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Have you heard about a smart doorbell?
It’s a type of WiFi-connected doorbell that lets you know via your smartphone when you have a visitor at the door. It also alerts you when someone rings the doorbell, or if it senses anyone with its in-built motion sensors. All that, while having the ability to effectively communicate with your guests, by using two-way audio technology as well.
Today, we’ll be talking about Zmodo Greet HD vs. Ring Pro. Both options include some great features for any home, and you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money on it too! As Zmodo Greet HD comes at a more budget-friendly price.
So let’s get right into it, and check out both models below!
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Zmodo Greet HD vs. Ring Pro — Things in Common
Resolution – Both Zmodo Greet HD and Ring Pro offer an excellent HD resolution of 1080p. A clearer view means you won’t miss out on anything. Including motion detections and the live view feed.
Two-Way Talk – Having the two-audio feature allows you to easily communicate with anyone who is outside your door. So now you don’t have to worry about opening your door at an unusual hour or keep anyone waiting for too long.
Alexa & Google Assistant – Voice assistants make your life so much easier! Whether you want to check your live feed or turn off your motion detection feature, you can easily do so using voice commands.
Night Vision – You can add an extra layer of security with the night vision technology. Imagine hearing a noise outside the door, and while it could just turn out to be a stray animal going through your rubbish, it’s good to be able to actually see what’s going on. Luckily both Zmodo Greet HD and Ring Pro have the night vision technology.
Motion Detection – Capture every move with the motion recording feature. It’s perfect for when you’re on vacation, or simply home alone. Every single alert will show up on your phone, so you will always know who or what is around. It’s worth mentioning that the motion detection technology is a lot more advanced in Ring Pro.
As its sensitivity adjusters are more advanced than in other models. So rather getting notified by every little movement such as a passing car or a tree branch swaying in the wind, you’ll receive more reliable notifications.
Power Options & Installation – Both Zmodo Greet HD and Ring Pro need to be hardwired as they need a regular source of power to work.
Both smart doorbells can be connected to low voltage transformers that operate between 16VAC and 36VAC and can connect seamlessly to the existing wiring from your home’s mechanical doorbell chime.
The setup itself won’t take a lot of time and is relatively easy to follow too, which is a bonus!
The main benefit of a hardwired doorbell when compared to a battery one, is the fact that you won’t have to worry about it running out of power when you least expect it to.
But if you find yourself renting for the foreseeable future, it’s worth looking into other options such as Ring Peephole Cam. It runs solely on battery power and therefore doesn’t need to be hardwired. Making it easy to set up wherever you go.
Zmodo Greet HD vs. Ring Pro — Differences
Difference #1: Custom Motion Zones – This is where Ring Pro comes out ahead. By setting your own custom motion triggers, you can specifically map a certain location within your doorbell’s field of view.
Meaning, you can keep a close eye on the designated area where your packages are normally placed, or where the car is parked. Then if any motion is detected, you’ll receive a push notification straight to your smartphone alerting you of any detected activity. Keep in mind, that in order to take advantage of this feature you’ll have to upgrade to the Premium Plan which we will discuss in more detail soon.
Difference #2: Message Recorder – How useful would it be to have a readily message recorded for anyone who rings your doorbell when you aren’t home? Well, with Zmodo Greet HD you can.
You can record up to 5 different voice messages and inform your visitors to come back later, or even keep unwanted guests away!
Unfortunately, Ring Pro doesn’t offer this feature.
Difference #3: Field of View – Having a good field of view is crucial for your new smart doorbell. And that’s where Ring Pro comes out ahead, with its 160 degrees horizontal, and 100 degrees vertical, it offers a much higher range than the 120 degrees horizontal of Zmodo Greet HD. (Vertical is unknown.)
Those extra 40 degrees would make a huge difference in identifying the package thief, or the person who vandalized your Christmas decorations.
Difference #4: IFTTT – IFTTT is a fun and useful tool you can use with your Ring Pro. It allows you to integrate your smart doorbell with your home creating a series of specific commands for it.
So basically, you can do cool things like having your smart lights blink red when someone rings the doorbell, or log a motion straight into your GoogleDrive. The options are endless!
Difference #5: Web app – The Ring Pro also offers the option of having a Web App available. Meaning that if your smartphone is down or even if you’re already working at your computer, you can easily check your notifications or settings via the web app.
Difference #6: Network – Both Zmodo Greet and Ring Pro connect to a 2.4 GHz. While Ring also takes it further, by connecting with 5GHz as well.
A strong network is crucial to ensure that the signal passes through the walls and longer distances. It’s also a good idea to check that before you decide to purchase your smart doorbell.
Difference #7: Subscription Plan – Luckily, both Zmodo Greet HD and Ring Pro offer some great subscription plans. It might be a good idea to opt for one, as it provides many useful benefits that you can take advantage of.
For example for Zmodo Greet HD, you can choose from 3 plans. The Basic, Premium, and Platinum.
The Basic plan is free and includes 10s motion clips, and the ability to have your recordings saved up for 12 hours. Which is pretty good for the start. While The Premium plan offers many more features such as the ability to be able to download and share the clips, Flashback feature, 7 days of intelligent continuous recordings and playback, and more! And that amounts to 4.99 USD per month or 49.90 USD per year.
While the Platinum Plan comes at 9.99 USD per month 99.90/yearly and offers 30 days of intelligent continuous recordings and playback, including the same features from Premium Plan.
The Ring Pro’s subscription plan does come slightly cheaper. Similarly to Zmodo, you have the Free plan which offers you, the two-way talk feature, theft protection, instant notifications, access to live feed, plus a 1-year warranty. While the Protect Basic and Protect Plus gives video storage of up to 60 days. While the Protect Plus plan also includes the Ring Alarm coverage, which would be a handy security addition for any home.
The Protect Basic comes to 3USD per month, or 30/yearly, while Protect Plus comes to 10 USD per month, or 100 USD annually.
Difference #8: Size & Style – In terms of size, Zmodo Greet HD is a little bulkier with its measurements of 4.92″ x 2.36″ x 0.98″ vs. Ring Pro 4.50” x 1.85” x .80”.
Zmodo also comes in a single Dark Grey/Black color tone, while with Ring Pro you can choose from up to 4 different faceplates to suit your style or mood! The options include Satin Nickel, Pearl, Venetian, and Black.
Zmodo Greet HD vs. Ring Pro — Comparison Chart
|Zmodo Greet HD||Ring Pro|
|Network||2.4 GHz||2.4 GHz or 5GHz|
|Dimensions||4.92″ x 2.36″ x 0.98″||4.50″ x 1.85″ x.80″|
|Custom Motion Zones||No||Yes|
|Field of View Horizontal||120 degrees||160 degrees|
|Field of View Vertical||–||100 degrees|
|Color||Dark Grey/Black||Satin Nickel, Pearl,
Venetian, and Black
Zmodo Greet HD vs. Ring Pro — Accessories
In terms of accessories, let’s check out other additions that you can include to further improve the security of your home.
Zmodo Greet HD
While there aren’t many accessories available for the doorbell, but it might not be a bad idea to add an extra layer of security with Zmodo’s Door/Window Sensors. The useful sensors work together with other Zmodo devices to protect your home. By installing the Door/Window Sensors to Zmodo Beam, you will receive alerts straight to your smartphone whenever your door or window is opened, no matter where you may be.
For your Ring Pro, it’s worth looking into a Ring Chime Pro. This handy addition can be placed in any room you choose, and you’ll be able to hear whenever someone rings the doorbell. So you won’t have to rely on your smartphone to inform you, and you can also choose to turn off the chime when you don’t want to be disturbed.
For more information about the Ring Chime, check out our take on Ring Chime vs. Chime Pro.
Zmodo Greet HD vs. Ring Pro — Our Thoughts
So today we have discussed both the budget-friendly Zmodo Greet HD, as well as the more pricey Ring Pro option.
In terms of similarities, both models offer the most common smart doorbell features, such as two-way audio, live-feed access, and motion detection. But in terms of quality, we feel that Ring Pro comes first.
Ring Pro comes with even more additional features, such as custom motion detection zones, IFTTT, and its increased field of view. It also offers more affordable subscription plans, and if you decide to stick with the Free plan, it still offers more benefits than Zmodo’s option.
While Zmodo might still be a good budget-friendly option, if you have the opportunity to spend a little more, we feel that Ring Pro’s doorbell will add extra security, and style to any home.
Last update on 2020-09-20 at 00:29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API