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Title: Ring doorbell
Post by: pectacon on January 16, 2020, 09:00:34 am
Anyone else have one of these and how are you liking it? I do like that the app alerts you to other reports of stuff going on in your neighborhood.
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Post by: ghunter on January 16, 2020, 09:31:47 am
I don't have one, but would like too.
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Post by: potluck6 on January 16, 2020, 12:47:17 pm
my son has it. he uses it before and likes it. the show shark tank turned it down stupid. people seem to lke it.
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Post by: Kimdud22 on January 16, 2020, 07:24:22 pm
I have not heard of it.
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Post by: berthabutt on January 16, 2020, 07:54:21 pm
    A lot of my neighbors have 'ring'.   I'm curious about it.  Is there a monthly fee?
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Post by: surveygrabber on January 16, 2020, 09:21:52 pm
I have not heard of this app. But it sounds interesting to know.
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Post by: dsosnowski06 on January 17, 2020, 08:04:49 am
Was just telling my husband that we need to look into this.  He asked why since our neighborhood is safe and I agree but you never know when things can change.  I am still going to research it.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: countrygirl12 on January 17, 2020, 10:27:22 am
Anyone else have one of these and how are you liking it? I do like that the app alerts you to other reports of stuff going on in your neighborhood.
Alerts you to other stuff going on in neighborhood?  How?  Through other people's ring?  I would not want this.  Too many incidents of people being spied on.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: pectacon on January 17, 2020, 11:57:15 am
Anyone else have one of these and how are you liking it? I do like that the app alerts you to other reports of stuff going on in your neighborhood.
Alerts you to other stuff going on in neighborhood?  How?  Through other people's ring?  I would not want this.  Too many incidents of people being spied on.

Yeah, others who also have the doorbell/app near you can put out an alert if they had someone steal a package, break in their car, etc. It shows you on a map how close it happened and shares their video so you can see the person.

Some people put them inside and I definitely would never do that for spying reasons. Ours is just at the doorbell.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: aflyingmonkey on January 17, 2020, 03:21:57 pm
I have a ring & pay $3 a month for cloud access to store all my recordings, otherwise I couldn't retrieve history.
There are many things that could be improved on the RING doorbell app... one being by the time you bring up the app because someone is at the door, they've already left because it takes so long to bring up the app & that is with a fast internet speed.  Another issue is deleting all the historical videos recorded is time consuming & it records trees moving & cars going past because in order to record the areas you want recorded, it has to include zones you don't want -- it wastes time doing maintenance to clean out recordings.

It is good for a theft deterrent perhaps, & to look to see who has been at your home leaving packages, like UPS -- but UPS gives texts when it's delivered so I guess you can just see what the person looks like if you're curious on the RING.   I don't mind it, but really don't use it at all -- don't even clear out the old recordings.
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Post by: makeblessed on January 17, 2020, 04:09:40 pm
We don't have, but I think some of the neighbors in the area do; I have not heard anything negative so far about how it so far, but wonder how much it cost and how effective is it? something to research if we ever decide to go that route.
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Post by: heypeg on January 17, 2020, 04:34:51 pm
I have heard alot of good things about them.
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Post by: countrygirl12 on January 17, 2020, 04:45:35 pm
Anyone else have one of these and how are you liking it? I do like that the app alerts you to other reports of stuff going on in your neighborhood.
Alerts you to other stuff going on in neighborhood?  How?  Through other people's ring?  I would not want this.  Too many incidents of people being spied on.

Yeah, others who also have the doorbell/app near you can put out an alert if they had someone steal a package, break in their car, etc. It shows you on a map how close it happened and shares their video so you can see the person.

Some people put them inside and I definitely would never do that for spying reasons. Ours is just at the doorbell.

Oh so the person has to do it.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: countrygirl12 on January 17, 2020, 04:49:33 pm
I have a ring & pay $3 a month for cloud access to store all my recordings, otherwise I couldn't retrieve history.
There are many things that could be improved on the RING doorbell app... one being by the time you bring up the app because someone is at the door, they've already left because it takes so long to bring up the app & that is with a fast internet speed.  Another issue is deleting all the historical videos recorded is time consuming & it records trees moving & cars going past because in order to record the areas you want recorded, it has to include zones you don't want -- it wastes time doing maintenance to clean out recordings.

It is good for a theft deterrent perhaps, & to look to see who has been at your home leaving packages, like UPS -- but UPS gives texts when it's delivered so I guess you can just see what the person looks like if you're curious on the RING.   I don't mind it, but really don't use it at all -- don't even clear out the old recordings.


I always thought it just recorded like right in front and on your porch.  It is unreal how often you are recorded.

So many people have cameras and people are so suspicious of every one.  You can't even go to someone's door when or if you need help.  Remember a few years ago when the girl wrecked her car (and no she did not have a cell phone) and she went up and knocked on a door to ask the person to call 911 or to help her, and he SHOT and KILLED her.  He shot her through the door standing on the front porch.
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Post by: ancmetro on January 18, 2020, 01:01:46 am
I do not have one. When people knock at my door, I do not even answer!
It is just too risky.
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Post by: pkrahmer on January 18, 2020, 03:17:29 am
i don't know of any families who use it. however, i volunteer at a local thrift shop and we use it there. it works well we have cameras mounted inside the store and it has decreased  shop lifting :rainbow: :peace: :wave:
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Post by: ktheodos on January 18, 2020, 05:16:58 am
I don't, but I know a lot of people who do, and they seem to appreciate it!
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Post by: darkxtsuna on January 18, 2020, 05:42:47 am
I have one for about a year and it does come in handy when your sleeping and someones outside.
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Post by: mamatygress on January 19, 2020, 11:18:29 am
That's one of the things we're looking at getting soon.
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Post by: teresa3200 on January 19, 2020, 03:58:16 pm
My daughter has one and I have access to watch it. I really think its pretty nice to have.
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Post by: plennis on January 22, 2020, 07:37:59 am
I have one, we are doing remodeling on my home and they are going to install for me.  Just having them one study shows helps decrease some crimes.  Especially if the entire neighborhood has them.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: countrygirl12 on January 22, 2020, 08:43:58 am
I do not have one. When people knock at my door, I do not even answer!
It is just too risky.

It is risky to answer your door?  I do not open the door if I do not know who is on the other side but I will go to the door and ask who it is.  99% of the time it is some religious thing and I tell them to leave or just walk away and leave them standing out there talking to themselves.  A woman stood out there and talked for a long time the other day.  smh

Having one of these cameras, which I have considered, would be good because you can (if I understand correctly) see who is there without having to get up and go to the door and you can talk to them through the phone.  A guy was with us a few months ago and someone was at his door over an hour away and he talked to them like he was inside. Told them he was busy and could not come to the door.

And while I understand this we have come to where it is not even safe to walk up to a house and ask for help.  I think that is really sad.
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Post by: nmbrown863 on January 30, 2020, 06:42:15 am
We have one and I like it! Makes me feel safer. I like how you can monitor your door from your phone and see who is there.
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Post by: gaylasue on January 30, 2020, 06:46:48 am
I have never heard of this before.
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Post by: elvisdo on January 30, 2020, 07:00:57 am
Is this the one where someone hacked h system and was spying on the people inside? I know Ring is useful but there is always caution in using technology.
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Post by: minioncookies on January 30, 2020, 11:10:57 pm
I want one of these. I like the idea of being able to see who is at my door when I'm not near it or don't want to answer it right away. To me its safety thing. Could help keep me safe since id on;t have the peeeping eye thing on my door to look through
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Post by: tantricia44 on January 31, 2020, 12:46:41 am
My brother got one. It's great but I wouldn't have the patience to get it installed.
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Post by: 1imaginarygirl on January 31, 2020, 06:05:52 am
Is this the one where someone hacked h system and was spying on the people inside? I know Ring is useful but there is always caution in using technology.

Yes, it is. I also read the other day that Ring is selling tons of your personal info to Google, Facebook (even if you don't have an account), and a bunch of other third party companies. And in that article, they mentioned that Ring employees had previously been fired for watching people's videos. I'm sure there are more shady things going on that haven't been exposed yet.

This is why I don't have any of that kind of stuff. Unfortunately, I still have a computer and phone that spy on me. I've seen "1984" and all those sci-fi movies where big brother is watching you all the time. It's actually happening now, and we're willingly buying it.
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Post by: beatsdrop on February 01, 2020, 01:47:54 pm
I'm too scared to try it out.
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Post by: debidoo on February 01, 2020, 03:23:36 pm
I have been wanting one because I live in a relatively save neighborhood with only one entrance/exit and a lot of people home because it is an older population for the most part but I can't see out my peep hole because I am too short and I end up just opening the door and then having to get people to "steppin".  The neighborhood has a big no soliciting sign but it doesn't seem to help that much.
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Post by: dsawan on February 01, 2020, 10:53:21 pm
whats this for android or any smartphone?
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Post by: metsrock69 on February 04, 2020, 05:03:00 am
I heard on the news that someone had this in their house as well and they heard a voice talking to them. apparently it was hacked and when they called ring about it, they said it was not on their end and nothing can be done by them.
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Post by: countrygirl12 on February 04, 2020, 06:56:26 am
I heard on the news that someone had this in their house as well and they heard a voice talking to them. apparently it was hacked and when they called ring about it, they said it was not on their end and nothing can be done by them.

This has happened several times. I don't know why you would put it in your bedroom anyway.  Most times it is when people do not change the password or use something like 1234 and that is easy to figure out.  I thought about getting one but if it is online it can be accessed and THEY most likely keep the videos forever no matter what they say.  I would like to have cameras that are only accessible by me and viewable in my home and recorded to a decide inside my home.  It would be nice to be able to see it on my phone other places.  And it would be nice to be able to talk to someone who came to the door from my phone and not have to get up and go to the door to tell them I am not interested nor am I opening the door. haha  Like I said before it is rare for strangers to come to the door.  Delivery people don't knock they just leave the package.  Friends or family I know they are coming.  Religious or sales people I am not talking to.  I can only remember twice a random stranger came to the door.
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Post by: mrsmere on February 04, 2020, 08:05:01 am
I got one last year and it works pretty good.  I don't like getting the neighborhood alerts all the time and it's no way I can turn off those notifications.  Once the mailman put a package inside my screen door (dumb) and I called the neighbor to take it out but the door was sprung before she could get to the house.  It's another way of having proof is something happens.   I glance at them each night and then delete them.  I pay $30 a year. 
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: countrygirl12 on February 04, 2020, 10:54:25 am
I got one last year and it works pretty good.  I don't like getting the neighborhood alerts all the time and it's no way I can turn off those notifications.  Once the mailman put a package inside my screen door (dumb) and I called the neighbor to take it out but the door was sprung before she could get to the house.  It's another way of having proof is something happens.   I glance at them each night and then delete them.  I pay $30 a year. 

See I would not want to be connected to my entire neighborhood.  What happens at my house is none of my neighbor's business. I would think surely you could disable the notifications. Some people are super physco and if any tiny thing happens they are hiding under the bed with a gun in their hand. Not everyone in the world is bad.  It is sad that you cannot even walk up to a house and ask for help without the home owner threatening to kill you or auto thinking you have to have ill intentions.  No I would not just open the door and let strangers in my home but if I had this I would not be sending out notifications for the whole area to be on the look out because someone came to the door.
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Post by: mrisha on February 04, 2020, 04:30:38 pm
I would really like to purchase the Ring Device.  Criminal People have made it a necessity to be safe in your home or even outside of it on your property.
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Post by: claudegrizzle on February 04, 2020, 09:23:04 pm
I canít have one of these since I live in an apartment complex where I rent an apartment. It sounds like a good idea, but Iím not sure of how effective something like this would be. It seems like just another device thatís out there to infringe upon peopleís privacy and spy on you.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: countrygirl12 on February 05, 2020, 07:18:42 am
I canít have one of these since I live in an apartment complex where I rent an apartment. It sounds like a good idea, but Iím not sure of how effective something like this would be. It seems like just another device thatís out there to infringe upon peopleís privacy and spy on you.

What difference would it make that you rent? You should still be able to have this on your door.  It is not infringing on your privacy.  You make the choice to install the device.  Nobody is spying on you.  If you are too stupid to change the password and to put it looking at your bed then you deserve what you get.  And unless you are posting crap all over social media to get the attention of a predator  I doubt anybody would ever even know you had it.
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Post by: mrisha on February 06, 2020, 01:50:10 pm
I don't have a Ring, but would definitely like one.  I think they are great and are getting 5 stars from a lot of people.
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Post by: mrsmere on February 07, 2020, 06:44:36 am
You can have a wireless one for your peephole in your door and you check activity on your cell phone.  Some of the notifications have proved helpful, pets were found, others saw the stolen cars and reported it, etc,  but all that I heard gunshots and it may be fireworks is just wasting time and sending alerts for nothing.  Everything has its good side and bad side.
Title: Re: Ring doorbell
Post by: countrygirl12 on February 07, 2020, 06:56:46 am
You can have a wireless one for your peephole in your door and you check activity on your cell phone.  Some of the notifications have proved helpful, pets were found, others saw the stolen cars and reported it, etc,  but all that I heard gunshots and it may be fireworks is just wasting time and sending alerts for nothing.  Everything has its good side and bad side.

See that is even more stupid.  I knocked a light bulb off a shelf at Walmart and some idiot woman starts screaming and running like an idiot.  Stuff like that can get people hurt.  And has got people hurt.  Surely there is a way to turn off the notifications. No, I would not want that at all.  I thought that is what facebook was for. lol
I sent a pic of a dog that showed up at my house to a woman who lives below me and she IMMEDIATELY puts it on facebook.  That did not need to happen.  And actually her actions caused the dog to be stolen.  Because somebody thought it was a cute dog and came and got it (not from me) and it was not her dog.  It did however belong to someone up behind me who did get the dog back a few days later when she found out who had it.