What you need to know
- The new Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 comes with enhanced HD video and support for Amazon's new Alexa Greetings.
- The device has new radar-based tracking sensors to better monitor objects and people in the vicinity.
- Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 is now available for preorder and retails for $250.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is one of the best smart doorbells on the market, with FHD video capture and enhanced motion sensors for smarter monitoring. It takes some of what's great about the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus and puts it in a more streamlined, wired design that does away with batteries. Now, Ring is following up its best smart doorbell with the second-generation model, bringing more hardware tools for even smarter motion sensing and higher quality video.
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 improves on many of the features that made its predecessor so great. Video is now captured at a higher 1536p resolution for crystal-clear video. The new Head-to-Toe video also gives users a better idea of what's happening at their front door by giving them a fuller picture of the scene. This makes it easier to spot whether or not you have packages at your door.
Alexa Greetings and quick replies are also supported, two features that were recently launched for select Ring products. With Alexa greetings, users can let Amazon's smart assistant answer the door for you if you're not able to. The assistant will ask for the visit and whether or not the person would like to leave a message. It can also direct mail carriers to place packages in certain designated spots.
The Video Doorbell Pro 2 also comes with some impressive radar tracking sensors. Where the original model had customizable motion zones, this new model comes with 3D Motion Detection, using radars to help users pinpoint exact distances from which to monitor. This makes it easy to exclude points outside your property so as not to trigger an event or begin recording until motion is detected within a specific area.
Another new feature coming to the Video Doorbell Pro 2 is the new Bird's Eye View, which can give users an aerial view of motion that was detected within the selected motion zone. This shows Ring users not only a top-down view of motion by using the radar sensors from the 3D Motion Detection, but Ring users can also get a picture of where and when movement occurred within and outside of the monitoring threshold.
Ring also highlights its privacy features such as end-to-end encryption and Privacy Zones which can block off a section from the camera's field-of-view. Some features like Alexa Greetings and Rich Notifications are exclusive to Ring Protect subscribers, which also gives users access to event history and recorded messages.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 is available for preorder on both Amazon and Ring's websites and retails for $250. Units will begin shipping to customers on March 31st.
The best video doorbell gets even better
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 takes the best of Ring's smart security features and adds new radar motion tracking to better monitor visitors on your property. And with the new Bird's Eye View, you can get a top-down view of your home and monitor any motion that goes on. Throw in higher-quality HD video, new Head-to-Toe video, and Alexa Greetings, and you've got the ultimate smart doorbell for all your home security needs.
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