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Skybell.com has Skybell HD WiFi Video Doorbell for $199 - $70 w/ discount code SKYBELLCM17 = $129. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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From what I've seen, Ring has a monthly fee of $3to access the saved recordings.
There also seems to be a difference in what ways each doorbell captures motion. The skybell uses (I think) is infrared? which seems to be affected by direct sunlight, while the ring has better motion capture in direct sunlight.
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I had the Ring PRO, it crapped out after a year. Lots of connectivity issues even though it was within 20 feet of my nighthawk router. Power started cutting in and out during summer temps. When it was working I was OK with it but nothing spectacular. I'm giving the skybell a try this time around but ultimately I plan on getting a real camera system soon. All of these doorbell camera systems seem to be lower quality.
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One major difference is power requirements. Ring requires at least, and usually more, 16 volts to run. Depending on transformer location and wiring gauge, most homes will not supply enough voltage at the door. This requires a transformer upgrade and finding the transformer first.

Skybell needs 10-36 volts. Most homes can meet this target without finding or fiddling with the transformer.

Also, if your bell mounting location is framed with aluminum, you likely will have wifi issues with either Skybell or Ring.

As others have mentioned, Skybell (for now) gives a week's worth of online storage for free. How long that lasts is anyone's guess.

Skybell is not supported in Mac or PC browsers -- mobile apps only.
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What's the difference between the Skybell and Ring?
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What's the difference between the Skybell and Ring?
From what I've seen, Ring has a monthly fee of $3to access the saved recordings.
There also seems to be a difference in what ways each doorbell captures motion. The skybell uses (I think) is infrared? which seems to be affected by direct sunlight, while the ring has better motion capture in direct sunlight.
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Which vdo doorbells work with battery?
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If Camelcamelcamel is to be believed, these were $85 for a couple of months this summer? Otherwise, this would be the 2nd lowest price ever. I've been thinking about getting one, since the Ring has the $3/mo subscription fee.
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If Camelcamelcamel is to be believed, these were $85 for a couple of months this summer? Otherwise, this would be the 2nd lowest price ever. I've been thinking about getting one, since the Ring has the $3/mo subscription fee.
It was. I bought one, although it was backordered and i had to wait a few months for it to ship.
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had to pay $10 in taxes but still worth it
between all the options, chose this one because of no monthly fees.
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I think I'm gonna wait on the Nest Hello before deciding which smart doorbell to purchase. The Ring Doorbell Pro seems to intrigue me more than this even though it's more expensive. But the Nest Hello having the facial recognition (even with paying for the Nest Aware subscription annually) seems like a pretty neat thing to have. Just going to have to wait until it comes out and read reviews.

I have heard decent things about this Skybell doorbell too.
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I bought one. Let's see how this works.
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Awesome video doorbell highly recommended
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I had the Ring PRO, it crapped out after a year. Lots of connectivity issues even though it was within 20 feet of my nighthawk router. Power started cutting in and out during summer temps. When it was working I was OK with it but nothing spectacular. I'm giving the skybell a try this time around but ultimately I plan on getting a real camera system soon. All of these doorbell camera systems seem to be lower quality.
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I have this Skybell HD and pretty happy with it specially since there is no monthly fee. I did have to buy a Wi-Fi repeater cause even though my router is only about 20 feet away connection was poor and kept dropping signal. Plugged it in the power outlet wall behind the skybell and no issues since.
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What's the difference between the Skybell and Ring?
One major difference is power requirements. Ring requires at least, and usually more, 16 volts to run. Depending on transformer location and wiring gauge, most homes will not supply enough voltage at the door. This requires a transformer upgrade and finding the transformer first.

Skybell needs 10-36 volts. Most homes can meet this target without finding or fiddling with the transformer.

Also, if your bell mounting location is framed with aluminum, you likely will have wifi issues with either Skybell or Ring.

As others have mentioned, Skybell (for now) gives a week's worth of online storage for free. How long that lasts is anyone's guess.

Skybell is not supported in Mac or PC browsers -- mobile apps only.
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Skybell Trim Plus is the NEW product. It was $129 as well. I missed that damn deal. Frown
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