Ring Is An Amazon Company
Ring, whose mission is to make neighborhoods safer, today unveiled the new Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, as well as its new Pre-Roll feature, making the company the first to offer this kind of technology on a battery-powered video doorbell. Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, Ring’s premium, battery-powered Video Doorbell, is Ring’s first battery device to offer Pre-Roll. Both new Chime devices are compatible with all Ring Doorbells and Cams and provide real-time audio notifications when a Ring device detects motion, or when someone rings the doorbell, ensuring users never miss a moment. Similar to all of Ring’s Doorbells and Cams, both the new doorbells feature toggles that allow users to turn off video or audio recording for an extra layer of privacy, at any time. Privacy, security, and control are foundational to Ring. Ring today unveiled the new Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus.
Ring also announced today the redesigned Ring Chime and Chime Pro for users who want to hear their Ring notifications inside their homes. All four new devices are available for pre-order today. Pre-Roll, available exclusively on the all-new Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, captures the four seconds before motion is detected to help users see what triggered a motion alert. I do have to say it did help. Have you ever tried to remove the scent of mothballs? A word of caution–if the scent remains, even after these steps, I would be hesitant to dress an infant in mothball-scented clothing. Word to the wise: If you’re not comfortable with electrical work, we’d highly recommend going the professional route (we opted to hire an electrician, ourselves). In the absence of a clothesline, I am just going to fold the clothes over laundry baskets again and stick them outside for the day.
Everything I’ve read suggests that airing the clothes outside for up to a week is the best way, after washing, to rid the clothes of the scent. What worked best for you? Here, we’ll focus on the Google-built Nest Hello, which is still one of the best smart doorbells out there, even though it’s been on the market since March 2018. While Nest hasn’t released a successor to the current Hello, it delivers routine software updates. Depending on the current layout of your house or apartment and the state of the walls and wiring, installation time can vary quite a bit. Installation entails some electrical wiring and light drilling. That camera is paired with several night vision sensors and an ambient light sensor. It also supports HDR, which is crucial for a doorbell because it can better separate out objects that are in direct light. Some items, after coming out of the dryer, still smelled faintly of mothballs.
I think the reason the scent of mothballs is so difficult to remove is because mothballs contain a compound called napthalene. Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus build upon the great features of the Ring Video Doorbell 2 to now also include a new, adjustable motion zone, called near zone, that can detect motion within five to 15 feet of the front door, as well as enhanced dual-band 2.4Ghz/5Ghz wifi for improved connectivity. This press release features multimedia. “While features similar to Pre-Roll have been available on our wired devices, we believe it is important to also offer this feature to users with a battery-powered Video Doorbell, so that no one ever misses a moment at their doorstep. “At Ring, we are continuously pushing the boundaries to bring the most innovative devices and features to our customers,” said Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and Chief Inventor. Inside your house, the doorbell will ring and connected devices will announce that someone is at the door. It’s meant to let you see who’s at your door, packages that were delivered, and even someone who shouldn’t be there. For everyone else, if you would still like to try the product, there are $2 off coupons here.
When it comes to smart doorbells, there are really just two companies that dominate the market: Amazon’s Ring and Google’s Nest. Yesterday, I washed and dried two loads of the nice hand-me-down clothes stored with mothballs. I ended up rewashing that entire load with a capful of detergent and two capfuls of the Febreeze (which the container says to use on heavy odors). I have to say, the load with the Febreeze significantly reduced the mothball scent. With Alexa compatibility, users can simply say, “Alexa, show me the front door,” to see their Ring Video Doorbell 3’s Live View, or say, “Alexa, answer the front door,” to begin speaking with whoever is at their door. The visuals are powered by a 1080p HD lens that can see far and wide at a 160-degree field of view. As far as doorbells go, it’s downright thin, at just 1 inch thick. The newly designed Ring Chime and Chime Pro provide customers with audible notifications throughout their homes; and Chime Pro includes a built-in nightlight, as well as a wifi extender to improve and expand wifi connectivity across users’ Ring Doorbells and Cams.