Ring Video Doorbell 2
Right now you won’t find a better doorbell camera than the Ring Video Doorbell 2. This smart home doorbell camera touts a 1080p camera sensor, removable faceplates and a handy removable battery pack. These additions make the second generation Ring doorbell a worthy upgrade from the original wifi connected doorbell.
Why we like the Ring Video Doorbell 2
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is one of the world’s hottest smart home products. The original Ring video doorbell sold like crazy and the new version adds even more useful functionality to the doorbell replacement. They have added a higher resolution 1080p sensor to the second generation. Overall, if you are looking for a Ring doorbell, consider the Ring Doorbell 2 or the Ring Pro.
Voice Assistant Compatibility
The Ring video doorbell 2 works natively with all of the big three voice assistants: Google Assistant (via Google Home), Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri (via Homekit).
The Ring 2 is also fully compatible with both IFTTT and Stringify so you can do some more customizable recipes that include your new Ring doorbell. Not surprisingly, since they are a direct competitor, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is not “Works with Nest” certified. That is not a huge loss however, since it has full IFTTT integration. And if you are already into the smart home hub game with SmartThings or Wink, then you are good to go.
The biggest upgrade from the first generation Ring doorbell is the 1080p resolution on the camera. They have also added the ability to snap off the face plate to replace it with a different colored one (all included). This is a welcome addition to a product that is so front and center at your front door. Lastly, they have included a removable battery pack which makes it easier to charge the unit. Having said that, the Ring doorbell 2 also has hardwired functionality if you just want to wire it into your old doorbell wiring.
As far as general features go, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 bring back the original’s excellent motion detection and notifications that let you know when someone is approaching your front door. And the unit also includes two way audio so you can talk to whoever is at the front door (or scare them away if necessary).
This is currently the world’s best smart doorbell brand. And the additions brought by the second generation Ring Video Doorbell 2 are enough to justify upgrading. Until Nest comes out with their doorbell camera, Ring is still king.
How to install the Ring Video Doorbell 2December 26, 2017 - CNET
Connect the two doorbell wires to the two screws on the back of the Video Doorbell 2. It doesn't matter which wire connects to which screw. If the wires are too short, use the wire extenders provided by Ring. Make sure they're connected and mount the...
Ring's Video Doorbell 2 Brings Battery-Powered 1080p Video ...December 21, 2017 - Mac Rumors
Earlier this year, popular smart doorbell and home security company Ring debuted its Video Doorbell 2, equipped with a motion sensing 1080p camera, a removable battery, and two-way audio capabilities. Integration with Ring's mobile app lets you see...
Specification: Ring Video Doorbell 2
Compatible with IFTTT
Camera, Security system
|Voice assistant compatibility|
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
|Works with Nest|
Not Nest certified