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Ring Video Doorbell Pro | Kit with Chime and Transformer £169 @ Amazon (Deal of the Day)
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Ring Video Doorbell Pro | Kit with Chime and Transformer £169 @ Amazon (Deal of the Day)

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Posted 19th May
  • Works with select Alexa devices to launch real-time video with your voice.
  • Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC.
  • You'll get a notification when movement is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell.
  • Requires hardwired installation to existing doorbell wires. Compatible With iOS, Android, Mac and Windows 10 Devices
  • Monitors your home in 1080p HD video with infrared night vision.
  • Lets you check-in on your property at anytime with Live View, real-time video.
  • Includes Theft Protection: if your doorbell gets stolen, we will replace it for free.
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It's actually amazing. Our friend has one. My wife pops over, rings her doorbell. Friend is not in, she is out shopping. Friend see's my wife flash up on her phone and connects. Wife is like 'let me in bozo'. Friend says I'm shopping but I can see you. They talk. For some time.

Effectively our friend is having a video call to my wife through her doorbell.

What a time to be alive.
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Been holding out for the ring pro, ordered, have some heat 🔥🔥
The deal I had been waiting for.
It's actually amazing. Our friend has one. My wife pops over, rings her doorbell. Friend is not in, she is out shopping. Friend see's my wife flash up on her phone and connects. Wife is like 'let me in bozo'. Friend says I'm shopping but I can see you. They talk. For some time.

Effectively our friend is having a video call to my wife through her doorbell.

What a time to be alive.
Which Transformer? Bee?
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sethjohnson55519/05/2019 01:35

It's actually amazing. Our friend has one. My wife pops over, rings her …It's actually amazing. Our friend has one. My wife pops over, rings her doorbell. Friend is not in, she is out shopping. Friend see's my wife flash up on her phone and connects. Wife is like 'let me in bozo'. Friend says I'm shopping but I can see you. They talk. For some time.Effectively our friend is having a video call to my wife through her doorbell. What a time to be alive.


Could save time and money and use FaceTime, Skype etc.....kidding, it a nice technology I have to admit but still a tad too expensive.
It's worth noting you also need to factor in the cost of your annual subscription (was £25), useless for its intended purpose without it.
The_Hoff19/05/2019 06:57

It's worth noting you also need to factor in the cost of your annual …It's worth noting you also need to factor in the cost of your annual subscription (was £25), useless for its intended purpose without it.


it the same with everything, mobiles, cars, cookers, lights although they are so integrated into every life we just do see it. Everything has a cost.
888eyeball19/05/2019 07:33

it the same with everything, mobiles, cars, cookers, lights although they …it the same with everything, mobiles, cars, cookers, lights although they are so integrated into every life we just do see it. Everything has a cost.


I'm not sure how what you've said has any relevance to my post, but thanks for stating the obvious.
The_Hoff19/05/2019 07:37

I'm not sure how what you've said has any relevance to my post, but thanks …I'm not sure how what you've said has any relevance to my post, but thanks for stating the obvious.


The relevance is that fact you are stating the obvious to anyone who even considering buying one of these, brains.
The_Hoff19/05/2019 06:57

It's worth noting you also need to factor in the cost of your annual …It's worth noting you also need to factor in the cost of your annual subscription (was £25), useless for its intended purpose without it.


You can do live view and answering without subscription, it's only of you're needing it for security you need it.

I don't pay for the subscription but have blink cameras around the door for security

Prime reason I use the Ring (first version) is to talk to the postie!
Really???? Been waiting weeks for this and checking several times a day. Bloody Eurovision made me go to bed early and miss this deal... hate it even more now
Sound.as.a.£19/05/2019 08:32

Really???? Been waiting weeks for this and checking several times a day. …Really???? Been waiting weeks for this and checking several times a day. Bloody Eurovision made me go to bed early and miss this deal... hate it even more now


Contact customer service see what they can do
888eyeball19/05/2019 07:41

The relevance is that fact you are stating the obvious to anyone who even …The relevance is that fact you are stating the obvious to anyone who even considering buying one of these, brains.


If someone is "considering" buying one, theres a good chance they're unaware of all of the facts. Notice I didn't mention about the electricity charge of running one.

Your post, added nothing, at all, to anyone.
vaderag19/05/2019 07:43

You can do live view and answering without subscription, it's only of …You can do live view and answering without subscription, it's only of you're needing it for security you need it.I don't pay for the subscription but have blink cameras around the door for securityPrime reason I use the Ring (first version) is to talk to the postie!


Appreciate that, I had a Ring (non Pro), but I think the vast majority of people buying a video doorbell for this money want to record events to their home... otherwise it's utterly half cocked.

When you factor in the trigger time, the time it takes to notify your phone, for you to establish the audio/visual, not recording things is pretty useless.

Personally I'm a fan of Arlo. The 7 day free recording is more than enough.
The_Hoff19/05/2019 11:02

If someone is "considering" buying one, theres a good chance they're …If someone is "considering" buying one, theres a good chance they're unaware of all of the facts. Notice I didn't mention about the electricity charge of running one.Your post, added nothing, at all, to anyone.


You just cant leave it alone can you, because you wrote a pointless comment and your just digging yourself an even deeper hole, out of desperation to regain some of your dignity. l can only think it would be a moron like you who buy something this expensive without look at the facts, but in reality l see that people such as you exsis.
888eyeball19/05/2019 11:15

You just cant leave it alone can you, because you wrote a pointless …You just cant leave it alone can you, because you wrote a pointless comment and your just digging yourself an even deeper hole, out of desperation to regain some of your dignity. l can only think it would be a moron like you who buy something this expensive without look at the facts, but in reality l see that people such as you exsis.


Blah blah blah haha
y_am_I_buying_this19/05/2019 10:38

Contact customer service see what they can do



funny guy. Amazon are shocking with their customer service and wont and never have done anything in situations like this. What I find infuriating is a promotion labelled as 'deal of the day' only lasts a few hours, more of a flash sale. Really this is false advertising. Also if I were to buy it at the full price then within 30 days notice a price drop amazon expect you to return the original product and order another in the promotion. All in all it's a PITA and not worth the hassle... as time goes on I order less and less through amazon...
The_Hoff19/05/2019 11:07

Appreciate that, I had a Ring (non Pro), but I think the vast majority of …Appreciate that, I had a Ring (non Pro), but I think the vast majority of people buying a video doorbell for this money want to record events to their home... otherwise it's utterly half cocked.When you factor in the trigger time, the time it takes to notify your phone, for you to establish the audio/visual, not recording things is pretty useless.Personally I'm a fan of Arlo. The 7 day free recording is more than enough.



Arlo... the battery operated SD storage device? the security camera installed high to get a good view that requires a ladder each time the battery needs charging? Flawed really, you either put an expensive device at arms reach so it can be stolen or face the fact you will be dragging a long ladder out each time the battery needs a charge. Personally would rather install and forget it.... Really liked the look of the Arlo but after looking at all the devices available I came back to Ring. If only the Arlo has the option for hard wiring it would be worth a punt. Also shame their range doesn't include a siren or floodlight like Ring.
Edited by: "Sound.as.a.£" 19th May
The_Hoff19/05/2019 11:07

Appreciate that, I had a Ring (non Pro), but I think the vast majority of …Appreciate that, I had a Ring (non Pro), but I think the vast majority of people buying a video doorbell for this money want to record events to their home... otherwise it's utterly half cocked.When you factor in the trigger time, the time it takes to notify your phone, for you to establish the audio/visual, not recording things is pretty useless.Personally I'm a fan of Arlo. The 7 day free recording is more than enough.



sorry, one last thing... I might have this wrong but it detects motion from 30 feet away and notifies users if this option is activated... if using this why is there a delay? I understand it starts recording from the point of detection not doorbell push unless you have turned this option off... the earlier ones due to battery constraints might have worked that way!
Sound.as.a.£19/05/2019 13:55

Arlo... the battery operated SD storage device? the security camera …Arlo... the battery operated SD storage device? the security camera installed high to get a good view that requires a ladder each time the battery needs charging? Flawed really, you either put an expensive device at arms reach so it can be stolen or face the fact you will be dragging a long ladder out each time the battery needs a charge. Personally would rather install and forget it.... Really liked the look of the Arlo but after looking at all the devices available I came back to Ring. If only the Arlo has the option for hard wiring it would be worth a punt. Also shame their range doesn't include a siren or floodlight like Ring.


You don't know what you're talking about RE the Arlo product range, clearly.
Sound.as.a.£19/05/2019 13:50

funny guy. Amazon are shocking with their customer service and wont and …funny guy. Amazon are shocking with their customer service and wont and never have done anything in situations like this. What I find infuriating is a promotion labelled as 'deal of the day' only lasts a few hours, more of a flash sale. Really this is false advertising. Also if I were to buy it at the full price then within 30 days notice a price drop amazon expect you to return the original product and order another in the promotion. All in all it's a PITA and not worth the hassle... as time goes on I order less and less through amazon...


LoL that’s quite a assumption. I’ve had the odd issue with their customer service but normally I get it sorted and have done stuff like this before. So thanks for the immediate stamping on my suggestion with miss information.
I donot have an existing mains powered doorbell, is it easy for anyone to install this ring pro with the included 24 volt transformer?
y_am_I_buying_this19/05/2019 15:17

LoL that’s quite a assumption. I’ve had the odd issue with their customer s …LoL that’s quite a assumption. I’ve had the odd issue with their customer service but normally I get it sorted and have done stuff like this before. So thanks for the immediate stamping on my suggestion with miss information.


I did call them. They almost laughed down the phone. They said if it’s gone back up in price that is now the new price. No assumption but fact
The_Hoff19/05/2019 14:03

You don't know what you're talking about RE the Arlo product range, …You don't know what you're talking about RE the Arlo product range, clearly.


Then either do their customer service department as I also called them to discuss the options. Basically the only way to hardwire them is to leave the charging transformer permanently plugged into the mains. I was all up for an arlo system but the basic concept is flawed. Either put the cameras in reach so battery is easy to swap or up high so a ladder is needed for maintenance. If low they are easily stolen, even with the tether.

Their security light needs to link to a secondary camera and be installed high so costly and again a pain to change batteries on. Ring’s spotlight camera imho is a more practical solution as it only requires a single install

I was however drawn to their solutions with the guarantee of free cloud recordings and the flexibility of easily adding future products but no option to hardwire is a deal breaker, using an internal plug isn't an option with a security light up high. It should be wired directly into the lighting circuit. Most people will want to swap an existing security light with one of these but wont be able to.

If i've got this wrong or there is a possible solution I would love to know as would prefer a higher purchase cost and no monthly fee?
Edited by: "Sound.as.a.£" 20th May
Sound.as.a.£20/05/2019 07:25

I did call them. They almost laughed down the phone. They said if it’s g …I did call them. They almost laughed down the phone. They said if it’s gone back up in price that is now the new price. No assumption but fact


Fact for yourself. Don’t speak for others
Sound.as.a.£20/05/2019 07:49

Then either do their customer service department as I also called them to …Then either do their customer service department as I also called them to discuss the options. Basically the only way to hardwire them is to leave the charging transformer permanently plugged into the mains. I was all up for an arlo system but the basic concept is flawed. Either put the cameras in reach so battery is easy to swap or up high so a ladder is needed for maintenance. If low they are easily stolen, even with the tether.Their security light needs to link to a secondary camera and be installed high so costly and again a pain to change batteries on. Ring’s spotlight camera imho is a more practical solution as it only requires a single installI was however drawn to their solutions with the guarantee of free cloud recordings and the flexibility of easily adding future products but no option to hardwire is a deal breaker, using an internal plug isn't an option with a security light up high. It should be wired directly into the lighting circuit. Most people will want to swap an existing security light with one of these but wont be able to.If i've got this wrong or there is a possible solution I would love to know as would prefer a higher purchase cost and no monthly fee?


You mean, the several options that already exist?

1. Solar panel.
2. Hardwiring kit.
3. Rechargeable batteries, or additional packs, depending on the model.

Batteries in my case last 3-4 months, and take literally a couple of minutes to change.

It depends on your scenario and use case, I've built up a decent 3 cam Arlo system at a low cost with offers over the years and it works well. Theres an audio door bell you can add for £79, and they're bringing out a video door bell imminently.

The point was/is, there's no reason they couldn't offer a free service, like Arlo, which would give you 7 days of recordings. They just choose not to as its earns them a stack of money.

RE theft, I don't live in a slum and so it isn't a problem for me, but if you did I can imagine the angst, at least on your Ring you won't have a video saved of the thief... unless you pay of course.
The_Hoff20/05/2019 09:14

You mean, the several options that already exist?1. Solar panel.2. …You mean, the several options that already exist?1. Solar panel.2. Hardwiring kit.3. Rechargeable batteries, or additional packs, depending on the model.Batteries in my case last 3-4 months, and take literally a couple of minutes to change.It depends on your scenario and use case, I've built up a decent 3 cam Arlo system at a low cost with offers over the years and it works well. Theres an audio door bell you can add for £79, and they're bringing out a video door bell imminently. The point was/is, there's no reason they couldn't offer a free service, like Arlo, which would give you 7 days of recordings. They just choose not to as its earns them a stack of money.RE theft, I don't live in a slum and so it isn't a problem for me, but if you did I can imagine the angst, at least on your Ring you won't have a video saved of the thief... unless you pay of course.



I'm lucky and don't live in a slum, far from it but criminals frequent anywhere they can so it's makes sense to have a recording device up high so it can't be tampered with or stolen, this means situating high out of reach.

I've seen the hardwired solutions, the solar panels IMHO are a bit naff and the hardwired transformer requires a plug socket (unlikely to have one high up on a wall). Ideally they would take power from a lighting circuit, I believe they will go this way soon. Their original USP was 'wireless' but they've changed that in recent devices as I imagine it's a common request and is impacting their business.

I really want a solution from one manufacturer but they all have issues:

Ring = expensive subscriptions (especially once you start adding 2-3 devices)
Arlo = less that ideal hardwire solution and no video doorbell
Nest = not a fantastic range and monthly subscription required

I don't really think there are any other feasible options out there.
The_Hoff20/05/2019 09:14

You mean, the several options that already exist?1. Solar panel.2. …You mean, the several options that already exist?1. Solar panel.2. Hardwiring kit.3. Rechargeable batteries, or additional packs, depending on the model.Batteries in my case last 3-4 months, and take literally a couple of minutes to change.It depends on your scenario and use case, I've built up a decent 3 cam Arlo system at a low cost with offers over the years and it works well. Theres an audio door bell you can add for £79, and they're bringing out a video door bell imminently. The point was/is, there's no reason they couldn't offer a free service, like Arlo, which would give you 7 days of recordings. They just choose not to as its earns them a stack of money.RE theft, I don't live in a slum and so it isn't a problem for me, but if you did I can imagine the angst, at least on your Ring you won't have a video saved of the thief... unless you pay of course.



You are right...

Ring are owned by amazon, you would think with their muscle in cloud storage they could offer it for next to nothing. If they did I believe they would blow the competition out of the water. Even if they charged a £1 per month per household it's regular income... The £30 per year per product stings a little and is putting me off pulling the trigger.
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