As with previous versions, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus upgrades to a smart doorbell with the push of a button. This time around, though, you need a pretty strong signal from your front door to make sure your call is answered. And since there is no hardware required, this smart doorbell also features a nice LCD display to show you callers’ information (such as the caller’s name and address). There are three ways to control this great new smart doorbell, as well.
The first way to use your smart doorbell is to use the built-in intercom feature. Simply press your Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus’ intercom card and talk to the front door alerting you that someone is trying to open your front door, then follow the instructions on the screen. You can even set your camera so it automatically pans and zooming in when the front door opens. With the video quality is crystal clear, this is the best way to view your callers, even from further away.
However, the video quality of your video could be somewhat diminished if there are other noises in your neighborhood, such as animal or fire calls. So it is recommended that you configure the motion zones in your wireless motion sensor setup to only alert you of movement in specific areas. Other than that, all the benefits of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus can be enjoyed by simply talking to your front door alerting you that somebody is trying to enter, as well as manually pushing the button. The built-in motion detectors will automatically detect body heat, too.
When using your local storage footage, there are times when you will want to save a copy of the footage. To do this, simply connect your remote access system to your computer via the USB cable and upload to your PC. If you prefer to download the footage to an external hard drive, simply connect your hard drive to your computer via the USB cable and the footage will then be transferred there.
As part of the HD video doorbell 3 plus system, you will discover the ability to experience live HD quality images, courtesy of the two infrared cameras included. The front camera takes a regular photo and displays it onto the monitor in real time. The infrared cameras utilize a motion sensitive LED array to detect the movements that it captures, allowing you to view the images in true HD quality. This is a much more refined and crisp image, which makes it preferable over standard DVD quality.
For added convenience, smart home owners can also install their HD video doorbells wirelessly through their existing wiring, making for simple installation. In this manner, you no longer need to run wires from outlets, which can be a hassle. You can also control all of your smart home automation devices through your phone, without needing to use any extra cables.
Although the battery life for the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus may not be as long as some of the competition, you will discover that it is still among the best smart doorbells on the market. Each and every model available to provide up to four hours of continuous operation on a single charge. And because these video doorbells have a motion detector, even if you do not feel the presence of someone outside your property, you will still receive notification that someone has entered your home. As long as you have an active alarm subscription, you will automatically be notified via text message or phone call of an entry. If you do not have an alarm subscription, you can set your security system to alert you whenever an entry is made.
A Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus comes with a fully-functional mobile app, which allows users to easily navigate through their video doorbells and view the homeowner’s information. This mobile app also contains a number of useful features such as caller identification, contact light and sound, push-button access to your home system, and easy access to contact numbers and Menu options for controlling your security system. The Android and Apple applications are compatible with all smartphones, whereas the Windows version is only compatible with the Windows XP platform. Even with the mobile app, you can still view your camera feed from anywhere, as long as you have access to a computer with an Internet connection. All of the features and functions of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus can be easily controlled from the mobile app, and this gives you the ability to manage your property while on the go.