Amazon has the Ring Video Doorbell 2 as a certified refurb for $119. Even refurbished, it normally sells for $170. A new version of the same video doorbell sells for $199. You're saving a ton no matter how you compare it.
You can also upgrade for about $30 more to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro refurbished. Plenty of refurb deals today from Amazon!
The Video Doorbell 2 might actually be the device you prefer if you want a rechargeable battery pack. That makes it significantly easier to install, especially if you want to place it somewhere you can't hardwire it. Of course, that's also risky if it runs out of juice when you need it.
The video doorbell pairs with that Echo Dot fairly smoothly. Use Alexa to turn the light on or send announcements to your Echo devices when the doorbell is pressed or motion is detected. You can use your Echo device to hear and speak to visitors, too. With the video doorbell you'll record video in 1080p and be able to watch that video anywhere using your phone and Live View on-demand video and audio. Get mobile alerts, too.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.