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A video doorbell isn’t necessarily going to prevent porch pirates from making off with your latest Amazon delivery. But it can alert you when the delivery happens, and you’ll also get a heads-up if sketchy dudes happen to be approaching your front door. It’s a form of DIY home security, and well worth having (at least in my opinion). Right now you can get a deep discount on one of Ring’s top models: You can get the Ring Video Doorbell Pro for $160 when you apply the CNET-exclusive promo code CNETRPRO at checkout. That’s 36% off the $250 price the same model is selling at on Amazon right now.

 As you’d expect, the Ring offers live video feeds with 1080p HD video, motion alerts and two-way voice communication. The Pro supports Pre-Roll, which means that you get an extra 4 seconds of video before an event triggers a motion alert. In other words, the Ring is always buffering 4 seconds of video, so when someone (or something) trips the motion sensor, you can see up to 4 seconds of what happened before that.

One big caveat: The Ring Pro does not have a rechargeable battery. It must be hard-wired to your home, so if you can’t connect it to the existing (working) doorbell wires at your front door, this isn’t the video doorbell for you. 

This article was published previously. It has been updated with the latest deal. 


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