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Fallen_Anjel - Newest update
Either 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.
ddjsusbcuhsvau - Ring
The app is just amazing no glitches and modern updated features works great read bellow for a review of ring:
The ring alarm has great features amazing Alexa and iPhone integration. The professional monitoring is such a reasonable price for anyone. Much better than my other provider and what I love about ring is the endless possibilities for smart home integration and the extremely customizable alarm. I have spent months researching different alarms and cameras no one even comes close to ring, the spotlight cams are one of a kind with so many features and amazing video quality ring gives a whole new meaning to home security. The customer support is superb with the shortest hold times and helpful representatives. Ring’s website and app offers so many help articles and makes setup so easy. I installed the alarm and four stick up cams solar in less than an hour. That brings me to another great thing about the ring cams is the many options for power supply, solar, battery, mount, wired it gives you the ability to mount your camera anywhere and still have power and the additional battery option is great. By far ring has the most modern and extremely easy to use system. As a result of the exceptional customization this system is perfect for anyone regardless of how ‘handy’ or ‘Technological’ You are. With both options for DIY’ers and fairly priced professional installation. Overall the best system by far on the market.
581 Ford - Ring 2 not ready for prime time
I have a Ring 2 that’s almost worthless. I am receiving alerts but they’re several seconds delayed. My settings are set to be as fast and sensitive as possible. Same problem many other of your other customers complain about. I wish you would at least have the option of turning off the 10 minute timer that shuts down live view. Should be the customers decision to drain the battery in live view. That’s why I bought an extra battery. Also, one of the times I tried calling you I was given the option of making an appointment for you to call me back but you never did. And Kaitlyn@Ring, don’t bother to paste your typical reply telling me to email you because you’re so concerned. I’ve read your response back to other customers so many times that I’ve memorized it. Customers should realize if you have to paste that same cookie cutter reply addressing everyone’s concern then Ring and your customers have a really big problem. I’m connected to my 2.4 GHz network and hitting roughly 8Mbps at -53 dBm power. Being an engineer I realize that the business unit and marketing/sales have more say than the technical staff at most companies. The technical people rarely want to release the product before it’s ready but the business side always makes that happen which is why your commercials on TV are so great but your product has a lot to be desired. And you Kaitlyn, I’m not sure which side of the house you’re on but I hope they’re paying you well.
nerak j27 - Single blind mother
I am a single blind female with children. I Purchased the ring doorbell as well as to flood light cameras for safety for me and the children. Unfortunately I use voiceover on my iPhone and my iPad in order to navigate my telephone or the computer. My ring devices are not compatible with voiceover. I can’t get them to work as long as I have voiceover on at the time I am trying to view, here, or speak to someone, my cellular device will not work as long as voiceover is on! However, I cannot navigate any of the equipment without the voiceover on! Unless someone comes over and review it for me, I can’t answer my doorbell, or speak on any of them without the voiceover. I have spoken with several rang assist technicians and they keep telling me they’re going to develop a fix for my issue. It’s been almost 3 years now, and my struggles are still here and there have been no fixes! These devices were expensive. Can you please help me. I thought for me being a single disabled mother these devices would help me but, they only help me if someone comes and does everything for me. If I am home alone, I cannot speak or answer the doorbell. I still have to physically go to the door myself and try to figure out who it is or just yell and ask them! They should not happen when you spend this amount of money! Please develop a fix for blind people who want to use your devices with voiceover. Thank you
Km jailjljh - Can’t chime and stops working randomly
We’ve had our Ring Pro for over two years and have intermittently had an issue where it would stop working right after someone rang the doorbell and wouldn’t work again until it was unplugged and plugged back in. This issue has been prevalent since a few months after we purchased. Any time I called customer service they would just have me run a reset and say it was working again and that there was nothing else they could do for me. Well finally a customer service person was unexpectedly helpful and had me do all sorts of tests to check how much power it was getting and come to find out it gets enough power, but there’s some sort of ‘fluke’ issue some of the doorbells have that prevent them from being able to operate all the time when the in-house chime is also activated. And wouldn’t it happen to be that we finally figured the cause of this problem out a few months after the warranty period expired. They were gracious enough to offer a discount on purchasing a new one, but if I didn’t want to buy another possibly faulty doorbell I would need to deactivate my internal chime, and just keep checking my app to see when it stops working so I can go home and perform another reset. I just got done with another reset because I realized today that my doorbell hasn’t worked for over a week. I would definitely not recommend this doorbell to anyone, and I will be searching for a replacement as soon as I finish posting this review.
upsettyspaghetti1101 - Gift from hell
We got a ring for Christmas last year and were so excited to set it up! It had always sounded like a nice idea to be able to check who was at the door and I park on the street in front of our house so I could keep an eye on that as well. I think the only time motion is detected is when I walk walk out the front door myself or if a car drives by. I’ve had deliveries arrive and people knock on the door and there’s no motion detected and no recording in sight. Luckily the doorbell function seems to work (unless the battery is dead which is every other week) and I’ll never know who is at the door because of all the connectivity issues and super long waiting times to load the feed (even after upgrading the internet several times). Our neighborhood has had several instances of car parts stolen and even a break in at our neighbors and of course every time the battery has either been dead, no connection during the time it occurred to record, or simply no motion detected. Don’t even get me started on the online community! I shared a video I did catch of a strange man taking pictures of my neighbors house (two days before the break in) and was repeatedly called stupid and a terrible person for not calling the police despite the first sentence of the post stating the police had already been called and this was a warning to others that saw him in the neighborhood. Save yourself the time, money, and frustration and keep it simple with a button and a battery.
professorofenglish - Major Glitch in This App
There is a major flaw in the Ring app for iPhones. Whenever I’m alerted of motion or the presence of a person in front of my Ring camera, the recorded video of the incident is visible but never available/clickable. I can see this most recent recording on the history page, but it won’t open, yet all of the other recordings can be opened and played. I then have to close out the app that I had just opened and access the recording after that. This is a waste of time that could be dangerous if someone were trespassing on my property and looking to break in. I even made sure to download the update for the app, yet this problem still persists consistently. What is the point of having a security camera if I have to twiddle my thumbs and jump through hoops to watch the video that alerted me of the presence of unexpected motion? Being alerted at 3 a.m. of motion and then having to open and close the app a couple of times before knowing what triggered the alert is nerve-wracking. This needs to be fixed ASAP. We spent a lot of money on three Ring cameras, which are only as good as the software that comes with them.
I want to add that it takes forever to connect with the live view for one of my cameras, which makes that camera virtually worthless. I always have to walk to that side of the house and look out the window after receiving an alert about motion that was detected there.
KB6Y - Ring Alarm
First off the Ring alarm is a great system if you’re looking for a basic alarm system with the added bonus of instant camera access. The system is easy to setup and additional sensors are available at a descent price. I especially like the tie in of the Z-wave Co2 and smoke sensors.
The only issue I had was locating a place for the module so the cellular function would have connection (not sure what network ring connects to, I have several cell towers within two blocks that apparently don’t cover ring). I only get one to two bars at best.
My other issue is the keypad. I mounted the keypad in a place convenient and was able to plug it in permanently through a plug on the opposite side of the wall in a closet. After a week the keypad locked up and I learned from ring that the keypad can’t stay plugged in. In my eyes that's a poor design. I understand what the thinking behind it is, being portable. Ring please upgrade so customers can leave the keypad plugged in so it won’t lock up.
Both my issues can be worked around and the system works nice.
Overall I would rate the ring five stars for setup and general use, just wish the annoying keypad issue could be upgraded along with better cellular connection.
Mark evens 601 - Connection error cannot load your locations. It’s been like this for a month. Ring can’t fix
Ring technical support has done nothing but make excuses for the past month. They refuse to refund my money for the monthly service they can’t supply. Refused to refund for the doorbells I purchased .they are not usable on their app Any longer . It reads the locations will not load. Bottom line they blocked me out of my account. But they continue to claim that it’s a bug in their system. I have spoken with several of their customer service reps. Each one has a different story and different line of BS. Appears they read off a 3 x 5 cards and have no clue what they’re really doing. Although based in the United States I still feel service is no better than what I get if you were calling overseas. My last two phone calls requesting supervisors were left on hold for over two hours. No one ever came on. Eventually I hung up . Very bad customer service. My first ring was original before they change their name. My current one is less than eight months old . The old one and new ones are still in service. We cannot access the system through any of the phones we own ,computers or iPads. With the lack of knowledge customer support has about their product in their inability to fix the problems. I would think very hard before purchasing any of their equipment. Also as a follow-up I am still waiting for return call for the last five days. Never came!!
Huynh Family iTunes - Ring is the answer to every mothers desire to have a doorbell that doesn’t wake a baby
I 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.
LaciDRoy - Updated review......Doesn’t always record.
Ring sent me a new ring doorbell as well as a chime extender. Very nice of them. However, now when my videos record, it’s just a black screen 2 out of 3 recordings. The videos that do actually record, some of them are basically just a frozen screen shot but no video. So I’m paying to keep these videos, that do me absolutely no good. I’ve been troubleshooting with an Ashlei O. But can’t figure it out. I’ve done everything she asked. I’ve sent her 6 emails since her email telling me what to try. She just won’t respond to me. It’s now been a week since I’ve heard from any one that can possibly help me. Not sure if they sent me a refurbished ring which is why it’s having issues. My internet connection is great. My router is in a good place. I have no idea. But a few of my clients that have come to my home this last week have asked about my ring doorbell. I’ll continue to tell them to stay far away until someone actually calls or emails me to figure out the broken replacement ring doorbell that they sent me.
I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if I have a defective ring doorbell. It will only occasionally alert me when someone comes to my front door. I had a group of kids, on my porch, leaving a derogatory comment spelled out in rocks, and it didn’t record them at all. I would’ve loved to see who that was. But it’ll record a car driving by on the street in front of me. Not really worth the money.
Heiliner - Love and Hate Product
I 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.
Love0905 - Unreliable Security System
My husband and I have the Wireless Spotlight cameras. One on our front door for package thieves and one on our garage to watch over my car because we only have one garage. While the cameras come in handy in us keeping an eye on our packages while we aren't home, they're really good for nothing. They're inconveniently dysfunctional. The motion detector really isn't that great. There has been two incidents right in front of our driveway and the cameras caught nothing. One of our guest's car got broken into. When we looked back at the videos, it recorded cars driving by and all, but nothing of what happened. The front door camera captured a small glimpse of someone already walking right off so we have no idea if it was that person or not. So helpful, right? The other time, someone threw a glass bottle at our guest's car. Once again, nothing. I noticed that if there's continuous movement, the camera records the first 30 seconds and that's it. Basically, all it'll catch is someone walking up to your house and what they do is history. This makes Ring not a reliable security system at all. My biggest problem with the cameras is, sometimes the live video won't even load! And NO, it's not because of our wifi. We plan on getting rid of Ring for a security system that records 24 hours instead. If you are looking for some pros or special features of Ring cameras, that can be found on the product description.
FloridaNeighbor - BAD UPDATE
I 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.
Sircoffee - New idea, use AWS for motion tagging
Use 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.
tddmore - 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.
MDK1705 - Floodlight Cam needs more control of lights
I 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.
JuanB001300 - Good, but not as good as we thought
We like that we get the chimes straight to our phones and we can talk to people through the chimes. Motion is great. Live view only worked once for us and it was bad quality and kind of annoying that we can talk and see people clearly when the ring communicates to the phone but not when the phone communicates to the ring. Night vision is very over exposed. Faces are not recognizable. Sometimes motion activation is very late. Not all the time but that takes things down a notch on the trust factor. Battery also died after a week after charging. Thought it would be at least a couple months before we had to recharge. Might have to find a better option as we don’t have a doorbell wire so we have to rely on battery power. We’ll use it for a while before we make our decision but as of right now we’re just kind of happy with what we got.
Btw the chat bot for troubleshooting is very slow. Found articles online faster than it gave me answers. Waited 5 min for it to reply. Actually had to send a message to wake it up.
Update: trying to setup “spotlight cam battery” but because of the live view issue above. Don’t know what it is but motion is working but live view can’t? Is there anyone from ring that can help? Assistance is lacking, main feature of device doesn’t work. Rating drop and almost ready to send back.
Xxlxtl - Works well
Hi, 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
NREMTP3070 - App can't handle doorbell changes
I bought the ring doorbell and it worked good for about 5 months then problems. They switched out my doorbell but the app won't allow me to delete videos from the old doorbell. When I try to delete them it asks me to login again. I was told the next app update would fix this but there have been a couple since then without a fix. Also the company can see your battery status even if your doorbell is hard wired but you can only see battery status if it's not hard wired. Again I was told this feature was inadvertently removed and would be added back in the next update. No such luck so far. App needs some work in my opinion. There are better doorbells out there and when this one dies I will switch. The neighborhood feature places me in a city I have never lived at. I have talked to tech support and they know it’s an issue but two more updates later and still it isn’t fixed. Last is the doorbell “shows motion alert” at 3:47 every morning. Once again I was told they know about this bug but several updates later and it still is alerting me in the middle of the night to “motion” that doesn’t exist. What does tech support say? They will “eventually” fix it but in the mean time setup a time in the app that you don’t receive alerts. That defeats the purpose of having the door bell. So basically tech support hasn’t been any help at all.
Credd0514 - Latest update is disaster!!!!
Ever since the latest update was released video has been delayed. A person walks up to my door, the frame freezes. The camera is no longer recording the entire thing. It's pretty much only taking a snap shot. A get a motion alert and nothing is there because the camera is constantly freezing. I paid the yearly fee for video not pictures or nothing at all. Ring Pro is absolutely useless and like having no security feature at all if not doing what it was intended to do. I'm also glad to see I'm not the only one having this problem so support can't say it's on your end.
Update: Almost a year later and this doorbell is still a disaster. It worked great for about three months and then the developers started rolling out updates and the thing hasn’t worked like it should since. I have been through four of these doorbells within a year. The last one just stopped working completely. I’m a software engineer for over 20 years and sometimes being on the phone with CS for over an hour can be insulting. The video stream is choppy and not consistent. I continue to get pixelated video and freezing. UPS rings the doorbell and the video shows the driver leaving in his truck. I just wish they would get these firmware updates right or allow clients to rollback. New hardware but the developers are constantly putting out new software updates that are obviously not ready.
Chmsyd - Good technology that needs work
I 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.
DustyJay - Spotlight and doorbell
I 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.
merlin magic man - 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.
1957Desoto - Love the hardware, app annoys.
First let me say the app works well and is easy to set up. I like the neighborhood feature and the ease of integrating other Ring products. However, the app insists on being the most important thing going on. If you select banner notifications, they do not automatically disappear unless you do it manually. This becomes especially problematic when I am using my phone for directions and the banner blocks the next turn and how many miles until the next turn. If I’m driving and try to swipe up, oftentimes I accidentally tap the banner, which opens the app. Then I have to pick up my phone while driving and try to switch back to navigation before I miss my turn,and this happens all the time. I want banner notifications but not permanently.
The other gripe I have is the audio notification. If you are talking on the phone and someone sets off the motion detector, it notifies you over your conversation and you miss everything that was just said. If someone God forbid rings the doorbell afterwards, you miss even more of the conversation. I’m in sales so it has hit me at a few crucial times. Me: “so what kind of budget are we working with?” Customer: “well we really like what we see so we desigMOTION DETECTED AT YOUR FRONT DOOR and I think we will be able to commit to DING DONG will that work?
Annoying. Fix it please.
DJSinMA - Not sure,mixed feelings
I 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)
Chuck DT - It’s OK for a battery operated camera
The 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.
ScarTissu - Definitely getting worse
I’ve had ring doorbell for couple years now unit used to work as advertised after many updates that just is not good. After the last few updates I’ve been having trouble motion alert by the time the app opens up the person’s already gone. The lag time to open live view is so long I could leave wash dishes feed the dogs Mow the lawn and it might be open by the time I get back. The cameras have recently started to only show in black and white even when it’s full daylight outside. I don’t know what happened but the developers have totally ruined this product for me and to charge you money to have the videos on their cloud storage is stupid might as well just buy a NVR. Anytime you contact customer support it’s always the same thing it’s something wrong with your network it’s something wrong with your router it’s something wireless interference in your area well needless to say that’s not true I have 100 meg Internet service it works flawlessly I have a top tier router all my other networking products work just fine and I’ve done site surveys to prove that it’s not a congestion issue on the 2.4 GHz network I seriously hope they’ll fix the app issues or whatever they done or these things are going in the trash can or letgo and be some else’s problem.
shiestyho - 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.
Arlo 1944 - Worthless Product
There is truth in you get what you pay for! I purchased my ring a little over two years ago. While my home is very modern, it is very old and never had a door bell. Ring doesn’t tell you, even with the app, if users do not have an existing door bell they will have to buy a chime, and external power pack from Ring. Oh boy, more money to spend and more time to wait on using something you purchase! Another thing they do not tell you, the thing quits working if someone rings your door bell. Apparently a common issue if you bothers to read feedback comments on here.
To reset it, users must unplug the “Ring power pack “, wait a minute or so and then plug it back in. Very much rendering it useless and time consuming. In addition they do not tell you the lag time it takes the app to open and show video if someone does ring the bell or sets off the alert, plus they have this new feature that makes even that more complicated by opening in past time forcing the user to advance to live. Now, I’ve change my internet provider and have no way of changing my WiFi setting in the App and when I pull the stinking cover and push the rest it never shows in my WiFi as an available connection so I can add it to my WiFi
Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra bucks and purchase something other than Ring
BuzzFeedFake - $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?
jakelee1993 - 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!
SirVernon - Great Idea, poor support, and mediocre product!
When I first got the ring doorbell I was beyond pleased with the idea of what it offered for the price. After installing learning about the monthly fee for something that seemed to me implied with original purchase. I paid over $100, I don't remember exactly but would have tolerated surprise small monthly fee etc if it was reliably fuctional. Mine only works half the time and the battery life is poor at best. The failures are literally across the board, with the most consistent and frusterating LAG!!!! For example I'll come home with grocies and come through the front door with my ring doorbell; literally I've almost out all groceries away by the time I get the notification of motion detected. Those 2+ minutes could be very crucial in am emergency. Which brings me to my final complaint they should update software so that the devices registered as "owners don't set off the notification bcbitnknowsnits you. I don't usually leave reviews and even fewer negative ones I just feel like potential customers ought to know. With modern technologies are given the opportunity to improve and adapt their product through software updates and unfortunately"Ring," seems to have not only missed the opportunity but gotten worse!
Mferr84 - BUY A DIFFERENT PRODUCT
I’ve had the doorbell for just about a year and a half now. The battery needs to be charged about every two months and has a super grainy image. The actual motion detection and doorbell feature don’t work half the time and go out with out warning. After being told by neighbors the doorbell wasn’t working, I called in to find out the doorbell had been offline for about a week and a half. Not very good security if it goes out and doesn’t tell you it’s out. I called in to fix the problem after getting stuck in an infinite loop of trying to reset the device. Turns out it’s a common problem “that the team is working on”. Thanks for the heads up, glad to know someone could have broken in and done what they wanted and I’d have been none the wiser. They have no idea when the problem will be fixed but it will “automatically fix itself” after an unknown amount of time. Not sure how the device will update itself when it can’t connect to the network but sure, ok. They basically brushed me off the phone and said sorry, not sorry. Thanks for the $200 paperweight Ring.... I’ll be going with a better product and a company that cares about its customer security next time. With so many options on the market please do yourself a favor and go with a different product and a different company people.
NoDisassemble5 - Not good for Night Video
Ring makes a decent product for Alerting you of motion, 2 way convo and Day video. However for night video the ring is seriously lacking. This is why I purchased the ring because of frequent vehicle and home break ins. I wanted to be alerted when there was a motion and to share the video with authorities and neighbors when needed. This night video is a complete joke. The video is pink when it should be black and white. (Google “Ring pink video”) I’m not asking for clear color at night. But the option to manually set color or black and white would be great. At least black and white. I opted for a real 4K security camera with a built in microphone and records to an as card. No monthly/yearly cloud storage which ring banks on again. It also alerts me via mobile app of any motion and allows me to save crystal clear video and audio to my phone for sharing. I’ll use the ring to scream at them seems to be all it’s good for. Their support is also worthless. Asking for tons of info and never getting the issue resolved. Over a year of “the next update will allow this or that” they just read or type from a script no real resolution. Don’t waste your money on this product. Buy the Nest Hello or a real security camera.
GribbleFlotz - Works pretty well with one bug
I’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 ^$@! 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?
jstattman - Live Video Lags after ring, HomeKit never coming
I have owned one of Ring’s best product offerings in the ring video pro. The problem with Ring is 1.) they ALWAYS promise features and updates that never show up. For example, If you own an iOS device and keep falling for Ring’s baloney “we are working on HomeKit” story just keep in mind they’ve literally been saying that for almost three years and they haven’t even been testing HomeKit in public beta yet so it’s not showing up anytime soon. 2.) The most important function of the camera is the ability to quickly access the video when there is motion or someone rings the doorbell. For some reason, whenever either of those events happens, the live video freezes up and won’t let you access it. I believe this is because the camera starts automatically recording (which is good), but it’s incapable of recording and letting you access the live feed at the same time. It’s extremely inconsistent. What is the point of this if you don’t get to see and talk to the person until two mins after the event? So bad. And it’s NOT my internet connection. I have several other far better WiFi cameras in that area of the home that works flawlessly and I have a 1,000mbps internet speed (regularly 300+ over WiFi).
Ring over promises and under delivers. Save your money!
MoGrizza - devices are excellent, app is getting worse
The 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.
Frank1777 - Unreliable product, bad customer service. Don’t buy.
Have had multiple problems setting up devices. Had them working intermittently. We have one doorbell and 2 chime pros. Originally the doorbell would open to view a person at door when they rang and I could talk to them. Then we lost that ability and they wanted us to pay extra for that. So I accepted just having a doorbell and not able to see or talk to someone. But the doorbell and chimes keep disconnecting themselves. And when I last has it working, the connection for voice was scratchy, inconsistent, one-way and basically useless.
The core problem for me is that the product is continually unreliable and I have spent hours trying to get things reconnected. Calling customer service has been a poor experience. They are not patient. They redirect me to the instructions, which I have already tried. I am an older man and they have not taken time to walk me thru things to completion. Even my children have had problems helping me and we were ultimately unsuccessful. If RING only wants millennials for their product, fine. But this type of product could be very helpful for older people for many reasons. However, not if the product is unreliable and the customer service is so poor. In fact, I can’t recommend it for anyone of any age.
Flognogger - Won’t update and lags
I have one of the very first Ring doorbells and have been using it for a good while. I loved this app and device when we first bought it and recommend it to many friends. For the past six months or more, it lags like crazy. I thought maybe it is my WiFi but after reading reviews (and checking my WiFi setup and speeds many times), I’m convinced it’s an app problem. I have turned my app notifications off for the last 3 months because it does me no good to get a doorbell notice and not be able to respond to someone at my door because it’s refreshing and unable to catch up. By the time the video starts playing the person is gone or leaving...same with motion detector mode. I also receive notice about an update for the app every time I open the app but the app seems unable to update—starts and never completes. I have an iPhone X with newest updates so it’s not because my phone is too old. This app is not well supported on the development side. Needs to improve or this product will go away. I’m currently looking for a better alternative. Disappointed because I was completely sold on this product and was considering expanding into the other products until it went downhill. Glad I didn’t waste my money.
wester - Too many pixels
We received the Ring doorbell through our security Company and had it installed professionally. The ring door bell has too many pixels in the pictures or images that you see on the video. I don’t understand why there is a wide range option up to 30 feet when you cannot clearly see a face without thousands of pixels blocking an image. Especially at night on the Night vision we just can’t see whatever the sensor is picking up clearly. We know there is someone there but we cannot see the face just a bunch of pixel blocking the image and face that is there. Unlike the advertisement on television where there is a perfect image day or night of people trespassing and talking to you through the ring doorbell but in reality that is a lie you cannot see people clearly like that and then the mic is not that clear either when talking to someone.
And We just don’t understand why there is an option for the sensor to span out to 30 feet when you can only see a bunch of pixel images or face. Were is the security protection in that? The police cannot help you if they cannot see a face The only time you can see a clear face or image of someone on the ring doorbell is if the person is 1 to 4 feet up on your mailbox or ring doorbell. Unbelievable!
Hayxfg76 - Ring missing basic features
Giving 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!!!!
debbiesden - Ring 2 upgrade disappointing
We upgraded to the ring 2 and have more trouble with this one than we did the older model. The voice function is worse and barely audible, it has large gaps and delays and sometimes just doesn’t pick up a thing for hours. It is vital for us to have this work for protection of our Airbnb guests and our property. It seems that almost every time we’ve caught something that needs reported to Airbnb the video stops working and won’t pick up a good portion of it. Recently we had an attempted break in and our front door lock ruined. The ring picked up the activity around 10 pm with showed them messing with the door but then the ring had a long gap of no activity and it never picked up them leaving or any further activity until some dog ran through the property 4 hours later. So much for security. We’ve lost income due to the ring not functioning like it should because Airbnb won’t reimburse without a video or picture.
The first ring never shut up & captured every fly or moth but had a good picture and voice. This new ring just times out of the blue, delays to record before or after, the picture isn’t as clear as the first one and just got forget being able to hear any voices clearly.
oldschool1975 - way too slow, just doesn’t work that well
my ring devices and app NEVER work when i really need them to. i’ve had my ring doorbell and driveway floodlight camera for over a year and i still have not even once been able to answer the doorbell ring with my phone.
at least ten times i’ve pulled out my phone to see ‘someone was at your door’ or ‘you missed a ring’ or some other nonsense. i bought a new iphone and router when i bought the system so it’s not my phone or connection. it’s like another review says maybe it’s the way ring buffers when it opens? i don’t know about that.
and also, seems like it only records motion i don’t care about. every time i want to see who got out of an unknown car in front of my house.....nothing.
and the neighborhood comments are only good for spreading fear. what a joke. we are creating a society of worried watch out for that car driving by your house nellies. ‘reports of a fire in the area’. okay, don’t we have a fire department? like, reports of clowns running around the neighborhood. there were no clowns people.
i have countless hours of recordings of random cars driving by my house. when i really want to see something....good luck, the ring misses it. ring is just another frustrating phone app.
Nameless201 - Picks up vehicles but not people??!!
We have had the doorbell since January, and have waited to leave feedback hoping it would get better, however, sadly, that is not the case. First of all, it was well into February before we could even use it as it was “too cold” where we live! After the weather warmed up to an acceptable temp, we tried again. The Ring doorbell is supposed to be designed to NOT pick up vehicles, except for very large ones, however, on multiple occassions delivery people and solicitors have walked all the way up to our door and left before it ever picks them up, and we can pull into our driveway and pass the front of the house before it alerts, yet every single vehicle that passes on the road is picked up?? It has become so unreliable that it is of no comfort knowing we have it. The only thing that works reliably is the doorbell feature, I didn’t pay $200 for a bell !!! On the occassion it actually records activity, in the daylight, it is bright white for several seconds before the camera focuses, so by the time it engages, all you see is the person’s back as they are walking away! At night, unless there is a light on, all you see os black, picks up nothing but darkness! So VERY disappointed with this expensive doorbell !
Rb3992 - Latest ring update!
I installed the latest update and this is absolutely horrible! It had worked perfectly at door location and without any changes...unchanged router/network or devices. All kind of issues. It starting draining battery even though it was hard wired. I took off connection and charged 100% but it drained down to 70% in a couple hours. It wouldn't detect motion nor could you ring the doorbell..I called ring support and had to remove device reset and then reload on iPhone...very nice but it took at least 20min. It is now charging at door but wireless signal is poor. The reset made it work briefly then now it's back to poor signal and can't view device. Even when you can get a view on the camera it is very delayed and pixelated. I have 3 other camera none of which are having issue. The other camera devices were acquired prior to ring and considering switching if this is NOT fixed ASAP. Just wanted to warn everyone prior to agreeing to update. Is this an attempt for the company to try to get users to buy new devices....sort of like apple slowing down iPhones.. just wondering...
Now doorbell won't connect and battery low and not getting email alerts as support promised would happen. Looking for new camera door bell and will place complaint with BBB. Any recommendations on new devices?
chrisq1234 - Very good overall, but one major flaw.
Overall, the app is excellent, easy to use, and very informative. But it has one major flaw. When the doorbell is not being powered (like when the battery is being recharged), the app still shows the device is online. It should show the device is offline.
UPDATE 11/24: I should have updated this earlier. My Doorbell 3 was working great until the last update where they added customized motion zones. Good feature to have, and it may not have contributed to the problem, but before the update (which I think was 5.32), it was only detecting stuff within the old “on and off” zones. Now, even with the customized zone not even near the street, it’s detecting every car that passes by, and without changing any settings or installation configuration. They sent a replacement and it did the same thing. So why the difference ? I would say a combination of iPhone app and device firmware. I reinstalled the original device and noticed it did a firmware update. And now, they’ve released app update 5.33, so wonder if all this will fix what they broke. Many commenters are saying that devices were working well until the last update, we’ll see if this latest update fixes things.
EmtinHawaii - It was a 5 until Ring had a crash and then update their system!
Yesterday Ring had some kind of major crash and I can understand that these things can happen. But what I don’t like is that Ring decided to change things and NOT let anyone know what they were going to change. My MAJOR issue is with the dashboard preview. Before this I could be in “Home” mode and I could use the preview to look what was going on around my house and also to check how my son was doing playing outside(He is 8 and we have an enclosed property). Now I have to either change the Mode to “Away” and trigger the motion sensors and have my entire house chiming just to either see what’s going on around my house or to just check on my son.
The ring app for my family and I WAS perfect! It was to use and espically how USER FRIENDLY it was! I hope that Ring will change that what they did with that “Home” feature and let us just open the app and there would be a few screens showing what was going on outside. And the next time they decide to “update” their system and make changes, I hope that they would tell use first or get an opinion On what we think about what they would like to do. It’s OUR sense of SECURITY and OUR SECURITY that Ring has to take into account when making “updates”.
Milagro in San Diego - Posted concern to neighbors was deleted by staff
We have a number of cameras around our property in an urban area of mostly single family homes. In the past several months “protests” have come very close to our home. Family and friends nearby have experienced property damage, theft, threats and intimidation from “protestors.” Around the country violent and aggressive groups are taking their activities into residential neighborhoods. Around 12:30am a couple nights ago a vehicle with a bullhorn drove down our street. We woke up, but I didn’t catch what they said. All I caught was the word “incomng.” I went to the ring app and posted an “unusual activity” asking if anyone heard what they said because I was afraid for my family given ongoing tensions. I received a notification the next day that staff decided my post wasn’t of interest to neighbors and deleted it. I responded upset saying I was concerned for my family’s safety. They responded,”We’ve reviewed your post and we that it’s not quite right for Neighbors. We need to ensure that posts focus on issues that affect the entire neighborhood so that everyone can benefit from local crime and safety information... We hope you understand our decision and continue to engage with your neighbors in an effort to create a safer environment for your local community.”
GenoTheDog - Pretty good but too slow
Edit: the rapid ring app is a huge improvement but I still have to give ring 1 star for reliability. Notifications stopped coming to my phone altogether. My chime pro failed. What’s the point of a video doorbell that doesn’t notify you when someone is ringing it? Ring needs to halt all new product development and put all effort toward fixing their buggy software. The core experience is broken.
Old review: As others have said Ring needs to work on the core experience of using the app before adding features. When you click a notification or answer the doorbell it is a minimum of 10+ seconds before you get a picture. I always find that I can just walk to the door faster than I can load and connect to the Ring app. I have an iPhone XS Max and 150mbit fiber with Ubiquity WiFi so I know the lag isn’t due to my hardware or connection. This core experience is one of the most important parts of the product and Ring needs to improve it before I can really recommend their cameras. The slow response time really makes the doorbell and cameras pretty useless for any real time monitoring and communication. The recorded video and motion detection parts work well, but Ring markets these things for their real time functions and that part doesn’t work very well.
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davnye - Awesome, with proviso’s, needs good wifi!
The Ring doorbell and app are brilliant, IF you have good internet. It really is that simple! I have about 1.5 mbps up which is I think about the minimum needed.
If you have slow ADSL, or in fact ANY problem with your internet service including weak WiFi at the front door- you’ll likely have major issues. I have found there are also problems which affect many of my devices including another brand of security camera, when used with my Telstra cable modem- ended up changing to a different, better quality router, and switching the modem into “bridge” mode which solved all my issues. Blame the crappy Telstra modem, not the Ring!
Three other family members have them as well, and all have good internet, and all have almost zero problems with the Ring Doorbell.
(I don’t have hard wired power to my Ring Doorbell, yet still get months between charges. For those experiencing less time on a charge, or poor connectivity, I’m guessing it’s more than likely a wifi problem, with the Doorbell struggling with the internet connection.)
WillowLM - Great concept & product, requires solid BW.
I have installed a first generation Ring door bell (720HD) and remote chime. Could not justify the additional cost for the higher definition camera. This would also only increase the demand for higher BW.
Both products work very well. I did find that the battery life on the door bell is significantly impacted by the duration and frequency of video streaming/recording. The chime runs off mains.
I have since wired the door bell to mains, note if you do not have an old doorbell that was powered from mains via a transformer, you will require a fair amount of work , but it can be achieved very well with sourcing the required components online.
I personal find the system excellent as I have installed it into my aging parents home to ensure they are not bother by unsolicited sales staff and scammers. It provides them and me a level of peace of mind ,that someone(me)/something(Ring) is watching over them. I am located interstate.
GREAT IDEA , RING.
Anipperess - Something very wrong!
I purchased my ring door bell yesterday and set it up without a hitch. HOWEVER! There is a bug in the notifications! I have managed to figure out why notifications where not coming up on my iPhone when the screen was off and the doorbell rang. Every time I turn the Bluetooth off on my phone so my Apple Watch didn’t connect to the phone. The notifications would work fine when the doorbell was pushed. If I turn Bluetooth on and my Apple Watch connected. I push the door bell and my phones screen would not light up and I wouldn’t see the notification on the phone. However the notification would come up on my watch and alert me. I would then pickup my phone and see the notification once the screen light up.
What in the world?
So I did some more testing and discovered, if you turn ring notifications off in the watch app that it actually fixes the issue! Push the doorbell button and the phone screen light up and the notification works perfect.
So it would seem that the notifications will only work on one or the other. Either your phone or the watch but not both.
Would have been nice to know this from the beginning and saved me like an hour of testing. This can be easily fixed with a small bit of coding in the app. But it’s going to take the developer to do it.
Until then it’s notifications on one or the other.
I hope this helps someone if they can sift through all the other feedback.
some adjustments required - Concept great but could be better
We have had out Doorbell pro and floodlight cams for 9 months. The idea behind them is great! However, I find the nightvision on our floodlight cam to the front not so great. I’m sure it used to be better.
We have our floodlights in the eaves which the device has limited flexibility to accommodate at this angle. This could be improved for versatility.
The “cloud” facility requires improvements also. A search criteria section should be added for ease. If it can’t be accommodated in the app, it should definitely be added to the website dashboard! There was a glitch on the online dashboard today that couldn’t narrow down my “starred” clips because they were from 22 days ago and said no data. So I scrolled through 22 days of thousands of clips to find the ones I wanted (that were starred).
Opening the app on my iPhone 7plus (not an old phone) with nbn FTTP at WiFi speed 75/35 when someone has rung the doorbell is time consuming. It’s not instant and the person is ready to walk by the time it opens. Sometimes you just want to see who it is from the comfort of your couch before deciding to get up or not.
Still very happy with the decision to purchase and will probably make purchases in the future but it needs some fine tuning
TeknoRob - I was hesitant due to price too
But it is totally worth it. It's exactly what you're looking for, don't waste your time umming and ahhring about whether it's worth it. It's worth it and this is my experience.
Installation? A breeze. Literally comes with everything you need (e.g. diodes if you're hard wiring, hammer drill bit for masonry, screws, handy little quality screw driver, anchors... Everything. You don't need anything else unless you're going into brick.. Then you obviously need a drill.
Setup? A child could organise this. The only thing you need bring to the table is the ability to read or listen or watch, and your wifi password.
Image quality? Yes. It's subjective I know but I'm blown away by my ring doorbell 2 - esp the night vision.
The app? Amazing so simple to use, share with other users in the house, and even the defaults are great. It automatically begins a trial subscription to the protect basis plan for 30 says and saves your videos to the cloud for your review whenever you need.
Subscription!? Come on its 4 bucks a month really, there's no way they are making much money on that service considering the video transfer and storage.
I bought this to give my wife and I some piece of mind in what's been a troubling area lately. It is serving it's purpose perfectly; and I hope this review help others.
Byte_Me! - Useless ‘feature’ in latest App Update
I notice the latest update of the Ring App now includes a “Solar Panel Status” option under the Power section which appears to be little more than a shameless marketing gimmick as it does NOTHING other than recommend adding one to “Extend Battery Life”... I have already purchased and connected one so this ‘feature’ would seem redundant.
Come on Ring, show your valued customers some respect. We’ve forked out big money for your products and you treat us with contemptuous Protect Plan pricing, useless ‘features’, functions that don’t perform as promised (like Chime Pro tone changes that don’t work properly under iOS) and STILL no Apple Home connectivity after announcing it some time ago.
Stop treating us like fools for having invested in your product, these are security devices intended to protect and prevent, not some child’s toy with flashing lights, bells and whistles!
LilMissTrouble - Pros and Cons
So, the actual quality of the footage is fantastic, it’s very clear and the night vision is great- but there are a few cons.
1. When you get a motion alert it can take anywhere from 10 seconds to a whole minute to load the live feed. When I’m at home it loads within a few seconds, but when I’m out and on 4G it takes forever.
2. When I purchased the camera, I saw nowhere on the box nor was I informed by the salesman that I would need to pay a monthly subscription to view footage. I found it a bit sneaky and although it’s not too expensive I would have rather opted for a more expensive camera without a subscription had I have known.
3. I get ring notifications on my Apple Watch which pop up with an option to snooze for 30 minutes or snooze for 1 hour. Regardless of what I click it does not work and if I’m in the area the alerts just keep coming through until I unlock my phone, open the app and change the settings. Yawn.
If you want cameras to put in areas rarely frequented then sure, otherwise it’s just frustrating. They really should remove the subscription fee too.
Barefoot Al - Need Specific Conditions to Work, Then Amazing
For all those reading the negative reviews, I think what is happening here is that Ring isn’t doing a good enough job of alerting people to the minimum requirements for the Ring.
We have had our Ring Pro for over a year but have moved into a new development in Australia where the Internet is quite good. We have 40Mbps up and about 100Mbps down.
Things work very well and very consistently and this is despite all communications needing to go through to the USA and then back again to Australia. There is some lag time to make the connection. It’s around 5 to 7 seconds. It’s not long enough to have people leave the door so it’s not a problem, though I do wish it weren’t so long.
The key is enough upload bandwidth. If you don’t have at least 2Mbps up consistently, it doesn’t seem like ring is a good option. I would say 5Mbps up would be a more realistic minimum, especially for the Ring Pro.
If you don’t know how fast yours is, you can test your connection online. Please note that a very large portion of the US, Canada and Australia wouldn’t have enough upload speed so you must understand this before buying and installing.
Aykash - Great product
It’s working fine since installed (4 months) ,, as I noticed from the comments I would say most problems mentioned here related to the internet speed,, how close your wifi to the device,, the only disadvantage I found was the life of the battery which not suppose to recharge before 6 months but not sure about that as i used to test it a lot since bought it ,, recharged the battery second time weeks ago will see how it goes now,, but after all it’s working perfectly,,, just read properly the settings instructions and make sure your internet strong and close enough.
Wraaah - Not as promoted
The delay to get "Liveview" is terrible.
I have a great wifi signal and the modem is only 2 metres away from doorbell, however, it takes nearly 2 minutes to get any picture and that only happens ever second time, it is "processing video" every other time and I have to cancel and restart.
The subscription service is terrible. We were charged twice and then they unsubscribed us (mid month) without any notification by the Ring company and they immediately deleted every single video taken during the subscription period that we had paid for. The "help" team admitted it was their mistake. I contacted their "help" service within 3 minutes of the service going down and ALL video lost even though the problem was their end. Do not trust them!
The app "improvement" now takes three options to tap through to get to the "liveview" it used to be only two.
*Gee - Take it back to the shop!!
After a month with the the ring system, which in theory is a great idea. It simply doesn’t work, very well. The lag in connecting to the cameras is laughable!
I hoping that this is read before anyone decides to purchase the system.
Their support is almost non existent.... and basically read scripts back to you. If you do randomly get an alert, then you can’t live view the camera until it finishes the recording (if and when it chooses to do so) which basically means this product operates on false advertising. To use all the features you have to pay a hefty annual fee.
If you have just bought it, get back in the car and take it back. Save yourself the insanity of attempting to get this thing to work as advertised. Ps I’m very techy. And even after analysing all the frequencies of my local and neighbouring wifi networks and adjusting my modem channels accordingly, nada!
Kfnjfncidmc - Unreliable
Usually very slow to respond, and almost every time I’m rushing to answer the doorbell, especially remotely, it churns and churns and I end up missing the person completely. It happens too many times that I can’t recommend. It also no longer stores more than a months worth on the monthly $5 subscription I pay, it also no longer records for as long as it used to when motion is detected, and the night vision is only ever in black and white now when at first it used to be colour if the front light was on, now it is very dark too and barely worth it for night.
It’s helpful during the day when you’re not in a hurry to check or review something. I’ll be looking at alternative products to update and definitely checking if they require ongoing subscriptions attached to it. Updates have been useless.
Dea-Dea - Don’t bother
I’ve had two rings now as the first one broke, the button to connect it to WIFI stopped working. I got it exchanged from the place of purchase no worries but ring charged me straight away for another subscription even though when I spoke to them they said they wouldn’t, sure enough they did. Plus, the second year they charged me the annual fee had gone up more than $7 with no formal notification of this. Plus, it never connects properly to my modem and it’s not a modem issue as I have had it checked. I have a fast 5G connection the only device in the house that won’t connect is the RING, it connects at random times but when I need it to it never does. All in all, I can firmly say I’d not bother with this product. It’s poor and not worth the money. Best advice, find an alternative product.
Figboiz - Bit slow
We have the ring and the ring pro extender installed and it is good, but there is a lag of when the doorbell is pressed and the notification on your phone, it also lost one star as it only works on the 2.4gb band of wifi and having to pay for a subscription every year, overall it is great has worked every time we have no problems with video streaming to the app and the battery lasts around 3 months before needing to be charged again.
Ozwave - Where’s apple watch support?
Like it so far but one thing thats really letting it down is no apple watch support. Now it does show the alert on watch (u cant turn that off) but u cant interact with ring from your apple watch which btw apple watch takes over alerts so u dont even get the sound/ringtone alert u have selected for the ring app. Plz make a watch app that lets u check the camera at the door because as it works on watch atm is annoying as u can only dismiss alert on watch then u have to open ph rush to live view & by that time people have left so only work around i can do is have alert noise turned off for motion . Plz make apple watch version eould make this app & product so much more intuitive😊
LozzaP80 - Ring Doorbell 2
Love knowing and having the security and piece of mind 24/7 with my Doorbell 2 and Doorbell after some issues I had a few weeks ago and very happy to help out in anyway while I was having trouble and it turned out the problem was with our internet connection and not our doorbells but yes do have one small problem with the items and that is video quality with the wi-fi as picture is not clear and that is no matter how far away it is from the wi-fi other then that really recommend the Doorbells
Tasmanian River Rat - Improvement Required
I’ve been using 2 Ring door bells and a chime on a remote property for more than eighteen months, and found it quite useful. The batteries required recharging about every three months, so I connected them to a mains power source. Should have done it from day one!
The negative I have is that they are triggered too readily, with many false alarms. The solution would be to include an infra red heat trigger as well as the movement (pixel image) sensor. That would eliminate all the false alarms caused by movement of branches, reflections, and shadows.
Keep working on improvements Ring.
J_Baritone - Too much lag / unreliable motion / doesn’t record more than 30sec / poor playback
Seemed like a great idea but is fairly problematic.
If you’re in Australia you can forget about live view... I could make it home from work before it opens.
The lag between motion detection or door bell press and the time it takes to open on the app is so bad that the average delivery driver or visitor has turned and left before the app even opens. I can make it to the front door, collect a parcel and say goodbye to the driver before it opens... if it opens.
Worse still, it only records for 30 seconds. Not long enough to see what happens and no way to adjust. Hello guys?
Some motion events are completely missed by the hardware. There’s obviously a set time before it detects another motion event... but what is it and where can you change it? Certainly not with Ring.
70% of the time the recorded 30sec won’t even play on the app.
Have had it almost a year. No worthy improvements to the app or hardware / firmware.
Give me a call @ Ring if you want a product that works.
Everyone else you should probably wait for a better product.
EKF1990 - Notifications won’t work!!
All notifications have suddenly stopped working since the update. I have followed all troubleshooting instructions (deleting and reinstalling the app, removing the device from the app and reinstalling, checked all notification settings on my phone and app, reset my phone and checked internet connection) and still do not receive ANY notifications on my iPhone! Very annoyed as I have only had a few months and have spent $350 on the doorbell plus the chime! PLEASE FIX!!!!
Update: After speaking with a Ring support member, the issue was somehow fixed by them updating the doorbell firmware which is apparently supposed to happen automatically. 3 days later, notifications have once again stopped. Very annoyed!
apezz88 - Product is only as good as your internet speed
A great cost effective security measure for your home. Ring is a fantastic tool for security and communication. There are times when you cant log on but that happens when there’s an issue with your internet not the product. If you have Pro it records the times you miss a ring or a motion sensor so you can always view the recording later. I highly recommend this to all my family and friends.
Hey Ring, can I get another camera for this glowing rating? 😉
Johnniedibo - Great Potential - slow loading notifications to iphone & ipad
I like the Door Bell and Chime Pro devices and had really intended to purchase the spotlight cam, but have been holding off until they rectify the load time on devices - very slow, with the cause well gone by the time the app opens, this despite the fact that my modem/router is only 10 feet away and outputs 23-24mps.
Also, on occasions I receive notifications that appear, but do not open on my devices. I think their devices have great prospects, however there's a few bugs they really need to iron out first, then I'll have no bones about purchasing the spotlight cam.
Bands fan - Saves on overseas calls!
I love my doorbell. Sit it on live view on my desk at work and watch as my kids arrive home. Initially had alert delays but put plugin Wifi extender near the front of my house and now works great. Doorbell paid for itself when I was overseas. My kids would ring the doorbell when they wanted to talk to me and I would answer halfway around the world. They would then take the doorbell off and go and sit down and we could chat for free for ages. It is a bit like one way Skyping! Amazing product for the price.
TG & T - Dont buy if your in Australia
I have never written a review bc of the hassle. However I am so frustrated that I feel I need to warn any potential Australian buyer. Here is some info bf u purchase.
1 - There is a monthly fee for live video views (you have 1 month free subscription and then u need to pay monthly). You will not see this called out in their marketing or packaging. It is false to assume you can live video view without $$ monthly fee.
2- the time lag for a notification that someone is at the door is ineffective. They are gone bf u can connect. It does not function properly. I have high speed internet and bought the ring wifi booster. Doorbell is 1.5meters from wifi booster...Still non functional. Video feed needs to bounce from US server to Australia. Ring has not spent the money for effective bandwidth.
3. The battery life is appalling. I dont have ring wired directly to power (rely on battery). I have to recharge battery twice a month.
Save your money. Invest in an Arlo system for security and safety and a normal door bell for visitors.
Hope that helps
T V Tho - Great stuff when it works
I like the concept of ring2. But can’t agree more to one of the other reviews. Used to work well but since last 2 months does not get connected when you need it most though my wifi and mobile coverage are at its best. Also the battery life is around 40 days if you access live video 5-8 times a day to answer calls or check when there is a notification. I suspect that the new version of the app or the bell itself acts funny if the batter charge reduces to 25%. There is no intuitive way to subscribe the cloud storage through the app.
JstnMrrnr - Solid, but light on features
This is a great app for the basics of managing a camera but it’s lacking in a few essential features. You can create “modes” such as ‘away’ or ‘home’ but you don’t have good granular control of how the system operates in different modes. Eg, I always want my camera to record motion, but only send me alerts when it’s set to ‘away’, but that’s not an option. The app also asks for access to your location but it can’t do anything with that location. It would be useful it changed modes automatically based on my location.
Jayden-Jones - Never works well
We bought one of the original ring devices and it’s never worked well, jittery, blurry, freezes, lags etc, we put it down to a slow connection and thought it was “us” not “them” however we have since updated to the NBN and gotten a faster modem but nothing has changed. I do wonder if it was faulty when we bought it? Surly the new ones couldn’t be this bad right? I kind of wished I exchanged it a while back.
I do want to point out the exceptional customer service though, probably the best I’ve seen, responsive and fair.
pappams - Ring Doorbell
I am profoundly deaf and cannot use a hearing aid, so this RingDoorbell is fantastic I have it paired with my Apple Watch as well my iPhone. Every time someone rings the doorbell it vibrates on my IPhone as well my apple watch telling me there is someone at the door. Besides that it will pick upon my iPhone and watch so Far it has covered over 15 kms away and I can also open the ring icon and speak to the person at the door as soo as they ring what a lifesaver it is to me
Dylman3000 - Great Brand - Great App
You couldn’t get a more “Apple-like” experience. The Ring 2 Doorbell I bought was beautifully packaged with clear easy to follow instructions, setting the product up in this app was very straight forward and it works as described. Although performance has been slightly below expectations from time to time, I’ve established that is just a limitation of my home WiFi. I can’t wait to build on my Ring collection of devices.
Nicknak77 - Great design
I have the floodlight and was working fantastic when 1 st installed a few months ago, I then updated the app and it is very slow and not as good quality picture, and takes longer to view notifications. Put it back the way it was, it was very easy to use but not is more confusing with the tap to view live, I don’t like the last update about 1 month ago. Hoeing this update will fix it.
Mslook - Great App needs an improvement or two
I love your app and your product however we need to be able to set how long the recording is for so not just 30seconds. Also after 5seconds there is a glitch where it pauses and then movement starts again on the other side of the driveway. Also can only go back two months into the passed. Should be able to go back as long as we would like!
oldmate Brazen - Doesnt meeting expectations
The Rings battery wastes very quickly, and often without warning. it doesnt always respond on all devices when someone rings the doorbell. Cloud recording (only saving option) costs $50 a year, this cost is not advertised. Video quality is very low and doesnt even fill the screen, lots of black around the edges. (Yes that means all advertising of this product uses a super-imposed image.)
For the same price you can get a swann setup with 4 cameras recording locally, no internet required. With free online monitoring.
I feel very ripped off (also, i have NBN 50, so internet speed is not the issue)
Ultimately its too unreliable to do the job it's meant to.
The chime sound is very annoying and not customisable, this is absurd for a digital product in this price range.
The battery has never shown an accurate reading since purchase, and takes 16 hours to charge, not very useful when it's designed to have to be removed to charge...
Shanshuprophecy - Not working since I updated
Been offline since update 2 days ago !
Every update seems to get worse - it gets longer and longer to load the camera & now it cannot connect to the wifi AT ALL
GET IT TOGETHER RING
AND btw - the 'help' button on your app always goes to a dead page - 2 years now and I'm still getting a dead page - unbelievable
I'm about to add a bank fence camera and 2 security lights and I will NOT be using the Rng system -- I'll be moving on - such a shame as I liked the device but it's useless if it doesn't work
I love my ring!
Have had it for 6 months without a hitch ( other than having to turn off motion sensors due to battery life)
BUT - since this update it takes AGES to connect & sometimes it doesn’t get there — need to see who is at my door in a timely manner - not 3/4/5 minutes after they ring the bell
Please fix this - it’s happening on both my iPhone and my Echo spot so it’s not a device issue
7modesto7 - Unreliable.
I like gadgets and often get things that take a bit of patience and tolerance for bugs. This gadget is on the very low end when it comes to reliability. I have the Video doorbell pro with a Chime. As a doorbell it works ok but I could get a normal doorbell for way less. The video part is absolutely useless. I have even upgraded my internet connection to get the recommended upload speed and it still works less than 50% of the time.
I find it hard to admit that I spent $400 on a doorbell. It provides non of the benefits over and above going ‘ding-dong’ when someone presses the button.
Jaclss - Terrible ring community support
Very disappointed with the set up in the app..I had trouble with my ring and was seeking help from the agent. However, whenever there is a motion detected, my chatroom will be closed off automatically and I will have problem going back to the chatroom..many times, the agent just close off the chat while I was doing the test. There is no notification from the app to inform you incoming message from the agent. How to do testing and reply message at the same time when the app is unable to handle it and resulting in closing my chat and getting a lot of people involved with me repeating my issues
Zenzehar - Fantastic and a suggestion
Fantastic application and fantastic devices especially after adding the person detection feature in the last version. My suggestion is to differentiate in the notifications between person detection and unverified motion as many including me would like to silence the unverified or general motion and enable only persons notifications to increase effectiveness and reduce nuance alarms.
ManInTheCloud - Always Home - But Can Rarely Answer In Time
The issue is that this app requires you to open the app at least every 7 days or else you have to re-enter your credentials when the door bell rings, which of course can be a massive problem if you are not quick enough to login and the caller/delivery person walks away. This “feature” renders the entire ring solution useless if you have infrequent visitors. There is not even an option to change this. Listen, find a better way and please fix, Ring. As it is, my partner wants me to “bin” your product!
Psy G - Cloud server very unstable
The first few weeks of Ring2 usage great experience. However, after removing batt to recharge, things goes haywire. It seems the cloud server is very unstable. Tried for days to isolate the problem without any helpful advice from support. They keep saying is our internet problem.
Finally found out myself that you need to remove the device from server, wait for 30 minutes or so until the cloud server flush out data properly then re setup the device all over again. Problem finally fixed.
Karate Jude - Best piece of security
This is the best piece of security I have ever had. I have my 90 year old mother living with me and it fantastic that I can be miles away and still answer the door bell. I never go to the door now until I have seen and heard who is there. I don't subscribe to the video system, the security of knowing who is at the door is enough for me. Well worth the original $$$$'s
inexus_au - Nice idea with modes but no value
I expected modes to help me making it easier for when I leave home to enable notifications. But no! The only thing this does is enable/disable recording. Further if set to home and you look at the dashboard there is no refresh of the camera image any longer.
So modes are pointless to me. Please let modes support notifications on/off overriding schedules + give us back the refresh of images on the dashboard at all times when it is opened. Then modes will add value to customers.
Thorpey67 - Needs updating
The motion detection is lagging. I have never experienced this issue until recent updates to IOS. There is a delay of 40 secs to a minute before I receive the notification on my device. My internet speeds are way above the min required. I have fibre to the premises at peak times my internet runs around 180mbps uploads of 42mbps off peak it will almost be 3 times faster. I have reset the device to no avail.
Please update this app and I’ll give it the 5 stars again that I previously had rated this app/device.
whaysup - Video doorbell
I love my video doorbell when it’s working but half the time it won’t open on my IPhone The signal rings on the phone but I don’t get any vision There is plenty of wifi signal but the little circle in the middle just goes round and round and no pictures come up I’ve tried everything to fix it to no avail
Dazza1989.. - Terrible product. Won't be purchasing any more
These ring devices are so unreliable for the cost layout! I find they take forever to load on iPhone. Someone can ring my doorbell and be gone before it loads as the app just takes forever. Battery seems to go flat fairly quickly also. Good that I can see and speak to people at my front door if they wait, while I'm at work, I just wish it would take a photo of the person at the door when they ring the bell so I can see who came.
Even worse than before with the newly upgraded app!
love it from Melbourne - Brilliant and easy
Ring doorbell and Ring chime are brilliant products, easy to configure and install. Doorbell even comes with a masonry drill bit, screwdriver and a tiny spirit level to help you install it straight. The app is very easy. Whole thing exceeds my expectations. I might get another Ring doorbell for the side gate to improve security there. Double thumbs up!
Mirapj - Worst purchase
I paid $400 for this product from Bunnings then paid a licenced electrician to install.
I am an old age pensioner and thought this would be a great safety device. It actually cost me over a weeks full income, this was a huge purchase for me. The device picks up motion well and chimes ok but if you try to view what is happening you get a black screen with a spinning icon. My lounge is only 6 metres to the front door and 1 metre to my wifi modem. I am so disappointed as how can I see who is at my door? it is distressing to here the dingle of movement without knowing what it is.
TisMe!!! - App is stupidly slow to load, subscription is too expensive
The app takes forever to load (iPhone XR) so by the time I’m actually in the app and loaded the video, people are walking away from the door - the doorbell is within 2 metres of a Wifi AP and has full signal
The subscription is overpriced for 1 device, and only available in USD so you have to pay a conversion - there is very limited functionality without a subscription and no option to record to a local network device like many other options out there
Lange Family - Poor user experience
Great concept with lots of potential but not quite there yet. Biggest issue is time it takes to load the app when someone is at the door. The lag can be so long that they leave before you know the doorbell has rung. Battery life is short so you are frequently recharging the battery which is slow. The doorbell doesn’t work whilst battery is being charged. The pricing is way too high both in terms of original purchase cost and ongoing cloud storage costs. I would not recommend this product.
Freebee1966 - Too slow fails to deliver what you might expect
Yes same as others have said! Expensive product that lets you down just when you need it most ! Ie in the area you paid and hoped would work . A person at your front door is long gone by the time your app responds .
Great concept fails in the real world . Hopefully will improve.
Oh and being asked to pay a subscription to keep videos of motion at your door is a bit rich on top of a product that falls short of delivering on its promise .
karleec - Impressive hardware and App
Everything works really well has done some for 2 years. Notifications come through to Apple Watch . Today noticed that live feed came into my watch when doorbell was run. Can’t seem to replicate that know.
Would appreciate feedback
AndroiPad - Watermarked in your video file.
Bought this product for security purposes but RING watermark on the footages, really? Why? I bought the product so i should have the capability to turn it on/off as I please. But alas, there’s no way you can’t turn it off. It’s not like a trial software where you can put watermark until you buy it - you already bought it.... then you have to pay again for subscription to keep footages in the cloud, again with watermark. Take it off. My camera takes video with no watermark from the manufacturer.
drvmg - Early Promise But Poor Performance
My initial review of this product was glowing. However having added another Chime Pro I am having similar problems to others. Even with the door bell adjacent to the wifi router I no longer get viewable or recordable events. I'm often told there is difficulty accessing the door bell due to poor wifi signal or internet issues. It's as if recent updates in the app or iOS has screwed with what once very reluable. I'm no longer recommending this product.
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Kdp001 - Pretty good, just a little slow
It 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!
ashmead1 - Slow
I 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.
Geekat - Bring back the older time line view
Everyone in this family hates the now fixed new time line view. It was great when you could chose but now the app just sucks. Sorry Ring you got this totally wrong. The amount of times also this app is “refreshed” is way to much to fix minor bugs when the real bug they need to fix is the big lag in time between th actual ring and the app then the door bell ringing. I have the pro and that in my opinion should be professional with little latency. My door bell rings much later and I have fantastic internet speeds. That and the new direction of this timeline leaves me with little to like about the direction Ring is taking.
^decent^ - S L O W
Great for reviewing things that happen during the day, but trying to respond to anything live? good luck.
LordFather - No connection
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.
Jess9283 - Very slow
Very slow to load, half the time it glitches and doesn’t even record the video.
Aqualolololol - Uesless
We have ring door bell and alarm system. Door bell(camera) is very slow. Half of time doesn’t event record properly. Cant talk to ppl front of our house. Feel almost useless having it. Not happy at all.
Comic_Relief2010 - Slow and useless
I have a 250 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up internet connection, and even with that this app is way too slow. My mobile service is also fast. As others have complained, by the time this useless app opens (takes forever) the person at the door has left.
Bitpower - Constant streaming errors
Not sure what is going on. But over the last 3-4 month I have had constant streaming errors. It simply won’t connect anymore. However it does say the camera is connected to the wifi and speed is good.
I also have made no changes to the wifi that could have caused this problem. So that leads me to believe it is on your server side.
do204 - So slow it’s almost useless
So slow it’s almost useless. If there is motion at front door or other cameras it takes so long to load. Also sometimes it doesn’t even load. I know it is not my wifi because the Rssi on all camera is below 45 and I get more than 80 mbps download speed where each cam is. I thought I bought quality cameras for around $300 per camera. And $14 for cloud recording. RING YOU HAVE TO FIX THIS.
enonaFb - Very good system, get it’s done, just a wee bit on the slower side, but overall pleased
I love this ... simple , effective , does what it supposed to do...thanks, keep up the great work...
gedtty - Ring pro
Completely agree way too slow. Someone rings the bell and by the time it activates they left. You can never go live if motion detected. You have to wait about 3 mins yo review. I and my friends are looking elsewhere
jdnwk bsmalchnf 2749)94 - Way too slow
The time it takes the app to open and actually get to live feed when there is somebody at your door is unreal. By the time it actually loads up the camera, whatever you wanted to see is gone. And then there is the option to view a clip of the motion afterwards... however half the time the app will not let me open it. I would definitely choose a different make/model/manufacturer if I were going to buy a doorbell camera. This one is incredibly slow and almost useless. I would also like to point out that I have a new iPhone, it is only a month out and one of the ones released just this past fall. My phone is not the problem. The app is.
Lazy fro - The app is slow
I can never get to who’s at door because the app is too slow. It’s very frustrating!
Evil_lives - Newest update is disappointing
Not being able to scroll through your timeline in landscape mode on iPad is disappointing. Please restore this option!!
CouldBeBetter :) - Hate it totally
It is super slow. By the time I’m able to connect (if it could sense the motion at all), the person at the door is long gone. Waste of money!!! Do NOT BUY.
The man 4 u - Sad for my purchase
I bought this ring doorbell cause I thought it was good. But I’m very disappointed with it , not only was it pricey and on top of it I have to pay a monthly fee if I want to see who was at my door a few minutes before. By the time it connects the person is gone and can’t even go back to see who it was unless you pay the monthly fee. It sucks , I won’t recommend it to anyone. Don’t make the mistake a made.
DL RICHMOND HILL - DL
Don’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.
the.td - Glitchy
Good when it works / obviously useless when it doesn’t
Haswani - It’s ok need improvement
It’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.
Blackmax 24690357 - Who’s There?
Terrible app. Worked fine until free trial was over. Now it takes forever to load. Communication with doorbell is garbled. And no, this isn’t a network speed issue.
liufeng1739 - Stop auto play video
The new version introduced new feature, when I launched the app, it auto plays a video. This is SO ANNOYING! There should be no video auto play, at least without audio. This is a basic common sense.
I love the hardware, but this app needs to improve.
Mjwilson - Why not just open to live view???
If I have just one camera the app should open to live view right away. Just an extra delay in pressing the camera.
Wizard.V - So slow it’s useless
Please change your slogan to ‘Always home... with a short five minute delay👍.’
everyone stupid - Slow response
Since the update approximately 4 days ago the door bell response time is extremely slow or sometimes just does not work. Good news for porch pirates and criminals that know these cameras are now defective.
Mirella 1963 - Slow
Terrible and slow by the time you get the connection is person at your door is gone.
Fuji s5 - Read the reviews please
Ring please read the reviews on the app. It needs a lot of improvements. Slow camera loading, laggy, crashing...so many things need to improve.
theeffects - Disappointed
First few days was fine..
Now none of the history can be opened, played back....
Essentially a LIVE camera (that part works!), that has zero history available, none of this can playback.!?
adot333 - Waste your money on Ring
App is extremely slow, it never opens to the doorbell camera view so you have no chance of seeing who is at your door or answering a ring. The battery runs out quickly so you have to charge it constantly which means uninstalling it from your front door every 2 weeks just to charge. This doorbell has a knack for capturing every car that drives by on our street but people will come to the door and no footage is captured. Complete waste of money, do not bother with Ring!!!
tracerls - New app version but still sucks !
Just wanted to let you guys know that the new Ring app really isn’t better.
It takes long time to load , very confusing interface , cant really do a batch delete of videos , seem to get lost within the app not sure where a feature should be, so bad I might remove it and get a Nest doorbell ...
Big thumbs down sorry guys
Jenny8675308 - Too slow when opening app
The doorbell itself is fine, and the camera and recordings are ok. The biggest issue is how slow the app is when there is motion or if someone rings the doorbell. It takes to long to open and by the time it does...the person is leaving.
SteamyDinkins - Solid, but zero Apple-specific love
This app is clean and useful, but the more I use it the more I’m frustrated by the complete lack of Apple support.
- No widget
- No HomeKit support
- No Siri support
- No Apple Watch support
- No Shortcuts actions
I’m sure this is because this is an Amazon-owned company, but this kind of foot-dragging is pointless; I’m not gonna switch to an entirely new ecosystem just to get a widget for my alarm system or a personal assistant that invades my privacy.
If you’re going to be on a platform at all, support it properly.
Alien04x1065 - TCL
This app is much too slow to open when motion is detected. I use
because I already bought it but will not recommend it.
milant1978 - This is sad and disappointing
We spend money on 3 cameras almost one year ago but the service and this mobile app is so disappointing. Using this app feels like wrestling in the mud with someone twice your size. You are never going to wind and you will always eat mud. I think its about time they make it work or buy back cameras. I see Ring ads everywhere online and I am afraid that all they care about is selling more and not caring about the service and existing customers.
Kuddo - Very slow, going backwards with updates
First of all with the most recent update I can no longer zoom in when I am in live view. Second the 1 out 5 times the green answer and red hang up and other buttons do not show up while in live view. Home line also does not appear on newer iOS devices without the home button. Also this was always the case the app takes too long to open and goes into loading mode to never to show. Need to force close app and reopen. This defeats the point. Need ro make the app quicker to respond. I have amazing wifi signal everywhere with a strong mesh network but for some reason Ring devices have a hard time catching a strong signal. These are things that need to be fixed before constantly adding useless features, and redesigning the app for no reason.
YU2DBC - I wish there is a class action
I have 2 cameras and I wish I could say one good thing about this app but I cant. It just doesn't work. Out of 10 times someone rang on it, i was able to connect maybe once and that one time audio was very choppy. By reading reviews here i see that i am one of many to complain about same issue. We invested a lot of money in the cameras and you need to fix this and if it is hardware improvement you need to provide users with new devices fee of charge. I wish there is a class action to motivate you.
sfvhiolmbfescghu - Ridiculously slow
By the time someone comes to the door, I click to open the app, and it starts to load the live view, it takes well over 2 minutes ! I have extremely fast internet and brand new phones and iPads. No excuse. Unless the app is open at all times to live view on a dedicated iPad for example, this app is useless. Which makes the ring devices useless as well. FIX THIS APP !
Sir Master J - GARBAGE
Wow! Ring used to be a good company untill amazon took over! This app is so crappy! Half the time it doesn’t work, Most times live view Doesn't work, You get maybe half your notifications, I’m really pondering getting rid of RING!
If you bought a Ring product I’d advise you to RETURN IT ASAP!!
THIS APP IS USELESS!!!
2063690 - Horrible
No matter how many updates they come out with, the performance is dismal. WiFi is fine, it’s hard wired, etc. No history today and it has detected motion at least five times today. Update: I still have the same issues. The latest app has all kinds of new features, but having the unit itself work properly should be the priority. Building on a poor foundation. Fix that first.
You guys are joking - Way too slow !!!
It never connects to the live camera or view
It’s just keeps on spinning , so far not even a once
I have succeeded .
Furious Momma Bear - Works okay
Is better than some options, but the shared user feature is NOT easy to add, especially since it’s only temporary? I wound up signing in my own account for the people that live here to have access.
I have recommended this to neighbours though, it is an affordable option that mostly works.
Issac4231 - Great app
Easy to use, do not have any concerns. Really excited to have a product that I can easily connect to and use throughout my day.
Cracked_Justin - Good
Now I can monitor the kids in my basement so they can’t escape
Suphro - Home security
my home feel a lot saver now
Whitbygal - App won’t even open
My app is updated and yet it won’t even open. I can’t get past the blue “ring” screen. Disappointing.
Madmac74 - Barely works
Not sure why Amazon paid $1B for this. Most of the time it just barely works. Try enabling Live View and be prepared to wait. I have a professional high speed mesh network with the latest iPhone and iOS. Doesn’t work most of the time.
marcelchaspeche - bon produit et bon service
bon produit et bon service
Jjjjjjjji - Horrible!!!!! Even after 5 years!!!!!!
I should have read these reviews before giving them a second chance :((((((
I installed my first ring video doorbell more than 5 years ago. I liked the concept so much that I quickly installed several more of their devices. Then came the reality...the products are garbage and so is the customer service. For 5 years I no longer bought any products and stopped recommending them. Now 5 years later my neighbours told me they’ve come a long way. So I decided to give them another chance. I bought a 330$ plus tax camera and flood light. My home has 1.5 gbps of network speed and I still get black screens and spinning circles to connect to it less than 30 feet from the router.
I’ve also been waiting 2 weeks for a doorbell replacement they said they were sending me. As of Feb. 11, 2021 it still hasn’t arrived. This company is in dire need of much better management for customer service and for product development as well. I will most likely return the product and maybe give them another chance 5 years from now...if they survive that is, because now they have a boat load of competition.
angrt at lorex - Update
Since last update I lost live view.
Jacksterzzz - Update broke connection-again
Just wondering if you actually test these updated before pushing them out? This is at least the third time I've done an app update and the device will no longer activate. Please do better. This is too expensive and important for this brokenness.
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@zoeyazhi OMG! I think one of my brothers did the same thing. But we used my parents bed as our ring & I always had to fix it before they came home from work too!
Finally realizing how cheap my brothers were 🙄
@whoisadrianj @TalkingRaptors @ThePhillyPod Send us that philly bell that the always ring at home games so weakly lmao
@ENHYPEN_members my sunoo, how's your day? i missed you so much always. the key ring is so pretty, use it well. thank you for coming home, i'm always proud of you. please take care and rest well tonight~ i love you so much ♡
I’ve never plugged my home phone in, used to be cos I worked nights and scammers would ring....now can only ring mobile where they can be blocked and that’s always on silent #winwin
@Abiscomatism @MisterNigerD Laugh out 😂 😂 😂
Then smile and then a straight face
And belike my friends had an idea of me staying over
But I'm a family person
GO SOFT : Leaving home will be a great step and home is all I've got
Coming back will mean a lot to my family
I'm sure they'll ring me up always😂
Here's what you gotta do pick up the phone I'm always home call me any time just ring 36 24 36 hey
'YZ' Yezhou Yang (杨叶舟), rEs/ducator, Dad
@TedPavlic @ecovacsrobotics Check out this one, home monitor with a drone:
Heph | Packing orders!
(Sighs wistfully) my husband is out for another all nighter for the p*lice force... (ring ring) hi darling what would you like for dinner ? You've been working so hard lately ! I'll make your favourite and you can heat it up when you come home! Always remember that I love you, ze
@scump Doesn't matter if you're Optic, Faze, or Empire, people will always say you suck at something. Just keep doing you and bring home that ring this year
@ShaeBear1993 its annoying -_-
and 1 fox
we are a bunch of animal people so we always ring home animals :/
oh and I have 4 dogs and 3 cats of my own at my apartment
@BustedOpenRadio Naysayers of AEW always call it an old folks home lol. I guess WWE fanboys love to watch 2 hours of talk, 55 minutes of commercials and 5 minutes of actual in ring performance lol. Good for those folks who are very easily entertained.
@BlindsInGlass Lol 😆 I'm not that bad. I don't use WhatsApp for work, and I am always conscious when I miss a call. I seem to miss more since we've been working from home a bit more, than what I would in the car. But always ring people back, even if there's a problem, no point hiding 🙄
@Vodacom Yes,as I mentioned,the contact details were incorrect,we tried to rectify them many times. Apparently the driver does not know how to ring a bell and parcel was returned to you stating that no one was home, although there is always someone there.
Jazmin G Martinez
I constantly tell my Google home to ring my phone because I always lose it.
I wish it would help me find other things I often lose.
Right now I asked "him" in my mind "Ok Google, where did I put the Gatorade cap?"
She sat there, always, like the other day she wasn't eating herself with any food just to wait for her lover to come home. She doesn't want food, diamond ring, money, she wants her loved one comeback to her embrace. Birds fly through her eyes view but still no sign of her love