Ring Video Dual Band Wireless Doorbell

Last updated: April 25, 2023

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.

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.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: A top-of-the-line doorbell with 1080p HD video and clear video, even at night.

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Ring Video Dual Band Wireless Doorbell placed 15th when we looked at the top 22 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.

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.  

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Two-way conversations with visitors from your smartphone and ability to use doorbell as a security camera, including cloud storage of recorded video.
Ring's app also has a community feature, where you can share concerning videos with nearby Ring users.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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).

What reviewers didn't like

It's a complicated piece of technology, so a number of users had a setup issues.
Setup requires an extra Pro Power Kit installation.
The Ring Protect plan is a $30 a year subscription that stores all recordings from the camera in the cloud for future viewing.
Video recording requires the same $30-per-year subscription as other Ring doorbell cameras.
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.
There was noticeable barrel distortion around the edges, but people and objects appeared normal.
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.
You have to pay at least $3 per month for cloud video storage.
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