Do I really need a doorbell if I get an outdoor camera?

Do I really need a Ring doorbell if I have a Ring outdoor camera pointed at the front door? Won’t I get the same alerts?

Hey @nosemuff. You are correct here! This is mostly up to your personal preference to see what you need and what works best for you. Some users will like the Doorbell as someone can press the button and you get an alert and recording for whenever they actually press the Doorbell, while also having motion detection in case they don’t press the bell. A camera gives you that motion recording coverage you need, and can be viewable from wherever you put it, especially in the case where you may need to see more of the bigger picture from a different angle. :slight_smile:

Thank you for responding so quickly!

Yes, I’m afraid that video from my doorbell location might be sketchy & this gives me a better option.

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