I was considering purchasing the Ring floodlight camera to beef up my home security, and I wondered what the best features and benefits of this product. So, I did some research to find the top 7 benefits of the Ring floodlight camera.
So, what are the benefits and features of the Ring Floodlight Camera? They are:
- Sheds Light on a Large Area
- Motion Sensing
- Secures your Home
- Stellar Audio and Video Quality
- Smart Device Integration
- One-Year Warranty
These are just a few of the awesome benefits of using the Ring Floodlight Camera. Along with other smart devices, Ring’s floodlight camera is top of the line product to secure your home. When most people look into installing security features for their house, they generally look for products with that one particular feature.
For example, if someone is looking to install a security camera, they find a basic security camera. The problem with that is it takes several products to do what the Ring Floodlight Camera does in one.
Sheds Light on a Large Area
Ring’s floodlight camera is first and foremost a floodlight.
The Ring Camera floodlight has two LED light fixtures on either side of the camera which produce the floodlight. After mounting it on the outside wall of your house or garage, you should be good to go.
This floodlight will really illuminate whatever area you intend, so be sure it is in the location you are needing the most light.
This floodlight boasts 3,000 lumens of brightness. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the lumens brightness scale, this is EXTREMELY bright and thus can cover more area than a light with a lower number of lumens.
If you live in a neighborhood with a house next to a house next to a house (you get the point), this might not be the light for you. Your neighbors could possibly complain about how unnecessarily bright it is.
The Ring floodlight is perfect for areas needing a significant increase in lighting. If you are looking for a floodlight to illuminate an extremely dark location, or if you live on an extensive property and want a better visual when you step outside, this is the floodlight for you.
That being said, if you live in suburbia, this could still be the light-camera combo for you. Because the Ring Floodlight is a smart-device, you can adjust its settings on the Ring app.
This will allow you to set a schedule for the activation of your floodlight. With this smart functionality, you can turn the lights on and off at will, or set them to only respond to motion. This might make purchasing the Ring floodlight a little more reasonable (and piss off less of your neighbors).
The best outdoor lights include a motion sensing feature, however, Ring’s motion sensing functionality is a little more unique (and MUCH cooler).
Ring capitalizes on the use of its products for security purposes. With the integration of smart technology, the motion sensing functionality is that much better.
What use would a motion activated light be (other than scaring intruder purposes) if it didn’t notify you of that intruder, or allow you full monitoring access?
If your camera senses someone or something, you can elect to receive notifications all the time (or only for certain things) so you are constantly aware of the safety of your home. Isn’t that cool? You have a robot servant literally notifying you every time it detects a “breach” in the security barrier of your home.
On the Ring app, users have the option to adjust motion sensing fields. If you purchase the Ring floodlight camera, on the app you will be able to instruct your device to ignore cars, ignore Fido, and only respond to humans.
Or, if you want to be aware of anything your Ring Floodlight Camera can sense within, you can let it be.
So, you happen to have a pesky tree near where your floodlight is that continually sets it off. For most motion activated floodlights this would be a bummer. The light would constantly be turning on, and in the case of other smart light sensors, your app would constantly be telling you that you have an intruder. Talk about crying wolf, right?
But, Ring has a fantastic function that allows you to change their motion sensing field. You can literally crop your tree out of what you want it to sense.
Secures your Home
If you have the entirety of Ring’s product line, then you are going for tight security. All of Ring’s products were created with individualized home security in mind.
The adjustable nature of the settings and ins and outs of their products are one of the best-selling features of their products which are simply made for users to set their desired security level.
As mentioned in the section above, Ring allows users to adjust the motion-sensing on their app. With the adjustable nature, you can choose to be aware of any and all things that cause your floodlight to activate.
Ring goes even further with their motion-sensing and security by creating the most useful feature: a network. Ring calls this feature “neighborhood watch.”
Other Ring users within a 5-mile radius (or smaller if you want to adjust it) can post video or audio clips from their ring to report incidents like thieves, fires, etc. in the area so other Ring users will be on the lookout.
On the Neighborhood watch, users can comment on other people’s videos, share a video with specific neighbors, or post updates if the same neighborhood thief comes around.
No one else in your area has Ring? Not to worry, the Neighborhood Watch feature is still a major selling point. Those that do not have Ring products can still download the app and post live security scares which will send you a notification. The goal of Ring is to make everybody safer.
When a prowler does come around, the Ring floodlight camera does not let you down. Once you receive an alert, or if you happen to just be viewing your live video feed, you can choose to set off a LOUD siren which should scare said prowler away.
The siren goes off at 110 decibels which should at least make them jump, if not damage eardrums.
If for some reason the prowler is not scared one iota by your siren, you can speak through the speaker (via the app) to the individual, and because of the live audio recording feature, they can respond.
So you can tell the prowler to get off your property, or that you’re calling the cops all without leaving the security of your home, or from anywhere in the world.
Speaking of security, you purchased the Ring floodlight camera to be more secure, not less secure. Ring keeps your security in mind by making sure that the video feed and access are thoroughly encrypted. Even high tech thieves are going to have a hard time getting anywhere with that in place.
The Ring Floodlight Camera itself costs around $250. Some of you millennials out there (don’t worry, I’m one too) might be flinching and re-thinking whether this is really the product for you.
But to put it into perspective, that’s just over $20 per month. So if you can set aside that much every month then you can afford to be secure in your home.
Everything is a subscription these days, so why should security be any different? Ring is continually providing users with a security protection and monitoring function, so of course, there should be a continual amount being paid.
If you hesitate just because of the subscription aspect, then you need to re-think how much you value security because this is a steal.
Having a sixty-day video archive makes it even easier to tell how frequently that suspicious truck has been coming around, or use video evidence as proof to get that restraining order.
If however, you’ve paid your $250 to get the Ring Floodlight Camera and you just want that to be a done deal and you don’t want anything to do with more costs after that, you still have access to a live video feed and the ability to set motion sensing zones via the Ring app.
The subscription feature is a continuously available option. It’s not like if you don’t commit as soon as you get it, you’ll never have the opportunity again.
If after a few months you decide that the additional features such as the 60-day video archive are something you need, you can always start the subscription at any time.
When you pay for Ring, you’re paying for a quality product. And not even just the product, you’re paying for security. Security against a potential peeping Tom, or someone intending to do you or your family actual harm. That’s a cheap price for peace of mind.
Stellar Audio and Video Quality
What is the point of having a product if the quality is atrocious? That’s how Ring feels. Having a top quality product is at the top of their priority list.
All of Ring’s cameras have the same specs across the board. So if you already have a Ring product, then you already know the kind of quality to anticipate from the Ring Floodlight Camera.
For those of you that have never had the pleasure of seeing a Ring camera feed, know that it is absolutely crisp and pristine.
Video quality is 1080p HD. With the ability to view camera feed live, it’ll almost be like you’re looking out your window. AND the cameras give you a140-degree field of vision.
Not sold yet? The motion sensors have a field of 270 degrees or 30 feet. That means you can receive a motion sensor notification in time for you to pull up the live feed.
Video quality is the ultimate need for a security camera. What’s the use of capturing a prowler on camera if the police can’t use the feed for identification.
This product is a floodlight camera combo. With the motion-sensing function’s ability to turn on the floodlight, many people might have the misconception that the camera needs the lights on in order to record objects. Well, I’m here to correct that misconception.
Along with all of Ring’s other camera products, the Ring Floodlight Camera is equipped with a night vision functionality. No more guessing what’s lurking in the dark…it’s always just that stray cat anyhow.
Something far away? No problem, you can just zoom or pan the camera. There shouldn’t be any secrets when your security is on the line.
Audio in a security system is not as common as you might think. The audio function of this Ring device is just as on-point as the video quality. Ring didn’t just create a two-way audio function, they did it and integrated background noise canceling technology as well.
Now when you’re telling that vagrant to be on his way, you can do it without interruption or distraction from the background.
Smart Device Integration
All of Ring’s product line has smart integration capability. For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about, the rest of this section is dedicated to you.
Certain “smart” products out there have the ability to learn your habits or schedule and adjust their settings in accordance with your desires.
What that means is, if you have multiple smart devices, they can communicate with one another which makes your job a whole lot easier. With multiple smart devices, your home is on it’s way to full automation.
Specifically, the Ring Floodlight Camera can communicate with your Google Home, Amazon Alexa, or using your IFTTT.
Picture this, you’re lying in bed doing your evening scroll right before you shut down for the night. Suddenly you receive a notification telling you that there is an intruder.
Instead of pausing your scrolling and having to go through the trouble of switching apps, you can just ask your Amazon Alexa to set off the Ring Floodlight Camera siren function.
No big deal, you just told your robot servant to tell your other robot security servant to scare away the intruder. Who needs a guard dog? With communication between your Amazon Alex and your Ring Floodlight Camera, you’re good to go.
If you have a smart TV or other casting technology, you can also ask your Amazon Alexa (or Google, or any other robot servant) to pull up the live video feed on your TV. Now that’s reality TV in HD.
No more squinting at your phone, you can see things as big as reality on your TV, or hear the audio through your surround system (if you’re into that kind of thing).
Why would you ever get a product if the creator wasn’t willing to put their money where their mouth is by offering a warranty? What kind of faith in their product do they have?
Rest assured, Ring is not on the faithless bandwagon, they back up their product.
Your Ring floodlight camera is under warranty for one year. Some of you are probably rolling your eyes, but a year is a long time. It’s long enough to figure out whether or not the Ring floodlight camera you have has a defect, programming issue, or if it is the quality product you were anticipating.
The warranty generally covers parts, however, if you have a software or hardware issue, their customer support team is awesome. They’re not one of those ones that keep you on the line until you go away. They want you to be secure and they’re there to help you with any issues along the way.
It doesn’t get any better than that (well, not including a neighborhood where you can actually trust your neighbors).
Is the Ring Floodlight Camera wireless? Yes. The Ring Floodlight Camera has to run on a WiFi signal with at least a 2.4hz speed. If users have slow WiFi, the camera quality on your app may seem grainy or blurry. Trust me, it is not the camera, it is the WiFi.
Can the Ring Floodlight Camera be mounted horizontally? No, the RIng Floodlight Camera is meant to be wall mounted upon installation.