Watch over your home from your iPhone, iPad or Mac with Ring’s Wi-Fi connected Video Doorbells and Security Cameras.
Ring connects to your Wi-Fi network and sends you instant alerts when people press your Doorbell or trigger the built-in motion sensors. When you answer the alert, you can see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
All Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras stream live HD video and two-way audio straight to your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Ring devices also feature advanced motion detection, so you can focus on the most important areas of your home. And with a free 30-day trial of Ring Video Recording, you can save, review and share all your Ring videos at anytime with anyone.
Whether you’re on vacation halfway around the world, or just too busy with the kids upstairs, Ring lets you watch over your home from anywhere. Because with Ring, you’re always home.
- High-definition video
- Wide-angle camera lens
- Two-way talk
- Advanced motion detection
- Infrared night vision
- Video recording
- Lifetime purchase protection
Ring - Always Home Positive Reviews
Ring is the answer to every mothers desire to have a doorbell that doesn’t wake a babyI have many ring products that all tie together seamlessly into this app. The video doorbell, new spotlight cam, stick up cam, and the brand new security system. My family, pets and I feel safe away on trips and feel like we have a great prevention from break ins. With the low cost of the video storage for all of our video devices I am always aware of what goes on in or around my house at all times. I feel secure and never have any issues setting up, connecting or using their devices. They all integrate wonderfully and I could not be happier. I have recommended to many friends and family members to get just a ring video doorbell. As a new mom with dogs it was hard when anytime someone rang, packages, whatever, our dogs would wake our baby. Now with Chime, I set a tone that doesn’t illicit barking and am aware when anyone is at the door or rings the doorbell. The motion detection is amazing and really easy to customize to not get everyone hat walks by, or you can if that’s what you want. Absolutely love this company and their products. Every time they come up with something new I’m pleased with how well thought out it is and how well it integrates..Version: 3.14.1
Motion zones: BIG STEP backwards!!!First, I want to say that I have been a fan of Ring for 3 years. In fact, I have recommended Ring over other systems to friends and family many times. I have multiple AC powered only flood cams and doorbell cams around my property. I have AC only cams because of the detail and flexibility in the configuration of multiple motion zones on these devices. However, in a recent update, they removed the Active checkbox that allowed for the selection of one of multiple zones defined on a cam. As a result, you must delete your other 2 motion zones when you need one of them active. Then, when you want them back, you must redefine them! Why is this an issue? Let’s say you have cams looking down on a basketball court. When the team is practicing, you do not need to record all activity. Instead, you just want the area/zone around the court protected by your camera system. If someone enters the zone, you want notified. Otherwise, no alerts. As someone who designs interfaces and software as a profession, I can tell you that this was an unforgivable decision. You need to think long before ever removing a powerful feature that has been inherent for years. For this reason, my experience with the app is now a frustrating experience. I have since stopped recommending Ring. I am now looking for another solution..Version: 5.37.1
Love and Hate ProductI love the concept of the product. The reviews about slow lag times are true. To make the cameras functional I have had to purchase two cameras per each location. For example I have a RingPro doorbell and a second camera facing 90 degrees off the other camera. One of the two cameras gets the intruder. I have the same set up for the driveway; two cameras at different locations. The cameras caught some fellow around 2 in the morning walking up into the driveway and trying the door handles of the locked cars. The RingPro extenders don’t have enough range. I have had to purchase a more powerful extender to get the speed and quality up on one of the cameras. The notification on the iPhone cannot be changed so the sound is like tinker bell. I have asked for a vibrate only notification but so far nothing. Bottom Line: don’t expect to purchase ONE camera and have everything work without problems. This product is still being developed. UPDATE: Ring keeps getting better...they have done away with the “tinkled bell” alert sound as the only alert sound and added voice alerts which are much better. Ring has also added a “snooze” function which will stop alerts up to 2 hours..Version: 4.1.15
Good technology that needs workI must say it is awesome knowing what is going on at home when your away. I gave this product only two stars initially because I have had numerous problems with it ever since I got it. I have had problems with WiFi connection, batteries and poor video quality or delayed play back when someone is either at the door or in my driveway. I contacted Ring support more than I can count and every time I did the same trouble shooting that never fixes the problems, you would be better off getting something that actually works, I am taking it down and replacing it with something that works. I may consider using Ring again when all the problems are fixed, until then better luck next time
After speaking with Sam from Ring headquarters, she did everything she could to help me. Sam offered a full refund for the products and stayed in touch even after I received my refund. Because of Sam, I may consider using Ring Cameras in the future. Sam know how to treat a customer and she made sure I was satisfied. I am updating my review to 5 stars because of the service Sam provided me with. This is what I call customer service, Thanks Sam..Version: 5.0.1
BAD UPDATEI love the concept of the Ring device and instant notifications triggered by motion or a doorbell ring. Unfortunately, this falls short when timing is critical. To only see the back of someone because of the delay in activation defeats the purpose of the device. Now for the recent update. I updated the app, as prompted, to ensure the best results for my security device. BIG MISTAKE!! All of my recordings were deleted! When I tried view even the most recent motion activation, I was able to receive the notification, but I had a message stating my plan was expired attached to every single notification (Motion, Live View and Doorbell). I spent an hour on the phone with customer service as my plan was not expired. The rep couldn’t explain what happened. On a whim, I deleted the app and reinstalled it, and tadah, everything came back. Ring People: if you are reading this, please correct whatever went wrong!!! I didn’t even know that my videos were deleted or that newer stuff was not being recorded until I went into the videos to delete the ones I didn’t want. This is potentially dangerous when homeowners think they are protected by surveillance and that surveillance fails from a flaw in the app without even knowing it until it is too late. Hopefully everything doesn’t get screwy again as I only discovered the issue today..Version: 5.4.1
Newest updateEither something happened with the new update or idk what. I’ve been using my two spotlight cams for 9 months now. The doorbell for 20 months. I have a Wasserstein solar panel hooked up to one spotlight cam. The battery stopped charging two weeks ago. That’s another story. I haven’t used these cameras in the cold yet. We had a few cold nights in the teens. I thought maybe it was the cold so I brought them all inside, charged batteries for over 12 hours. Even tho the website says operating temp is like 4°. But that’s the operating temp or the DEVICE. I’m wondering what the operating temp of the BATTERIES are.
Installed everything again. Solar panel still not charging battery. (I’ll deal with Wasserstein later).
In all three products the video is choppy and pixelating and slow. I cannot touch the screen to dismiss the onscreen controls. Nothing has changed in my WiFi settings. The router is in the same spot it’s been for four years. This seems to have started after the recent update.
I have 4 stars because while they do what I mostly want there is a LOT of room for improvement. If I could install a real security system I would but I rent and can’t be drilling holes into the house or the walls or floors for wires.
Please check into this..Version: 5.21.0
New idea, use AWS for motion taggingUse the power of amazons AWS to tag possible motion that sets off my cameras. Simply place a blue or red box around the item triggering the camera detection. Take a still of the video with the item triggering my motion detector and send that image as a notification on my iPhone. That way I can chose to open the app and view the video or see that it was my wife pulling into the driveway.
It takes too long for me to move from the notification to the video, even on high speed WiFi with my iPhone XS Max. By the time I view the live video, the item setting off my motion detector may no longer be in frame. Then, I have to wait for the motion history to load the video to your servers in order to view. I spend a minute refreshing the list, all the while the item setting off my motion detector has moved to a new location.
I love the cameras and the system overall, but the time delay from notification to viewing my camera feed is too slow and cumbersome. This eventually causes me to pass on viewing some motions. If it happens to me, then I know it happens to others. One day my lack of motivation is going to cause harm and render your services null, the whole reason I’ve paid for cameras and video storage in the first place..Version: 5.7
Floodlight Cam needs more control of lightsI own both a ring doorbell and a ring floodlight cam. Overall I am pleased with both. The cameras are excellent, day and night. The motion sensing is almost perfect (but occasionally does miss activity). Notifications are almost immediate (most of the time). I purchased the Floodlight cam to replace a motion sensing fixture that had a photocell for dusk to dawn operation year round at 50% intensity until it detected motion, then 100% intensity until no longer detecting motion. This was a great product that worked well. The ring floodlight cam was advertised to have a dusk to dawn feature but all I can find is to set specific on/off times, even though dusk and dawn change throughout the year. I have yet to find a way to program the lights to come on at dusk and off at dawn regardless of time of year. FAQ said that although dimmability was not available yet it would be offered in a later update. When I purchased the floodlight cam I was promised by the ring rep that it would be an available feature soon. I’m still waiting for the dimmer feature. I’ve tried to leave the lights on all night but my neighbors say it is too bright and shines in their windows. Please update the app with both the dawn to dusk feature and the dimmer feature as promised. Then I will be pleased to give 5 stars..Version: 4.0.2
Ring missing basic featuresGiving only 3 stars for missing features that I have been asking through emails, Twitter, Facebook and phone calls for almost two years! One basic one is ability to turn off or at lest snooze recordings. Currently it is a nightmare with tons of videos both ring doorbell pro and floodlight camera is producing. I taking about my activities like cleaning the front porch, daily watering my plants, or just hanging out on my own porch - I don’t want to be recorded, I don’t need additional 100 videos for that hour. The same with my backyard floodlight camera. Cutting grass, any yard work, any activity my own produces 100s of videos to manage and sort through. Ring doesn’t have time to add feature to add ability to better control recordings but do have time to add linked devices!! I tried it and guess what now both of my cameras produce twice of junk videos instead of 200 videos now I’m getting 400. Ridiculous, seriously I’m thinking about switching to different product, I hope ring support is reading this review!!!!.Version: 5.16.1
Love It!I’ve had my ring Video Doorbell installed almost 2 months. It’s been great! I live in a rural area and the only traffic I usually get are family members or deliveries. I had a digital doorbell prior to ring and although ring was simple to install, I apparently didn’t install ring correctly (because the doorbell no longer works), but I also have “Chime” and prefer Chime over the digital doorbell any day! I also love seeing pictures/comments from the neighbors with ring (there seem to be a lot of us) - ring makes a great neighborhood watch.
I have two very small complaints (which is why I scored it a 4 and not a 5): I thought with power the battery would last a long time without requiring a charge. It lasted almost 2 months. The bright side is that I was sent an email warning me about the battery requiring a charge and the battery took seconds to remove/replace to charge it. My second complaint is that activation is supposed to be triggered by infrared activity and not motion, yet when it’s windy, ring goes off a lot. I could have gnats or something flying by, but I never see anything in the video.
Overall - I love ring and think it’s a great product and am exploring other products in the ring family..Version: 5.4.1
Works wellHi, I have a ring spotlight wired. After reading tons of reviews it seems that most issues are caused by battery powered cameras. I did find out after that even the wired isn’t truly wired and has a battery. Regardless, I get really good video quality, the motion works 95% of the time, and as long as you set your settings for motion to say second bar over from left I haven’t had any problems. Also don’t set motion zone to the road or every car is gonna trigger it and drain battery. I would like to see an option for video quality in playback for when I’m not on WiFi. It’s just about impossible for me to watch a video otherwise. Possibly could add scrollable timeline pictures so we don’t have to watch the video and save data. The new live view feature I do not like. Maybe I haven’t had a chance to use it much but old one is much less complicated. Should have had some helpful emoji descriptions or similar over new buttons to help people understand better. Also when live viewing from new video feature I get awful feedback noise which isn’t very discreet. I had a squawk from time to time before but now every time so yeah I turned that part off. Was super easy to install as well. Thanks.Version: 5.14.1
Spotlight and doorbellI have both a spotlight cam and a doorbell cam. Both have issues picking up cars. Always the same box truck or fire truck, it’s consistent at least... the spot light cam has more customization in regards to the customizable area that you can set where it picks up motion. The doorbell cam is too simple and not customizable enough which is weird because naturally that’s where more vehicle movement will be.. the flood light cam was worth every penny even though I can only use on about 25% sensitive due to said issues, it still picks up everything I need. The doorbell cam I’ve actually considered removing other then it offers one simple function, when someone rings I can talk to them. Other then that I’ve turned it’s sensitivity all the way down on the doorbell, I don’t need to know every time a box truck or the mail man goes by.
All in all the floodlight cam is worth the money! The doorbell would probably be worth it if you lived in a quit neighborhood will low traffic. I would also love if the loading time to get into the camera after it spots motion would speed up, sometimes it takes up to 30+ seconds before my view of the live footage is available. Add more functionality to doorbell cam, speed up connection times and I’d give 5 stars..Version: 5.11.2
Not sure,mixed feelingsI started with the flood light cam. I like it most of the time. The camera is good on the videos when you go back to view, but this is my issue. The live view is not great, in & out, stalls, video drags. Also, at night the alerts go off constantly on some evenings. When i view, there is absolutely nothing there. I have it on the least sensitivity (people only), yet still goes off all the time, especially when it rains.
Then I have the original video doorbell. I hate that thing. Battery is dead after a week with almost no use, but i could live with that if it worked properly. Works maybe 10% of the time. Most of the time I get a black screen on the videos. It is installed properly, Has good connection. Yet I’ll get an alert and when I view the video, yep just a total black screen throughout the entire video.
Now let me end with saying there is nothing wrong my connectivity. I have very good speed (pay for the highest my cable company offers), and the app shows good connectivity. I wanted to get others for my side/back, but very hesitant. I also like that they now have the home security, but again very hesitant. The 3 starts is because the floodlight is not horrid, but if i was rating the doorbell, would be 1 star (negative if it allowed).Version: 5.4
It’s OK for a battery operated cameraThe app was doing fine until the last update. Something is wrong with the motion schedule part. I had to disable my schedules because the app was getting it all wrong. For instance if I had a motion schedule to disable motion alerts between 6am-12pm the motion alerts would stop before 6am. In fact they would probably never turn on if I didn’t delete all the schedules. So now I just manually turn motion on and off until there’s a fix. Everyone seems to be having problems since the latest update.
UPDATE: I got help from their support team. What I did and I believe it worked was delete the app. Reboot the phone and then installed the app again. So video alerts are working fine and since I got my RSSI to about-42 it works really good.
Another update: ok I’ve got the same problem again. The schedules seemed to work until a certain day. Like one other review said it seems that days are off. So if you schedule your device to not alert you on a certain day it will likely turn off the day before you had it scheduled. So until they fix this I will have to not use the scheduled alerts. If you have this problem you will need to delete the app. Restart your phone and reinstall the app. And don’t use the schedules..Version: 5.15.1
Worse, not better. Absolutely!When I first got Ring it was the best thing I’ve ever bought. It was perfect and amazing, and always worked. Now, i think more users have overwhelmed the website, and the developers. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Ring support, who are very helpful, but the problems I’m having an not be fixed by phone support. I’m getting forced logouts constantly, which is not good when you need to answer an alarm. Then, recently, when I tried to exercise options during viewing, which you are supposed to be able to do, it started eliminating a whole series of videos, or freezing them. These are glitches that need to be fixed by developers, but I’ve been waiting a couple of months, already, and these issues still exist. I think they need new, or more developers, and deal better with expansion of their client base. Very recently, another “quirk” is now occurring: when I try to answer an event, Ring won’t let me see it; it’s just added to the dashboard. You can see it eventually, which obviously is not the point. I also want to say that, with all it’s faults, Ring does let me sleep better at night. And it is still an amazing creation..Version: 5.1.1
$100 for this? Are you serious.When I first downloaded the app and saw it was at a 3/5 stars I was a bit surprised but now I know why so many people are complaining.
- Iv recently bought the Ring doorbell and I get notifications like crazy. Every couple of minutes or so I get notifications saying “There is motion at your front door” I check and nothing is there. This happens several times throughout the day. In the past 3 days Iv gotten 70+ notifications saying there is motion when there is absolutely nothing. I check every single notification because now I can’t rely on Ring if there actually someone at my door or not.
- Second when there actually is someone at my door I don’t get notifications? Iv recently asked my aunt to take care of my dog while I am away. She comes in and out of the house several times a day and only once I got a notification saying there is someone at my door. When I received a notification it was after she went to check on my dog. I even had to ask her if that was her car in the driveway because like I said before it doesn’t give me notifications when she is actually there. What’s the point of paying hundreds of dollars to secure my home when it doesn’t work?.Version: 5.16.1
Wonderful concept! Just one quirk...The app is very intuitive and works just the way I need it too (with the exception of some people posting things that aren’t a security concern [one person posted a video of it snowing in my city two years ago because it was pretty... Really?]). The only problem is when I go to look at either my floodlight camera or my doorbell camera from a notification that I get on my iPhone, it never works... the app never gets to showing the actual video of the camera in question. It stays on a loading screen with a blurred image of something recorded on the camera previously. When I press the red “hang up” button (downwards facing phone symbol) and manually try to view the camera again, however, the camera works. This retry works 99.9% of the time. I don’t think it can be a coincidence. It now takes too long for me to view something potentially dangerous. I’m not sure if the problem is with the camera or the app, but because I can always view my camera the second time I try to open it, I’m going to blame the app. :-( So i can’t give this app more than a 3-star rating. Would definitely change this app rating to 5 stars if this were fixed, however!.Version: 5.15.0
Love it.I love my Ring. The only thing I would like in the next update is the ability to schedule to disable certain motion zones rather than all of them at once. My street gets a lot of traffic during the day so my alerts are constantly going off. I have 3 zones (street, directly on my driveway, and then another with a tree that is always setting off my alerts with the wind). I would like to be able to disable the tree all together and the street part of my zones during the day but have it on at night for security reasons. My doorbell has almost my neighbors entire yard with kids constantly running around. I would like to disable that during the day then on at night. I hope Ring considers this in their next update! Other than that, no problems at all. I do notice my phone takes longer to pop up after motion is detected than my iPad does. My tablets come up almost immediately whereas my phone takes a good 20 seconds. Doesn’t seem long, but it is when you’re trying to check what is going on outside. I’m assuming it’s my phone since the other devices are fine. 🤷♀️ I have the Ring Doorbell Pro and Wired Spotlight Cam..Version: 5.8.1
Devices are excellent, app is getting worseThe Ring devices I’ve had over the years have been excellent. I had my doubts about solar powered cameras in winter but I’ve only had to swap batteries one time.
The app on the other hand, which is what this review is about, has gotten progressively more complex, annoying and cumbersome. Internal ads (for “new features”) distract from real camera views. You told us once about modes and motion verification, we don’t need to see a reminder about the “great new features” every time we open the app. The device settings screen now has more tiles than fit on the screen without scrolling. Either organize this stuff better or let us remove things we don’t personally need - for me it would be “mode settings”, “linked devices”, and “shared users”, for others might be something else.
And the message to “Add a Ring solar panel to Extend Battery Life” (their caps not mine) continues to appear for cameras *which have a solar panel attached*. Is there anything more useless than that?
If this keeps up, after another few updates I’ll revise this review down to two stars. It’s a shame, you’d think they could afford to hire app developers who have some sense..Version: 5.24.1
Works pretty well with one bugI’ve been using a Ring doorbell for 3+ years and have been happy with it and the app until today. Today I went to the website and changed my password. After changing out the website immediately logged me out, so I logged back in using the new password. Everything worked as I expected. Then I opened the app on my iPhone and it also asked me to log in again. I tried repeatedly, but consistently was told “invalid credentials” and after a few tries got a new email asking about the failed logins. So I logged into the website again, with no problem.
After thinking about the situation I decided to try a different password, one with no special characters in it. Now I can log into both the website and the app. Why do you accept a different set of characters in the passwords used on the website and app if you’re going to share the same password between them???
For what it’s worth, the characters ^[email protected]! work on both. On the web you can use an asterisk (*) in your password, but then you won’t be able to log into the app. Why do you permit that without a warning?.Version: 5.24.1
Pretty good, just a little slowIt is slow to connect, and display the video feed. I can understand Wi-Fi and internet connectivity might be a factor.
It is also very slow to ring the app physical doorbell, even though mine is hard-wired. I think it may be set up not to ring the doorbell until connectivity is established. Sometimes, I just need the bell to ring as soon as guests press the button!.Version: 5.10.1
SlowI have the ring doorbell, the app is way too slow at opening, when there is motion notification by the time the app opens the person has already left, same with live view.
Way to slow, I'm using iPhone 5S, with no apps open to slow down my phone. I had to mention that cause manufactures always blame the users equipment to justify there faults. The app is slow and the app is slow and that's all there is to it..Version: 3.12.1
S L O WGreat for reviewing things that happen during the day, but trying to respond to anything live? good luck..Version: 5.27.1
No connectionGood evening
I am having a problem with my back door video doorbell not being able to stream a live view. I have removed the doorbell from the exterior connection and charged it but it seems that it will not charge more then 44%. I have also reactivated the wifi because of the loss of connection. So after trying all of this I still am unable to get any kind of stream or recordings..Version: 5.24.1
Very good system, get it’s done, just a wee bit on the slower side, but overall pleasedI love this ... simple , effective , does what it supposed to do...thanks, keep up the great work....Version: 5.27.0
DLDon’t know if it is my WiFi, it appears after catching the motion of a person the ring is delayed. It is not simultaneous like a ring sounded right after someone rang a bell. We had a courier walked away thinking there was no one at home..Version: 5.24.1
It’s ok need improvementIt’s ok as app but missing a lot of features need a new look.also the subscription per month is so expensive and ridiculous more than that the subscription is per device not per account. So it’s kind of theft.i regretted not buying the SkyBell..Version: 5.22.1
New update is not working properlyConstantly getting disconnected with the update..Version: 3.12.1
Neighborhood AlertWhy is Ring sending me obviously bogus “Neighborhood Alert” notifications. I’ve received two that supposedly show thefts from the same porch which are obviously not from my neighborhood? Pretty unethical marketing in my opinion. By the way, the enabling app for this feature isn’t even available in my country..Version: 5.43.0
Love it!The home I recently purchased came with a Ring video doorbell. It was very easy to connect to my WiFi and I had it up and running within 1/2 hour.
The motion zone did require some tweaking to reduce the frequent notifications. While I would have preferred the wired version, that wasn’t an option so I’ll likely purchase the solar charger..Version: 5.43.0
Awesome System!!I just love the clean, clear and crisp picture quality. Down to the smallest animal movement it activate for. I never miss the action. Thanks.Version: 5.43.0
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