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Ring Spotlight Cam Smart Security Camera with Built-in Wi-Fi & Siren Alarm, Battery Powered, Black £149 at John Lewis & Partners
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Ring Spotlight Cam Smart Security Camera with Built-in Wi-Fi & Siren Alarm, Battery Powered, Black £149 at John Lewis & Partners

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Posted 10th Jan

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Good price on the Ring spotlight cam battery operated in black.
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Feature:
  • Wide angle,140 degree camera lens field of view, recording in crystal clear 1080p Full HD resolution
  • Two bright LED spotlights
  • Remote-activated 110 decibel alarm
  • Video on demand with Live View
  • It's weather-resistant, operating between -28° and +48° C, to work rain or shine
  • Infrared night vision ensures operability day and night
  • In-built motion sensors are customisable
  • Connects over your home Wi-Fi network
  • Bank-grade encryption of your data ensures privacy
  • Powered by quick-release rechargeable battery pack for freedom to place anywhere


With an optional Video Recording Plan (sold separately, available from Ring) you can access your videos anytime, anywhere, save your videos for up to 30 days, and share your videos with friends, family and neighbours. More details here.

System Requirements:
  • Wireless Internet Connection (Wi-Fi)
  • An iOS (version 8.1 or newer), Android (version 4.1 or newer), or Windows 10 device with the Ring app installed

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Can you replace the batteries on these? Also how many months will the battery last?
Edited by: "ck12111" 10th Jan
ck1211110/01/2020 17:04

Can you replace the batteries on these?




Oh yes, you need to remove the battery to charge it up. Spare/replacement batteries are about 20 quid and the cam can hold 2 in total. No need to take the cam down, they just slot out of the hinged cover on the bottom of the unit.

Ps good price so heat added but if you require 2 of these cams and aren't the impatient type Costco regularly have a 2 pack for as little as 225 quid.
Edited by: "bellboys" 10th Jan
bellboys10/01/2020 17:06

Oh yes, you need to remove the battery to charge it up. Spare/replacement …Oh yes, you need to remove the battery to charge it up. Spare/replacement batteries are about 20 quid and the cam can hold 2 in total. No need to take the cam down, they just slot out of the hinged cover on the bottom of the unit.


How long does the batteries last for you?
ck1211110/01/2020 17:11

How long does the batteries last for you?




Good question. As I have a solar panel connected to it I can get away without charging the battery at all between April and October. In the Winter mine tends to last about 5-6 weeks. But it's a bit like a mobile battery, all depends how much the cam is in use - the busier the area it is patrolling the less time the battery will last. It's a really good product, although not as good as the Fllodlight Cam we also have - but that needs professional fitting if you like me you are hopeless with DIY whereas this one can be up and running in 10 mins.

Please note to get the best out of it you will need Ring's cloud staorage which costs 2.50/mth or 25 quid a year (which is cheap compared to the competition). You get the first 30 days free but Costco usually include 6 months free could staorage.
Edited by: "bellboys" 10th Jan
bellboys10/01/2020 17:15

Good question. As I have a solar panel connected to it I can get away …Good question. As I have a solar panel connected to it I can get away without charging the battery at all between April and October. In the Winter mine tends to last about 5-6 weeks. But it's a bit like a mobile battery, all depends how much the cam is in use - the busier the area it is patrolling the less time the battery will last. It's a good product, although not as good as the Fllodlight Cam we also have - but that needs professional fitting if you like me you are hopeless with DIY whereas this one can be up and running in 10 mins.


What solar panel do you have? I'm assuming something fairly small that works with it and not a full roof panel...
ck1211110/01/2020 17:16

What solar panel do you have? I'm assuming something fairly small that …What solar panel do you have? I'm assuming something fairly small that works with it and not a full roof panel...




No full roof panel, I have this one

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

Although it was 10 quid cheaper when I bought it. Still a bit cheaper than the official Ring one. Works pretty well. In the Summer!
Edited by: "bellboys" 10th Jan
All that money and its battery powered !!.You then buy two spare ones to have ready when the other ones runs out.I can only guess that you can tell when they are low on power ? ,that will be on a freezeing cold dark evening about 8.30 pm.Giving you the joy of having to go outside and get the ladder out because you have put it up out of reach so its not put out of action Whilst all the time your beloved stands there holding a torch so you can see what your doing,Smiles all round !!!.Luckily you,ve got a spare couple already charged and ready to go havent you ?.Oh well put the ladder away until there charged.Batteries dont hold there charge to well when there out in the cold of winter so i believe.I dont care if its Ring or ding-a-ling im voting cold.
mrtea196710/01/2020 17:31

All that money and its battery powered !!.You then buy two spare ones to …All that money and its battery powered !!.You then buy two spare ones to have ready when the other ones runs out.I can only guess that you can tell when they are low on power ? ,that will be on a freezeing cold dark evening about 8.30 pm.Giving you the joy of having to go outside and get the ladder out because you have put it up out of reach so its not put out of action Whilst all the time your beloved stands there holding a torch so you can see what your doing,Smiles all round !!!.Luckily you,ve got a spare couple already charged and ready to go havent you ?.Oh well put the ladder away until there charged.Batteries dont hold there charge to well when there out in the cold of winter so i believe.I dont care if its Ring or ding-a-ling im voting cold.




Good Lord, who wazzed on your chips? Very easy to check on battery power, it's showing prominently on the app. And, in true Big Brother fashion, should it get to less than 20% Ring inform you! I don't have to use a ladder on mine, like I said the batteries are located on the BOTTOM of the unit behind a hinged cover, a simple job to get to it and slot it out, Funnily enough I had to charge mine today, got it out this morning at approx 7.30AM and put it back a few hours later fully charged. The other battery is already in the unit fully charged so the unit is never out of use.

I would be surprised if the whole process took any longer than it took you to write that rant.

PS There is a wired version available.
EMM38610/01/2020 17:47

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51048406




I sincerely hope those employees had more fun looking at user's videos than they would have checking out my back garden and my dog doing her poos.
bellboys10/01/2020 17:45

Good Lord, who wazzed on your chips? Very easy to check on …Good Lord, who wazzed on your chips? Very easy to check on battery power, it's showing prominently on the app. And, in true Big Brother fashion, should it get to less than 20% Ring inform you! I don't have to use a ladder on mine, like I said the batteries are located on the BOTTOM of the unit behind a hinged cover, a simple job to get to it and slot it out, Funnily enough I had to charge mine today, got it out this morning at approx 7.30AM and put it back a few hours later fully charged. The other battery is already in the unit fully charged so the unit is never out of use. I would be surprised if the whole process took any longer than it took you to write that rant. PS There is a wired version available.


Hi,it was a tongue in cheek rant but with what i thought were points to question,which you have.So am i right in saying it uses 1 battery at a time but holds 2 so you just switch over 1 and go and charge the other ?. Is there a running cost for this or just the electric cost ?
mrtea196710/01/2020 17:55

Hi,it was a tongue in cheek rant but with what i thought were points to …Hi,it was a tongue in cheek rant but with what i thought were points to question,which you have.So am i right in saying it uses 1 battery at a time but holds 2 so you just switch over 1 and go and charge the other ?. Is there a running cost for this or just the electric cost ?




Point taken That is 100% correct. The app shows the battery level on each battery. There is actually no need to have 2 batteries in the cam at all as each battery works entirely independently.
bellboys10/01/2020 17:53

I sincerely hope those employees had more fun looking at user's videos …I sincerely hope those employees had more fun looking at user's videos than they would have checking out my back garden and my dog doing her poos.


Quite possibly

But sadly that's how privacy and civil liberties die. Because people think "ack well I've nothing to hide"

Not really the point.

Also as in the article.
People used the lax security to communicate with a young girl.

There's nothing wrong with IoT devices. But a lot more care, thought and attention needs to paid by the companies securing them.
I’m after a wired one, still full price
Thanks for posting - I managed to grab one from Stratford John Lewis and installed it ok Tuesday. I've got it in sparse settings and the good thing is I haven't been getting many false negatives or been inundated with notifications. However battery life seems pants as it's gone from 100-82% in 2 days. I might go for the wired version as it has better POA management and longer recording times.

Can I return this to John Lewis given that I've installed it / mounted the screws etc ?
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