Ever wish you could see who’s at the door, even when you’re on vacation in Jamaica? You can with the Ring Video Doorbell. It works with your home’s Wi-Fi system to connect the outside “doorbell” module with your computer or mobile device. It’s also way cool! Just download the app to get alerts and photos or videos showing you who’s at the door. You can even carry on a conversation with the person because the outdoor module has a built-in microphone and speaker. It’s activated when they push the button or trigger the motion detector.
Installation is easy, and the device comes with everything you need but a drill. If you have existing doorbell wires, they’ll provide the power. If not, the built-in rechargeable battery will do the job. But going battery-only means the live-feed video feature won’t work—you’ll get photos only.
Expect to pay about $180 for the basic model at Best Buy or Home Depot stores, or search for one online. Learn more at ring.com. — Travis Larson, Senior Editor