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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 20th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
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    Ring video doorbell
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    • 20th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
    Ring video doorbell 20th Mar 17 at 5:21 PM
    As I'm having a new front door, I'm also looking at doorbells.

    Does anyone have anything like this?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ring-Video-Doorbell-Bundle-/351882840855?hash=item51edda0b17:g:7hEAAOSwuxFYt1k D

    Is it a gimmick or useful?
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 20th Mar 17, 5:27 PM
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    Both. It is gimmicky but also useful.

    If you are out you can see on your phone who is ringing the door bell.

    Useful when kids claim to have been home by 10pm or it wasn't them that knocked the flower pots over!
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 20th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
    Mind that unless you have a mains powered (via the right V transformer) existing door bell that this will be battery powered.

    We had one but as the internet here isnt that great (upload is <1mb/s) the quality of the video feed isnt great. I will try again though once we have switched to fibre in a few weeks.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 20th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
    Mind that unless you have a mains powered (via the right V transformer) existing door bell that this will be battery powered.

    We had one but as the internet here isnt that great (upload is <1mb/s) the quality of the video feed isnt great. I will try again though once we have switched to fibre in a few weeks.
    Originally posted by JP1978
    We have fast broadband here so that aspect should be ok.

    No doorbell (in fact no door at all) at present, so will get a suitable doorbell.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 5th Apr 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 5th Apr 17, 10:11 AM
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    • 5th Apr 17, 10:11 AM
    Could I set this up to cover both front door and side door, or would I need one for each door?
    • Dia Pita
    • By Dia Pita 14th Apr 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 8:30 PM
    Hi you would need to get one for each door. Check out ring.com website.

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