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  1. GodStang

    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    So we bought a foreclosure home and one of the things we did was install a whole new front door frame and all. When installed the doorbell wires were pushed into the wall and sealed over. So for the past two years I have not had a doorbell. I would like to get one, with video, but have no wiring. Anyone have a video one that is battery operated? How do you like it? How often do batteries need to be replaced? Should I try and get the wires back and hard wire it?

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    Today on Amazon the Ring Pro is $50 cheaper than the Ring.
     
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    ashleyroachclip Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Grt tbe wires back out , and look at the couple they have on amazon .
    Ring is the one my daughter has after having their house shot at last year .
    They make solar powered ones also that can be run in tandem .
     
  3. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    I've installed a Ring 2 and Nest Hello. Personally I prefer the Nest but you can't go wrong with the Ring 2 either. Video quality is better on the Nest. Service plan on the Ring is a tad cheaper.

    I agree on getting the wires back.
     
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    the Nest has worked great for me so far
     
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    Oh, be aware that if you go with either the Ring or Nest doorbells, because of their high, cost owners have had issues with people stealing them. Ring does offer a courtesy free replacement (new or refurbished). Just be aware. Hell, it sucks that anything of value not locked down tight is subject to theft nowadays. :mad:
     
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    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    Good link from Bob. If you aren't going to get the wires back then the Ring is the way to go since it has a battery. Nest doesn't.
     
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    Luckily I live in a gated community so theft is somewhat less and my next door neighbor has a ton of cameras all over his yard so hopefully if they hit us they will hit him too and get on camera.
     
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    I have the ring gen 1 which is decent, it worked great at first but now it never picks up motion from actual people coming to my door, as just a door bell it works great. also another thing on battery life, with motion detection I only get about a month or so before I have to charge it overnight even with the solar charger.
     
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    on a side note today the Ring Pro is $50 cheaper than the Nest.
     
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    Living in a gated community is a plus, Josh!
     
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    I have a Ring 2 doorbell and a few of their stickup cams and wouldn't recommend it. Devices lag, quality isn't very good.

    It's better than a traditional doorbell, but I've been looking to replace them with better units.
     
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    That is what I am afraid of. I found pics of where the doorbell was when we first bought the house and we will peel the modeling back and get to the wires. So I am going to go hardwired to prevent that.
     
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    Are the Ring or Nest bound by contract? Im having a hell of a time getting rid of my alarm contract now that it is over & looking for non contract deals.

    Vic
     
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    Ring 2
     
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    Ring is no contract - just $3 per device per month.
     
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    What better units are you looking at.

    I am narrowed down to Nest Hello and Ring Pro. Most of my home is Alexa devices but I like that the Nest says who is at the door.
     
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    So far, Nest is the best IMO. I also have Amazon devices in my house, but got my first Google Home and like Google way more than Alexas.
     

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