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Ring Spotlight Cam Wired. Black or white color. $169. Click "with Free Echo Dot" to get the Dot.

https://www.amazon.com/Ring-Spotl...B0756P26HL

Also $169 at Lowes. Thanks @Seuce.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Ring-Spo...1000329579
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I guess if you really need to see squirrels or your neighbors in 4K... It depends on your use case. There will always be better models with more features - of course at a higher price point. It's like TV trying to convince you you need 8K.

Just like most PC monitors, 1080p is good enough for the most of us.
Thanks i was joking. I just install two of these last night in my house. It is not that clear especially at a distance. Since it is indoor i didnt care. I wanted a ease of use for the family more than anything. I have 4k one outside.

For those that are planning on mounting this on the ceiling just know that these have round fish eye type lens. A good portion of the view will be ceiling or wall depending on your ceiling height and frame of view. Plan accordingly.
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It sucks that the wire connection is not detachable. If you don't have an outdoor outlet then running the wire through the wall would require one to drill a hole big enough to fit the plug though.
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Ring has a battery powered version for that use case. I've read the batteries last ~ 6 mos under "normal" usage... YMMV.
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Cut the plug off. Push through small hole. Attach a plug.
You can remove the casing from the power cord on the end that connects to the camera. It will require 8 total screws to be removed. 4 from the circular enclosure, 2 from the power terminals, and 2 from a holding bracket. Once removed, you can fit the cord through a 1/2" hole. I rerouted mine last Friday and did this, routed it through about 15 deck boards each with a 1/2" hole cut into them with a spade bit. None of this requires you to open up the camera, just the power cable/harness so no warranty issues.
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Not sure if this was already mentioned - Best Buy currently has the same deal: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ring...Id=5839313
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for those of you that remember Quill Office Supplies, they regularly send out coupons good for $100 off of a $200 purchase. The ring wireless cam is prices at $202. I have purchased five of them over the last few months for $102, so that may be an option for some people..
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.. if I was say 12 feet away and somehow it detected me, I could not even recognize myself.
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Hi RogerB,

This is a significant issue with a lot of the consumer cloud security camera's. Many consumers want super wide FOVs and cloud - resulting in compression which reduces quality of the image as well as shorter "ID distances" due to the wide FOV. ( less pixels on target )

If you need to ID further away, look for a camera which has a narrower FOV and is on-camera or on-premise ( NVR or PC ) storage.
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I got mine from USPS for changing my mailing address
Just google 20 off 100 coupon generator. If one doesn't work, just regenerate, has always worked great for me
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Wyze is crap compared to Ring video quality. You get what you pay for.
Ring video quality is pretty bad. I have an amcrest 1080p which records locally (for free!) and it's vastly superior in both audio and video quality. I was given my ring as a gift so I can't complain, it's nice that it's all in one light/camera/cloud storage. But I'd be pissed if I spent $250 on it, would have returned it immediately. These cameras should be 4k at minimum and with a narrower field of view. . The bandwidth they are using for 1080p is quite low so 4k would be easy. If you look at my car in the driveway at night you can't make out the license plates - during the day you can just barely see it. that's like 15 feet from the camera, perfectly still. So you can assume the cops will just laugh if you submit the footage.
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Ok. I feel better about my choice in Wyze after your input.

I just thought I might be missing something, like some awesome feature that I didn't know about.

I ended up paying less for 4 Wyze cameras (2 being full pan/tilt) than I would have for 1 Ring so I'm super happy about that. I'm not very picky when it comes to this type of stuff and don't need the best of the best. Just something that works well and is worth the price. I'm not sure the higher resolutions above 1080 will be beneficial to me, especially since they will certainly increase my data requirements when viewing remotely and for storage.

And I'm lucky enough to live in So Cal, where an indoor camera with sufficient cover for the occasional rain can work outdoor too.
Do the Wyze cameras have 2 way audio? And siren? For me the siren was the main thing
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Do the Wyze cameras have 2 way audio? And siren? For me the siren was the main thing
No siren of course, also no LED light when motion detected, it's a cheap indoor camera and not weather proof.

Wyze have free storage, but after monitoring the network traffic through Unifi, Wyze sent the recording to IP addresses in Japan and China, guess storage are cheaper there?
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Ring video quality is pretty bad. I have an amcrest 1080p which records locally (for free!) and it's vastly superior in both audio and video quality. I was given my ring as a gift so I can't complain, it's nice that it's all in one light/camera/cloud storage. But I'd be pissed if I spent $250 on it, would have returned it immediately. These cameras should be 4k at minimum and with a narrower field of view. . The bandwidth they are using for 1080p is quite low so 4k would be easy. If you look at my car in the driveway at night you can't make out the license plates - during the day you can just barely see it. that's like 15 feet from the camera, perfectly still. So you can assume the cops will just laugh if you submit the footage.
If you just need a IP Cam there way more better options than the one you mentioned, buying Ring or Nest are spending money on the integration, if you are a security guard watching the monitor all the time that's a different story

I am not sure how you get the conclusion 4K is easy, it is not feasible in two ways:
* This camera runs on 2.4G WiFi, due to the channel congestion it might not give you the bandwidth to stream a meaningful 4K
* I have this exact Spotlight camera, at 1080p it use 3Mbps bandwidth when uploading/live view, 4K would be 12Mbps which exceeds most people's Comcast upload bandwidth (10Mbps). You won't even be able to stream smoothly remote if you are not at home
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If you just need a IP Cam there way more better options than the one you mentioned, buying Ring or Nest are spending money on the integration, if you are a security guard watching the monitor all the time that's a different story

I am not sure how you get the conclusion 4K is easy, it is not feasible in two ways:
* This camera runs on 2.4G WiFi, due to the channel congestion it might not give you the bandwidth to stream a meaningful 4K
* I have this exact Spotlight camera, at 1080p it use 3Mbps bandwidth when uploading/live view, 4K would be 12Mbps which exceeds most people's Comcast upload bandwidth (10Mbps). You won't even be able to stream smoothly remote if you are not at home
There's also not much use in a 4K image unless we are talking about zooming in. Most devices that a person would be watching on would not be able to reproduce at 4K anyhow.

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They're unloading all current stock in anticipation of the new 4K model cameras in the summer. Prices will keep dropping. Everyone should wait either for a better price or the new model.
I assume the same thing. I purchased these spot cameras awhile back. I wasn't thrilled with them. Slowww in my opinion. My doorbell is also slow, but I missed the return window. My doorbell is hardwired. I'm thinking the thrill of Ring may be dying a bit and people are hearing about the delayed reaction. I think Ring has to come out with some improvements. Just a guess on my part.
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If you just need a IP Cam there way more better options than the one you mentioned, buying Ring or Nest are spending money on the integration, if you are a security guard watching the monitor all the time that's a different story

I am not sure how you get the conclusion 4K is easy, it is not feasible in two ways:
* This camera runs on 2.4G WiFi, due to the channel congestion it might not give you the bandwidth to stream a meaningful 4K
* I have this exact Spotlight camera, at 1080p it use 3Mbps bandwidth when uploading/live view, 4K would be 12Mbps which exceeds most people's Comcast upload bandwidth (10Mbps). You won't even be able to stream smoothly remote if you are not at home
Maybe I'm wrong about the bandwidth but I've read claims of a megabit or lower for Ring Spotlight. This is consistent with the video quality I observed: very highly compressed. A 4k camera at 20fps using H.265 should easily fit into a typical comcast upload budget. Even without H265 they could at least give you an option for higher bandwidth.
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There's also not much use in a 4K image unless we are talking about zooming in. Most devices that a person would be watching on would not be able to reproduce at 4K anyhow.
If you are capturing the extremely wide angle of the ring spotlight you need 4k to allow digital zoom. Facial features are unrecognizable on the ring spotlight video in daylight. Remember these cameras are typically placed out of reach of a potential thief. Alternatively they could have allowed a photo mode to take a higher resolution still.
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