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Ring DoorBell Pro Review – Totally worth purchasing it!

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Ring DoorBell Pro Review

The Ring DoorBell Pro is, without a doubt, one of the most advanced doorbells ever developed. Our security test has given excellent results, offering a great view of everyone coming to your front door. Ring DoorBell Pro is designed to provide you with the best view of your front door and has sensors capable of detecting movements starting from 5 feet outside your door to 30 feet.

Pros

  • Modern Style compares to other Ring models
  • Quality video in HD 1080P
  • Customizable Motion Zones 
  • Amazon Alexa voice command Integration

Cons

  • No local Storage, everything is stocked online (Annual fee for keeping recordings on the cloud)
  • Higher Price compared to previous models
  • It requires an average Wi-Fi speed. Ring recommends 2 Mbps upload and download speed at the minimum, I would say you need a little more than that. 

Ring Pro vs. Elite vs. DoorBell vs. DoorBell 2

You may be wondering how the Ring Pro compares to other high-end Ring models, we’ve got a quick comparison of the Pro vs Elite vs. DoorBell 2 vs. DoorBell

 RELATEDYou can check our complete review about Ring Elite Ring Doorbell 2 & Ring Doorbell

Ring Pro

Ring DoorBell Pro

Specification Ring DoorBell Pro
Resolution
HD 1080P
Wiring
Hardwired
Field of View
160-degrees field of view
Custom Motion zones
Yes
Ring DoorBell Elite

Ring DoorBell Elite

Specification Ring DoorBell Elite
Resolution
HD 1080P
Wiring
Powered by Ethernet
Field of View
160-degrees field of view
Custom Motion zones
Yes
Ring doorbell 2

Ring DoorBell 2

Specification Ring DoorBell 2
Resolution
HD 1080P
Wiring
Wireless or hardwired
Field of View
160-degrees field of view
Custom Motion zones
No
Ring doorbell

Ring DoorBell

Specification Ring DoorBell
Resolution
HD 720P
Wiring
Wireless or hardwired
Field of View
180-degrees field of view
Custom Motion zones
No

 RELATEDYou can check our complete review about Ring Comparison: Ring Pro vs. Ring Elite vs. Ring DoorBell 2 vs. Ring Doorbell

If you prefer to watch than read? We’ve got our complete Ring DoorBell Pro video review here:

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Ring DoorBell Pro - Design

Ring DoorBell Pro has one of the best design compared to the rest of the models from the company. The main design is modern and futuristic, something that all your neighbors will envy. 

On top of that, you can even change and customize the look of your doorbell to your liking. You can indeed choose between four different colored faceplates given and included with your purchase.

Faceplates include:

  1. Satin Black – Silk Satin Black is a flat black with a fine shimmering look
  2. Satin Nickel – It is similar in appearance to brushed stainless steel or brushed aluminum
  3. Dark Bronze – The color dark bronze is a medium-dark shade of brown
  4. Satin White – Satin White looks like silver
Ring DoorBell Pro collection

The Ring Elite measures 0,8 inches wide by 1,8 inches long and 4,5 inches tall. Oh yes, you read that correctly. This doorbell is the thinnest and the most efficient model from this company.

Ring Pro measurements

Its thin appearance is due to the fact that it is powered directly from a power source, unlike the other models 

GENERAL OPINION – Most people prefer the look of the Ring Pro because of its modern appearance.

Ring Doorbell Pro - Quality Camera

The Ring Pro offers quality video in 1080P, and you will have no problem recognizing faces, even if they have facial imperfections. Besides, the camera has a field of view of 160-degrees horizontally and a 90degree vertical field of view.

Ring DoorBell Pro camera quality
Credit: Ring.com

Overall Key Point - Video quality

  • Video quality in HD 1080P (1920×1080 px; also known as Full HD)
  • Field of view of 160 degrees horizontally and 100 degrees vertically

Issue - Video quality

  • Light problems on certain occasions, depending on the situation. These problems are comparable to a picture taken with the sun in the background.

  • The Ring Pro is designed to focus on nearby objects in darker areas; However, it will overexpose the brighter areas beyond the shaded area.

The Ring DoorBell Pro uses infrared LED lights to illuminate the night. The result obtained by the night vision camera is a clear grayscale image. It’s essential to have excellent night vision since most home intrusions are done in the dark when you are not at home.

Ring Pro Doorbell - Night Quality Sample

The smart doorbell begins to record video as soon as the sensors detect something that goes into their field of vision or one of your predefined zones. It stops recording when the motion ceases.

Video Quality Test

The following test was designed to determine the quality of the video on the Ring Pro throughout the day & night.

Dawn:

90%

Morning:

90%

Evening:

85%

Twilight:

85%

Video quality depends on your internet

The Ring Pro requires good Wi-Fi and a good internet connection to provide videos of good quality. If your internet connection is not good enough for Ring, you will probably experience videos of poor quality. It will also make the delays between activation and notification longer. 

Ring pro internet
NOTE – Ring recommends at least 2Mbps for reliable videos. If your Wi-Fi network is having trouble getting to your door, you can consider getting a Wi-Fi extension. We suggest you use the Ring extension [Check Price]

How does Ring transfers your data to your phone?

First, Ring sends the video to your router from the Ethernet connection. Subsequently, the router uploads the video on the Ring cloud servers via your internet connection. Finally, your Ring app will download the videos of the Ring cloud servers on your phone. If some of these steps are slow, you will experience poor quality videos.

How Ring transfer the video your phone

The Ring Pro will save all your recordings to the cloud for up to six months for a fee of $3 per month or $30 per year. If you want to try out the recording without committing, Ring offers a 30-day free trial.

Ring Doorbell Pro Sound Quality

The Ring Pro gives you the option to talk and hear through the doorbell, which will let you provide instructions to your visitor or warn intruders/curious people. 

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After some tests with the Ring Pro, we found that the Ring Pro tends to pick up background noise too easily. For example, it can be difficult to hear someone speak if someone is mowing his lawn in the background. 

Nevertheless, the Ring Pro offers a noise reduction feature that can help solve this problem. However, after activating this feature, the sound could use a more decibels. We wish the audio would be a tiny louder. Overall, the sound quality is excellent and is better than what we expected.

NOTE – You can also talk with your visitor through a voice assistant like Echo Dot

How Does The Ring Pro’s Motion Detection Work?

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro has an advantage over its other Ring DoorBell: proper motion detection zones. The detection on the Ring Pro is based on actual analysis of the video signal. 

In simpler terms, it means that the doorbell takes a picture each time and compares it with the last picture to see if anything has moved. 

This can be problematic initially, because its sensor notices everything that is moving, including trees, birds, bugs, cars, etc. 

Custom Detection zone feature

Despite this, the Ring Pro has the custom detection zone feature, which allows you to draw custom zone for the sensors. You can then decide which zones you want to trigger notifications and recordings. This should remove the wrong alert and help you get only relevant notification.

Ring Pro sensor

Recently, Ring added the motion sensitivity because people were getting to much false alert from birds, trees, etc. This update allows the user to adjust the sensitivity of the motion detector alerts to its preference. 

 RELATEDYou can check our complete review about Ring Elite that also uses custom motion detection.

Ring Doorbell Pro Application

Having an excellent mobile app for these smart devices is very important. Ring will not disappoint you with their application. It provides an easy-to-use interface and allows you to use the same app for all your Ring devices, whether for a doorbell or a security camera.

Ring app overall

You can configure the zone motions from the app as well as your notifications Schedule so that the alert does not interrupt you at inappropriate times.

You can also give access to your devices to other members of your family. As a result, they will be able to watch the videos as well as answer the doorbells.

Ring Pro application

The app also offers you the option ‘Live View’, which allows you to see at any time what is happening around your door. To do this, you must tap on the doorbell name and click on ‘Live View’.

Setup - Installation

First, you will need to verify if you have enough voltage since Ring Pro is designed to replace an existing wired doorbell. You will need 16 to 24 volts of power to be able to operate the doorbell. 

Ring doorbell power kit
NOTEIf you do not have enough volt, you can add a transformer that will provide 16 to 24-volt power. [Check Price]
You will also need to install the Pro Power Kit included in the package in your chime box inside your house. Personally, my chime box was in my living room, but yours could be in the kitchen or somewhere else. Usually, the Doorbell chime boxes are located in well-trafficked areas of a house. The installation is not difficult, and for more information, you can watch the video below from Ring

Credit : Ring

Is the Ring DoorBell Pro a good value?

Bottom line, is the Ring DoorBell Pro a good value? Really, it depends on what you’re looking for. If you want the absolute “best of the best”, the Ring DoorBell Pro is what you need.

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It has all of the most advanced features, and it’s the only doorbell we’ve seen to date that has an advanced custom motion zones (Ring DoorBell Elite also has custom motion zones).

That being said, it’s significantly pricier than the DoorBell 2, but still reasonable since it has a modern style, an advanced custom motion zone, and a better video quality, so it definitely adds a significant amount of value to justify the higher cost.

Even the DoorBell 2 was able to ensure 80% overall protection of my front door, which just doesn’t leave a lot of room for improvement between the two models.

 RELATEDYou can check our complete review about Ring DoorBell 2 here.

Ring DoorBell Pro Specification

Specifications Ring DoorBell Pro
Type
Doorbell
Manufacturer
Ring
Model
Ring Doorbell Pro
Dimension
4.5 x 1.85 x 0.80 inches, 11.43 x 4.7 x 2.03 cm
Network
Wi-Fi 2.4 or 5 gHz
Color
four faceplates in Satin Black, Satin Nickel, Dark Bronze, and Satin White
Power options
Hardwire to existing doorbell kit only
Compatible Doorbell Transformers
16-24 VAC, DC not compatible
Video Resolution
HD 1080P
Field of View
160 degrees horizontal, 100 degrees vertical
Live View Available
Yes
Advanced Motion Detection
Customizable motion detection zones
Returns
30 days via Amazon, other retailers will vary
Warranty
1-Year limited
Price

Should You Buy the Ring DoorBell Pro?

For the best-of-the-best that Ring has to offer, the Ring DoorBell Pro is what you are looking for. While it is a little bit pricey than the other models, it also comes with the most advanced features on the doorbell market.

I would recommend the DoorBell Pro if you are looking for something modern that will ensure you a 100% protection of your front door.

Rating

Ring Pro
Customer Service
80%
Value
95%
Equipment
90%
Features & Technology
100%
Ease Of Use
95%

Summary

The DoorBell Pro is the most advanced doorbell ever built. It features a custom motion zones, something only available in one other doorbell (Ring DoorBell Elite) The high-quality camera, sensors and features allow it to give a 99% protection of your home and that is why it’s one of the best on the market.

99%

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