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[Amazon Canada] Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in all colours $124.99

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[Amazon Canada] Ring Doorbell 125$

Ring door bell v1 @ Amazon
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Don<t see any reason why to buy other Ring doorbell then the pro
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Pro is on sale at 274 from a thirdpaty but fullfilled by amazon
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I find nest much superior than ring pro
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flakhany wrote:
Apr 12th, 2018 10:46 am
I find nest much uglier than ring pro
I fixed it for you :)
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The Ring door bells are on sale for $124.99
All colours available at this price.
Pro tip - If you can't stop thinking about it ....BUY IT !
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Pro is at the Home Depot for $250 at the moment.
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Used the Pro for a few months already and it's been amazing over the winter with Ottawa weather. Would highly recommend that over the base model. Also fits better fine on the door edges.

Heads up though, if you're not willing to spend the $3/month or $30/year then don't bother buying it. It's pretty much useless without it.
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Dec 15, 2017
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Is there a real beneficial difference between v1 and the pro for near 120 dollars?

Yes, you get 1080p vs 720p in the pro, and 5GHz capability against only the 2.4GHz in the v1... although if you have a strong connection near your door, you’ll be fine with a normal wifi connection. 1080p is nice but 720 is more than enough imo.

Also, I know amazon recent took over Ring, and they now advertise “works with Alexa”. Does any one know what exact Alexa integration it contains ?
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Looks like there's 3 threads on this so far this morning. Mods should merge.

This is what's behind the price drop: https://www.cnet.com/news/ring-drops-th ... -just-100/
"Ring, now owned by Amazon, just lowered the price of its original Video Doorbell to $100." [US]

It's still "on sale" for $150 at BB. It has been as low as $70 in the recent past, but that was a rare short-lived sale.

I've had this original Ring Doorbell for about 9 months now, and I like it. There are some pros and cons compared to the other models available now like the Ring Pro and the Ring 2, but it's certainly not the case that the newer models replace the old one as a no-brainer. That's why Ring is still selling all 3 models.

The main issues are:
- Almost everyone has WiFi problems when trying to establish a high-bandwidth video connection to a device installed outside your walls. Often a repeater is needed.
- A US$30/year subscription to Ring's cloud recording service is required to enjoy the full functionality. No, there's no alternative.
- Operation is totally dependent on Ring's internet service. If they ever stop supporting it, it's a brick.
- Response time is highly variable. Sometimes you get notification of someone at your door within seconds. Sometimes it's 30 seconds, Sometimes it's longer. Sometimes (like the Halloween doorbell-ringing peak), it's never.
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1080p is nice but 720 is more than enough imo.
"No one will need more than 637 kB of memory for a personal computer" - IBM
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SaiyamSethi wrote:
Apr 12th, 2018 11:11 am
Also, I know amazon recent took over Ring, and they now advertise “works with Alexa”. Does any one know what exact Alexa integration it contains ?
The Ring doorbell integrates with IFTTT and Stringify to trigger Motion Detected and Doorbell Ring alerts. It has no interaction with Google Home. I don't know what else it could do with Alexa (interview with Amazon about Ring integration: https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-key-an ... home-bffs/)

What would be nice is if the Ring Chime unit would integrate with those services as an audio output device (e.g., to produce custom ring tones for events) - but it doesn't.
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SaiyamSethi wrote:
Apr 12th, 2018 11:11 am
1080p is nice but 720 is more than enough imo.
khulit wrote:
Apr 12th, 2018 11:16 am
"No one will need more than 637 kB of memory for a personal computer" - IBM
It's a bandwidth issue. The 1080p models need 2 mbps video bandwidth, while the 720p original Ring needs 1 mbps.

If you're having trouble getting 1 mbps bandwidth outside your walls, you can imagine that it's even harder to get 2 mbps.
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khulit wrote:
Apr 12th, 2018 11:16 am
"No one will need more than 637 kB of memory for a personal computer" - IBM
It depends on how the camera will be used, in the case of Ring, it is usually a close up shot in which case 720P is OK to identify the person.
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