Ring Video Doorbell: Review! How does it work?

Ring Video Doorbell: Review! How does it work?


Check this out. Well they’re obviously not flipping in are
they? I’m going to have to redeliver it tomorrow! A few moments later… Ah! Thank you very much my friend – I really appreciate
that! That’S OK – where do you want me to put it? If you just place it down there that would
be brilliant. I’ve just been jumping about on my trampoline
and I didn’t hear you. That’s a shame – it’s a good job you had the
Ring doorbell. I do have a Ring doorbell. Hello and welcome to the show! My name is Alex and this is TechFlow! This video is not sponsored by Ring in any
way – we just wanted to have some fun in filming this video. Now let’s talk about home smart tech. You’ve got smart thermometers, you’ve got
smart light bulbs, you’re getting, like, smart washing machines, smart tumble driers and
smart dishwashers. What, what’s next? The last thing you would think of is the doorbell
– the doorbell on the front of your house. How can this be smart? This is the Ring doorbell. Let’s take a look at it. So this is the Ring doorbell. As you can see, it’s a little larger than
your standard doorbell but it looks fairly nice and it comes in numerous different colours
when you order it. You guys can choose what would suit your house. Now Ring connects to your home internet connection
via WiFi via it’s really simple set up on iOS or Android and what it practically does
is send you push notifications to your mobile device as to whether it can detect motion
at your front door, whether someone physically presses the button and then you can see a
live video feed of what is going on at your front door. You can two-way communicate so if the mail
man is here and he’s saying “Hi Alex, I’ve got a parcel for you,” I can be in the car
and be speaking, speaking to him through the doorbell saying: “Mate, stay there, I’ll be
back in two minutes, I’m just in the car.” And I can see him, I can see what’s going
on. Now the first thing I thought of when I thought
of getting the Ring doorbell was: How do you wire this thing up, I bet it’s really complicated. But it’s really not! You actually need no cables at all. There’s two ways of doing this. So, the Ring doorbell actually has a built
in battery which can last up to seven days in my testing and you charge it up via Micro
USB; charge it up overnight, leave it for seven days and it’s your doorbell for seven
days until you charge it again. Or, if you have an existing doorbell, like
I’ve done, you can take off your existing doorbell, connect it up to this Ring doorbell
and it will then power it 24/7 and will also use the ringer inside of your house as well
as the mobile app to contact you. So let’s look live at how this thing works. It’s a standard doorbell with one button,
one camera, it looks cool; your postman comes up, or whoever it is, they press it and it
makes a beautiful little sound and does a little circle and then your phone starts making a noise: Bell, there’s someone at your front door. So what you can then do is swipe on that notification,
enter your password, it will bring up a live view of the front door. You can do two way communication so I’ll let
you guys hear the audio quality of that now. “Right so hey guys, my name is Alex and this
is the Ring doorbell video/audio quality test. Hopefully you can all hear me clearly.” “And this is the audio quality and video quality
from the Ring doorbell playing back on my iPhone 6S plus, live. Let me know what you think in the comments
section down below. If there’s one place this camera lacks, it’s
definitely in its video quality.” So this is the Ring doorbell app. And this is really cool and really intuitive
and it gives you a lot of information about how to set up and monitor and maintain your
Ring doorbell. So, it’s giving me information here telling
me that my doorbell is hard-wired and not using its internal battery which is correct. I have hard-wired my Ring doorbell into my
system. You can turn off ring alerts so if you don’t
want to get ring alerts for the day, you can turn them off. I prefer to keep them on all the time though. You can get motion alerts, you can set up
motion settings, so you can do zones, smart alerts and there’s also video tutorials all
the way around the app which is brilliant. You can view your recent activity. This is brilliant so you can get all, rings,
motion or live view. Let’s look at “rings” first. So these are all of the rings here and it
tells you if the ring has been accepted and the door’s been opened or if the ring was
missed. And on any of these activities, you can click
on them and it will play back live the activity as to what was there. You can also see if people have been using
the live view function which, yes, you don’t have to have the ring doorbell detect motion
or someone to press it to look at the camera – you can physically click on live view and
just have a live view of the camera on the driveway or wherever you have your Ring doorbell
placed. You can click the “talk” button and you can
then hear what’s on the driveway and now my voice is also coming out on to the driveway. You can also set up shared users: so it can
go to maybe your wife’s phone or your husband’s phone or anyone’s phone in the family who
lives in the house. You can have them all linked up so as soon
as someone presses the doorbell or as soon as motion is detected, everyone gets the same
alert. Now to take advantage of the live playback
features so the camera actually records and you can play back on your mobile device all
of the activities, rings and live motion you have to pay a subscription fee and it is really,
really not a big deal, coming in at $30 per year. You may as well just pay it. So just as I thought smart homes couldn’t
get any smarter, now my doorbell is communicating with my phone! Incredible stuff really. My name’s been Alex, this has been TechFlow
and we’ll catch you in the next one.

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100 Replies to “Ring Video Doorbell: Review! How does it work?”

  1. You have great content and you deliver things well but for gods sake find your own voice and lose the neistat-isms

  2. Awesome video but that was probably the most awkward walk off at the end haha, should of just gone through your front door then shut it and then have the camera slowly pan away. good job though!! love TechFlow!!

  3. Can you do the edifier b7 sound bar because i would like to know if they are any good because I might get on thanks Alex

  4. 00:27 ok so you straight up stole the "A Few Moments Later" segment bumper from Casey Neistat but if that wasn't bad enough you didn't even use it properly. You used it to separate two completely different scenarios that show the difference between having the Ring doorbell or not having it. That bumper is for adapting two portions of the same scenario that happens to have a large time gap between the two. If you're going to steal something, at least use it properly.

  5. what a crap review. i don't understand how you got 200k subscribers… this isn't a full review you only show this piece of crap at daylight, what about at night?
    seriously, this review sucks in all ways.

  6. Would be really cool for someone how could not get to the door quick enough … I.E. wheelchair are users .

  7. Could anyone help me with the Ring subscription plan? I get as far as entering card details and which subscription plan I’d like but when I click “submit” it just says “subscription unlinked”, do I need an activation code??

  8. Hey Alex,

    Hope you are well. Please can you do a full DIY video on the ring doorbell 2 and the ring pro? Installation ans setup using both wireless and wired setups also if theres easier ways without using a seperate transformer?

    Kind Regards

    Parm

  9. Alex you should get the ring doorbell solar charger I have got one and it is very cool I never need to charge it

  10. Hello great video. I would like to know just a thing. During the connection of the wires of an existing doorbell how do I have to connect them in order to ring both ring bell and original home doorbell?

  11. Alex it's best that the ring video doorbell is hard-wired because it's harder harder than two Steel oh and by the way your videos of fat man keep doing them

  12. Amazon reviews say the time taken for your phone to respond – the caller has left – Has your experience been like this? did you fix it? make it faster?

  13. So far I love this little camera!>>>t.co/SlbxiozQIp   I am alerted remotely when a ring occurs, or when there is high motion detected. Integrated the device with my old doorbell. Install took about 15 minutes.

  14. I've had a problem with people stealing my packages from my front door I live in an apartment I'm wondering if this would be some sort of solution to be able to find out who's stealing my packages or be able to see if people come in front of the door whatever

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  16. I don't think the camera is in live-view. There's a few seconds of lags. That is, what we actually see happened a few seconds ago.

  17. Excellent info. Need to do some more research before buying. Sounds like there are hidden cost AND, are there more OPTIONS out there that may be less expensive and or better / faster.. Alex.. If you are not sponsored by RING, maybe you can do another vid on exploring the OTHER OPTIONS for front door montoring. Thank You.

  18. The ring camera should be BANNED. All it has done is created more problems and actually accomplishes EXTREMELY LOW success rates for properly identifying and convicting accused criminals.

    Think I’m lying or full of shit? Think again.
    …go ask everyone/anyone who has a ring camera that encountered criminal activity and come back to me with a ratio of success vs failure statistics and then you will see the truth….

    PROBLEMS:
    -Has shown Error/Incorrect info
    -Creates false judgement/accusation,
    -Has wrongly convicted innocent people due to the previous two statements I mentioned
    -Creates paranoia, anxiety, and instills fear
    -Creates and adds unnecessary tension within a neighborhood
    -Destroys Trust
    -Will eventually destroy relationships
    -Creates unnecessary police reports
    -Lacks enough evidence in majority if not almost ALL videos produced because of its blurry/shitty output quality to be clear enough to show a specific identity, i.e. license plate numbers
    -most of all, it WASTES everyone’s limited time on this god forsaken earth where we don’t have much time to begin with, so this is basically the work of the devil if you want to get metaphorical.
    -CONCLUSION: the Ring camera is a f*cking disaster and should be banned before this disease spreads even further and really helps destroy the world even more.
    -PS read this on Wikipedia, or any other source you wish, especially the section for PRIVACY CONCERNS. It’s a fucking joke. The Ring company has access to EVERYTHING ON THERE. Still feel safe? Non-violated?? Protected?? THINK ABOUT IT….

    The REAL way to catch thieves or robbers is physically stop them. REALISTICALLY, there are only two ways of achieving this:

    FIRST OPTION:
    -grab a fucking baseball bat, machete, gun (if you have one and legally own it would be helpful for your own sake), hammer, pipe, Whatever the fuck you can get your hands on at the time, and crack the nigga over the head or shoot his ass until he stops moving. I guarantee they won’t come back if you do this successfully.

    2ND OPTION:
    -do what people in high crime urban areas and have been doing for MANY MANY YEARS, especially since the 80’s crack epidemic, install iron/metal/steel bars in your god damn windows or doors if you really want to keep these cocksuckers out.

    (Or RING OPTION)
    -Or you can continue being a puss and follow the other puss ppl and cry about it on this stupid fucking RING bullshit camera and get NOTHING accomplished for yourself or your family. ask yourself these questions…
    -do you really feel safe and protected if your door gets kicked in and you are weaponless and either alone or with children?
    -is $300 a fair price for a camera that causes all of the above mentioned?
    -do you think this will make the world a better/safer/more trusting/worthy place for everyone?

    THINK ABOUT IT…..

    -Steve

  19. Great. But HOW does it work? Do I need to connect it to a separate internet account? Do I have to pay some type of subscription to RING? Or can I just plug and play?

  20. Hi, I have 2 questions please, if you have the time. I live in Florida, USA, way out in the country. Our power goes out a LOT and can be out for hours at a time. I don't have a doorbell already, so I was thinking of getting a Ring and charging it weekly like you said. If the power goes out, and that includes the WiFi, will it still alert my iPhone since I have a cellular data plan that I use? Or does it have to have WiFi? And what's to keep someone from ripping it off of the wall, and stealing it, along with my package? *Great video, by the way. Thank you for making it!

  21. DONT BUY THIS ITEM Unless you want to wait 6 to 10 hours to install your doorbell. that's how long you need to wait until the battery is charge.

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