Tag Archive: Doorbell


Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon keeps growing its smart home arsenal.

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell. Now in late December of 2017, Amazon’s officially purchased the company.

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Nest announces a slew of new products including a connected doorbell

Nest wants to help you keep your own nest secure.

Nest has dipped into home safety before with its carbon monoxide detectors and home-monitoring cameras, but today, it’s upping its game to new levels. The Nest Security event debuted several new products that want to help you keep your home secure and safe. From newer, tougher cameras to a complete home security system, Nest had plenty of eggs hatching onstage, and each has its own purpose.

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6 reasons why you should consider a Ring Doorbell (and 3 reasons you shouldn’t)

I have a lot of connected tech in my home. Maybe too much. But a smart doorbell — the Ring Pro, specifically — is one of the keepers.

A $ 200 doorbell is a little exorbitant. Let’s just get that out of the way now. But as I’ve said time and time again, the Ring Doorbell has quickly become one of those crazy pieces of tech that just works, and that has become damned near indispensable for me and  [Read More…]

Never miss another delivery with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro for just $200

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great savings on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro!

Thrifter deal alert! Who’s that knocking at the door? Oh, just a $ 50 savings on the awesome Ring Video Doorbell Pro? Well, come on in, don’t be shy. This savings drops the video doorbell to its lowest price yet, coming in at just $ 199.99. With the Video Doorbell Pro you’ll be able to not only see who is  [Read More…]

Never miss another delivery with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro for just $200

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great savings on the Ring Video Doorbell Pro!

Thrifter deal alert! Who’s that knocking at the door? Oh, just a $ 50 savings on the awesome Ring Video Doorbell Pro? Well, come on in, don’t be shy. This savings drops the video doorbell to its lowest price yet, coming in at just $ 199.99. With the Video Doorbell Pro you’ll be able to not only see who is  [Read More…]

Modern Dad says the Ring Pro doorbell is worth the bucks!

Look, a couple hundred bucks (and change) is a lot of money to spend on a doorbell. I get it. But the Ring Pro has absolutely been worth it. The Pro is the best of the best, and I haven’t once regretted buying it.

If you don’t want to drop that much cash, also check out the original Ring. It’s a little bigger and the camera’s not quite as advanced, but it’s still an excellent product — I used  [Read More…]

This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Ring Video Doorbell!

Amazon currently has Ring’s Video Doorbell for just $ 125, which happens to be the lowest price we’ve ever seen for it. This $ 75 savings makes it even more affordable to easily tell who is at the door without even having to get up from your couch. Using its app, the Ring doorbell can show you video and let you interact with the people at your door from your phone or even computer. You’ll be able to see who  [Read More…]

Some Ring Doorbell Pro users could temporarily see other people’s houses

Be careful out there, especially with your smart doorbells.

A big part of using any kind of connected security system is trusting the company you’re paying to keep your information private, and a handful of Ring Doorbell Pro owners recently found that trust had been compromised. Notifications started coming from other Ring Doorbell Pro owners, with video feeds attached that were not from the right house.

Seeing someone else’s house in your security app isn’t  [Read More…]

The Ring Video Doorbell now lets you stream live video from your home

Ring has introduced a new feature to its Video Doorbell family, Live View. With Live View, you can use your smartphone to see and speak with whoever is at your door, whenever you want. Just open the mobile app, select your doorbell, and tap “Live View” to get started.

Right now, Live View is available for select users with hardwired installations. It is also available through the Video Doorbell, and will be available with the  [Read More…]

Ring review Part 1: Setting up a $199 connected doorbell

There’s no arguing that this isn’t an inexpensive proposition — but the setup really couldn’t be easier.

I’d held off on the idea of a connected doorbell as long as I could. That’s not to say I didn’t think Ring was cool — and that I get paid to be an early adopter is an added bonus — but even I have my limits. Do you really need to have a basic ding-dong contraption hooked into a smartphone?

The  [Read More…]