ProsStraightforward installation; attractive design; app provides lots of configuration and customization options
ConsAt least $50 too expensive
Here at The Tech Buyer's Guru, we love testing Smart Home gear, but the reality is that most products that fall under the Smart Home umbrella today really aren't all that smart. This is particularly true in the security camera market, where a seemingly endless number of manufacturers are offering what amounts to the exact same product, over and over.
Luckily, one company stands out from the rest: Ring. It staked its name on doorbells (get it?), but has since expanded into stand-alone security cameras and even alarm systems. With that said, it's probably still best known for its doorbells, so we decided to have a look at its newest model, the Video Doorbell Pro, to see what it has to offer, and to discuss why you might choose a Ring video doorbell over another Ring video camera product or any of the hundreds of other video cameras available today.
And by the way, Santa Monica-based Ring was successful enough over the past few years to catch the eye of Amazon, which snapped up the company for a cool $1 billion in early 2018, which suggests at least two things: Amazon saw a lot of promise in Ring's IP, and Ring now has the financial backing to guarantee that it will be around for a long time to come. That's an important consideration in choosing any Smart Home gear, given the requirement of at least some ongoing cloud-based support.
With that introduction out of the way, let's move on to the product!
Description and Features
To provide as thorough a review of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro's description and features, we've created the following unboxing and installation video, which will tell you everything you need to know about what the Video Doorbell Pro offers, and more importantly how to actually install it!
Flip to the next page to read our impressions of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro in action!