Having a smart doorbell in your home will not only keep your home secure but will also keep you in control. You will be able to know who’s at the door before you open it and even engage the person in a conversation. If it is a person you’d rather not see, the pre-recorded message will be a polite way to dismiss him.
Eufy and Ring smart doorbells should be your first option any time you want a new doorbell for your home. Both are weather-resistant, gives you a clear view both during the day and at night, and have amazing customizable options.
Here is a comparison between these two amazing doorbells to help you in making the right choice:
Ease of Use
One of the greatest wins when using Ring smart devices is the ease of installation and use. You don’t require professional help to install most of the ring models. However, if you have an existing complex wiring, getting professional help will be the best option.
Ring’s app is also easy to install and use on your Apple, Android or Windows 10 devices. Using your app, you’ll be able to see the person at your door, speak to him, and hear his response.
Whether it is in the middle of the night or during the day, both Eufy and Ring Smart Doorbells offer a clear view of what is happening outside your house. There is no time that the images from these amazing smart doorbells will be blurred.
You don’t have to worry if your home is surrounded by shady trees or porches as the night vision ability will allow you to have a clear view in all conditions.
The Ring smart doorbell allows you to customize the sensor zone on the ring’s device so that you’ll only focus on specific areas. For instance, you can choose to only focus on the area near the entrance and leave out the less significant locations.
Just like the Ring smart doorbells, you will be able to customize the doorbell’s video to specific areas. This way, you’ll only get alerts that matter to you.
One of the greatest disadvantages of using Eufy smart doorbells is that they require an external source of power. This means you can only use it where there is a constant power supply if you want to keep track of what is happening 24/7.
If, on the other hand, you have an already installed traditional doorbell, you’ll find it easier to use the Eufy Smart Doorbell since you’ll use the existing wiring.
Ring Smart Doorbells, on the other hand, have a battery that you’ll need to recharge when it runs out of power. However, the battery can last between 6 months and one year before it runs out of power.
You’ll get an email reminder any time your battery is low which is quite convenient. Also, by checking the battery indicator on your Ring device, you’ll know when time is right to recharge.
If you have an existing traditional doorbell, you can use the wiring to connect your Ring Smart Doorbell. With this, you’ll eliminate the possibility of running out of charge especially when you are traveling.
The audio quality of both Eufy and Ring devices is very clear and you’ll not have trouble talking to the person at your door and hearing what he says. You can also record a customized response for those times when you are unavailable to respond in person.
Eufy Smart Doorbells have a 2K resolution that will give you the highest quality captures. Even when the target is still far off, the camera will still be able to take a clear capture to make it easier for you to identify the person.
Ring devices have a video resolution ranging between 720p – 1080p which is half of what Eufy has. If this is your biggest consideration, you will go for the Eufy smart Doorbells.
One of the greatest wins with Eufy Smart Doorbells is the 4GB internal storage where you’ll be able to store video footage of up to 30 days. If you missed something that happened outside your house, you’ll simply use the videos to catch up. To make it even better, these videos are only accessible when you log into your Eufy account as they are encrypted.
When using Ring devices, you’ll also be able to view every recorded event using your Ring app. However, if you are using the free account, it will not be possible to record or store the happenings outside your house.
You will need a subscription service that can either be:
- Ring Protector Basic: For this, you’ll pay $3 per month for each device to allow you to access 60-days video history. This plan is best suited for homes that have less than 4 cameras.
To save on the cost of your subscription, you can purchase an annual plan at $30 which is a $6 saving.
- Protector Plus: If your home is more extensive and you need more than one Ring device, getting the Protector Plus subscription will really help. Here, you’ll pay $10 per month for your subscription or $100 annual subscription which will be a $20 saving.
With the Protector Plus plan, you’ll get a warranty on all your Ring Devices for as long as your subscription remains active. You’ll also enjoy professional monitoring services and when you buy any other Ring product on their official website, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount!
There is no contract when buying Ring subscriptions which makes it possible to switch to the free account at will.
If you have more than 1 address where you’ll be using your Ring Smart Doorbells, you will pay a separate subscription for each location.
If you need a specific capture, all you need is to scroll back to that time.
If you are working on a budget, you will go for Eufy devices as they are more affordable at $160. Ring devices cost from $200 which makes it the more pricey option.
To use both the Ring and Eufy devices, you’ll need a good WiFi connection in your home. if your network is unstable, you’ll most likely miss some notifications on your app though you’ll still be able to hear the doorbell.
Eufy Smart Doorbell is still a new entrant into the market and at this time, only the wired model is available. However, there are indications that a new wireless EufyCam E wireless is due for launching in early 2020.
Eufy Cam E
In November 2019, Eufy will be launching a new smart doorbell, Eufy Cam 2 which will have the option of using a rechargeable battery. The battery will last for 365 days which is longer compared to the 6-12 months that Ring devices last.
- 16 GB internal memory that makes it possible to store up to 1-year video recordings
- Rechargeable battery that lasts 365 days
- Has 2 cameras but you can add up to 16 cameras
- Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant
- Easier to install due to its magnetic door mounting on the inside and a more permanent mount outside.
- Anti-theft alarm that will alert you if anyone tries to forcefully remove the doorbell
- More secure data as you have to install a microSD card and log into your account to access it.
With the new Eufy Cam E, you have the option to buy cloud storage at $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year for 1 camera. If you have up to 10 cameras, you’ll pay $9.99 per month or $99.99 per month per year.
Ring Video Doorbell Models
Here is a table showing the different Ring Smart Doorbell models and how they differ.
|Ring Video Doorbell||Ring Video Doorbell 2||Ring Video Doorbell Elite||Ring Video Doorbell Pro||Ring Video Doorbell Cam|
|Battery Life||6 to 12 months||6 to 12 months||N/A||N/A||6 to 12 months|
|Motion Detection||5 selectable motion zones and adjustable sensitivity scale||5 selectable motion zones and adjustable sensitivity scale||Adjustable motion detection||Adjustable motion detection||Motion detection zone|
|Viewing Field||180 degrees horizontally||160 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically||160 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically||160 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically||155 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically|
|Range of Colors||Venetian bronze, satin nickel, polished brass, and antique brass||Satin Nickel and venetian||Satin nickel, satin black, satin white, and dark Bronze||Satin nickel, satin white, satin black, and dark bronze||Black with some satin nickel trims|
|Motion Detecting Angle||180 degrees with an infrared heat-detection ability||180 degrees with an infrared heat-detection ability||160 degrees- will generate motion alerts based on your settings||160 degrees- will generate motion alerts based on your settings||130 degrees with an infrared heat-detection ability|
|Power Options||Rechargeable battery or wire it to your existing doorbell||Rechargeable battery or wire it to your existing doorbell||Powered over Ethernet||Hardwire it to your existing doorbell||Quick release rechargeable battery|
|Video Resolution||720p HD||1080p HD||1080p HD||1080p HD||1080p HD|
The Bottom Line
Both Eufy and Ring smart doorbells are great devices that will keep your home secure. The devices are customizable and you’ll have the ability to focus on the areas that matter to you. To make it even better, you’ll be able to use the doorbells in any weather condition without losing the quality of the videos.
The major difference between these amazing doorbell models is the price where the Eufy doorbell is $40 cheaper than Ring. With the new Eufy Cam E, however, the cost is higher compared to what the Ring camera models cost.
With this guide, you will be able to make your choice and make your home more secure, whether you are in or you’ve traveled.