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Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

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Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

Other than the Stick Up Cam Elite includes a PoE adapter is there any difference? Are they both the identical camera? 

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

Great question @PAStockThe Cams are identical in operation. The new Stick Up Cam Elite was rolled out to provide a simple, bundled solution for our neighbors who want a Power over Ethernet solution for their camera. If you currently have the Stick Up Cam Wired on PoE and you're satisfied with the results, there's nothing further you need to do. If you'd like to expand your in-home security with additional PoE cameras, we recommend you consider the Stick Up Cam Elite.



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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

Great question @PAStockThe Cams are identical in operation. The new Stick Up Cam Elite was rolled out to provide a simple, bundled solution for our neighbors who want a Power over Ethernet solution for their camera. If you currently have the Stick Up Cam Wired on PoE and you're satisfied with the results, there's nothing further you need to do. If you'd like to expand your in-home security with additional PoE cameras, we recommend you consider the Stick Up Cam Elite.



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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

Can someone help me out ?  I don't see a StickUp Cam Wired 2nd Generation as part of the product line.  Am I looking at this wrong ?  Here is why I'm asking.  I purchased 4 Stickup Cams last year and installed them using Cat6 ethernet that connected to a POE switch.  So are those stickup cams considered 2nd Gen ?  And what does the Elite really offer over that - I'm confused !!!

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

Usually I don't like replying to myself and don't see much traffic on this question.  The intro question had "Solved" as a reply.  However, in the "solved" explanation, the poster contradicts themselves by saying quote " If you currently have the Stick Up Cam Wired (meaning a power adapter that plugs into the wall) on PoE and you're satisfied with the results, there's nothing further you need to do."  Ok, since I hope that is clear.  The elete claims to be the PoE cam, while the original stick up cam "wired" had an ethernet port that you could run to a PoE switch.  So now I'm confused, what does the elite offer other than this so-called PoE adapter (which you did not need to begin with), is that it.  If so, can we still get the stickup cam "Wired Ethernet" ? 

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

You can see the 2nd Gen Stick Up Cameras by visiting this website: https://shop.ring.com/. You can also click "Products" at the top of the homepage instead of hovering and choosing "Security Cams". Hope this helps. 

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

Thank you marvs for replying.  But that's not what I'm getting at.  The "elite" is being advertised as some new cam that can connect via PoE, but also being called second gen and I'm trying to understand, "what makes it second gen" and "elite".  When I look at the cams I have in my home, all connected to my PoE switch, without a PoE adapter(whatever that is) I'm at a loss to understand what's so special about the elite.  Now, if you said it was 4k and wired that connects to a PoE switch, I'd see maybe some difference, but just calling it "elite" and "second gen" does not make the product.  Also, doesn't the term "wired" also make it confusing since you have an indoor cam called "wired" but it is wireless and the only wire is a power cable.  So the marketing of your product severely took a bad turn somewhere.  To be homest, I'm trying my best to justify the increase in price for the ring cam "elite" when the old product was much better, since it's the same.

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

I have the same question. Was hoping to start swapping out my old wired cams for these but totally confused now as well. I do not want to have to purchase an adapter for each cam, only one POE switch that will run all of them. Must less confusing than tons of additional wires. I would like to know the answer to your question too.

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

I have been trying to figure out why as well, as there is a $100 difference between the two cameras right now. $200 for elite 2nd gen, and $100 for wired 2nd gen.

 

To me the ONLY thing I see is that the elite has a better sounding name... easily worth the additional $100.

 

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation

I'm glad to see that I'm not alone.  I know exactly why this is being done, but what a way to really make your loyal customer's want to leave for your competitor's by slapping and swapping labels and devices and saying their new.  If they are improving the cam, I'd like to know how and where ?  However, there is no sign that there is any improvement.  I watched the video of setting up the elite and was totally shocked to see that they added a PoE adapter and darn near feel out of my seat that they took at cam that already worked via POE switch and broke it.  Ok, if they are providing a camera with a PoE kit for those that have not purchased a PoE switch, that's one thing and I'd agree that a price markup might be in order, but kill off an entire line of functioning devices and forcing us all into this thing, I can't buy it.  Ring needs to see that this is a deal breaker for me and probably many others and I'll have to sale the stuff I've got and move on to something else, probably an NVR.  I'm sorry to RANT all, but this type of deceptive practices really burns me.

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Re: Stick Up Cam Elite vs Stick Up Cam Wired 2nd Generation


@Marley_Ring wrote:

Great question @PAStockThe Cams are identical in operation. The new Stick Up Cam Elite was rolled out to provide a simple, bundled solution for our neighbors who want a Power over Ethernet solution for their camera. If you currently have the Stick Up Cam Wired on PoE and you're satisfied with the results, there's nothing further you need to do. If you'd like to expand your in-home security with additional PoE cameras, we recommend you consider the Stick Up Cam Elite.


Actually you might want to look at this community page. I also called ring sales and tech support. Still waiting back for an answer to this question. I guess no one at Ring seems to know the answer.