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Ring doorbell system question.?

Discussion in 'Off Topic But Still Civil' started by voiceofstl, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about getting one but..A friend of mine has one and he stoped useing it. He says he has to take down everry few weeks to recharge the batterys.
    I thoughtnrthose batterys are suppose to work for 2 years.
    Any body have experience with these things????
     
  2. valiant67

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    If you already have doorbell wiring there, you won’t need batteries to power it.
     
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  3. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    True..I'm talking aboutnthe ones that dont.
     
  4. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    I don't have one, but I know that it triggers the video and an email alert every time there is motion in front of it. Perhaps your friend installed it in a high-traffic area, and it triggers far more often than the manufacturer predicted.
     
  5. valiant67

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    They are also adjustable for sensitivity. I had to adjust mine to not pick up random cars driving by. Then I had to adjust it again to not pick up large trucks in the street.
     
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    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    Did you get one??
    o_O
     
  8. HanksHemi

    HanksHemi Active Member

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    Son bought us one that is part of the Google Family it goes with all the Google Assistant stuff he buys each Christmas.Works great because we live in a two street neighborhood that's one way in and out, so traffic is light. It will pick up street traffic on occasion, my complaint sometime the delivery person is gone by the time it alerts let you know. The good news about the doorbell cams is 3 of us on both sides of the street have them and we are covered like morning dew in the south.
     
  9. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    My buddy says sometimes 5 min. may go by before his phone alerts him.
     
  10. chuzz

    chuzz Allpar Legacy

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    I'll bet he gets SICK of that! LOL I'll just stick with my dog and 9mm.
     
  11. valiant67

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    I’ve had a Ring door bell for years. Last week I’d constantly get motion detected alerts. I hadn’t changed anything. But I eventually figured out why. The county was doing water line work and sometimes closed the intersection. Cars were going by much slower and triggered the camera, something that didn’t happen at normal speeds.
     
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