With video doorbells, you can’t really go wrong with any of the models currently available from Amazon’s own Ring. Prices begin at $100 for the 720p resolution Ring Video Doorbell entry-level and go up to $500 for the 1080p resolution Ring Video Doorbell Elite with Ethernet support and many more. However, that’s a heavy change to a video doorbell, so most people might end up at the $200 Ring Video Doorbell 2. And now Amazon has released a new model called the Ring Video Doorbell 3. It’s available for pre-order before its release on April 8, and it costs $200 just like the second-generation version. However, before you order one, you should consider another route.
The Ring Doorbell 3 will show you who is at the entrance with a lively 1080p live video stream to your smartphone, tablet, TV, or even a smart Echo Show 5, which is now available for $59.99 if you pick up a refurbishment in Amazon. You can see what is happening every now and then whether you are 10 feet from the front door or 10,000 miles from home. If you like, the doorbell can record video and automatically alert you to motion, and there are many more great features. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 does all of this, of course! 5 GHz Wi-Fi support and slightly different motion detection controls are the only real differences. Is it worth paying extra?
Instead, you should definitely check out Ring Video Doorbell 2. Installation is super easy— either power is from a battery pack or cables that are running on the old doorbell depending on how the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is installed. The doorbell is also completely compatible with Alexa so that you can say things like “Alexa, talk to the front door,” and you’ll talk to someone who might approach your home right away. You can also set motion zones so that you are not alerted, for example when cars drive by.
No doubt the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is worth the regular price of 200 dollars, but Amazon only lowered the price to 169 dollars for a limited period of time. This is the first time that the standalone Ring Doorbell 2 has been on sale this year, but this deal will not last so much until it is too late.
There is also another big deal on Amazon Ring Doorbell right now if you don’t mind the 720p resolution and miss a few other features. If you buy them separately, the Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Chime normally cost $130 together, but today you can collect them in one package and only pay a total of $109.98.