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Ring Pro Review

I finally got my hands on the newest version of Ring video doorbell, and here you can find full Ring Video Doorbell Pro Review.

Features

  • HD Video – 1080p full HD
  • Motion Sensor – Multi-zone motion sensor where you set up zones to track.
  • Live Monitoring – You can view the live stream, finally improvement comparing to the first generation.
  • Cloud Video Recording – Ability to record videos and store them up to 6 months. 30 days trial and then $3/month.
  • Night Vision – Infrared LEDs help to see bright and clear at night.

 Requirements

  • Power: 16 – 24 VAC, with an amp rate of 1 to 1.5.
  • Wi-Fi: compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz up to 150 Mbps.
  • Mobile Device: iOS or Android cell phone with Ring app installed.

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Ring vs Ring Pro

There are many differences between ring pro vs ring doorbell models. First what you will notice it’s smaller modern design with 4 interchangeable panels so that you can match with your color house design. Another big difference is camera resolution. Now Rind doorbell comes with full 1080p HD camera and plus infrared LEDs. Yes, you can see bright and clear at night.

Ring vs Ring Pro Ring vs Ring Pro side view
Also now it supports 5Ghz wi-fi network. What does it mean for you? If you have wireless router supporting it, then you will have better speed, and less people will use the same frequency.

The new version comes with some negative impacts. For example, because it does have slimmer design it doesn’t have battery anymore and you require to have external power adapter to power up the doorbell.

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Ring Pro

Video Doorbell

Ring

Ring Pro

ImageRing Wi-Fi DoorbellRing Pro Video Doorbell
Video Quality720p1080p
Field of View, degree180º160º
Motion DetectionControl the sensitivity on predefined motion zones.Draw and create custom shaped motion zones.
BatteryYesNo
Connects to existing doorbellYesYes
Wi-Fi Connection2.4GHz2.4 + 5GHz
Size, in4.98 x 2.43 x .874.50 x 1.85 x .8
Weight, g233272
Design34
Easy Installation55
Video Quality34
LivestreamN/A4
Motion Detecting45
Night Vision34
Audio Quality55
Apps55
Cloud Storage44
Integration44

Our Rating

3.6

4.2

MSRP Price$$$$$$$
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Below you can see day and night video images from Ring and Ring Pro video doorbells.

Day time video: Ring doorbell on the left and Ring Pro on the right.

Ring Doorbell In Day Time Ring Pro In Day Time

Night time video: Ring doorbell on the left and Ring Pro on the right.

Ring Doorbell - Night Time Ring Pro Doorbell - Night Time

Review

Installation

The installation not just plug and play, but pretty simple thanks for the installation paper and video guides Ring provides which comes handy. They got rid of the battery, and now you don’t need to worry to recharge it every 6-12 months, and you will need just to connect it either to your existed doorbell or another external power device.

Ring Pro Video Doorbell Installation Ring Pro Box Ring Pro panels

It also comes with advanced power kit which will help to get enough energy to power the doorbell. I installed doorbell with 16VAC 1.25 Amp power transformer and added advanced power kit in the middle between the power adapter and doorbell. You don’t need to cut any wires because Ring provides all tools to just clip wires together and doorbell will be ready for use.

Video Quality

Ring Pro comes with full HD camera which is the nice upgrade, and many customers wanted to have better video quality because sometimes you can’t see the face of the person by your front door. The video is clear with minimal pixels showing up sometimes and small video delays (about 0.5-1 second), but I bet my Wi-Fi networks isn’t perfect, and it’s time to upgrade it.

Ring Pro In Day Time Ring Pro Doorbell - Night Time

And finally, the new version supports stream live view. You can see whats going on in from of your door in anytime and it will record video in the cloud for future viewing.

Also, they upgraded night vision, and now it’s full infrared LED in place, and you can see at night far and clear.

The only thing I didn’t like it about the Pro version, it’s viewing angles they are a little bit smaller here probably because the size of the doorbell is slimmer and this why this couldn’t integrate the camera with 180 degrees viewing angles.

Honestly, I still prefer Skybell HD video quality because it’s crispy clear and at night you can get colorful video thanks to bright LED on the top of doorbell which makes a total difference at night.

Audio Quality

The two-way audio quality is just perfect. Not only it doesn’t have any delay, but it also has noise reducing function which is great if your house located on the busy road or area. From all doorbells I have tested, this has the best audio quality.

Compatibility with Other Devices

The new version doesn’t have any differences with the previous version because it’s all about software/app that it is using. It has the same compatibilities, and they are improving it every day.

It can integrate and work with many different smart home gadgets. You can connect to smart locks like: Kevo, Lockstate, Kisi, Lockitron and go to the supported app right through the video feed and open your door. Also, You can connect to Wink and Wemo systems to turn on/off light switches and outlets.

Competitions

Top Smart Doorbells

Main competition on the market is Skybell HD. Despite Skybell has better day/night video quality Ring Pro has better audio and software. In my testing Skybell app, multiple times stuck and weren’t able to connect to the doorbell.

Other doorbells like Ring video doorbell and August doorbell cam aren’t even close to competing with it by quality because the first generation of Ring doorbell has only 720p camera, and August model has 960p camera and also currently doesn’t support motion detecting

Pros & Cons

PROS:
  • HD video quality
  • Better night vision
  • Can setup areas to track motion detection
  • Live stream view
  • Smaller design
  • Interchangeable panels
  • Support 5Ghz WiFi

CONS:
  • Viewing angles smaller than the first generation
  • Unable to configure sensitivity of motion detection
  • No battery only works with existed doorbell wires or external power

Conclusion

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I hope this Ring doorbell pro review was helpful to you to decide and compare with other models. If you want to have better video and motion detecting feature, then I suggest Pro version. If you don’t want to deal with wires and prefer to charge the battery once or twice per year, then the first generation will be a good choice too.

Don’t forget to check Skybell HD vs Ring Pro vs August Doorbell article where I compared each doorbell side by side.

Let me know if you have any question regarding Ring Pro in comments below.


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8.5 Total Score
Almost Perfect Smart Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell Pro almost perfect doorbell on the current market.

Design
8
Video Quality
8
Motion Detecting
9
Night Vision
8
Audio Quality
10
User Rating: 3.5 (10 votes)

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12 Comments
  1. Reply
    Louis Vitale October 21, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Hi
    Really appreciate your review
    Question where does the advanced power kit mount
    Also can a phone wire power it?
    Thank you

    • Reply
      Casey Miller October 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Hello Louis,
      This is the interesting question!
      Phone line provides around 90V AC and power kit should stabilize the power and output optimal power to Ring Pro doorbell.
      I didn’t test it myself and I think it’s better to contact Ring support and see what they will answer, to be safe with warranty.

  2. Reply
    Gordon Fath October 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Hi, Thank you for the review of the Ring Pro. Is this an IP camera? I would like to integrate this item with my home IP security cameras and add it to my multi camera display.

    • Reply
      Casey Miller October 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Hello Gordon,
      Yes, Ring Pro is an IP camera.
      I didn’t connect it to other camera systems, but I am sure there are diy methods available.
      I will try to do it myself in future and write blog post about it.
      Let me know if you able to figure out and share your results!

  3. Reply
    David November 3, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Thanks for the great review Casey. I bought the RING PRO doorbell while shopping at Best Buy. I usually read through reviews like this before I buy something but I’m happy that my pick this time around was exactly what I was looking for and has most of the features I’m looking for. Your review made me feel very positive about my decision so thank you for that!

    My question is what video profile would I choose if I were to connect to the cameras (I also have the RING CAMERA installed out back). Very interested in doing as Gordon and others have mentioned and connecting through direct IP. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    • Reply
      Casey Miller November 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Hello David,
      I am glad my review helped you.
      Can you please explain what do you mean by video profile?
      Video quality?
      Best Regards,
      Casey

  4. Reply
    steven M November 29, 2016 at 6:58 am

    does any of the door bells have a slot for SD card for internal memory?

    • Reply
      Casey Miller November 29, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Hello Steven,
      No, doorbells don’t come with SD card slot because it will be easy to steal the card and video data on it.
      This why all video stores online. Even if robbers will steal your doorbell, you still can see video online.

  5. Reply
    Hales December 6, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Hi,
    Great review…this close to purchasing, but…will it hold up to Canadian winters?
    Hales

    • Reply
      Casey Miller December 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Hales,
      Manufacturer recommends operation temperature between -5F to 120F, when Skybell HD can operate in lower temperatures: -40F to 140F
      Regards,
      Casey

  6. Reply
    dhws December 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    hello Casey: We live on a private street where there is a lot of foot traffic and some cars but the street is close to the front of the house. Is there any way to control the sensitivity of the motion detector?

    Thank you

    DHWS

    • Reply
      Casey Miller December 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Hello DHWS,
      You can control sensitivity on Ring Video Doorbell.
      The Ring Pro only gives the ability to set up the motion detector zones.
      If you are looking for better video quality compared to the first generation Ring doorbell then I suggest you get Skybell HD, it has motion detector sensitivity control.
      Regards,
      Casey

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