Top positive review
For folks who aren’t looking for a $200 miracle.
June 27, 2019
First off, I am an owner of a few Ring products, an IP security camera system and a few Wyze cams. I am frequently asked for my opinion on security products because of my occupation and expertise.
I’m looking at the Ring Door View Camera for my apartment dwelling friends and I feel obligated to chime in and write this review after seeing that the most helpful and liked reviews giving the product 3 stars. I am not disagreeing with what is written about the Door View Cameras limited downward field-of-view, but I do have to add that ALL those reviewers are extremely NAIVE.
The Door View Camera (and other Ring Video Doorbell products) are exactly what they say they are and do exactly what they say they can do in their name. After all, Ring didn’t name this product “Ring Package Monitoring Camera”. The premise of a video doorbell is to see people who come to your door and work as a two-way communication device to talk to them.
So, let’s look at the Door View Camera objectively:
1. Looking for a video doorbell you can install utilizing the peephole - check
2. Looking for a device that lets you use the peephole but will also let you see what’s going on when you’re away - check
3. Looking for a device that will alert you to motion in front of your door - check
4. Looking for a device that will let you know when your package arrives - check
5. Looking for a device that solely watches your packages - NOPE! Buy a separate camera and point it at your doormat.
For a little substance, I’ve included a couple of photos showing the view of my Ring Video Doorbell 2. My Ring doorbell has a wedge kit pointing it down and a corner kit, pointing it slightly right. The screen grab shows the FedEx delivery person walking away after delivering my package, which she kindly placed on my doormat, but your can’t see the package. The RVD2 is installed 4 feet off the ground and even with the additional wedge & corner kits pointing the camera down and to the right, it doesn’t capture the ground in front of the door. If you want to see your package, get a camera to point at your package or your entryway (which you can clearly see in my second screenshot from my IP camera system) that shows exactly where the FedEx delivery person placed the package.
>>>>> So the point of this review, don’t give a product 3 (or 1) stars because you hoped to purchase a package watching camera, it is not a fair assessment of the product’s capabilities! <<<<<