Best Smart Home Tech for Outdoors – Ring Video Doorbell 2, Pro & Ring Floodlight Cam

Best Smart Home Tech for Outdoors – Ring Video Doorbell 2, Pro & Ring Floodlight Cam


– One of the coolest things about building out a smart home
is being able to monitor the outside of your home
no matter where you are. Today I am going to give
you a look at a few products from a company called Ring that allow you to see and monitor visitors to your home, whether they want you to see them or not. What’s going on tech squad? Andru Edwards here,
editor-in-chief of GearLive.com If this is your first time here, this channel is all about
tech gadgets and gaming, so if you’re into that kind of stuff, feel free to hit the
subscribe button down below, along with the bell notification icon so you don’t miss any future videos. As I said, today I’m
going to give you a look at few products from Ring that allow you to monitor
your home in different ways. By the way, big shout out
to Lowe’s Home Improvement for working on us with
the smart home series, for sending over these Ring products, and for sponsoring this video. If you didn’t know,
Lowe’s Home Improvement is the place to go if you
want to start building out or adding to your smart home. If you don’t know, Lowe’s
Home Improvement sells everything you need to get
started with your smart home, including smart lights, smart thermostats, smart cameras, and more. So if you want to start
building your smart home, head over to your local
Lowe’s Home Improvement Store or Lowes.com to check
out all the latest gear. One of my personal favorite
pieces of smart home tech is the smart doorbell category, so that’s where I’m going to start off. Let’s take a look at the
Ring Video Doorbell Pro. The Ring Video Doorbell
Pro is seen as a step up from the original Ring Video Doorbell with its upgrade hardware
and enhanced looks. You can replace your existing doorbell with the Ring Video Doorbell
Pro using the same wiring as your current one. With the Ring Video Doorbell
Pro you can answer your door no matter where you are in the world. With its high definition camera, you’ll be able to see
who’s ringing your doorbell without actually opening the door. You can also talk to your
guest with the built-in microphone and speaker. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro also doubles as a security camera. It has night vision and
motion detection built in and you can get alerts on your smart phone when it detects somebody
moving outside your door even at night. You can also view live streams
of what you Ring Pro sees in the vicinity of your front door. And if you have other smart home devices, one cool thing you about
Ring is that it works with a large number of other smart
home device manufacturers. For example, the Ring Doorbell
Pro works with smart locks from LockState, KeySee,
Lockitron, and Keyvo. As well as the Wink Hub, WeMo
switches, and even ADT Pulse. And these smart home
integrations help you get more out of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro. And talking about safety, you can even set the Ring Video Doorbell Pro
to make a siren alert noise when it senses someone
outside your front door for a few minutes who
hasn’t pressed the doorbell. The camera not only delivers
crisp, high definition footage, but it can see more of
what’s in front of it thanks to the camera’s 160
degree horizontal field of view and 100 degree vertical field of view. The Ring Video Doorbell
Pro is also weather proof, so it can withstand the hot temperatures, as well as temperatures
that go well below freezing. If you want to save everything that the Ring Video Doorbell Pro captures, it costs 30 bucks for an annual membership to Ring’s Cloud storage service. You should also know that
the Ring Video Doorbell Pro needs to be hardwired in order to work. So if you’re renting or in
a place that you otherwise can’t swap out the doorbell, or don’t have a hard wire doorbell, you may want to check
out the next product, the Ring Video Doorbell 2. The Ring Video Doorbell 2
is the second generation Ring doorbell that gives
you the option to not deal with the wiring at all. It can be powered by the
lithium ion batteries that are included in the box, which will last you for about 12 months, but it doesn’t take away
the option of hard wiring, if you want to go that route instead. Like the Pro model I just talked about, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 will alert you when someone rings your doorbell and when the motion sensors
detect any movement. Now, it should be said that
both the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Ring Video Doorbell
2 are very similar products. So I’m going to go
through some of the things that make them the same, but also tell you about the things that set them apart. Both doorbells capture and live stream in 1080p high definition, Both can see in the
dark with night vision. And both have motion
detection capabilities and are able to alert you when something is moving
outside your door. Things do start to differ when you look at the physical appearances, as the Ring Video Doorbell 2
is both bulkier and thicker than the Video Doorbell Pro. The Video Doorbell Pro
also has a broader vertical field of view for its camera,
as it can cover 100 degrees, making it more difficult
for anyone to crouch low in order to hide from
its motion detectors. The Ring Video Doorbell 2’s
field of view is 90 degrees instead of 100. As far as styling goes the
Ring Video Doorbell Pro comes with four different faceplates allowing you to customize the
look in four different ways, while the Video Doorbell 2
only comes with two faceplates. When it comes to connectivity,
the Video Doorbell 2 supports 2.4 gigahertz wifi, while the Pro model supports 2.4 gigahertz and five gigahertz as well. In addition, the Ring Pro
allows you to specify the areas around you front door that
you would like it to monitor with its motion detection capabilities, while the Ring Doorbell
2 works only with pre-set motion detection zones. But the biggest difference between the two is one that I already mentioned, and that is the fact that
the Ring Video Doorbell Pro requires hard wiring,
while the Video Doorbell 2 gives you the choice
between hard wiring or using long-lasting lithium ion batteries. But regardless of which you choose, whether you go with the Pro
model or the Video Doorbell 2, you’re getting a fantastic start to building the outside
of your smart home. Now obviously, smart doorbells do offer a nice level of convenience,
but they also offer that nice security and
peace of mind as well. Jumping off of that, I want to move onto the
next product from Ring. This is Ring’s Floodlight Cam, and this allows you to not
only monitor your home, but also it can potentially
scare would-be intruders away. The Ring Floodlight
Cam is the world’s only motion activated security camera
with built-in floodlights, a siren alarm, and two-way audio, so you can see, hear, and speak
with anyone on your property from anywhere that you happen to be. It’s got crystal clear 1080p
high definition video streaming with live view and night vision. It’s got two built-in
ultra-bright floodlights and also support a 110
decibel siren alarm. With object and facial detection, the Floodlight Cam has
some of the most advanced motion sensors in home security. It’s got a huge 270 degree field of view, which will allow you to see around corners and monitor blind spots on your property. The Floodlight Cam
easily replaces existing wired floodlights and connects
to standard junction boxes. And with the Ring app
you can flash the lights, sound the alarm, and zoom in to focus on the most important areas. So there you have it guys, that was your look at some of my favorite outdoor smart home tech. Again, big shout-out to
Lowe’s Home Improvement for sending over the gear and
for sponsoring this video. But now, I want to hear from you. Have you started building out the outside of your smart home? Let me know what gear you’re using down in the comments below and I’ll meet you there
for further discussion. If you enjoyed this one, do
drop a like on this video and don’t forget to
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watching as always guys. I appreciate your support. I’m Andru Edwards and I’ll
catch you in the next video.

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13 Replies to “Best Smart Home Tech for Outdoors – Ring Video Doorbell 2, Pro & Ring Floodlight Cam”

  1. Love both Ring & Nest. I have a Ring Pro doorbell and a Nest Cam Outdoor. Definitely gives me extra piece of mind while I'm away from home.

  2. I wonder if they've improved the night vision on the doorbell since the first gen. Mine is basically stuck in night vision mode all day so it is black and white. They said it's because my porch has an overhang. Even though the sun is bright as hell out there. Good product in theory. Very poor execution.

  3. Ring is probably the best doorbell camera but to me August is right behind it Bc the fact you can get a lock, keypad with their doorbell camera and Control everything under one app making the user experience intuitive and easy. If ring made a door lock with keypad. I’ll gladly jump ship Bc although August is an all in one system, the service I feel is lacking, to much problems with connection between door lock and keypad.

  4. I have the original ring doorbell and it is hardwired. However it will be good to let other viewers know that in the cold weather (near freezing) the battery does not keep its charge very well. You then need to remove it to give a full charge. To be fair I only had to do this once per year living in England as we generally don’t have prolonged cold weather. Also for a lot of people the WiFi connection is a problem as you need a good connection. Also you should have mentioned the annual fee per device. I don’t feel it is too high for the one device and fact doorbell is easy to remove. Also when you do remove it it will keep recording whilst in contact with WiFi!
    I am now looking at Netatmo fo other cameras as no ongoing fees and saves to Dropbox.. Only records unknown people, so after a while of going through face recognition it will not waste space if you tell it not to record known faces.
    For your reviews, you really need to use. The items and be able to tell about install issues and real usability. Nice to see the newer versions and see what was different. Other big one was you get a chime wireless ringer with the pro!

  5. I need to smart homing my house, but it's hard to start financially talking hahaha.

    Great video as always so liked as usual my friend.

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