IS THE RING DOORBELL WORTH IT?
Thinking of buying a ring doorbell or other Ring home security product?
Stop and read this first!
Let me first start by saying this article is in no way sponsored by Ring, I just wanted to give an honest overview and share a little hack to get a discount on a Ring product (possibly even a free product from Ring).
HOW DO RING PRODUCTS WORK?
Ring products use your existing home Wi-Fi network to help secure your home. You basically hook the products (Ring doorbell, cameras, security system and more) up to your Wi-FI and use the free Ring app (available for Apple and Android devices) to alert you whenever someone approaches your door or comes in the range of a security camera.
You can then view an HD video stream of the person and speak to them using two-way audio communication (love that feature). Put simply, with Ring products, it’s like you’re always home.
But are Ring products worth it and do they live up to the hype? Let’s look at the cost next.
WHAT DOES RING COST?
The easiest and cheapest way to try out a Ring product is to grab the Ring doorbell which starts at $99 for the first model of it (but if you check out the little hack at the end of this article you can get it for much cheaper or possibly free!).
There are over 30,000 reviews on the Ring doorbell on Amazon you can check out here. Overall it gets 4 stars but I did read some negative reviews mostly about their device being stolen.
You can buy the home security system starting at $199. It doesn’t have any contract but if you want, you can add professional monitoring at just $10 a month or $100 for the year which also includes longer access to your videos (up to 60 days) and an extended warranty.
IS RING WORTH IT?
Ring products are an investment at first depending on what you want so the question is are Ring products worth it?
My best friend just recently bought a few Ring security cameras for her home and the quality on them is awesome. I helped her set it up and it was so simple to do. It took us minutes to set up each camera and then just the time to mount them where you want them to go. She bought the battery operated ones so that she didn’t have to hard wire them.
If you buy the battery operated ones and you don’t want to have to climb up on the garage or other outside areas when its time to change it, you can buy the optional solar panel which will charge the battery as well.
You can be up and running in less than an hour. A lot sooner if you just have one product to install but my friend had three.
I love the video quality and how much area you can see with one camera if put in the right place. I also love how you can adjust the settings to alert you however often you want it to.
My favorite part? The two two-way audio feature and the live feed. You can hear what’s going on in both the recorded videos and the live feed and you can talk through the camera to whoever is at the house. This works great for the doorbell because when someone rings it you can answer like you’re home.
HOW TO GET A FREE OR DISCOUNTED RING PRODUCT!
If you want to get a Ring doorbell discount or a discount on any other Ring product, then try this hack! Ok its really not a hack because Ring is offering up the discount but not many people are taking full advantage of it.
Ring has a free neighborhood watch app called Neighbors which alerts you of real-time crime and safety in your area. Everyone who downloads it using a referral link will get a $10 credit towards any Ring product. Plus you will get $10 for each friend you refer to the app! The app is free and a Ring product is not required to use it so it should be easy to refer friends.
It’s actually a really cool app. If someone is stealing packages in the area or if there are a string of burglaries or even strange happenings in your area you will know about it.
So here’s the deal……
How to Get Your Ring Discount:
The Neighbors App is a free neighborhood watch app that even if you don’t want a Ring product you can just download. Having a Ring is not required for using the Neighbors app. All you have to do is download it and start seeing alerts in your local area.
Other people post any strange activity they see and even video clips from their Ring cameras.
Download it here to get your first $10 credit.
2. Start telling all your friends about the Neighbors App!
The Neighbors app is really useful so all your friends and neighbors will probably want it regardless of whether they want a Ring product or not. Plus you will get $10 when they do! Just go into your Neighbors app and use the “INVITE FRIENDS” option and watch your credits grow.
Get just 10 Friends to join and you have a free Ring Doorbell!
Don’t want to bother your friends? Save up free Amazon gift cards using my Amazon Hack and get your Ring product that way.
Are you using the Ring doorbell or Ring home security system? Let me know in the comments!
If you’re looking for a cheap home security camera under $50, I just grabbed this Wyze camera for my grandmother’s apartment. It was under $40 and I heard great things about it. I will be posting a review on it as soon as I can!This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here