Ever leave home, get notified that your package has been delivered, and wonder where it’s placed or if it’s in a safe spot? Or do you ever just feel like you need an extra eye on your home when you’re away? Well, the Ring Floodlight Cam can help you out while also doubling as a bright light source to light up your yard. It can be used in a variety of areas around your home or business to help provide lighting while also helping you keep an eye out for anything happening.
The Ring Floodlight Cam is essentially a floodlight with an integrated security camera and motion detector. it has many features that tops off the conventional floodlight system and gives you a better deal of useful-ness all in one package. So, enough of what it is…what makes it so useful and popular?
The Ring Floodlight Cam has an integrated camera system with motion detection that is essentially a home security camera built into an LED floodlight. The camera includes night vision capabilities as well as record in 1080p and a 140-degree field of vision. It also comes equipped with audio recording (microphone) as well as speakers for two-way talking. The system also includes a really loud 110db siren in case you want to use it to scare away intruders or pesky pests. And being a floodlight, it comes with two LED lights that produce a total of 3,000 lumens. The Ring Floodlight Cam comes in a variety of power options, including a hardwired version, battery version, and a solar option.
So you might wonder how all the hardware components are integrated to work together. Well, Ring has its own software and app that you use to take advantage of all its features. The floodlight system itself only pairs to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, and it only pairs to Wi-Fi at that. It is a fully wireless connectivity to the Ring app on your smartphone. The Ring app is where you control all your functions and customize your settings such as motion detection, recording, field of vision, sensitivity, and more. Within the app you are able to turn on/off the light, adjust motion sensitivity and motion detection zones, as well as turn on/off the siren and speak to anyone around the camera. You can hold a two-way conversation or speak to an unfamiliar visitor without opening your door or even if you’re simply not at home. The recorded videos are uploaded and saved to the cloud in the app where you can view them later on, yet typically there is a subscription fee to maintain the service of storing your recorded videos in the cloud. Within the Ring app is also something they call “Neighbors,” which is basically a part of the app where people with Ring devices in your vicinity where you installed your Ring device can post and share any news or events that are happening as well as share recorded videos from their Ring device.
Overall the Ring Floodlight Cam is a very useful device and is quite efficient. I’ve used it for about 2+ years now and it is still holding up and working well. Being a modern device makes it very simple and easy to connect and set up; it literally took less than 5 minutes to get everything set up and running after installation. The app is quite simple to navigate and the fact that it shows real-time footage on the dashboard is quite nice to have as well. It also offers quite a lot of customization for the device features within the app. I think its features and simple usability makes it a very decent buy, especially it you’re curious about your home, office, etc. surroundings. It is on the pricy side, but sales tend to pop up here and there on Amazon. But all in all if you’re considering something like this, I think the Ring Floodlight Cam should be in the top 5 considerations, especially if you’re already in the Ring ecosystem. Quite frankly, using Ring devices and being in its ecosystem is almost like being in the Apple ecosystem; all their devices seamlessly connect to the same app and the devices can work together cohesively as well. All in all, I think it is a good consideration and a decent buy if it’s within budget.
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