Best Smart Home Tech for Outdoors – Ring Video Doorbell 2, Pro & Ring Floodlight Cam

– One of the coolest things about Building outside the smart home is being able to monitor outside your home no matter where you are. Today I am going to give you a look at a few products From a company called Loop that allows you to see and control visitors to your home, Whether they want you to see them or not. What's happening tech squad? Andru Edwards is here, Editor at and Head of If this is your first time here, This channel is all about tech gadgets and games, So if you're into that kind of thing, Feel free to hit the subscribe button below, Together with the bell notification icon So you don't miss any future video clips. Like I said, today I'm going to give you a look In a few products of the ring That allows you to monitor your home in different ways.

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By the way, big shout out to Lowe's Home Improvement for working on us with the smart home series, for sending over these Ring products, and for sponsoring this video. If you didn't know, Lowe's Home Improvement is the place to go if you want to start building out or adding to your smart home. If you don't know, Lowe's Home Improvement sells Everything you need to get started with your smart home, including smart lights, smart thermostats, smart cameras, and more. So if you want to start building your smart home, head over to your local Lowe's Home Improvement Store or to check out all the latest gear. One of my personal favorite pieces of smart home tech is the smart doorbell category, so that's where I'm going to start off. Let's take a look at the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is seen as a step up from the original Ring Video Doorbell with its upgrade hardware and enhanced looks. You can replace your existing doorbell with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro using the same wiring as your current one.

With the Ring Video Doorbell Pro you can answer your door no matter where you are in the world. With its high definition camera, You'll be able to see who's ringing your doorbell without actually opening the door. You can also talk to your guest with the built-in microphone and speaker. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro also doubles as a security camera. It has night vision and motion detection built in and you can get alerts on your smart phone when it detects somebody moving outside your door even at night. You can also view live streams of what you Ring Pro sees in the vicinity of your front door. And if you have other smart home devices, one cool thing you about Ring is that it works with a large number of other smart home device manufacturers. For example, the Ring Doorbell Pro works with smart locks from LockState, KeySee, Lockitron, and Keyvo. As well as the Wink Hub, WeMo switches, and even ADT Pulse. And these smart home integrations help you get more out of your Ring Video Doorbell Pro. And talking about safety, you can even set the Ring Video Doorbell Pro to make a siren alert noise when it senses someone outside your front door for a few minutes who hasn't pressed the doorbell.

The camera not only delivers crisp, high definition footage, but it can see more of what's in front of it thanks to the camera's 160 degree horizontal field of view and 100 degree vertical field of view. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is also weather proof, so it can stand the hot temperatures, as well as temperatures that go well below freezing. If you want to save everything that the Ring Video Doorbell Pro captures, it costs 30 bucks for an annual membership to Ring's Cloud storage service.

You should also know that the Ring Video Doorbell Pro needs to be hardwired in order to work. So if you're renting or in a place that you otherwise can't swap out the doorbell, or don't have a hard wire doorbell, you may want to check out the next product, the Ring Video Doorbell 2. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the second generation Ring doorbell that gives you the option to not deal with the wiring at all. It can be powered by the lithium ion batteries that are included in the box, which will last you for about 12 months, but it doesn't take away the option of hard wiring, if you want to go that route instead.

Like the Pro model I just talked about, the Ring Video Doorbell 2 will alert you when someone rings your doorbell and when the motion sensors detect any movement. Now, it should be said that both the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and the Ring Video Doorbell 2 are very similar products. So I'm going to go through some of the things that make them the same, but also tell you about the things that set them apart. Both doorbells capture and live stream in 1080p high definition, Both can see in the dark with night vision. And both have motion detection capabilities and are able to alert you when something is moving outside your door. Things do start to differ when you look at the physical appearances, as the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is both bulkier and thicker than the Video Doorbell Pro. The Video Doorbell Pro also has a broader vertical field of view for its camera, as it can cover 100 degrees, making it more difficult for anyone to crouch low in order to hide from its motion detectors.

The Ring Video Doorbell 2's field of view is 90 degrees instead of 100. As far as styling goes the Ring Video Doorbell Pro comes with four different faceplates allowing you to customize the look in four different ways, while the Video Doorbell 2 only comes with two faceplates. When it comes to connectivity, the Video Doorbell 2 supports 2.4 gigahertz wifi, While the Pro model supports 2.4 gigahertz and five gigahertz as well. In addition, the Ring Pro allows you to specify the areas around you front door that you would like it to monitor with its motion detection capabilities, while the Ring Doorbell 2 works only with pre-set motion detection zones.

But the biggest difference between the two is one that I already mentioned, and that is the fact that the Ring Video Doorbell Pro requires hard wiring, while the Video Doorbell 2 gives you the choice between hard wiring or using long-lasting lithium ion batteries. But regardless of which you choose, whether you go with the Pro model or the Video Doorbell 2, you're getting a fantastic start to building the outside of your smart home. Now obviously, smart doorbells do offer a nice level of convenience, but they also offer that nice security and peace of mind as well. jumping off of that, I want to move onto the next product from Ring. This is Ring's Floodlight Cam, and this allows you to not only monitor your home, but also it can potentially scare would-be intruders away. The Ring Floodlight Cam is the world's only motion activated security camera with built-in floodlights, a siren alarm, and two-way audio, so you can see, hear, and speak with anyone on your property from anywhere that you happen to be.

It's got crystal clear 1080p high definition video streaming with live view and night vision. It's got two built-in ultra-bright floodlights and also support a 110 decibel siren alarm. With object and facial detection, the Floodlight Cam has some of the most advanced motion sensors in home security. It's got a huge 270 degree field of view, which will allow you to see around corners and monitor blind spots on your property. The Floodlight Cam easily replaces existing wired floodlights and connects to standard junction boxes.

And with the Ring app you can flash the lights, sound the alarm, and zoom in to focus on the most important areas. So there you have it guys, that was your look at some of my favorite outdoor smart home tech. Again, big shout-out to Lowe's Home Improvement for sending over the gear and for sponsoring this video. But now, I want to hear from you. Have you started building out the outside of your smart home? Let me know what gear you're using down in the comments below and I'll meet you there for further discussion.

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