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    • abbas5001
    • By abbas5001 16th Jan 18, 5:02 PM
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    some questions about ring doorbell
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    • 16th Jan 18, 5:02 PM
    some questions about ring doorbell 16th Jan 18 at 5:02 PM
    apologies if this should be in the DIY section but i wasn't sure.

    Just wondering how can the doorbell be set up - in other words would you screw it in and connect it like a normal doorbell or just use some sticky tape or something to attach it to the wall?

    also, my internet at home from sky is so-so, not terrible but nothing great, considering it is just a doorbell is my internet likely to stop it working?

    many thanks
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 16th Jan 18, 5:15 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 5:15 PM
    Fix like normal to door or wall

    It needs WiFi to stream video etc
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    • libra10
    • By libra10 16th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
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    • 16th Jan 18, 5:48 PM
    We screwed our Ring doorbell to the brickwork outside. You download the app to your mobile phone, and Wi-Fi connection allows you to see who is at your door.


    The doorbell rings on your app even when away from home, and (I believe) you can also speak to the caller.


    You have to pay an annual fee to keep the videos.


    There is a YouTube video here


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb_c8Dg8uCs
    • martinbsp
    • By martinbsp 5th Feb 18, 11:52 AM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 11:52 AM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 11:52 AM
    Good review here of the latest version including process of fixing to the door etc

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/01/ring-video-doorbell-2-review-deal-with-doorsteppers-from-your-own-sofa
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 5th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
    We bought one last year. Tried it, sent it back.

    The video was very very pixelated, which I guess was the poor wifi speed - at the time, we were with Sky ADSL.

    Tempted to try again now we have Sky Fibre and are getting 70mb+ most of the time.
    • ClarkeKent
    • By ClarkeKent 5th Feb 18, 9:21 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 9:21 PM
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    • 5th Feb 18, 9:21 PM
    If it suits your window/door setup I would look at one of these instead
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MFAWXVB/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I15VDVJHC0JRK6&colid=UV6PWNK 313C6&psc=1

    Totally wireless with a 1-year battery life. The company is owned by Amazon as well, so lots of good stuff can be coming down the line with it. Plus Amazon, who own AWS, really know their stuff so obviously a very good tech product
    • ClarkeKent
    • By ClarkeKent 28th Feb 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 28th Feb 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 28th Feb 18, 12:47 PM
    Both the company whose link I posted above a few backs and now Ring is owned by Amazon now.

    The whole doorbell camera/front door/lock scene is going to get very interesting over the next few years
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