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make sure nobody's at home. And what
happens? Thanks to the device's
two-way audio and motion sensors, you
see them on your smartphone, tablet or
PC, recognise their intent - and scare the
life out of them by replying brightly
'Hello: can I help you?'
You can instruct the postman
where to leave a parcel even
though you're nowhere near
It will sound as if you're securely inside,
even if you're actually a thousand miles
away. Invariably the potential intruder
will mutter something about having
come to the wrong house and will beat
a fast retreat. How brilliant.
And, thanks to its night vision camera,
the Ring works equally well after dark,
allowing you to sleep easy in your bed.
Unsurprisingly, Crimestoppers is
a keen supporter of the system in its
battle to reduce crime, and the police
have used Ring videos as evidence
leading to arrest and convictions for
Even entrepreneur Sir Richard
Branson has been an advocate, ever
since a guest answered his front door
at his private Caribbean island.
But the system has wider beneﬁts
beyond security. It will also notify you
of friendly visitors as well as foe: the
guest or workman you don't want
to miss, or the postman with a parcel.
They ring the bell and you respond in
real time by saying, for instance, 'Hang
on; I'll be home in ﬁve.' Or 'Just leave the
package behind the pot plant, please.'
What a relief to know you won't have
to make a trip to some collection point
next morning, or call the builder
or electrician to reschedule their work
days just because you were held up
for a few minutes.
And, of course, Ring works equally
efﬁciently when you are at home but
don't want to answer the door for some
ANSWER A CALLER
FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR
- USEFUL FOR THE
OWNER FOR WHOM
GETTING TO THE
DOOR IS A PROBLEM
reason - perhaps you're busy with
cooking, or the baby... or watching
a favourite programme. You can still
answer the caller, but this time from
the comfort of your armchair. This
is particularly useful for the elderly
or inﬁrm owner for whom getting to
the front door may be a problem.
Stick 'em up
You can set up extra, weather-resistant
Stick Up Cams around your home - to
give you a view of the front path, for
instance, or inside the living room.
Many working parents like to be
reassured that their older children have
arrived home safely from school or
work. The kids may well have been
instructed to call when they get in, but
teenagers often have more absorbing
matters on their minds and forget.
With Ring, you don't have to rely
on their memories; you can see for
yourself they've reached the doorstep
- so not only can you relax for another
day but you can also pretend you
weren't fretting in the ﬁrst place!
Likewise, Stick Up Cams can double
as a baby alarm in the playroom or out
in the garden. Or it can reassure you
that an ageing relative is OK.
If Dad or Great-aunt Doris is one of
those ﬁercely independent octogenarians
still living in their own home who tell
you they 'don't want anything from you
for Christmas; they've got everything
they need', suggest something they
really do need. Set them up with
a Ring Video Doorbell - it will provide
peace of mind for both of you.
The system works off rechargeable
batteries and is quick and easy to install.
You can do it yourself in 15 minutes
(one owner claims to have got the
whole thing working in less than half
that time) and the simple tools you need
are included in the pack.
With an ultra slim proﬁle, the bell
looks like an ordinary one, only perhaps
more handsome. You even have a
choice of faceplate, including ﬁnishes
in Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze, Antique
Brass and Polished Brass.
The Ring Video Doorbell is available
online or from retailers including Argos,
Currys, PC World and Robert Dyas.
So if you want to be in when you're
out, buy this security system today.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call 01727 263045
The image you
receive on your
phone that shows
you the kids are
home and safe