The IFTTT Ring video doorbell is a great gadget for improving home security. The device has a 720HD video camera and a built-in rechargeable battery. What’s more, it has infrared night vision and the weather-resistant design means it can be used in all climates. Setup is simple and the device is compatible with iOS, Mac, and Andriod.
One of the best features of the device is that it sends instant alerts to your smartphone when someone presses your Ring doorbell and/or when someone is detected outside your door by the built-in motion sensors. You can then use the Ring app to communicate with anyone outside your door from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. The two-way audio with noise cancellation makes speaking to visitors easy.
The Ring video doorbell is available in four stylish color options: satin nickel, Venetian bronze, antique brass, and polished brass. The device can be installed without professional help and the dual power options mean it can be connected to existing doorbell wiring if desired. The device connects to the web via Wi-Fi and requires a minimum upload connection speed of 500 kbps. A mounting bracket and installation tools and screws are included in the box.
The Ring doorbell is compatible with the IFTTT (if this, then that) platform. There are lots of ready-made IFTTT Ring apps available, but you can also create your own. For enhanced security, many people use IFTTT to trigger video recording on additional cameras and toggle on/off outdoor security lights whenever the Ring doorbell is pressed.
Those looking for the ultimate in web-connected video doorbell technology might want to check out the Ring Video Doorbell Elite. This device offers a professional-grade solution with a flush mount, 1080HD video and power over ethernet. Professional installation is needed for the elite model. It is available in the following color options: Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze, Pearl White, and Satin Black.