Ring Video Doorbell 3 is an upgrade from the original Ring Video Doorbell 2. The upgraded version gives a better user-experience than the previous model.
The Video Doorbell 3 comes with enhanced features including 1080p HD video, 2-way-audio, and motion detection. It is powered by a removable, rechargeable battery.
Battery or Wired Option
You can also connect it to your home’s doorbell wires for constant power. However, it is not DC supported. Instead, you can connect it to a low-voltage AC transformer (8 to 24V).
Whether you are in your home or away, you can always see who is at your door and communicate with the visitor if you want. Further, the doorbell 3 is compatible with Amazon Alexa. This means if you have an Echo device with a screen, you can see the view of your camera when someone presses the bell. You can also use it to talk to the visitor.
When a visitor presses your doorbell or triggers the camera’s built-in motion sensors, you will get an instant notification on your phone, tablet, and PC.
Ring Video Doorbell 3 Vs Ring Video Doorbell 2
However, these are all possible with the Ring video doorbell 2 as well. But the main difference between the two models is that the video doorbell3 has 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band wifi connectivity. Wheres, doorbell 2 has connectivity of 2.4GHz only.
Additionally, Video Doorbell 3 gives better control over motion detection. You will like its adjustable motion zone setting that lets you receive alerts selectively. You can customize doorbell 3 to focus on specific zones and limit notification of events in such zones.
Control over Motion Detection
For instance, doorbell 3 provides motion detection in areas only 5’-15’ in front of your home thereby ignores irrelevant motion detection beyond a distance from your door.
Doorbell 3 has stronger screw strength and design so that you can install it firm and easy. Another point is that Video Doorbell 3 is compatible with Video Doorbell 2’s charging cables. However, this is not the case with the mounting brackets and wedge/corner kits of the previous version.
User-Friendly Ring App
The video doorbell 3 has an easy setup. Simply insert the battery pack into your Video Doorbell 3, connect your doorbell to the Ring app, and follow the steps. Once finished, mount and secure your doorbell with screws and click the faceplate into place.
The images are saved to your Ring account for up to 7 days. You can have a free 30-day trial of Ring Protect if you wish. Under the paid plan, you can record all your videos and review of past clips up to 60 days depending on your location. Also, you can share videos and photos with friends. The subscriptions start at $3 a month per device.
Features and Tech Specs
- 1080p HD video quality
- On-demand video
- Two-way audio with noise cancellation
- Advanced Motion Detection with Adjustable Motion Zones
- 160° horizontal, 84° vertical Field of View
- 2.4 and 5.0 GHz wifi connectivity
- Removable, rechargeable battery pack
- Can be hardwired to an existing doorbell system
- Weather-Resistant–20.5°C to 48.5°C
- One-year limited warranty and support
- Dimensions-128mm x 62mm x 28mm
How to Install Your Ring Video Doorbell 3
The pack includes all installation tools and hardware, Wedge and Corner Kits, Mounting Bracket, User Manual besides the doorbell and other accessories
Step 1: Charge the Battery Completely using the orange cable. When the small light on top glows green, it indicates that the battery is fully charged. Now you can insert the battery into the bottom of the Doorbell.
Step 2: Using the level tool included in the pack, level the device by placing it about 48 inches from the ground. Mark the positions with a pencil to drill holes for mounting.
Step 3: Drill the holes where you marked the position of the mounting holes. You can use the optional adaptor mounting plate on wood or vinyl, using the screws.
Step 4: Place the Ring Video Doorbell 3 over the holes, after removing the level tool from the front of the device.
Step 5: Screw in the Ring Doorbell 3. Feed all the wires into your wall and secure your Ring Doorbell 3 on the wall with all four included screws.
Step 6: Install the Faceplate
Step 7: Tighten the Security Screw, using one of the security screws and screwdriver to secure the faceplate.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 is an ideal selection for anyone looking for an easy- to- install combat wireless doorbell camera guarding your front doors 24/7. It features excellent video. The Doorbell 3 triggers notification when someone presses the doorbell and show live who is at the door. You have to subscribe to the Ring Protect service to view and download recorded video. For this price, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Wireless is an excellent buy.