Ring Video Doorbell 2 Review – Upgrading your old doorbell to a smarter one

Comparing the Ring Video Doorbells

Doorbell Doorbell 2 Doorbell Elite Doorbell Pro
Field of view Horizontal: 180 degrees Horizontal: 160 degrees
Vertical: 90 degrees
Battery life 6-12 months with normal usage N\A
Wireless 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz 802.11 b/g/n
Motion detection 180 degrees (infrared heat detection) 160 degrees (camera)
Analyzes camera view and generates motion alerts within user-set motion zones
Video resolution 720p 1080p
Power – Hard-wired Yes
(8-24 VAC)
No Yes
(16-24 VAC/~30 VA)
Power – PoE No Yes No
Power – Battery Yes Yes

Considering the requirement that I want to operate the video doorbell wirelessly without any additional wiring, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is one of the best candidates.

Unboxing the Ring Video Doorbell

Additional battery pack and Ring Chime.
The story behind Ring Video Doorbell.
An overview of the Ring Video Doorbell 2.
Some high-level features of the Ring Video Doorbell 2.
The contents laid out.

In the Ring Video Doorbell 2 package, you will find the following:

  1. Ring Video Doorbell 2
  2. Retrofit Kit plate
  3. Miniature level
  4. Screwdriver handle
  5. Two-sized screwdriver bit
  6. Screws
  7. Screw anchors
  8. Drill bit for anchors
  9. User manual
  10. Installation instruction guide
  11. Wire Extensions
  12. Wire nuts
  13. Corner wedge
  14. Mount wedge
  15. Two interchangeable faceplates in Satin Nickel and Venetian

A closer look at the Ring Video Doorbell 2

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 itself.

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is not a small device. It measures 128 x 64 x 28 mm. To put it into perspective, it is like the size of a 355 ml (12 oz) canned drink. The slim and tall canned drink.

The back of the Ring Video Doorbell 2. Near the top is the electrode for hard-wiring.
The camera that you will be peeking through.
The screw hole to secure the faceplate and battery in place.
The speaker on the main body.
The button to kick the Ring Video Doorbell 2 into pairing mode.


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