Comparing Two Popular Video Doorbell Systems: Ring and Control4

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Ring Video Doorbell Overview

Ring, bought by Amazon in 2018, manufactures several standalone video doorbells that offer the same purpose: to allow you to see, hear, and speak to visitors from anywhere via an integrated mobile app. As of now, homeowners can choose from six doorbells that increase in reliability and performance.

Most of Ring’s video doorbells are powered by a rechargeable battery but can also be hardwired into an existing doorbell system. These doorbells, which range from $99 to $249.99, feature single-band or dual-band wi-fi for connectivity, adjustable motion detection zones, HD video, two-way audio, up to 160-degree field of view, and cloud storage with a Ring subscription plan.

Ring also has a professional-grade video doorbell system at $349.99 that offers more reliability than their popular DIY-style solutions. The Video Doorbell Elite is hardwired via PoE (the doorbell draws power from the ethernet connection) rather than wi-fi enabled and features customizable motion detection zones, HD video, two-way audio, up to 160-degree field of view, and cloud storage with a Ring subscription plan.

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Say Hello to the New Chime Video Doorbell by Control4

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Stunning Video Quality & Adjustable Motion Zones

With Chime, you’ll never miss a thing. Its 5 megapixel HD camera captures sharp, vibrant, and detailed snapshots and video of all activity happening around your front entry within a 180-degree field of view. It also has built-in night mode so that picture is just as clear after dark as it is when the sun is out.

Chime features advanced motion detection with five adjustable zones that can be independently programmed for different actions when motion is detected in that zone. For example, instantly receive a snapshot notification to your smartphone when a visitor steps onto the porch but begin recording without notification when there’s movement in the yard.

If you missed a visitor, don’t worry. Control4 OS 3 makes it easy to go back and watch recorded video clips from the app. You can store seven days of event recordings in the cloud if you have a 4Sight subscription, or pair Chime to record to a local NVR.

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4 Ways Control4 Can Bolster Home Security While You’re Away

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Receive Real-Time Alerts & Notifications

When you’re on vacation, you likely want to avoid checking your smartphone all the time unless it’s an emergency. To reduce how often you check surveillance footage or the status of other smart home devices, set up personalized alerts and notifications that ping you when an event occurs.

Did the pet sitter enter the front door? Was the garage door left ajar? Perhaps there’s a small water leak in the guest bathroom, or maybe someone broke a window. Whether you want alerts for significant events or simple status updates, your Control4 system will let you know right away.

 

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