Ring flood light cam reviews from a pro

There is a new product called the Ring system, it consists of a WIFI enabled doorbell and flood light cam devices, while still new on the market this device is the future of home security. As electrical contractors we have installed and learned the ins and outs of these products, from installation to set up we will review what this product is all about.

Thinking about getting a Ring system?

Most of us have seen the commercials about the clever devices known as the Ring doorbell camera and the new Ring floodlight camera, sounds like a great set up right? For those of you that are not familiar with what this system is or how it works, well in short there are currently 2 main products they have available now. The first one is the original Ring doorbell camera this WIFI enabled device replaces your current doorbell with a new sleek looking doorbell with a high quality camera on it. It is also equipped with a Mic and motion sensor, so when someone comes to your door even if they do not “ring” the doorbell you will get an alert on your smart phone and subsequently a live feed of who is there. Also, you can answer the door from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection and speak directly with the visitor, and if the visitor is a would be burglar you can tell them they are on camera or just with a push of a button activate a siren to get the attention of your neighbors and scare them away, all the while the video is being recorded off site so there is no way the can get in and take the evidence. The other product they offer is the Ring flood light camera system which is just like the doorbell system but instead replaces your flood lights or you can have them installed where needed with a regular 120 volt connection just like you would wire for an outdoor light.

If you are considering getting a Ring system, take it from the professionals, after installing these for our customers I and some of our employees have purchased these and installed them in our own home We at Power Pro Electrical strongly recommend this product for any one thinking about replacing their existing camera system that only records the burglars and flood lights that only turn on to guide them in.

Pros of the Ring flood light cam system and doorbell

The product is well-made and easy to install, it is pretty much plug and play and device itself walks you through the setup. The picture quality is amazing, and the offsite recording is definitely a plus. also, the flood lights are equipped with 2 flood lights at a 5000 Kelvin color temp ( bright white light) they produce enough lumens to light up the entire sight while giving you the convenience of LED lights so you never have to replace a light bulb.

As we mentioned above all that is required is a regular `120 volt connection for the flood lights and a regular 16 to 24 volt connection for the door bell system for the doorbell, and that to keep the battery charged. All the audio video is connected via WIFI, all the devices have their own address so you can name the accordingly and since the recording is off site there is no more equipment to buy.

Cons of the Ring flood light cam system and doorbell

Not to many bad things to say about the Ring system, it’s a great product, but being that they are still fairly new there is a few kinks that need to be worked out.

The flood light system is made to be surface mounted on the wall of the building, but most flood lights are mounted on the overhang of the roof, in order to hang them on the overhang we had to install an aftermarket a 90 degree 1/2 plumbing fitting that has a threaded male on one end and a threaded female on the other. This allowed us to mount these flood light on the overhang and be able to aim the camera correctly. It’s a quick and cheap fix, but it would be nice if Ring included this adapter so you do not have to make an extra trip to the hardware store, and hope they have the fitting.
The connection to your WiFI is the only way to connect to your network, but it would be nice if they gave you the option of WIFI or hard-wired, we had a customer that wanted one for his dock to protect his boat, but his signal was weak and the dock, and since the hardwired option is currently not available we had to install an outdoor rated signal extender to be able to connect the dock Ring flood light to the network, which is a pricey necessity compared to running a CAT5 (computer cable ) to the light when your already making a trench to run the power not to mention the secure signal strength. But aside from these 2 details that I am sure they will straighten out, this system if very well put together and we strongly recommend it.

 

Is the Ring system worth the cost?

YES, IT IS. The Ring system starts from 200 to 300 a piece, but when you compare the cost of a security system that only records the burglars, and think about the loses of the stolen goods and the piece of mind this system provides it is definitely worth the price. We recommend you install one to cover the entire perimeter of your property, which would actually be less expensive than a modern camera system and DVR and installation and complicated port forwarding to see the cameras from your smart device.

Take it from us.

We are residential electricians and know what products are good and which you should pass on, but the Ring system is a winner, out of the 11 customers we have installed this system for we have not had 1 of them unsatisfied with this product. And since we install this product we can confirm that this is a well-made product, not a cheap china light, you can spot quality when you see it and we saw it in this system.

If you have any comments or questions please leave a comment and we will address it as promptly as possible. Best Regards.

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Ring flood light cam reviews from a pro”

  1. Bill Sturdivant

    April 17, 2018

    Hi,
    Thanks for the review it helped me decide if I should buy ring floodlight or not. I have one question. I’m looking at mounting my ring floodlight similar to the way you have pictured but I see you have an extension or something connected to the camera to make it level with the ground. Could you tell me what it is?

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  • Ben Martinez

    April 17, 2018

    Hello Bill, I am glad you found the article useful. We used a 90 degree plumbing fitting which is half inch in size at and one side is a threaded male on the other side it’s a threaded female. If you purchase the white light the fitting will almost be a perfect match in color, if you get the black one you will have to paint the fitting, also you will have to disconnect the wires to install this fitting just make sure you mark them with a piece of tape so when you put it back together they go back the way they were. Please let me know if you have any other questions that we can help you with, best regards.

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  • Celia H

    May 11, 2018

    I want to thank you for the review you wrote! You’re better than Ring itself! No-one gave an explanation on how to install the Floodlight from an overhang. Now I know what to do! You’re awesome! If you were in my area, I would have had you install it!

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    • admin

      May 11, 2018

      Hello Celia

      We are glad to hear that our article was helpful to you, we ran into the problem and were at a loss but we had promised our customer to have them working before he got home, we went to the hardware store and found that plumbing fitting which worked out great. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other questions or concerns with the Ring system or any other electrical problem, we are glad to help. Beat Regards.

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  • Celia

    September 7, 2018

    I do have another question, Im ready now! Got the fitting and the Ring…. I have to detach the wires to fish it through the 90 angle correct? Is that going to be a big deal? The connections that they have look like they have a pressed fitting under the caps holding the wires together. Can they just be clipped and reattached? Please let me know… thanks! Wish you were in Jacksonville! LOL

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    • Ben Martinez

      September 7, 2018

      Hello Celia

      Fishing the wires through is no big deal, simply tape them together and pass them through. Also mark the wires before you cut of the compression connectors so you know where they go upon reconnection, and pick up some small wire nuts so you can re attach them easily. Hope this helps you.
      Best regards.

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  • Celia

    September 7, 2018

    Thanks Ben! That’s what I thought but I wanted to make sure with you!
    You are awesome!

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    • Ben Martinez

      September 7, 2018

      I appreciate that, let me know if you run into any problems, we are glad to help.

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  • Celia

    September 24, 2018

    Hi Ben,

    Just wanted to tell you, I achieved perfection! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your assistance. You are what differentiates true professionals from the masses!

    Thanks again!
    Celia

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    • admin

      September 25, 2018

      Hello Celia, I am glad our article was able to help you, and thank you for your comment I really appreciate it. Best Regards.

      Reply

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