As its name suggests, the Ring Video Doorbell Elite is Ring's top-of-the-line model when it comes to its smart video doorbells, and it shows in the doorbell's retail price of $499 new where other Ring video doorbells are available for as low as $100 generally. There are several reasons why you'd want a Ring Video Doorbell Elite over any other model though, and today's sale price of $249.99 at Woot on certified refurbished versions adds another reason to the list.
Today's deal saves you 50% off the regular price, and as these refurbished products have each been tested and inspected directly by Ring to ensure they're in like-new condition, you'll hardly be able to notice that the one you receive isn't new. Plus, Ring includes a one-year warranty with every purchase. At Amazon, refurbished models of this doorbell are currently selling for $299.
The Ring Video Doorbell Elite works similarly to Ring's other video doorbells, in that it records in 1080p HD and allows you to view its video feed at any time using an app on your smartphone. There are settings to setup motion detection alerts which get straight to your phone, or you can simply receive alerts when someone presses the doorbell. These devices even allow you to talk back and forth with whoever's at your door using an integrated microphone and speaker.
Ring's Elite model offers advanced motion detection that most other versions lack, though its most important distinction is the need to be plugged in via Ethernet and professionally installed. With a direct connection to your Internet rather than a wireless one, this device can send alerts to your phone more quickly and consistantly than other models. It's also a bit slimmer and offers the best image quality of the bunch.
Today's deal is part of an even larger sale on Amazon smart home devices at Woot. Shipping is $6 per order, or free when you sign in with an Amazon Prime account. If you've never been a member, you can start a free 30-day trial to see how it is and skip today's shipping charge.
Still not sure whether the Ring Video Doorbell Elite is the right model for your home? This write-up on which Ring doorbell should you buy? has several great points on why you might want to settle for another version. Meanwhile, our guide to the best smart home security systems in 2019 can help make sure other spots in your home are covered with video surveillance as well.
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