Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus review

The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is a motion-activated camera in black or white, but is it smart enough?

Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus installed
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Digital Camera World Verdict

If you accept the subscription-based business model – or are happy to live without video recordings – then this is a powerful and easy-to-install floodlight camera that will make a great deterrent. Pricing is more sensible than the Pro, and reliability better than the Ring Spotlight.

Pros

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    Crisp 1080P video

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    Loud siren or two-way-talk provides options

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    Ring app is one of the best

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    Rich notifications show photos in alert notifications

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    Hardwired power more reliable than battery options

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    Choice of color helps match your location

Cons

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    Floodlights potentially affected by wind

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    Subscription needed to save video clip

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Ring, the Amazon-owned home security firm, has expanded from doorbells into a full range of devices to protect your home. They even have a surprising amount of choice within the floodlight niche, offering two variants of their 'Spotlight' series camera with smaller lights built into the housing as well as a 'Pro' variant of this shape with more sophisticated tech.

The key difference between this and the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro is that it lacks HDR video and what Ring call "3D Motion" – a sensor that detects range as well as the traditional PIR movement sensor this device sports.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 


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