You know what they say about sliced bread…
From time to time we come across gadgets for the home that we really like. And when we find something like Ring.com – which is very cool and promotes home security – well, we just have to share it with our friends!
The Ring doorbell system is a nifty device which combines a doorbell, wi-fi camera and remote microphone into something that makes you seem like you’re home, even if you’re not. It attaches to the outside wall by your front door. Or literally on your door (which is what we did) if you can’t mount it on the wall or you don’t have a peep hole.
It then connects with your home’s Wi-Fi network to stream live video and sound any time someone comes to the door. A microphone picks up sound or voice and you can have a live conversation with the person on your front porch! Ring is activated by motion and you can set the sensitivity using only your smartphone. Best of all, it works across several platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android or PC’s.
Each Ring session can be recorded and saved on the cloud (Ring sells you a discounted annual plan). Here’s an actual video recording of a recent visit to our house; nothing ominous, just the exterminator: