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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Ring Video Doorbell: My Experience as a Mom with Young Children

We were recently shocked to learn about a string of home break-ins in our town. Personally, I used to feel safe with our alarm system and cameras. However, I joined many others in our neighborhood in questioning whether our alarm systems and cameras are enough since they failed a family in our neighborhood. In today's post, I'll tell you more about my concerns and how the Ring Video Doorbell (with live video feed sent directly to my phone) has helped me to feel safer at home with my children and when I am out running errands.

Many of us moved into our homes with an alarm system and also installed cameras. However, one family learned the hard way that despite their alarm system and cameras, a group of criminals were able to break into their home, load many of their belongings into a van, and take off before the police showed up. While their alarm system notified the police department, it failed them since the police didn't show up quick enough before the criminals left. I feel terrible for them that their family was traumatized and keep hoping that the criminals will be caught.  It has caused me stress since the break-in was during the middle of the day when I am often home with my babies or running errands.

As a mom with young children, I worry about our safety. We have an alarm system and cameras like the other family that I mentioned above, but we recently thought more about our security and increased in dramatically. While we worked with our alarm company and also added more cameras, the biggest change is that we installed a Ring Video Doorbell Pro. This product has changed everything since it proactively notifies us of anyone that approaches our door, allows us to interact with them without opening the door, and records them on cloud storage. Let me share our experience from installation through usage.

The designers of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro did a great job when they designed the user experience because we found it easy to install and use.  The package not only came with the physical device, but also some small tools that we used for installation. It also came with four different face plates so that we could select the color that we liked most. 

My husband timed the installation. It took him 23 minutes to install, create a Ring account, and test that it worked.  He temporarily disconnected the power, simply removed the old doorbell, connected the wires for the new one, attached it to the wall, and then restored the power.   

Once it was connected, we enjoyed testing it out. We set up accounts for both of us to monitor the front door.   There are two features that I really like.  First is the live feed. A view of our front porch is just a click away! My second favorite feature is that the Ring Pro calls my phone when someone rings the doorbell. I'm able to check them out on the camera before I decide if I want to open the door.  I even have the capability to talk to them through the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. 

The Ring Video Doorbell is one of those things that makes you wonder why it wasn't invented sooner. In today's age of technology, the Ring Video Doorbell is a must-have product that helps me to feel safer at home. I appreciate that the designers of this product seem like perfectionists that paid attention to every detail, including how people interact with the product from the moment that they open the box to when they install it and use it in their day-to-day lives.

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I really love the Ring Video Doorbell product concept and had a user-friendly experience. If you want to try this product, it is available at local Costco stores and I don't blame you if you want to run out to purchase it immediately, but let me also share a discount code that will give you $25 off if you want to save and order it online directly from Ring. Code 7trendymom will give you $25 off of the Ring 2.

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