Added a Ring Pro Video Doorbell to our arsenal of home security. Took all of 20 minutes to install it, mostly waiting for paint to dry. If you have several doors, a home can have up to 4 Ring Pro devices connected.
Ring interfaces with your wifi and has an app for all smart phones. There is also an online repository of video shot from your Ring (storage costs $3 bucks a month or $30 bucks a year) that you can access from your phone or any computer.
The Ring Pro is both motion activated as well as manually when a person rings the bell. So that means people lurking on your front porch will be captured on 1080p (day or night) as well as have their conversation recorded. The Ring Pro doorbell also has a built-in speaker and microphone, so you can talk to someone at your front door, even if you're not at home (you can even lie and say something like "I can't come to the door now because I'm washing the dogs," giving the impression that the house is occupied. The person at the door can hear you, but not see you). Or you can listen to the conversation on the front steps.
Ring Pro works with most 2-wire low power DC doorbell circuits and inside doorbell installation (electronic and mechanical chimes). There is an optional wifi extender and electronic chime you can plug into the backyard or garage, if you spend a lot of time away from the regular doorbell. It also comes with four outer shells: black, brown, satin silver, and white. There is also a paintable mounting plate, if you need it.
Next month I'm going to get the solar powered companion camera to use in the backyard.
Ring came with all pieces and tools needed to install it. There are superb videos online as well.