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Ring outdoor security cameras come in a variety of models, the main variations are based on the power source and there is also an option to add floodlights.

  • The Spotlight Cam Battery version uses rechargeable batteries and can be placed anywhere within range of your 2.4Ghz wireless router, no need to worry about having a power source nearby. The batteries last 3-6 months and a solar panel can be added so you never have to worry about it recharging them.
  • The Spotlight Cam Wired is the same camera but with a plug for a nearby outlet
  • The Spotlight Cam Mount, version is wired directly into a junction box replacing an existing outdoor light.
  • The Ring Video Doorbell is a great option for any entryway and can be connected via hardwire or over Wi-Fi and hardwired for power.
  • The Floodlight Cam is a great option meant for larger areas such as above a garage door, it features two additional LED floodlights.

It is free to monitor the cameras in real-time with the app and a 30 day trial of cloud services is included after that it is $3/month to view past recordings and $10/month for unlimited cameras at the same property.

If you’ve already got a doorbell and are now considering adding security cameras, it makes sense to save money and buy a multi-pack. It is important to note that the Ring camera system is 100% dependent on having a strong internet connection, if your internet connection goes down the system is worthless. There is no local backup or way to access the cameras outside of using the app.

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  • Pros : - Good & affordable security cameras - Easy installation & set up process - Ring is owned by Amazon, so excellent integration with all Amazon devices - Rechargeable batteries can be placed anywhere within range of your 2.4Ghz wireless router, no need to worry about having a power source nearby. - A solar panel can be added so you never have to worry about it recharging the battery. - Ring offers a full line up of security cameras (Battery, Wired, Spotlight, Mount, Video Doorbell, & Floodlight) to choose from to address your outdoor needs - Free to monitor the cameras in real-time with the app - Includes a 30 day trial of cloud services, $3/month to view past recordings, and $10/month for unlimited cameras at the same property.
  • Cons : - Batteries last only 3-6 months which can be an issue if you don't opt for the solar charging panel upgrade - Cloud recording option is not included (after the 30-day trial period), is $3/month to view past recordings, and $10/month for unlimited cameras at the same property. - The Ring camera system is 100% dependent on having a strong internet connection, if your internet connection goes down the system is worthless. - There is no local backup or way to access the cameras outside of using the app.