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Ring Indoor Cam: so is the camcorder connected more balanced

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Ring Indoor Cam: so is the camcorder connected more balanced

  • Unbeatable price
  • Video quality HD
  • Solid platform
  • Lack of facial recognition
  • Can saturate the notifications
  • Requires subscription to cloud storage

Are you worried about the security of your home when you are away? Do you want to know how is your pet while you are at work? Of agreement: an alarm system connected, you can reassure your conscience knowing that you are using a method of conventional safety and notify the police in case of intrusion, but… isn’t it better to a home automation system in which you are the only person that manage everything? Personally, I’ve been on both sides of this ‘wall,’ and I confirm that the feeling of security and control are far superior on a camera is connected; in this sense, I have been able to spend almost two weeks with Ring Indoor Cam, and I refer to my experience below.

A camera that enters through the eyes

If you do not have to be a factor in this type of product, it is impossible not to remain fascinated with the care of the design of the products of Ring. The american manufacturer gets something very ‘Apple’: the experience of the product starts from the moment you hold the box in your hands: a compact packing and the so-called ‘frustration-free’ (that can be opened easily) gives way to a compact camera with a base pivot that invites you to place where needed with no break at all with the aesthetics.

The Indoor Cam, like other products of the house, is installed in a few simple steps through the application of Ring, which is used to manage other products in the ecosystem as the rest of the cameras and peepholes. As a security measure, you must scan the QR code located after the camera to configure the device. And now that we talk about security, is to be applauded that Ring to allow the verification of two factors of your account, a coat is absolutely essential if we consider that in case of attack, the hackers access neither more nor less than the cameras of our house (yes, Netatmo, we’re looking at you).

Security for all pockets

With the Indoor Cam is connected and working, one starts to check the excellent quality of the video recording that reaches a resolution of up to 1080p to the addition to a viewing angle of 140 degrees; without going crazy with the figures, to the camera, once located in place, did not miss the fact practically anything that happens in your broad field of recording. It is good to remember that it does all this with very reduced dimensions (45.8 mm x 45.8 mm x 75 mm) if compared to the Stick-Up Cam (60 mm x 60 mm x 97 mm) and Ring has managed to reduce something more than the size of this new product: its price.

Ring Indoor Cam
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The Indoor Cam is placed on the market for 59 euros, which means that the economic issue is not really a barrier of entry for those who want to live more relaxed. We will then discuss what can be done with a product of these characteristics and what not, but let’s continue exploring the features of the camcorder Ring: in addition to recording HD video, the camera records audio and also enables a two-way communication thanks to the built-in microphone on the same. This is, if this is the case, you could talk on your phone with someone who is at home in front of the camera (or give it a good scare, if that is what you want).

Ring Indoor Cam
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The Indoor Cam with night vision (can be in color, if desired) via infrared and with a sound quality that is quite good if we consider the cost and dimensions of the product, and of course, you can see in real time what happens in your absence, counting, of course, with your flow of bandwidth is wide and of good quality (remember that it is HD video). Where are stored all the screenshots and videos? In the memory of the system, and although this Ring has better plans for you: what they call Ring Protect, a system of subscription plans that offer an interesting value added to the product.

The tranquility of a video camera connected

Without abandoning the mention of the plans and before you flee from it trying to save money, we will tell you that the Basic plan costs a mere $30 dollars, and this amount will allow you to check the history of videos stored in the cloud for thirty days. Is it worth it? Without hesitation, you never know when you are going to need a sequence, not to mention that this plan also serves as a backup in the cloud of the recordings. But with plan or without him, we don’t have a doubt of the utility of this type of cameras connected: once you install and set up, you are left with the peace of mind of knowing that everything is going well at home.

What replaces a camera of this type to an alarm system connected? Although they are different products, what is certain is that the dessert gives you a lot more peace of mind, a system that self manages and detects no errors or faults, any movement in its field of view and records these images. The Ring Indoor Cam will be a sure hit in sales because part of a product already seated and with a consolidated platform, to which it adds a price that does not represent a barrier to entry for anyone.

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