I am super happy with the Ring Video Doorbell. It has proven both practical and efficient when I receive guests or packages or simply want to see what is going on outside. I have even spotted deers passing by in the night.
As they announced the Ring Video Doorbell 2 there were two things that mainly caught my eye.
- Full 1080p Video
- Quick Release battery.
The version 1 only had 720p and you had to unscrew and remove the entire doorbell to recharge it as the battery was integrated.
Some negative aspects:
The version 2 comes with a mounting bracket so you can use the existing holes, you still have to remove the version 1 plate.
The fit with the adapter bracket is not perfect, it is actually really bad since it leaves a large gap at the top of the unit for water to enter. This is because my wood wall is not entirely straight and the version 2 unit has screw holes not on the top to force it onto the plate.
The finish on the version 1 is really good. Looks nice and feels nice. Premium material. The finish on the version 2 is really cheap and made of plastic. Center in the image below you see the version 1 in venetian bronze.
The silver plate looks way to cheap so I have to go with the dark one.
Here is the end result:
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