Ring’s Ring: Automating the Doorbell

Of all of the things that you might think of upgrading as you move into home or premises automation your doorbell may not immediately spring to mind. When it comes to entryway monitoring and security, the solution is usually to use a camera and sometimes a wireless doorbell. 

A company called, appropriately, Ring, has come out with a solution called, also appropriately, Ring. The Ring is a wireless device with a built in wide angle 720p HD camera, microphone, speaker, and pushbutton. The device communicates over your WI-Fi network (2.4 gHz 802.11 b/g/n with WPA2, WPA or 64-bit WEP) to Ring’s cloud services which allows you, on your iOS, Android, or Windows 10 device, to see and talk to whoever is outside your door from wherever you are as well as make a video record of activity.  

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