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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2023, 06:56:43 PM »
Anyone have the Ring doorbell devices? Looking to get one but not sure which one is best for value and tech
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« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2023, 07:56:08 AM »
I only got one last week in fact. I didn't already have a wired doorbell at the front of the house so I was a bit limited. I got the wireless one that I can remove and charge (2nd gen).

Great job so far. No complaints. It is connected to my alexa account so if someone presses the button, alexa will let us in the house know... plus the phone notification too. Battery is supposed to last a few months between charges. Time will tell on that. Picture is very clear.

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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2023, 09:21:12 AM »
Is the Ring system a subscription service? As in don't you have to pay to be able save videos like in the cloud or whatever?
Can you use it without the subscription?

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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2023, 09:27:15 AM »
I would suggest buying a spare battery as they take an age to charge and also an indoor chime/bell (if you don't have alexa or just don't want her/him/them listening to all your conversations lol). Prepare to become a nosey or even nosier ba*tard

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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2023, 09:41:45 AM »
Is the Ring system a subscription service? As in don't you have to pay to be able save videos like in the cloud or whatever?
Can you use it without the subscription?

You can use it without the subscription (£3 a month) but canít go back and look at any videos I believe, itís just a live service

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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2023, 09:44:30 AM »
I only got one last week in fact. I didn't already have a wired doorbell at the front of the house so I was a bit limited. I got the wireless one that I can remove and charge (2nd gen).

Great job so far. No complaints. It is connected to my alexa account so if someone presses the button, alexa will let us in the house know... plus the phone notification too. Battery is supposed to last a few months between charges. Time will tell on that. Picture is very clear.

Depends on the activity for battery charging, I have to charge mine once a week. Picks up people walking past/cars driving past the house.

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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2023, 09:56:38 AM »
Are there other devices that you don't need to subscribe to that save images?

At the bottom of a cul-de-sac so wouldn't get that much activity other than the neighbour is obsessed with Amazon deliveries
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2023, 10:06:19 AM »
We didnít have a subscription initially but then had someone dodgy in the driveway one time and werenít able to go back get an image of them. Only 3/4 quid a month.

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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2023, 10:25:04 AM »
We didnít have a subscription initially but then had someone dodgy in the driveway one time and werenít able to go back get an image of them. Only 3/4 quid a month.

Would the cops get those images if they needed them? The way they ask for images after something has happened, if you don't subscribe you don't have them
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2023, 11:01:04 AM »
Weíve had cops at door twice asking about a few events in the street, having seen the ring doorbell in place. However I have mine set up that it only captures footage of someone approaching our door or inside the driveway.

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2023, 01:39:41 PM »
We didnít have a subscription initially but then had someone dodgy in the driveway one time and werenít able to go back get an image of them. Only 3/4 quid a month.

Would the cops get those images if they needed them? The way they ask for images after something has happened, if you don't subscribe you don't have them

No. They should not be archiving anything unless you have consented which in this case requires a subscription.

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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2023, 02:13:42 PM »
I wondered about the cops too but now that I have it, it's unlikely it will record many incidents really. I live at the bottom of a cul de sac too. Unless someone comes up my driveway then it isn't recording. I can set the range a little further probably and the motion sensitivity higher but I don't think that necessary for me.