Product Comparison: August AB-R2 vs Ring Video Doorbell Pro


General Specifications
Brand
August
Ring
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
August Doorbell Cam Pro lets you answer your door from anywhere. HindSight™ constantly monitors your doorway and captures the moments before a motion alert.
Answer the door from anywhere and watch over your home in 1080HD video with Ring Video Doorbell Pro. You’ll get mobile alerts when anyone comes to your door, so you can see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC.
Model
Doorbell Cam Pro (AB-R2)
Video Doorbell Pro
Key Specs
Power Source
Hardwired
Hardwired
Video
1080 p
1080 p
Field of View
180 degrees
160 degrees
Audio
Two-way
Two-way
Connectivity
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
What customers say about "Key Specs"
August AB-R2 Doorbell Cam Pro 2nd generation
  • Works well most of the time. I'm not happy with the time delay to access the video as it is uploading to the server.
  • Works with existing doorbell transformer and setup was super easy, so no real complaints here.
  • The video field of view isn't as wide as the Ring but the August Doorbell camera video isn't as distorted either.
  • Lastly, connectivity has been improving since I first started using the doorbell.
  • Lastly, connectivity has been improving since I first started using the doorbell.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • Everything works flawlessly and the speaker sounds great. Images and video during day and night are clear.
  • I find the video quality to be great and I can easily identify who is at the door night and day.
  • he video quality is good if you have a very strong wifi connection but even then can still be choppy at times when on live view and the two way audio lags and can be choppy.
  • Only as good as your internet connection. Sunrise and sunset motion detects. Sound quality is useless in my experience.
  • The video was running in 780p (when it worked properly) and it was fantastic to adjust the motion settings and set zones so that not every passing car or falling leaves would trigger an alert/recording event.
Size & Weight
Height
2.9 in.
4.5 in.
Width
2.9 in.
1.85 in.
Depth
0.9 in.
0.8 in.
Weight
0.25 lbs.
1.3 lbs.
Features
Motion Sensor
Yes
Yes
Live View
Yes
Yes
Night Vision
Yes
Yes
Zoom
No
No
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android
iOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Apps Compatibility
Nest Aware, Alexa
Alexa
Weather Resistant
-5°F to 120°F
-5°F to 120°F
Accessories Included
Mounting Plate, Wedge, Screw & Anchors, Putty
Satin Nickel, Pearl, Venetian, and Black Faceplates, Retrofit Plate (for upgrade from Ring Video Doorbell), Installation Tools and Screws, USB Charging Cable, Security Sticker
Extras
Real-time alerts, Free 24-hour video storage
Custom Motion Sensors, Infrared night vision, Custom Motion Zones, Advanced Motion Detection
What customers say about "Features"
August AB-R2 Doorbell Cam Pro 2nd generation
  • Build Quality - no concerns there. I like the styling a lot and the wedge feature to mount the doorbell however you feel is appropriate for your front door space.
  • The 2nd generation just includes additional features that improve upon the previous version. Installation is better with the addition of a docking station for joining wifi.
  • My favorite feature is the motion activated LED that turns on when you walk up to your door.
  • The motion detection only worked up to about five feet.
  • Every time someone rings my bell it takes forever for the live feature and it’s always going offline.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
  • It has some useful features such as the motion sensor and a slightly serviceable live feed
  • There is the standard light/sound unavoidable physics-type delay with the audio using the Talk feature, but it doesn't impede normal conversational flow.
  • I like the motion area setup. You've got digital fences to move around to direct where to trigger on motion (walkway) and where not (street).
  • Installation. Easy, no problems. I installed the doorbell myself in place of an existing doorbell and chime, and it went smoothly. The instructions were clear and adequate.
  • I’ve also noticed our voice connection is VERY quiet. As in, the person at the door can barely hear the person on the phone, so I consider that feature a bit useless.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.00 $


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