Ring Spotlight Cam Reviews

Compare the Ring Spotlight Cam to the Netgear Arlo Q and Logitech Circle Q, see pricing info, feature specs, and customer reviews.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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The Ring Spotlight Cam is a smart security camera with full HD video, night vision, two-way talk, motion-activated alerts, and a built-in siren.

Updates:

Updated 25th of February 2020

We reviewed pricing, noticing that the price of the Stick Up Cams has dropped a little. We also made it easier to compare the Ring Spotlight Cam to our top choices, Netgear's Arlo Q and Logitech Circle 2.

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Ring Spotlight Cam

Easy to set up security camera with built-in spotlights, and solar power optional.

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2-way audio with noise cancellation.

Compatible with smart home devices.

Weatherproof.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Easy to set up.
  • Solar-powered option.
  • Built-in spotlights.
  • 2-way audio with noise cancellation.

Cons

  • No free cloud storage.
  • Motion detection feature needs work.

Review:

Ring's Spotlight Cam is available with three different power options: wired, battery, or solar. The built-in lights and overall durability of the Ring Spotlight Cam make it a dependable option for security on the exterior of a building. One major drawback is that recorded footage is only accessible with a subscription.

Highlights:

  • Easy to install.
  • Smart Home compatibility.
  • Two-way audio with noise cancellation.
  • Built-in spotlights are great for outdoor surveillance.

Shortcomings:

If you want access to video recordings you have to subscribe to the basic or plus Ring Protect plans.

Reputation:

Amazon reviews of Ring products are overwhelmingly positive, with over 80% of reviewers awarding the battery-operated Spotlight Cam with 4 or 5 stars. Some reviewers contend that the customizable motion zone feature can be inaccurate and needs improving.

Pricing:

Model

List Price

Spotlight Cam Wired

$199.00

Spotlight Cam Battery

$199.00

Spotlight Cam Solar

$229.00

Floodlight Cam

$249.00

Stick Up Cam Plug-in

$99.99

Stick Up Cam Battery

$99.99

Stick Up Cam Solar

$148.99

Ring Solar Panel

$49.00

Price Comparison:

Ring Spotlight Cam vs. NETGEAR Arlo Q
Ring Spotlight Cam vs. NETGEAR Arlo Q:

Ring's Spotlight Cam and Netgear's Arlo Q are both priced at $199.99 and offer great image quality, a relatively wide field of view (140° and 130°), and are easy to set up and manage. They are, however, designed for different purposes. The Arlo Q is an indoor only camera while the Spotlight Cam is specifically designed for outdoor surveillance.

Ring Spotlight Cam vs. NETGEAR Arlo Q Comparison:

Feature

Ring Spotlight Cam

NETGEAR Arlo Q

Image Resolution

Up to 1080p

Up to 1080p

Night Vision

Yes

Yes (up to 25 ft.)

View Field

140°

130°

Motion Detection

Yes

Yes

Audio

2-way

2-way

Placement

Outdoor

Indoor

Storage

Cloud, Free trial for 30 days

Cloud, Free for 7 days

Smart Home Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Notifications

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Price

$199.99

$199.99

Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Logitech Circle 2:
Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Logitech Circle 2:

While the Spotlight Cam is an outdoor only camera, the Logitech Circle 2 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The Logitech Circle 2 offers an impressively wide viewing angle of 180° (vs. 140°), includes 24 hours of free cloud storage, and is a touch cheaper, but cannot compete with the Spotlight Cam's built-in lights.

Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Logitech Circle 2 Comparison:

Feature

Ring Spotlight Cam

Logitech Circle 2

Image Resolution

Up to 1080p

Up to 1080p

Night Vision

Yes

Yes (up to 15 ft.)

View Field

140°

180°

Motion Detection

Yes

Yes

Audio

2-way

2-way

Placement

Outdoor

Indoor/Outdoor

Storage

Cloud, Free trial for 30 days

Cloud, free for 24 hours

Smart Home Compatibility

Yes

Yes

Notifications

Yes

Yes

Mobile App

Yes

Yes

Price

$199.99

From $179.99

Key Features:

Feature

Description

Image Resolution

1080p

View Field

140°

Placement

Outdoor

Storage

Cloud, Free trial for 30 days

Power

Cord

Smart Home Compatibility

Alexa, Google Assistant, Ring, SmartThings

Subscription

Required for access to recordings

Night Vision

Yes

Zoom

Yes

Audio

2-way, with noise cancellation

Notifications

Push

App

Mobile (App Store and Google Play)

Motion Detection

Yes

Streaming

Yes

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Ring Spotlight Cam

Easy to set up security camera with built-in spotlights, and solar power optional.

Buy on Amazon

2-way audio with noise cancellation.

Compatible with smart home devices.

Weatherproof.

Ring Protect Plans:

Feature

Free

Basic

Plus

Cost

Free

$3.00 /mo. or $30.00 /yr.

$10.00 /mo. or $100.00 /yr.

Motion-activated notifications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Live view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Two-way talk/audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

60 days cloud storage

No

Yes

Yes

Video saving and sharing

No

Yes

Yes

Snapshot capture (between motion-activated events)

No

Yes

Yes

24/7 professional monitoring

No

No

Yes

Other Ring Security Cameras:

Ring offers a Floodlight Cam which is a wired camera with 2 ultra-bright LED floodlights and a built-in security siren. The camera has a 140° field of view and customizable motion zones, ideal for monitoring blind spots around your premises.

Ring's Indoor Cam is a compact and wired indoor security camera that offers live view, real-time notifications, customizable motion detection, and 2-way audio. A subscription is required for access to 60 days of cloud storage.

Ring's Stick Up Cam range (plug-in, wired, and solar) is suitable for indoor and outdoor placement, unlike the Spotlight Cam, which is an outdoor-only camera. Other differences between the two camera types are a security siren and built-in LEDs, which the Stick Up Cams don't offer.

FAQs:

Can the Ring Spotlight be hardwired?

Yes. Ring Spotlight Cam Mount is a hardwired version of its Spotlight Cam. The hardwired version is equipped with three different mounts for standard single-gang and 4″ round electrical fixture boxes.

What is a Ring Spotlight Cam?

Ring Spotlight Cam is a security camera equipped with at least one light. The camera provides fast and easy viewing of what is happening outside of a home or business. Users can view activity via a mobile app or device.

Does Ring Spotlight CAM work with Alexa?

Yes, you can use Alexa to view activity and listen to audio.

How long does Ring Spotlight Cam battery last?

With normal use, Ring Spotlight Cam battery lasts 6 - 12 months.

How much does the Ring Spotlight Cam cost?

The Ring Spotlight CAM's list price ranges from $199.99 to $229.00.

Where can I buy the Ring Spotlight Cam?

You can buy the Ring Spotlight Cam directly from Ring online or from sites like Amazon and BestBuy.

What features does the Ring Spotlight Cam have?

  • HD video with live viewing.
  • LED spotlights and infrared night vision.
  • Motion sensors.
  • Built-in mic and speakers.
  • Remote-activated siren.
  • Custom motion zones.
  • Plugs into standard power outlets.
  • Weather resistant.
  • Works with Alexa.

Where can I find Ring Spotlight Cam review information?

The Ring Spotlight Cam has been reviewed on Amazon more than 700 times and has 4.2 out of 5.0 stars. On Bestbuy's website, it receives a 4.0 out of 5.0 stars from 360 reviewers.

What is the resolution of the Ring Spotlight Cam?

The Ring Spotlight Cam has a resolution of up to 1280x1080.