Amazon is giving away the Echo Dot with this amazing Ring Video Doorbell deal

Rudie Obias
·5 mins read

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Safety, security, simplicity—the Ring Video Doorbell means never having to say, "Who is it?" (Photo: Amazon)
Safety, security, simplicity—the Ring Video Doorbell means never having to say, "Who is it?" (Photo: Amazon)

Now is a great time for both minor and major upgrades at home. Especially those that don’t involve lots of people tromping in and out of your house. Been meaning to install a smart security system for a while? Your timing couldn’t be better.

Right now Amazon has an incredible sale on smart-security devices from the top-rated brand Ring. Choose from the Ring Video Doorbell, the Ring Peephole Cam, and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. We’ll help you determine which is right for your needs. No matter which you pick, you’ll enjoy stellar savings and a generous gift with your purchase: a free Echo Dot smart speaker. Talk about sweetening the deal. Amazon’s Echo Dot (third generation) is one of the best bluetooth speakers and smart-home hubs available. Double deal.

Ring video doorbells consistently rank among Amazon’s highest-rated smart-home products. They’re sleek, intuitive, and quit frankly, life-changing. Unsure what all the fuss is about? Here are the details on what a Ring Video Doorbell can do for you, and tips on the best way to take advantage of this epic sale.

Ring Video Doorbell

Power duo: Your (free) Echo speaker and (discounted) Ring Video Doorbell. (Photo: Amazon)
Power duo: Your (free) Echo speaker and (discounted) Ring Video Doorbell. (Photo: Amazon)

Although it looks like one, the Ring Video Doorbell isn’t a regular doorbell at all. It’s a smart doorbell that can provide you with a 24/7 video stream with a nice wide field of view—meaning you can see a broad swath of your property and any activity that might be occurring. The device syncs to your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or streaming device (it’s easy—there’s a Ring app), so you can keep an eye on your home whether you’re inside, at work, or away on that big vacation you’re already planning for next summer.

This second-gen Ring Video Doorbell is one of the best smart doorbells out there, with top-of-the-line motion detection. Normally, it sells for $150. But right now now, you can get it for just $80 at Amazon, with the aforementioned free Echo Dot thrown in (which adds a value of $50). What a steal.

Reviewers of all ilk are super enthusiastic about this model. “Should have bought this sooner” writes a delighted Amazon shopper. “Set up and synch took five minutes, can view front door on my phone, tablet, and Echo Show. There’s an ability to join Ring neighborhood groups too. It gives you daily reports of activities and incidents.... Really cool functions and settings. View is crystal clear.....”

The Ring Video Doorbell is meant for houses. If you’re an apartment dweller, take a look at the next option.

Ring Peephole Cam

There's that free Echo Dot speaker again—alongside the Ring Peephole Cam, which is just right for apartment dwellers and is marked down by $100.(Photo: Amazon)
There's that free Echo Dot speaker again—alongside the Ring Peephole Cam, which is just right for apartment dwellers and is marked down by $100.(Photo: Amazon)

The Ring Peephole Cam requires no drilling or wiring. It’s specifically designed for apartment-dwellers and condo owners. Just remove your old peephole and slip the device into place. Then simply sync the device with your phone, tablet, laptop or streaming device via the Ring app. That’s all there is to it.

“Great for apartments,” reports a satisfied shopper. “Video quality is great during the day or night, and we can view from our phones or on our TV with our Fire TV stick. It also sounds a chime on our Echo Dot when anyone rings the door bell or knocks on our door.” So yes, it also works as a doorbell.

The Ring Peephole Cam delivers sharp HD video and precise motion detection, and it’s a breeze to use. Right now you can snag this device for just $80. That’s a whopping $100 off the lowest price we’ve ever seen ($180). And you get that free Echo Dot, courtesy of Amazon, with your purchase. Unbeatable.

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Look, Ma, no batteries: The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a step up. (Photo: Amazon)
Look, Ma, no batteries: The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a step up. (Photo: Amazon)

Unlike the standard Ring Video Doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is hardwired into your home’s electric system, so there’s no need to worry about replacing batteries every few months. As long as there’s electricity flowing through your home, this guy is on the job. With all the benefits of the Ring Video Doorbell, and more, this model is great for you if an even wider viewing range is important.

“Highly impressed,” says a five-star Amazon reviewer. “This is one of those devices that changes your personal habits. Instead of worrying about packages being delivered, I'm telling the UPS guy thank you from the doorbell.”

Normally almost $300, this model is now on sale for $240, at Amazon—with the gift of a free Echo Dot smart speaker, so you can quickly add voice commands to it via Alexa.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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