About 2 years ago we wrote an article that you can read here if you like, about a lawsuit by the patent holder of most of the patents relating to the technology behind the video doorbell system widely known as Ring.
Skybell originally partnered with the people behind Ring and a falling out saw Ring go it alone. Ring were well known for failing to win a deal on Shark Tank, but bounced back to be acquired by Amazon.
Im sure other consumers also regularly see the marketing and advertising for the Ring products, that have increased measurably since Amazon acquired them. The Amazon investment has also provided Ring with the needed resources to expand their product line and move further into the home automation category.
Personally, I am not enamored with the Ring product offerings, but obviously a great many other consumers are.
Below find a comparison table that displays the most common differences between Skybell and Ring.
In the source you can read the authors opinions.
Skybell HD vs. Ring Pro — Comparison Table
|Skybell HD||Ring Video Doorbell Pro|
|Power Options||Hardwired only||Hardwired only|
|Compatible Doorbell Transformers||10-36 VAC,|
10VA or 12 VDC
DC not compatible
|Field of View||180°||160°|
|Video Resolution||1080p/720p HD||1080p HD|
|Color Night Vision||Yes||Black & White|
|Compatible Networks||2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n||2.4 or 5 GHz 802.11 b/g/n|
|Custom Motion Zones||No||Yes|
|Live View Motion Triggered||Yes||Yes|
|Live View On Demand||Yes||Yes|
|Size||2.8 x 2.8 x 0.9 inches|
7.1 x 7.1 x 2.2 cm
|4.5 x 1.85 x 0.80 inches|
11.43 x 4.7 x 2.03 cm
|Operating Temperature||-40 – 140°F (-20 – 50°C)||-5 – 120°F (-40 – 60°C)|
Oil Rubbed Bronze
|Comes with 4 faceplates|