One of the cheaper prices it has been, I think.
The V2 @ $239.20 and the Pro @ $319.20 are also 20% off, using PONG20, but not the cheapest it has been I don't think.
Original 20% off Bing Lee on eBay Deal Post
Great product. Bought one for lots more recently. Only wish is that I could integrate it with google home hub.
So it can't integrate with Google Home but only Amazon Echo?
Google have the NEST brand so likely a big no to it ever working
Google integrates with over 100 home automation products.
Maki is not incorrect, Google are deliberately not supporting Ring, and its a damn shame because the Nest ecosystem is vastly more expensive
I'm guessing Google won't want to share all the data they've collected with their competition and vice versa. They're businesses.
Google and Amazon share and buy data with hundreds of other businesses while the victims participate in a mass delusion where they pretend it doesn't do anything.
@Diji1: By victims, you mean us right? :(
@sk3iron: Actually, no.
Everyone, not just the people who install them.
There’s no official integration. You can use some HA platforms to bridge then. I have my Ring v1 doorbell ringing my home minis with Home Assistant.
I would really like to know how. i have googled and havn't found good answers. I have tried setting up my own recipe via IFTTT, but any advice you could give would be great!
@Scorn: Here's what I posted last time this came up, specific to Home Assistant: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/391464#comment-6165989
You might be able to achieve something similar with SmartThings - they support Ring doorbells and AFAIK also allow you to play audio on Google Home's. I have no personal experience with this though.
@evanjd: Brilliant. Thanks. I’ll look further into the raspberry pi set up
Does anyone know if it can be used via IFTTT / Zapier with Google?
Does it have a app for apple watch for notification? What if you want it ring inside?
edit, is the normal chime good enough for about 10m or do you need the chime with wifi extender?
No watch app… according to AppStore
The Ring puts a notification on your Apple Watch. Then you have to answer on your iPhone or similar…
Visitor: <rings doorbell>
You: Just a minute! <runs to find iPhone or similar>
I have the Ring Video Doorbell V2. It doesnt have an Apple Watch app but it does send through notifications. The only issue is, the doorbell will only run on the iPhone if notifications for the Apple Watch are turned off (specifically for that app only). Otherwise its a good product probably a must have for your home!
Considering the cost of the chime…. I ended up buying a cheap prepaid phone from coles when on special for $19. I use it solely as the chime for my ring door bells so others in the house can hear when someone is there. Works great.
I've just started reading reviews. Apparently it needs to be close to the router - or something that gets the signal to the router. I'd be interested to hear what the best option for this is? It isn't my area of knowledge.
Perhaps a cheap wifi extender would do the trick
You need good wifi signal near the door otherwise it won’t work well.
It is a doorbell/camera, not a lock? I think most people would be ok with their doorbell/camera being "hacked", unless they frequently dance on their porch naked.
I'd be amazed if anyone was ok with the camera connected to their front door being hacked.
@Sxio: Ok, let me rephrase that. I think of all the devices/cameras in a typical house, my front door camera would be the thing I cared least about. It's basically already a public space anyone can see anyway. The larger concern would be it getting used as a "conduit" in to my home network, but that can be said of almost any network device.
Funnily enough, side topic, the thing I frequently see unsecured with default password is dash cameras. Seems harmless enough, except most of these would have days/weeks worth of conversations had within the car, not to mention possibly other personal things, such as where you work/live/visit etc. That's something I wouldn't want accessed by someone else!
Except these systems are generally more integrated systems with several cameras
I can confirm the xaiomi mi repeater 2 is good enough to extend the range of this and the spotlight camera
Is the difference between this and V2 just higher resolutions? (720p vs 1080p)
Yes but another huge difference is battery.
Ring has built-in battery which lasts 2-8 weeks and the whole unit has to be unscrewed from wall and recharged.
Ring 2 has removable hotswappable battery.
Thanks brought one!
Brought to Google Home, but it wasn't welcome.
Hopefully amazon will price match
Amazon will never price match on post Coupon price.
Question to the people that own one, do you continue with the subscription?
Free one has no recording - so only works as a doorbell. So the motion detection doesn't record at all?
You still get motion notifications (which if opened on the phone will take you to a live view). You just can’t review motion events after the fact.
How long of an allowance do you get in terms of time?
If say the notification gets 10 secs to get to you? Will it disappear after a predetermined period of time?
Not long at all. 10-20 seconds at best, and that’s assuming no lag introduced by spotty wifi, congested internet, etc.
EDIT: 10-20 secs to get to the live view. The notifications don’t disappear but you can’t do anything with them after it times out.
There was one at Aldi a few weeks ago for 150 that allowed you so save videos. I am wondering if anyone has used both and can comment?
I wouldn't expect great software and long time support from Aldi's own brand. Saving videos works if you tap record button on your phone, there's no cloud recording, so it's pretty useless.
Sorry regarding saving videos to tour phone are you talking about the Aldi or the Ring?
One of the issues with the Ring which I was told by a user who like me got it mainly to check if parcel delivery people were actually showing up is that it takes about 20 to 30 seconds for the call to go through, and delivery guys arent inclined to wait aroubd that long. If anyone else would comment on their experience that would be great
I found it wasn’t worth the money to keep the subscription - if I was in an area where I was worried about security (and didn’t have other monitoring in that case) then I might. As it was being able to watch the video later was more a gimmick. You might catch a delivery person not ringing the bell - then what?
Unrelated I find the app a bit slow at times to alert and open up before being able to communicate with the person.
I mostly use the ring plug in adaptor to alert when at home which makes it much more like a traditional doorbell.
You have to have the subscription. Otherwise you can't really use it. Generally you won't get the notification by the time it connects, etc then that means you will miss the video as the non-subscription version doesn't record.
whats the equivalent of Ring video bell but something that does not have any ongoing fees / subscription and and records video only when motion is detected ?
Why cant them have our video recording available freely like Alfred Cam does ? Its one of the best home security apps I have come across.
I have heard of people using the Xiaomi camera for this, but its not as slick
I got one off ebay. It uses two 18500 cells and it records onto a microsd. You can recharge the unit by unhooking it off the wall (yes, i guess that someone could steal it, but it looks like it can't be unless you knew) and plugging into USB. I recharge it once a month.
It has an app that you can view live or playback off the microsd, but the playback is a bit slow to backtrack and replay. It all depends on the wifi strength and your internet speed. It has the talk and microphone feature too.
You can set the sensitivity for motion record as well. But since it's a Chinese unit I think you can't use Cloud recording (there is an option to activate it in the app), and not sure if you are worried about cam hackers but I guess it may be an issue.
It also came with an inside "ding dong" that plugs into power.
All I wanted was to replace the broken wireless doorbell and I thought, for $80, I might as well get one that has a camera. I'm really happy with it for the price. From what I see the brand name units are built and work better, but no thanks to the ongoing subscription.
Swann do one, the SWADS-WVDP720CM. Records to internal memory. Also comes with a chime unit.
Currently on special at Bunnings for $131.
That looks like a good alternative. Might look at that when / if my ebay special dies
That's a pretty good price.
I made my own budget version for $15. I bought a cheap MP3 doorbell and recorded me saying "ok Google broadcast there's someone at the front door". Then when someone presses the doorbell all my Google speakers let me know that there's someone at the door.
Brilliant! Although you won't be able to see who pressed it if you're outside
And you won't get any notification if you're away from home.
And you won't be able to communicate remotely with the person at your door.
And one day Google might just say "Sorry, I don't understand" :)
I only really want to know someone's at the door when I'm home so this is pretty much spot on for me. For now.
There's absolutely every chance that Google will one day not understand and I won't know there's someone at the door. But that's where I'm at now ;)
Haha… yes, the classic, I don't understand reply :)
Get the skybell, these google and amazon ones make you pay monthly just to keep recordings.
Where to buy one? It's sold out on their official website.
ebay or uk/us amazon
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