- Aug 10, 2019
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Are they any good (I realize they are not a replacement for dedicated camera security system) just looking to see if anyone has any experience with them.
I was going to ask about the ring spot cameras also. I'm assuming these a simple enough to set up / pair even for dummies like myself......eh?Ring here too but there are several models and some stuff to know. First you need a good strong WiFi signal. I had struggles at first with mine and had to buy the Chime pro which gives you the audible ding dong in the house and boosts the WiFi to the doorbell. Also my model is the battery powered unit because we live in a town house and your not allowed to drill holes and run wires. So of course I said F them and drilled holes. I just didn’t run hard wires to power it because frankly the battery option is much easier but I wasn’t just sticking a $200 doorbell to my house with just double sided tape. If you get one trust me you’ll be an expert on it because in the first days you have to dial it in a bunch with setting adjustments or the motion notifications will drive you mental. So you can adjust fields of view that the motion detectors picks up and that takes some trial and error depending on how much action goes on outside your house. I like the doorbell enough I also got the Ring camera for the living room so I got them paired together so once the doorbell is triggered the other camera comes on to capture whoever coming inside too. I bought mine because I literally have packages going in and out everyday worth a lot of money and live on a major street so its great piece of mind that I get a phone notification when the mailman walks up and I can talk to him and ask him to hide boxes in my courtyard etc if I won’t be home for a while. But its a great thing to have on a lot of levels. Just don’t go cheap. I’m definitely looking forward to getting the Ring flying drone camera once that comes out. That should freak out the family when they come over to visit nicely and worth the cost alone.
Will they prevent any crimes? Can't say......possible deturent. BUT I know for a fact dozens.....hundreds of crimes are solved with them.Are they any good (I realize they are not a replacement for dedicated camera security system) just looking to see if anyone has any experience with them.
Its not available to anyone. We have to ring the doorbells and solicit people for it. They look it up on thier phones during a time frame and give it to us. Most people are very happy to help.I try to pretend that this info is only available to police if I opt-in. I wonder if that's true.
I've had some surprisingly long conversations over a doorbell speaker with people who weren't home...Are they any good (I realize they are not a replacement for dedicated camera security system) just looking to see if anyone has any experience with them.