Ring Doorbell 2 with Chime - Reduced by £20 @ Argos now £169
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Ring Doorbell 2 with Chime - Reduced by £20 @ Argos now £169

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Found 1st Oct 2017
Argos have just reduced the newly released RING DOORBELL 2 bundled with a Chime, which is now the same price as the older version

Further savings could be made for those who have Nector Point (£2.50 off for every 500 points)

Bought ours yesterday, really good quality, suites our property

Hopefully some use to others
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adhkarzf9 m ago

A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing …A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing this from your front door? Can it be mains wired as it seems silly that you'd have to keep charging the battery.I'm assuming you'd have to leave your net on all the time for this to work.

Does anyone turn their net off??!
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JohnBoy7314 m ago

A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never …A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never been stolen.

Neither has your comedy material
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Got the first version of this shortly after release and can only say good things about it. Its helped with many packages, and have been able to send the police a link to some video to help with a neighbourhood issue.
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A few questions if anyone can answer them.

What's stopping someone stealing this from your front door?

Can it be mains wired as it seems silly that you'd have to keep charging the battery.

I'm assuming you'd have to leave your net on all the time for this to work.
adhkarzf2 m ago

A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing …A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing this from your front door? Can it be mains wired as it seems silly that you'd have to keep charging the battery.I'm assuming you'd have to leave your net on all the time for this to work.


Nothing stopping it being taken but it does come with a 1 year on parts, lifetime purchase protection warranty. The thief would find the unit rendered useless once a report has been made.
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adhkarzf6 m ago

A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing …A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing this from your front door? Can it be mains wired as it seems silly that you'd have to keep charging the battery.I'm assuming you'd have to leave your net on all the time for this to work.

The bell is screwed onto wall or doorframe using a plate, the ring cover is then placed over fascia and screwed in using a security screw - RING cover theft of device - conditions apply

It can be mains wired, however battery will suite most folks use (additional batter only costs £20)

And yes, needs WiFi connection - again most folk probably leave this on anyway

Hope this helps
Edited by: "phoenix72" 1st Oct 2017
adhkarzf9 m ago

A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing …A few questions if anyone can answer them.What's stopping someone stealing this from your front door? Can it be mains wired as it seems silly that you'd have to keep charging the battery.I'm assuming you'd have to leave your net on all the time for this to work.

Does anyone turn their net off??!
If I want to hard wire one of these and my existing bell wire is separately fused on my main fuse box is that a good indication that it's AC rather than DC? I just only be interested in a product like this if it's a simple DIY job. The very fact I'm asking this question supports that
Anyone got this using Virgin? The reason I ask is I have Ring competitor called Skybell, works absolutely fine unless I moved to virign.

Tried everything possible, spoken to Skybell and Virgin, just can't get it to work.
@OllieSt@phoenix72 phoenix thanks for the answers much appreciated.

So is this continuously recording? Or does it just record when someone rings the bell? Or doesn't it record but just let's you see live pics?
adhkarzf6 m ago

@OllieSt @phoenix72 phoenix thanks for the answers much appreciated.So is …@OllieSt @phoenix72 phoenix thanks for the answers much appreciated.So is this continuously recording? Or does it just record when someone rings the bell? Or doesn't it record but just let's you see live pics?

It has proximity sensor, an area is set and once a person, animal is in that area it’s starts recording.
I have the version 1, definitely would not be without it now. Just wish there was an option to record on my server to avoid the subscription costs.
Punjabi.Geezer10 m ago

I have the version 1, definitely would not be without it now. Just wish …I have the version 1, definitely would not be without it now. Just wish there was an option to record on my server to avoid the subscription costs.


Worth pointing out that subscription costs are $30 for a year or $3 a month. I'd say that's pretty reasonable.
arjun31135 m ago

Anyone got this using Virgin? The reason I ask is I have Ring competitor …Anyone got this using Virgin? The reason I ask is I have Ring competitor called Skybell, works absolutely fine unless I moved to virign.Tried everything possible, spoken to Skybell and Virgin, just can't get it to work.

I had a Virgin Super Hub 2 and it showed as two routers . And it wont support more than 5-6 devices on oneband. With hub 3 it shows only as one router with more devices can connect. So upgrade to Hub 3 if not already.
im using mine on virgin
the one thing you need is good upload speed or it will struggle
Edited by: "LOUKELL" 1st Oct 2017
What's the response time like with the Ring2? I heard it's meant to be better than the original Ring which could take 10s to notify you on your phone. Thanks
WimpSlayer1 h, 40 m ago

Does anyone turn their net off??!

Yup, my 70 year old parents.
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arjun3111 h, 35 m ago

Anyone got this using Virgin? The reason I ask is I have Ring competitor …Anyone got this using Virgin? The reason I ask is I have Ring competitor called Skybell, works absolutely fine unless I moved to virign.Tried everything possible, spoken to Skybell and Virgin, just can't get it to work.

I have Virgin Hub and work perfect with that, good strong signal and response time - if with Virgin, contact them to upgrade free to new Hub
Edited by: "phoenix72" 1st Oct 2017
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OllieSt1 h, 50 m ago

If I want to hard wire one of these and my existing bell wire is …If I want to hard wire one of these and my existing bell wire is separately fused on my main fuse box is that a good indication that it's AC rather than DC? I just only be interested in a product like this if it's a simple DIY job. The very fact I'm asking this question supports that

It does come with all the parts and instructions to use as a wired option- the battery however does have to be in also.
Ordered, certainly good price with the chime box...
I like the idea of this in theory, but in practice I doubt that it would be able to handle the British weather and I would also worry about it getting stolen.

Not to mention that I'd prefer a non-cloud recording option and it would also have to be a much lower price.
Edited by: "Pour" 1st Oct 2017
£159 at QVC with Chime Pro WiFi extender included.

qvcuk.com/Rin…673
Edited by: "rodders443" 1st Oct 2017
Op, added to basket came up as full price! Am I missing something?

Soz misread all good
Edited by: "guttediam" 1st Oct 2017
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rodders44313 m ago

£159 at QVC with Chime Pro WiFi extender …£159 at QVC with Chime Pro WiFi extender included.http://www.qvcuk.com/Ring-Video-Doorbell-with-Chime-Pro-Wifi-Extender.product.512673

This is the old 720p version where you also have to remove the bell to charge it

The one I’ve posted is the new 1080p with removable battery

QVC still a cracking deal for anyone who wants the older options
phoenix727 m ago

This is the old 720p version where you also have to remove the bell to …This is the old 720p version where you also have to remove the bell to charge itThe one I’ve posted is the new 1080p with removable batteryQVC still a cracking deal for anyone who wants the older options


Righty !!
h3llo_fr1end1 h, 2 m ago

Yup, my 70 year old parents.


Well tell them not to. Their router must remain on or their service provider will nuke the connection and they'll get a horrendous speed for several hours/days after turning it back on again.
Punjabi.Geezer1 h, 59 m ago

I have the version 1, definitely would not be without it now. Just wish …I have the version 1, definitely would not be without it now. Just wish there was an option to record on my server to avoid the subscription costs.


Yes, this. I really want an ONVIF bell, but clearly it's not in their interest to make such a thing.
Pour39 m ago

I like hte idea of this in theory, but in practice I doubt that it would …I like hte idea of this in theory, but in practice I doubt that it would be able to handle the British weather and I would also worry about it getting stolen.Not to mention that I'd prefer a non-cloud recording option and it would also have to be a much lower price.


Rated at IP44 so should be weather proof in theor
Pour45 m ago

I like hte idea of this in theory, but in practice I doubt that it would …I like hte idea of this in theory, but in practice I doubt that it would be able to handle the British weather and I would also worry about it getting stolen.Not to mention that I'd prefer a non-cloud recording option and it would also have to be a much lower price.

What you want doesn’t exist.
What bell end orders one of these
Or get one from one of the big Chinese vendors for a fraction of the cost
Can this record on motion detection to the cloud or card? Thx
Sorry peeps but I prefer big knockers.
ministrymason17 m ago

What you want doesn’t exist.


True. I was mostly musing out loud that although I like the idea of it, I can't really convince myself to buy it due to those reasons.
I'm sure I read on the Ring website if the bell is stolen (which is hard to do in the first place) the homeowner can do a police report then Ring will replace the device for free.
dkl_uk51 m ago

Well tell them not to. Their router must remain on or their service …Well tell them not to. Their router must remain on or their service provider will nuke the connection and they'll get a horrendous speed for several hours/days after turning it back on again.


It'll actually permanently result in crap speed. The automated system detects the connection keeps dropping so it reduces the speed (not actually the speed but something that results in slower speed).
They turn it off again - system thinks "that didn't work - knock it down further". It'll keep doing that it it gets to its lowest power output and then stay there - permanently - until someone phones up and complains the speed is crap.
If it's a fibre connection then they probably would never notice - if it's good old Broadband then that's gonna be a big difference unless of course they only get a couple of Mb to start with 😔
A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never been stolen.
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JohnBoy7314 m ago

A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never …A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never been stolen.

Neither has your comedy material
JohnBoy7327 m ago

A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never …A security doorbell. Don't see the need my regular doorbells have never been stolen.


You'll be surprise what kind of people are out there amongst the world population. Good to catch them in the act & upload the world for all to see their mugshots for been cheap heads.

twitter.com/rin…897
h3llo_fr1end2 h, 28 m ago

Yup, my 70 year old parents.


Do they unplug it from the wall?
I got the version 1 last year. Front door is around 35 foot from the router. Had to hard wire a wireless access point in the porch to deal with the buffering. This is a large house so I sort of expected this.

Battery needs charging 2 maybe 3 times per year. The app will tell you when and what power is remaining within it. Charge cycle only takes a couple of hours.

Records everyone who rings the bell or approaches the front door and uploads this to the server if you pay the annual sub £25 I think.

Most useful aspect is you can see who is at your door when you are away from home and converse with them.

Edit to add. Just looked at the description and am having trouble working out what is different from version 1
Edited by: "pararct" 1st Oct 2017
I believe that the wide angle on the old one is much better than the new version from memory. It was for that reason, and the fact that the picture isn't that much better than the first version that I have not upgraded to this one.

Confirmed:
Old - 180 field of view
New - 160.

Hope this information helps someone.
Edited by: "westernise" 1st Oct 2017
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