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[Best Buy] [BB] Ring Video Doorbell Pro $254 (reg $299, PM'ed, FS)

BB carries the Ring Pro for reg $299
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/productde ... 6e8e94en02

PM with Amazon ($258) + get 10% of difference for a total of $254
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01DM6BDA4



This is the only legitimate PM available currently (since part numbers must match: 88LP000CH000).

Current low price offering (88LP000CH000):
AARTech $275 https://www.aartech.ca/ring-video-doorb ... 1080p.html

Current low price offering (88LP000CH200):
Lowes $299 https://www.lowes.ca/doorbell-sets/ring ... 20903.html
Home Depot $299 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.vide ... 13881.html
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The Ring Doorbell 2 has some of the Pro features, but the Pro has better motion detection and it's more compact. It also supports 5 GHz Wifi.

But be sure to budget an extra $40/year for the cloud recording subscription. You lose some significant functionality without it, and there's no alternative.
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monarch0300 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2017 5:50 pm
Might as well buy the newest version, Ring Doorbell 2 that was just released which is $250 regular price. It's similar but with a rechargeable battery.
http://wirelessdoorbellreview.com/produ ... -ring-pro/
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/rin ... 39578.aspx
The form factor was a deciding factor for us.
Aside from that, Ring WiFi 2 was supposed to be an update to the Ring WiFi (not the Pro), tried to look up real comparison to the Pro but didn't aside from canned spec by spec comparison.
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Faith24 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2017 6:03 pm
The Ring Doorbell 2 has some of the Pro features, but the Pro has better motion detection and it's more compact. It also supports 5 GHz Wifi.

But be sure to budget an extra $40/year for the cloud recording subscription. You lose some significant functionality without it, and there's no alternative.
Every site I've seen says Ring Doorbell 2 is bigger but has better night recording than the Pro, with no difference in motion detection. Bottom line, if you have the space on your outdoor wall, Ring 2.
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Just picked this up but they somehow screwed up the price match in my favor so got it for $223. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be working with my power supply. Even swapped out transformers but that didnt help. The Ring help desk couldn't figure it out so suggested I go the Ring 2 version because of the battery option.... Which is exactly why I didn't get it in the first place. Puzzling.
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monarch0300 wrote:
Sep 4th, 2017 2:24 am
Every site I've seen says Ring Doorbell 2 is bigger but has better night recording than the Pro, with no difference in motion detection. Bottom line, if you have the space on your outdoor wall, Ring 2.
This is what the motion zone setting looks like with the Ring Doorbell and the Ring Doorbell 2:

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https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/artic ... Doorbell-2

Everyone complains that it doesn't work very well. The "range" setting is just a sensitivity, and it proves virtually impossible to set it to ignore motion on the street and still pick up people on your doorstep.

This is what motion zone setting looks like on the Ring Doorbell Pro:

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https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/artic ... orbell-Pro

It's still not perfect, but it works much better according to all reports.

Currently the Ring Doorbell Pro is having some problems due to the most recent firmware update, affecting both motion detection and night recording. Hopefully Ring will fix it shortly.
https://www.reddit.com/r/ringdoorbell/c ... e_for_pro/
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What's the best doorbell camera or outdoor camera without a subscription fee which will record and send email to gmail or upload to my NAS?
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Silly question, but are these doorbells prone to being stolen themselves? How firmly do they attach to your house?
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Faith24 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2017 6:03 pm
The Ring Doorbell 2 has some of the Pro features, but the Pro has better motion detection and it's more compact. It also supports 5 GHz Wifi.

But be sure to budget an extra $40/year for the cloud recording subscription. You lose some significant functionality without it, and there's no alternative.
Someone needs to hack the software to change the location where motion detection video is stored to. $40 (used to be $30) is not right.... Plus don't know what they do with your videos.
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BornToSave wrote:
Sep 4th, 2017 9:32 am
Silly question, but are these doorbells prone to being stolen themselves? How firmly do they attach to your house?
Yes, they can and do get stolen. It's becoming more common as the devices themselves get more common. Since the doorbell detects motion and immediately uploads live video to the cloud, you can watch video of the thieves stealing the doorbell, such as:


They do attach securely to a mounting plate on the wall using hidden small Torx-head screws that are hard to remove without the provided screwdriver. But nothing can stop thieves from easily prying it off the wall. Of course they will probably damage the doorbell or the required mounting plate when they do that, rendering it useless. Ring offers a one-time free replacement if you report the theft and send them a police report. The doorbell communication has to go through their servers, so they can detect and flag any stolen serial numbers. In other words, it's pretty useless to steal it, but most thieves aren't very smart.
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I have a Ring doorbell PRO and it works great I choose it because it's hardwired using the former doorbell power supply so no batteries and much nicer looking then the bulky ring 2....jmho
The doorbell affixing solidly to your house you would have some solid video if someone took it and Ring says they would replace it free in that case. Ring BTW has been top notch in customer support my doorbell was originally spotty in its Internet connection after doing a couple of tests with their support they sent me the ring chime pro a wifi extender at no cost that cleared up the connection issue.
The doorbell video has an annual subscription cost of $30 per year after the 30 day free trial. It's worth it to me but I can relate to the many who do not want a subscription cost. For example, while on holidays my phone went off on motion detected at the front door as Grandma was watering the plants out front so the kids had a decent video conversation with Grandma over the doorbell from overseas - neat product. My neighbour's had issues with his some doorbell power supplies work some don't, some wifi Internet connections work some don't so it's certainly not flawless I would advise buying it from Lowe's with a 90 day return policy or some place similar that allows easy returns.
For me it's worth the 30 bucks a year to have video of every front door visit.
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The subscription is the deal breaker. Still trying to find a way of getting a Skybell HD as they've been OOS for a while now. I SB also offers a replacement warranty if it gets stolen.
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Brookside05 wrote:
Sep 4th, 2017 11:54 am
The subscription is the deal breaker. Still trying to find a way of getting a Skybell HD as they've been OOS for a while now. I SB also offers a replacement warranty if it gets stolen.
As far as I know they only replace if you have a police report...don't think a police would come over for a stolen doorbell.
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Faith24 wrote:
Sep 4th, 2017 9:13 am
This is what the motion zone setting looks like with the Ring Doorbell and the Ring Doorbell 2:

Image
https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/artic ... Doorbell-2

Everyone complains that it doesn't work very well. The "range" setting is just a sensitivity, and it proves virtually impossible to set it to ignore motion on the street and still pick up people on your doorstep.

This is what motion zone setting looks like on the Ring Doorbell Pro:

Image
https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/artic ... orbell-Pro

It's still not perfect, but it works much better according to all reports.

Currently the Ring Doorbell Pro is having some problems due to the most recent firmware update, affecting both motion detection and night recording. Hopefully Ring will fix it shortly.
https://www.reddit.com/r/ringdoorbell/c ... e_for_pro/
Gotcha, but the sensor has been replaced for better night imaging on Ring 2. Firmware updates or not, I don't think they'll get to the same place.

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