The camera is great and everyone just thinks it's a motion detecting floodlight which is perfect for keeping an eye on guests staying at our holiday house and also perfect for security when we are not there. I used the 2nd battery in my Ring camera which works well but obviously battery life is determined by how often there are people coming and going in front of the motion sensor. Overall though I'm very happy and now intend to buy 2 more camera's for our main house security.
I have two of these and couldn’t be happier. You need good WiFi coverage, we use the google WiFi mesh, and I would recommend purchasing the the solar panel option to automatically recharge the battery each day as it can run down in less than a month if it is tripped often.
Setup was easy. Installation was quick. And coverage is very good with the fish eye. I have one on the side of the house looking down the side to where someone can jump my fence. Even though it is a tight angle, we still get excellent video coverage.
Only wish is to be able to set the length of time to record an event after motion has set it off.
I think there's a million in-depth reviews out there so I don't need to go in to too much detail. A couple highlights (and lows) from me, though. THE BAD: - Night vision is terrible. This is something Ring is apparently working on but just be aware that isn't great. - Limited mounting options. You can't swivel the unit very far on it's base, which limits your mounting options. - If your yard/area you're securing has a slope, be mindful this is make detecting people very limited. - If you're planning to use this to secure a yard, the light is likely not going to be strong enough. Look at the Floodlight came instead. - Launching the app can be quite slow, even on a flagship phone. Be prepared to watch historical videos rather than expecting to see things live. - Always-on recording would be amazing. There are things out of the field-of-view of the motion sensor that I'd like recording (like our cars on the street)
THE GOOD: - Relatively easy to install and setup. I had to fabricate a bracket to mount the camera to but other than that it on took about 20 minutes to get up and running. - Alerts come in quickly to your mobile - Great viewing angle - Have fun scaring local pets and children with the siren!
The good - unit is very easy to set up and install, video is very clear, motion zones work well and are easily adjustable, hardly any false alerts. Response time for alerts is reasonably quick. Light and siren can be triggered remotely and are bright and loud enough to deter intruders. Night vision is reasonably good as well.Monthly access cost to have videos saved online is reasonably priced from my viewpoint. The Apple Ring app makes checking the cameras from a phone or iPad very easy although they pull a bit of data if your checking them using phone data. The app shows battery capacity, wifi signal strength and other handy info. The not so good - You will need a GOOD strong wifi signal and you may need a wifi extender depending on where you fit the camera, Ring do offer an extender/doorbell that works well but any extender would work. If you don’t have good wifi the unit will disappoint as any alerts or attempts to view video will lag. The unit is supplied with one battery but has holder for two. If the camera/light is in a high traffic area the battery in my case only lasts about 2 months before requiring charging. If you have a suitable location, buying the optional solar panel charger for a little more than an extra battery makes more sense than buying an extra battery and having to climb the ladder to swap batteries out every 4 months. The units are not at time of writing Apple HomeKit enabled which would also be a great improvement if Ring ever decide to do it, really a lost opportunity for them, an Apple TV app would also be good. Overall I’m very happy with my multiple Ring spotlight ring security cameras, they do the job as intended and for the price are reasonable value