The best Ring Doorbells and cameras

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by Samantha Ball |
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Since the brand first launched, Ring Doorbell has become a big household name for having some of the best doorbells and security cameras on the market. Making home security more accessible and convenient, it's the kind of monitor you need in your home to make life a little bit easier.

With a range of options varying from battery operated to wired, the Ring Doorbell allows you to see who's at your door in real time, as well as giving you the option to talk to the person who's there. Genius right?

Best Ring doorbells at a glance:

Best battery operated Ring doorbell: Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) - buy here on Amazon.
Best Ring doorbell with chime: Ring Battery Video Doorbell with Chime - buy here on Currys.
Best Ring doorbell home security: Ring Whole Home Security - buy here at Currys.

Ring Doorbells are perfect for new parents who get nap-trapped or are feeding their newborns. It let's you answer your door (virtually), without having to leave where you're sitting. You can easily ask the postman to pop your parcel somewhere until you can get up to get it!

Best battery operated Ring Doorbell

Available in two different colours, the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) Camera is battery operated, meaning it doesn't have to be wired into your home. It's easy to install, and also has Night Vision. You can see, hear and speak to anyone from your phone or tablet!

One review said: "Can’t believe I left it so long until I bought one of these. They work very well and it gives you added security for the front of your house, (or wherever you put it). Easy set up and long battery life. So handy just to look at your phone and be able to see who’s outside! Get one!"

Pros

  • Night vision
  • Two-way talk
  • Battery powered

Cons

  • Have to recharge the battery frequently
Dimensions:12.6 x 6.2 x 2.8cm
Colour choices:Satin Nickel, Bronze
Video:1080p HD
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Yes
Field of view:155 degree horizontal, 90 degree vertical
Battery:Rechargeable
  • Water resistant
  • Motion detection
  • Two-way talk

Best wired Ring Doorbell

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The Ring Video Doorbell Wired has a 1080p HD video as well as an advanced motion detection, meaning you can receive notifications when anyone triggers the motion sensors. It's a sleek, slim design that can be hardwired, so you don't have to constantly change the battery.

One review said: "I love this. The picture is great quality and it's easy to install. I feel much more secure and never miss a parcel." Another wrote: "Great product. Great picture. Easy to install and easy to use app."

Pros

  • Hard-wired
  • Advanced motion detection

Cons

  • Doesn't come with an angled mount
Dimensions:10.1 x 4.6 x 2.2cm
Colour choices:Black
Video:1080p HD
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Yes
Field of view:155 degree horizontal, 90 degree vertical
Battery:Hardwired
  • Live view
  • Night vision
  • Customisable motion zones
  • Two-way audio with noise cancellation

Best Ring Doorbell with chime

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Best Ring Doorbell Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus & Chime
Price: £129 (was £189.98)

www.currys.co.uk

The Ring Battery Video Doorbell Plus and Chime has smart viewing from your phone and can even work with Alexa or Samsung SmartThings. It also has a 150 viewing angle, is weather proof and is mains and battery operated. The Ring Chime also gives real time notifications and the chime can be adjusted to a range of tunes as well as volume of your choice.

Pros

  • Real time notifications
  • Adjustable chime tones
  • Can set a do not disturb mode

Cons

  • It's not wired in
Dimensions:6.9 x 9.2 x 9.8cm
Colour choices:Silver
Video:Yes
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Yes
Field of view:150 degree
Battery:Battery operated
  • Easy to install
  • Real time notifications
  • Do not disturb mode
  • Adjustable chime tones
  • Battery operated
  • Remote viewing from phone

Best Ring Doorbell with home security

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Best Ring Doorbell Ring Whole Home Security Pack
Price: £239 (was £349.99)

www.currys.co.uk

If you're looking to fully protect your home, then you need the Ring Whole Home Security Pack. It comes with a Ring Indoor Cam, Video Doorbell, Base Station, two Motion Detectors and Window Sensors and so much more! It's a great value way of setting up home security, easily and efficiently.

Pros

  • App connected
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Might take awhile to set and connect it all up
Dimensions:16 x 30 x 23.5cm
Colour choices:White
Video:1080p
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Colour night vision
Field of view:
Battery:Rechargeable and mains operated
  • Ring Indoor Cam Full HD 1080p WiFi Security Camera
  • Ring Video Doorbell (2nd gen)
  • Ring Base Station
  • Ring Motion Detector x 2
  • Ring Door/Window Sensor x 2
  • Keypad
  • Range Extender
  • Indoor camera power cable and adapter
  • Screws and wall anchors
  • User manual
  • Security sticker

Best Ring camera

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Best Ring Doorbell Ring Floodlight Wired Plus Full HD 1080p WiFi Security Camera
Price: £129 (was £179)

www.currys.co.uk

You can create customised motion zones, allowing you to monitor your home more smartly. You can even talk to visitors through the security camera. The Ring Floodlight Wired Plus Full HD 1080p WiFi Security Camera connects to your phone, allowing you to monitor more closely too.

Pros

  • Control siren and floodlight
  • Motion detection
  • Colour nightvision

Cons

  • Can't really use it on your door
Dimensions:29.9 x 17.8 x 24.5cm
Colour choices:Black and white
Video:1080p HD
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Colour nightvision
Field of view:140 degree horizontal and 80 degree vertical
Battery:Wired in
  • Mains powered
  • Quick installation
  • Security sticker
  • Control siren
  • Floodlight

Best Ring motion detector

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The Ring Alarm Motion Detector is perfect for detecting motion inside your home, and will send an alert to your phone when motion is detected. It can be mounted to room corners or flat walls, and doesn't require tools for installation.

One review said: "Easy to install, easy to add to the Ring alarm system. Motion detection is very good, you can adjust the sensitivity so that it doesn't pick up small pets. My dog is about 19Kg and does not trip the sensor on medium, on this setting it has no problems picking up people."

Pros

  • Advanced motion sensitivity
  • Easy installation
  • Instant notifications on your phone

Cons

  • No live video footage
Dimensions:9 x 6.13 x 4.48cm
Colour choices:White
Video:None
Live view:None
Night vision:None
Field of view:None
Battery:Battery
  • 3 year battery life
  • Wall or corner mount

Best Ring doorbell with Amazon Echo

Video Doorbell with Amazon Echo Show 5
Price: £99.99 (was £189.99)

www.very.co.uk

The Video Doorbell with Amazon Echo Show 5 allows you to connect your doorbell to the Echo, meaning you can see the camera on a bigger screen. It's a wireless design, so you can move it around your home if you need to. It's also a bigger display screen.

One review said: "Bought this wondering if there was the slightest possibility of me being able to set it up. I'm a bit behind the times when it comes to technology! I needn't have worried, it was so simple to do. In fact I would go as far as saying it was easy. If I can do it and anyone is reading this wondering whether or not to buy, please do so. The added security gives peace of mind and as I bought mine at a great price I am well pleased."

Pros

  • Connects to the Echo
  • Wireless design
  • Easy to connect

Cons

  • Will have to move the Echo around the home
Dimensions:21.2 x 14.4cm
Colour choice:White
Video:Yes
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Yes
Field of view:N/A
Battery:Wireless
  • Alexa
  • Smart display
  • Bluetooth

Best Ring doorbell camera

With the option to use indoor and outdoors, the Ring Outdoor Camera Plug-In is an advanced motion detection camera that allows two way talk. You can get live motion updates and see what's going on outside your home in real time.

One review said: "This camera is amazing. Easy to install, wide angle lens is perfect for my smaller garden and battery life is even better. I use in parallel with my Ring doorbell which makes life so much easier. If you want that extra bit of security and piece of mind I would highly recommend the expense, great quality."

Pros

  • Weather resistant
  • Easy to install
  • Integrated mounting base

Cons

  • Wire powered
Dimensions:60 x 60 x 97cm
Colour choices:Black or white
Video:1080p
Live view:Yes
Night vision:Yes
Field of view:130 degree
Battery:Plug in
  • Advanced motion detection
  • Two way talk with noise cancellation
  • Weather resistant

Do I need a Ring doorbell?

While you might have an ordinary doorbell, a Ring Doorbell provides a whole new scope to answering your door. With video monitors and two-way talk connected, the Ring Doorbell allows you to answer the door from wherever you are. You can see who is there and even talk to them, so if you've had a parcel delivery, you can tell them where to leave it!

Why choose Ring doorbells over others?

Ring are a household name and are known for their reliable and more affordable home security options. The different products can be integrated, and most connected to the app that can be used from your smartphone, unlike other options.

Samantha Ball is a Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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