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LAST UPDATED: April 11th, 2024

Invented by Jamie Siminoff and now owned by Amazon, Ring is a home security provider with the mission of reducing neighborhood. Ring invents products that give homeowners the ability to control their home security in the comfort of their home as well as outside of it when they are away. Ring includes various product options, including a home security system package, video doorbells, and security cameras.

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The Good

  • Low Monthly Fees
  • No Professional Installation Necessary
  • Customizable Add-ons
  • Mobile Apps

Low Monthly Fees

Ring has two Protect Plans to choose from and they both have low monthly fees. Having cheaper monthly fees makes Ring more affordable for homeowners. Plan coverage and pricing is as follows:

Protect Basic (Per Camera)

  • Video recording
  • Video review
  • Video sharing
  • $30 per year or $3 per month

Protect Plus (Per Home)

  • Everything in Protect Basic Plan
  • Unlimited cameras
  • Extended warranty
  • Exclusive discounts
  • $100 per year or $10 per month

No Professional Installation Necessary

You can install Ring’s security system on your own without professional help and without any tools. You simply choose where you would like the alarm to be and wall mount it with a quick-release bracket or you can choose to use it as a handheld and set it anywhere you’d like. This is the same for the other devices in the security system, such as the motion detector and the range extender.

Customizable Add-ons

Ring allows you to expand your security system with additional protection options to fit your specific security needs. Add-on options are as follows:

  • Alarm Contact Sensor ($20)
  • Alarm Motion Detector ($30)
  • Alarm Keypad ($50)
  • Alarm Range Extender ($25)
  • First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm ($40)
  • Alarm Flood & Freeze Senso ($35)
  • Alarm Smoke & CO Listener ($35)
  • Dome Siren ($30)

Mobile Apps

Ring’s app allows you to remotely access your home security system from anywhere at any time. Monitoring abilities through a smartphone, tablet, or PC allow you to see, hear, and speak to anyone on your property. If there is any motion detected at your house, you will be notified immediately by an alert through the app. You can also review your security footage through the app and share it with nearby Ring users, making it easy to alert your neighbors if there is suspicious activity nearby. The app works with each Ring device, including doorbells, cameras, and your main alarm system.

Ring also has a Neighbors by Ring app designed for neighborhood watch. Its purpose is to help communities stay connected by working together to report any suspicious or crime-related activity. The app enables crime updates from law enforcement as well as from the Ring team and other neighbors using the app.

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The Bad

  • Limited Sensors
  • Short Warranty

Limited Sensors

Ring’s security system package only comes with one contact sensor, a smaller number than most home security companies. However, you can add as many additional sensors as you would like for $20 each.

Short Warranty

The Ring security system only has a one-year warranty on its devices, whereas other home security companies offer longer warranties — sometimes even lifetime warranties. Make sure you trust Ring’s security system before purchasing because if it malfunctions after a year, you may have to pay full price for a replacement.

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The Bottom Line

Ring seems to be a sensible choice for your home security needs. Its simplicity makes it easy for homeowners to install and manage their home security system from anywhere. Ring’s security app and Neighbors by Ring gives you additional resources to look over your house and your neighborhood through video sharing, 24/7 monitoring, and crime alerts. However, Ring’s security system bundle only has one sensor, so if you want additional ones, you have to purchase them separately. While this makes Ring’s coverage more customizable, it could be a concern for potential customers. Ring also has a brief one-year warranty for its security system. We suggest making sure Ring’s security devices are reliable before purchasing.

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Stephanie Bloniarz

I love Ring! Ring is a part of my daily life. I find myself on my app, watching camera footage of my home, sometimes 3 or 4 times a day! I feel safe in my home knowing that Ring has my back!My Ring doorbell is the best! I can communicate with people at my front door, while I'm at work if need be. I love the app, the quality of the footage and that I have multiple (6) camera's added to my app. I also love that I can talk to my dog through the camera if I catch her doing something naught. Freaks her out everytime. Ha! Ha! Thanks, Ring! I highly recommened anyone to have these camera's.

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Newton Jude

I like ring home security very affordable and it’s very last i bought it 3 years ago and it’s still functioning great I will fully recommend it to anyone considering home security

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Smh22 Brainerd, MN

I love my ring. Ring is amazing. I have tried multiple security apps and systems and so far ring is still the best one. My only complaint is that after I inherited my uncles house I couldn’t transfer his 1 ring doorbell camera. I had left it on his account because I had access from his phone via wifi. What I forgot about was updating the 2 party authentication on his account before disconnecting his phone. So even though I’m executor and have the death certificate, phone, and his camera is shared to my phone and all 5 of my cameras share the same address as his but under my account I still have to disconnect the doorbell and wait 15 days for it to transfer to me. Yup the only huge drawback. There’s no getting around the 2 step authentication. It’s required on all accounts. The cameras themselves are really amazing and ever since a recent update you can use indoor cameras through windows and have them work at night which helped a lot because it provides security to a side of my house with no place to put a camera.

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KaLaura Hammond Los Angeles, CA

Ring door cameras have been such a great experience for myself and my family. It has been a source joy, community and peace of mind. You are able to greet family, no matter if your at work. See when senior parents make it home safely and konw what concerning issues might be community for example. I love this hands-on approach to home security for today's world.

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Peg Bellard Fort Smith, AR

Our kids purchased a Ring for us four years ago. We easily mounted and adjusted the Ring wirelessly at our front door. I then purchased a second rechargeable battery. WE LOVE OUR RING! It notifies us anytime anyone is remotely near our front door. For only $39.99 annually, we are able to speak with whomever approaches the Ring. We definitely feel so much safer knowing we can monitor our home when we are away and even when we are there. Many times we have been in town and our Ring has notified us of package delivery or a neighbor or friend dropping by to which we’ve been able to tell our friend or neighbor when we will return home or we’ve been able to thank the delivery person. Ring updates with new features as time goes on. We get neighborhood alerts and weather alerts as well as our home being monitored. We would highly recommend that anyone invest $100 in a Ring home security system. It is well worth every penny for peace of mind. And we would recommend the spending of $39.99 annually to be able to use the special features.

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Travis Renk Anchorage, AK

The equipment is like you would expect and the app works okay. Customer service is terrible, and what is even worse, is if you buy a house with existing Ring equipment or sell your house with Ring equipment. Unlike other security equipment, each time you buy/sell a house with Ring equipment, you have to do a completely new install/setup which includes a 15-day waiting period for the prior owner to relinquish the equipment. Customer is terrible and unwilling to help. I've called four times and get a different story and a lack of willingness to help. Do not recommend unless you plan to take your equipment with you.

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Debra Brown Lithonia, GA

I like Ring because you can install it yourself, use the app and then become part of the community and keep informed. If you move you just take it with you and you can add more equipment as you need it without being harassed by sales calls.

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Yvonne Whisenant

I've been a customer of Ring for over 7 years. They have great security products and service. I feel especially safe using their products.

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Diane Amarillo, TX

I am often home alone. The ring doorbell lets me see who it is, and talk to them. Also, i have heard good things from those who are using other security through Ring as well.

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Sinister Babe Kyle, TX

New to home security but so far it has been great, the camera quality both night and day have been great! Alerts sent straight to my phone make me feel good about what happens when I’m not home

3 months ago Edited January 15, 2024

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Satoria MoonGoddess

We self installed our ring in 2016. It was great. It needs to be updated and I will be purchasing again soon. I lobe that you can pay different rates to keep your videos on file.

2 months ago

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Keith LeMoine Groton, CT

Fantastic product! I love being able to see and talk to someone at my front door. It enables me to monitor what is going on at my house while I am at work all day. It gives great peace of mind!

2 months ago

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Christopher Hopewell Junction, NY

Absolutely the best - love their products and the customer service is second to none. The products are excellent quality and I can't say enough about how happy I am with them. Secure and reassuring.

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Dawn Grover

This is a great product. It has different options for entering your house, such as a code, and or fingerprint, etc. My only issue is the battery situation. Of course, that's our responsibility to make sure the batteries, good, but with a regular locking key you don't have to worry about that. Although I would say I would prefer the ring system to a regular locking key. I enjoy the product.

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Arooj Naeem Washington, DC

Ring has truly elevated my home security. The Video Doorbell and cameras seamlessly integrate into my daily life. The ease of use and real-time notifications on my mobile device provide a sense of control and peace of mind. While subscription plans offer extra features, the affordable hardware and user-friendly app make Ring an essential choice for enhancing my home monitoring and security.

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Chance Tyler

I really like Ring and am buying another one for my elderly father. I honestly thought my camera/doorbell would be stolen, but there have been no problems in the 4 years that i have had it. It is installed in a business. It is easy to search and find events and the sound and video are very good. The price was very affordable. I do recommend getting the second battery though. I also bought one for a friend that was being stalked so they could document it. I definitely recommend the Ring! I can't rate the customer service since I never needed/used it.

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Kelsey Conner Wilmington, NC

We got a Ring camera for my grandmother who is a recent widow. She doesn't like staying home alone, but this helps her because we all have access to the cameras and get notifications when someone is at the door, and we are able to check and see who it is. It connects to her Alexa, so she is able to see it from the comfort of her favorite chair before getting up to go to the door. It has provided us all a lot of peace of mind, and we will be getting one as well thanks to the success it's provided her with.

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Farrell Lockett Houston, TX

I bought the home security system with door/window sensors and a motion detection device. Setup to my home Wi-Fi was quick and easy. The app walks you through it step by step and allows you to customize the names of each sensor. We like that we can set and disarm the alarm from the app, and see which sensor was triggered if any. After you purchase the equipment you just have to pay for monitoring and typically there’s a fee to your local police department also. You can also add additional accessories to your setup. I will definitely be upgrading my system to include indoor and outdoor cameras, doorbell, and possibly more door/window sensors.

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Tom Nault Ozark, MO

I don't know how in the world this company gets such high rankings when the product is so awful in actual use. I have nine Ring cameras around the exterior of the house. Of the nine, six are battery powered, and three are floodlight cameras, hardwired. I have a very expensive mesh WiFi network with four satellites in a 7,000 square foot house, this WiFi is the latest and greatest, and good signal both inside and outside the house, and I'm on 1G service both up and down. In all cases, the video is frequently not recorded at all, recorded so badly it's useless, or the image quality typically makes anything unrecognizable. Even the motion sensors often don't pick up something as big as a car coming and going and the system is completely and utterly unreliable and is nothing more than an expensive toy. I've pulled out of my garage, driven up my driveway in front of three of the cameras and not a single one recorded anything. Nothing! This is not a substitute for an actual alarm system and you're going to get a usable video only about 20-30% of the time. I've tried different sensitivities, every setting they have and it's still terrible. It's on the border of completely useless. I would say that their monitoring service is at the very bottom of the barrel and I suspect the problem is that Ring tries to save data and I believe it's their network that's at fault. I'd stay away from this product if you're at all serious about monitoring your house.

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Sodiq Ada Ashburn, VA

I like ring bell and security cameras that I ordered from them it was functioning well the door bell I like the way it rings and I also like ring customer service

2 months ago Edited January 29, 2024

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Love people Alexander Kent, WA

This one of the best decisions I have made to help secure my home! They are really reliable products and you feel safer having them look out for you .. no pun meant! But it’s true!

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meryl edwards Savannah, GA

We purchased a new home in 2022 and had four Ring security cameras installed. Best investment to our new home. We do live in a gated community but the extra security of the cameras add another layer and we love that as we travel a lot.

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Kelsey T.L. Lansing, MI

Ring camera security has been a game-changer for our home. The peace of mind it provides is absolutely priceless. The setup of the system itself is fairly simple, and when needed, their customer service has been very helpful and thorough to ensure everything is functioning properly. It's a five-star security solution that I highly recommend.

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Stephanie Ponce Hemet, CA

The first of its kind. Well to me. I love that Ring works anywhere. I used it while living in Alaska and in California. Prices are affordable. Quality good. I like that it has the neighbor access thing where it notifies you of problems in your neighborhood. Also cameras can easily be access through an app on your phone!

5 months ago

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Amanda George IL

Seems like everyone has a Ring system by now, or at the very least have at least 1 neighbor with it. They are very helpful in keeping you in top of what's going on around you and your family. The sound is clear, the range is great, and the customer service is the best. They help you through every single part of it seamlessly and without any confusion or anything left I didn't understand. Will definitely keep using ring. Love them!

8 months ago

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Chrisg Seattle, WA

Love being able to see who's at the door. The interactive app allows you to speak with someone who approaches. You can set the motion sensitivity to pick up the slightest movements. The app allows you to seamlessly add more devices and monitor them all from one screen. The doorbell camera was easy to install with basic tools. The out door motion lights can also be done with limited electrical knowledge. The instructions are easy to read and break down the process in simple steps.

7 months ago

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jennifer thompson Prospect Park, PA

I absolutely love my ring, doorbell system, and home cameras. I am a single mother that works night shift and my kids are home by themselves because of my ring doorbell. I can feel secure that I can check in on my home while my teenagers are asleep and I am at work. I also have cameras inside of my home as well, although sometimes I may lose service for a brief minute or so I still very much enjoy the convenience of being able to check in on my home when I’m not there or to see if someone is at my door while I may be in the shower, or doing some thing that I cannot get to the door I live in a highly wooded area, which sometimes causes connectivity issues with my Wi-Fi about a month ago I bought a ring chime to add to my living room so that I can get a stronger signal through my Wi-Fi. I no longer have issues with connectivity. Although it can get pricey buying their systems piece by piece, I love the fact that I am not tied into a contract, and that the equipment is mine and can be used without ring services. I will most definitely buy more products to add to my home security system.

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Lewis Larson Milton, FL

I installed Ring several years ago at my remote farm. I also had FrontPoint. Frontpoint will call the cops if break in occurs, Ring shows me who it at my doors. I can talk to someone who rings the doorbell, but the delay is ten seconds or more, and I rely on the video most of the time. I like Front Point (expensive) and Ring(cheap). Last year I installed Ring at my son's home, and a second Ring video and light in his carport and a third at his back door. It costs $100 a year to have all three cameras recording whenever someone comes near the house. My son recently had someone break a window and we recorded the person in the act and later sent the video by iphone to the police. I like Ring because I can put the cameras anywhere. The rechargeable batteries last three weeks in the back where the light comes on a lot. The front doorbell battery lasts 3-4 months before I need to recharge it. I love Ring because it works on my iphone.

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SJ BURNEY Dayton, OH

We love our ring cameras. We have 3 and could not be happier. The app is easy to use and the design of the cameras are appealing

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Mavris odunayo

Ring security is the best we used in my company their camera security is always tight their cameras works 24/7 thanks for this type of product

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KIMBERLY & TINA CREAN Peoria, AZ

I do like the products they have and they are easy to use, but there is usually a delay to the videos that sometimes make the camera worthless. If I raise the sensitivity of it then it goes off to much. I would not buy more of these cameras, but I won’t get rid of what I currently have either.

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Heather Carroll Elizabethtown, PA

We love our Ring Doorbell. The setting options allow you set cameras up for your specific viewing needs. The added security makes being at and away from home better.

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Vajra Samarasinghe Pompton Lakes, NJ

I have been having Ring since 2019. Quite happy with devices and their longevity so far. the best part is the app and the neighborhood support system which has been very insightful

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Eric K New York, NY

I bought the ring flood light cam and security service add on and I have been very pleased with the service so far. Customizing the service to my needs is a breeze and the quality of everything is great.

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Jeremy Summa Inverness, FL

I have my whole house covered with ring cams. I for sure think ring is top tier. The dashboard is awesome and the ability to share your cam feeds are important. I enjoy the solar panels that power the cams. I recently got the new car cam and I love it.

10 months ago

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David Custer Johnstown, PA

We have 3 Ring cameras, and they’re amazing. The cameras are amazing, and they have great coverage. They’re reasonably priced, and so are their plans. I enjoy being able to go onto the app and see what happened the night before or while I’m not home.

6 months ago

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Sandra Anderson Spring Hill, FL

Ring security camera is outstanding! If offers a wonderful service, not only watching my property but showing me when I have deliveries. I can even watch the bunnies playing in my yard! Have had to call with problems which have been resolved quickly with their excellent customer service.

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Nalini Ne

One of my favorite products I’ve ever gotten and really use frequently. The video and sound so useful. I also like the live view. One of the best thing about the Ring so far is that you can store tons of videos and they will not delete them! All other cameras have limited storage or not storage and you have to pay for the camera and service. Ring has been by far the best one!

6 months ago

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Robert Horn II Pahrump, NV

I like the Ring doorbell camera. Using it I can see and speak to someone at the door prior to opening it. It can also save video of anyone approaching the door. This is great for when I am away from home. It works with Alexa too.

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Phoebe Florissant, MO

We got the ring doorbell and was very pleased. For surveillance we had another service. However, this service wasn’t working out. My son told us to check out ring and we did. We are satisfied with the ring service they have been very helpful and patient.

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Mandy Fresno, CA

I absolutely love my Ring. I like how it records, sends notifications to my phone, and I can interact with people on the other end. Sometimes the audio isn’t very good and one time the house alarm was blaring for hours but no one called the police. That was a problem!!

7 months ago

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Suzie Blankenship Herndon, VA

Love my Ring doorbell. It's battery operated and actually does a great job staying charged. I have cats that go in and out (as cats do), so my doorbell alerts me quite often. I often do the Live look when I'm at work just to see what's happening. Works great.

8 months ago

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Joseph Peterson Milwaukee, WI

Great quality. They continue to improve as time goes on. I like that I can talk to whomever comes to the door without having to be there so they don't know (or I just don't feel like getting up :) ). Camera quality is good (caught some naughty kids at Halloween one year and could identify them because of the high quality camera).

8 months ago Edited July 28, 2023

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Julie Hefner Plainfield, IL

We have been a ring customer for a few years and have never had any issues! We had a doorbell camera and then recently added a camera for the garage and it was so easy to combine them in the app. It’s low cost and little maintenance.

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Michael Tavalese Schwenksville, PA

The Ring Security System was easy to set up, it also gives u piece of mind while away from ur home. I had the whole System set up in a matter of minutes. Its as easy as one, two, three. The monthly cost to have professional monitoring is also very low to have that peace of mind while away. The System is easy to operate, its very self explanatory and doesn't take a lot of know how to operate. They offer a lot of addons for u to custom build the system to ur likings. I would definitely recommend to all my friends and relatives.

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Shirley Vickinovac Lincoln, NE

We purchased the ring for our front door and a portable unit when my husband started traveling for his work for security purposes. It’s unfortunate that the portable one does not record unless we pay an extra fee, which was not really clear when we bought it. The quality of the video on the front door is very good. But there is a bit of a delay for it to go off on my phone. Maybe it’s because I am not the primary account holder? Or the fact that my husband said it up on his phone first

9 months ago

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cindy g Victorville, CA

I super love our ring service I love the service we do yearly that we pay to keep our videos available for a while that we can share. We’ve experience some really cool things with other neighbors through there. We were able to help some of our neighbors find their dogs that were lost so it’s been pretty cool. I love all of the updates in neighborhood alert.

10 months ago Edited May 24, 2023

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Floyd Gipson Springfield, IL

I like that it let's me know when someone is at my door. But I don't like when it pickup people just walking pass.

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Stephanie M. Oceanside, CA

I feel so safe having this in my house. I also know when my daughters come home.

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Doc B Decatur, GA

I integrated Ring cameras to an existing monitored security system with another company. When 5G technology made my security system obsolete I decided to consider the Ring home security. Already had the cameras so I merely installed the Ring security system and customized it to give me coverage throughout my home and was not limited like most professionally installed systems to a preconfigured design. Installation was easy and I took my time and completed everything in two days. The system was fully operational and has been worked perfectly for 6 months now. My monitoring fee is $100 annually and I save $550 each year in fees compared to my former company’s rates. I am pleased and I personally manage as well as maintain my own system through the Ring app on all my devices.

1 year ago