Today, we’ll take a look at the differences between the Simplisafe Video Doorbell vs. Ring Pro.
Of them all, the most important is Ring Pro’s custom motion zone setting option, as well as its compatibility with a dual-band network and smart home integration, all of which SimpliSafe Video Doorbell lacks.
While SimpliSafe is a reliable & affordable option to consider, we feel that Ring Pro is the more superior model of the two.
The Short Version
SimpliSafe Video Doorbell = Hardwired only, live-view on demand & night vision, two-way audio, not compatible with Google Assistant or Alexa, motion detection & dual sensors, no custom motion zones, 162° degrees horizontal field of view, 1080p HD video resolution, supports a 2.4GHz network, comes w/ a zoom, no web app available, subscription plan available.
Ring Pro = Hardwired only, live-view on demand & night vision, two-way audio, compatible with Google Assistant & Alexa, motion detection available, custom motion zones,160° horizontal & 100° vertical field of view, 1080pHD video resolution, supports a 2.4 or 5 GHz WiFi network, zoom available, comes w/ a web app, subscription plan available.
Which one are you getting?
Simplisafe Video Doorbell vs. Ring Pro — Easy Comparison Chart
|SimpliSafe Video Doorbell||Ring Pro|
|Dimensions||4.3” x 1.5” x 1.2”||4.5” x 1.85” x 0.80”|
|Color||Classic White||Comes with four interchangeable different color faceplates.|
|Field of View||162° Degrees Horizontal||160° Horizontal|
|Resolution||1080p HD||1080p HD|
|Google Assistant & Alexa||No||Yes|
|Custom Motion Zones||No||Yes|
|Live-View on Demand||Yes||Yes|
|Network||2.4GHz||2.4 or 5 GHz|
Simplisafe Video Doorbell vs. Ring Pro — What’s Different?
Motion Detection – While both smart doorbells support motion detection technology, there are still a few differences.
For example, Ring Pro uses advanced software that captures an image, uses it as a reference and will alert you via notification if the saved image has changed.
While SimpliSafe uses dual-sensors that allow it to differentiate between objects or people, so you’ll only receive alerts that count.
Additionally, Ring also comes with the custom motion zone function. This allows you to set specific zones for your doorbell to pay extra attention to.
Unfortunately, SimpliSafe lacks this option.
Field of View – SimpliSafe also sports a slightly more improved 162° horizontal field of view, when compared to Ring’s 160°.
While it may not be a huge difference, those extra two degrees could determine if you can identify a potential culprit.
Subscription Plan – Additionally, both models also come with their own subscription plans as well.
The Ring Pro offers two options, Ring Protect Basic & Ring Protect Plus to opt for.
Both plans offer an impressive 60 days worth of storage, and if you decide to go for Protect Plus, you’ll also get Ring Alarm professional monitoring as well.
The Basic Plan comes to 3USD per month, while Protect Plus amounts to 10USD.
With SimpliSafe you’re really just paying for cloud storage, so you can choose from two plans.
The first option gives you 30 days’ worth of storage and costs 4.99USD per camera, while the second choice covers multiple cameras and amounts to 9.99USD monthly.
Google Assistant & Alexa –. Ring Pro has an advantage when it comes to hands-free control as it’s compatible with both Google & Alexa voice assistants.
However, SimpliSafe lacks the hands-free control option.
App Control – You can also operate both doorbells via an iOS or Android app, however, Ring Pro has an edge since it’s also compatible with a web app, where SimpliSafe lacks.
Design – In terms of size, both models come in very similar dimensions.
However when it comes to color, Ring Pro offers 4 interchangeable faceplates to choose from and swap around, while SimpliSafe comes in a single White finish.
Last update on 2020-02-19 at 13:19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API