should buy.

Update as September 8, 2021:
Checkout The Best Wireless Doorbell for a detailed review of all the top wireless doorbells.

Overall Take

When it comes to smart doorbells, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro leads the pack. You'll get 1080p HD video, with recordings saved to the cloud. Even in night mode, images are clear and motion sensors only send information to your phone within areas you designate. Although this model is pricier than other doorbells, it's well worth the expense with all the extra features and the peace of mind it brings.


In our analysis of 53 expert reviews, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro placed 10th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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. 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.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.7
9 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.2
16,366 user reviews

What experts liked

Two-way conversations with visitors from your smartphone and ability to use doorbell as a security camera, including cloud storage of recorded video.
- BestReviews
Ring's app also has a community feature, where you can share concerning videos with nearby Ring users.
- Tom's Guide
January 29, 2019 | Full review
There are also intuitive controls for setting up motion zones. This allows the camera to ignore motion in certain areas of the field of view and only triggers recordings when something moves in designated areas.
- Digital Trends
April 18, 2019 | Full review
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
The device comes with HD video and two-way talking, so you can have a dialogue with people outside. There are also custom motion zones you can create to identify when to record and infrared night vision means you can watch people at night.
- Forbes
January 3, 2019 | Full review
Ring put a better Wi-Fi module in the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, one that supports both 2.4- and 5GHz wireless networks. The 5GHz frequency band typically offers less range, but it’s also generally less crowded, so if you have connectivity problems in your home, switching to the 5GHz band could help (assuming you have a dual-band router).
- TechHive
August 22, 2018 | Full review
The Ring Pro delivered very sharp 1080p video in testing. Daytime video was clean with rich colors, and night vision video was well lit with good contrast and remained sharp out to around 20 feet.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
July 17, 2018 | Full review
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's Video Doorbell Pro delivered prompt alerts and the live feed worked well in day and night vision mode (this feature kicks in automatically in low-light conditions).
- CNET
June 16, 2017 | Full review

What experts didn't like

It's a complicated piece of technology, so a number of users had a setup issues.
- BestReviews
Setup requires an extra Pro Power Kit installation.
- Tom's Guide
January 29, 2019 | Full review
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
April 18, 2019 | Full review
Video recording requires the same $30-per-year subscription as other Ring doorbell cameras.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The lack of a battery also means the doorbell won’t run during a power outage, but that’s probably not a big concern for most people because if your home loses electricity then you probably lose Wi-Fi and broadband access as well.
- TechHive
August 22, 2018 | Full review
There was noticeable barrel distortion around the edges, but people and objects appeared normal.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
July 17, 2018 | Full review
Unfortunately, the slim design means 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
You have to pay at least $3 per month for cloud video storage.
- CNET
June 16, 2017 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

James Both   
Founder and CEO of One Hour Smart Home

James Both is the founder and CEO of One Hour Smart Home, a smart home consulting practice that provides businesses and homeowners with the resources they need to automate their homes. He got his undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and completed his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  

An Overview On Wireless Doorbells

As with everything else consumers use, doorbells have come a long way in recent years. Smart doorbells have revolutionized the market, doubling as security cameras and two-way speaker systems. But even simple wireless doorbells have improved, offering affordable pricing and multiple speakers that you can place throughout the house.

There are multiple benefits of wireless doorbells, ranging from ease of use to peace of mind.

“Wireless doorbells are one of the best investments you can make in home security as it’s a great way to monitor your home but is also a visible active deterrent that criminals try and avoid,” says James Both, founder and CEO of One Hour Smart Home.

The first decision you’ll need to make before you start shopping for a wireless doorbell is whether you want a full-featured smart doorbell or you want a simple, straightforward doorbell that merely chimes when someone presses it. If you want a smart doorbell, Ring is the way to go. But for a chime-only doorbell, you’ll still have some options to consider.

Volume is an important feature in a doorbell, as you likely know if you’ve ever had one that you couldn’t hear unless you were in certain areas of the house. If you choose a smart doorbell, you’ll be alerted of rings on your phone, wherever you are. But for doorbells that rely on sound only, you’ll need to make sure it comes with adjustable volume. As a fun “bonus” item, many of today’s doorbells also let you choose from a wide variety of chimes, letting you customize your doorbell the way you set a ringtone for your phone.

Another important thing to consider is how your doorbell will be powered. If the electricity goes out, smartphone-enabled doorbells can be challenged since your Wi-Fi will likely go out as well. Some wired doorbells come with a battery backup to keep you alerted even if you suffer an outage.

When considering your budget, be sure to research whether your doorbell requires a monthly or yearly subscription for recording video, Both says.
You’ll also want to consider whether your specific doorbell model requires any regular maintenance.

“If you have a battery-powered doorbell, expect to recharge the batteries every 6 months to a year,” he says. “If you have a wired smart doorbell, typically the only maintenance you would need to perform is occasionally cleaning off dust and pollen from the camera every few months with a damp towel.”

The look of your doorbell is likely also important, especially since it plays such a prominent role in the entryway to your home. Many of today’s doorbells have a high-tech look, but some Ring doorbells come with multiple faceplates to let you find the design you want.

The Wireless Doorbell Buying Guide

  • When someone arrives at your front door, video doorbells go beyond simply alerting you to the person’s presence. This model starts with a two-way conversation where you can see your visitors, but they can’t see you. The best thing about this is that you can answer the door using your smartphone, no matter where you are, giving the illusion you’re home even when you aren’t.
  • With some doorbells, you’ll get security camera functionality, as well. This type of doorbell lets you set up motion zones so that when movement is detected in those areas, the camera is activated. When the motion sensor triggers, the camera starts recording and you’ll be able to see it on your screen.
  • Always check the video quality before choosing a model. You want one that provides 1080p HD resolution.
  • The difference in video quality is even more noticeable at night, so look for a doorbell that can deliver much better images in night vision mode.
  • For setup, it doesn’t get easier than the SadoTech Wireless Doorbell. Simply pull all of the components out of the box and put them in place. You’ll spend some time with other models, especially if they need to sync with a smartphone app.
  • Hearing your doorbell can be an ongoing issue, especially if you live in a larger house. The SadoTech Wireless Doorbell lets you adjust volume levels from 25dB to 110dB. If you live in a sprawling house, you’ll love that it comes with two different plug-in chimes to let you cover separate ends or upper and lower floors.
  • There are some wireless doorbells that ring to your phone, which can be an issue if you don’t always have your device with you. Many of the models are fast, so you’ll usually have instant results as long as your mobile device and Wi-Fi network have decent speed.
  • You’re no longer stuck with a standard doorbell sound. The SadoTech Wireless Doorbell lets you choose from 50 different chimes to find the one you like best. The SadoTech CROSSPOINT Expandable Wireless Doorbell Alert System improves on that with 52 different chimes.
  • Though wireless doorbells can vary in terms of price, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget.
  • If you haven’t shopped for a doorbell for a while, you may be surprised at how much they’ve changed. Some models come with four different faceplates to let you customize your look for your home. Other wireless doorbells have a more traditional design, while the SadoTech Wireless Doorbell is smaller and wider than standard doorbells.
  • One issue with some wireless doorbell models is that they rely on your home’s Wi-Fi. So during a power outage, your doorbell won’t be able to connect. Some don’t have a battery backup, either, so if your power is out, nothing will happen when someone presses the button.