Ring Stick Up Cam Wired beats Ring Spotlight Cam everywhere but midnight

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Of all the technology that can allegedly make your home "smarter," few can make your home safer than a security camera that works well and records the events that occur around it. Whether it catches a burglar in the act or just catches you slipping on the ice, you deserve a camera you can depend on.

Stick Up Cam Wired by Ring

Pick your power

$180 at Amazon

Pros

  • Works indoors and outdoors
  • Flexibility in power and internet sources
  • Wider field of vision
  • Built-in siren to ward off intruders
  • Excellent Amazon Alexa, Echo integration

Cons

  • No built-in light source, just IR night vision
  • No video recordings without subscription
  • No 24/7 recording option
  • Doesn’t play well with Google anymore

The Ring Stick Up Cam is back and better than ever, with flexibility in both internet connectivity and power. It also sports a bigger camera sensor, a lower price, and a lower profile look that can blend in outside or inside your home.

Ring Spotlight Cam Wired

Light up the night

$200 at Amazon

Pros

  • Bright built-in Spotlight shines on would-be intruders
  • Built-in siren to ward off intruders
  • Water resistant outdoor camera
  • Good Alexa integration

Cons

  • Smaller visual field of range
  • No Ethernet compatibility to supplement Ring’s habit of spotty Wi-Fi
  • No video recordings without subscription
  • No 24/7 recording option

The Ring Spotlight Cam isn’t nearly as flexible as the Ring Stick Up Cam, nor can it see quite as much with its smaller field of range. However, if Infrared night vision has failed your cameras before, this camera’s built-in spotlight can greatly improve night video recordings.

Ring has a wide variety of cameras available, and both the Stick Up Cam and Spotlight Cam are wired, Alexa-compatible, 1080p, water-resistant cameras that are ready to keep a vigilant watch over your backyard, front yard, or any other outdoor area in your home. These quite similar cameras have two distinguishing features that should make deciding between them quite easy.

Power or light: Which do you want more?

The Ring Spotlight Cam’s claim to fame is right there in the name: Spotlight. This camera has two light bars on the front edges of the housing, which can light up and show you who the heck is in your backyard at 3 a.m. These motion-triggered lights can offer a far better vision quality at night than the standard infrared Night Vision both the Ring Spotlight Cam and Ring Stick Up Cam have. The Ring Spotlight Cam also has red LEDs inside the motion sensor dome at the base of the housing that’ll flash red when you turn on the 110-decibel alarm.

The newly resurrected Stick Up Cam Wired’s benefits aren’t quite as blatantly obvious, but there are more of them to appreciate. The Stick Up Cam Wired’s camera might not have shiny lights, but it can capture more with its larger field of range. You also have far more flexibility in where you use it, as the Spotlight Cam is only designed for outdoor use while the Stick Up Cam is made to be used indoors or out.

Ring Stick Up Cam Wired Ring Spotlight Cam Wired
Designated area Indoor
Outdoor
Outdoor
Operating temperatures 5°F to 120°F -22°F to 120°F
Power options microUSB
PoE
AC adapter
Internet options Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Wi-Fi
Camera field of range 150° horizontal
85° vertical
140° horizontal
78° vertical
Video quality 1080p 1080p
Lights ✔️

The biggest benefit in mounting a Ring Stick Up Cam Wired comes from its Ethernet compatibility. Ring products don’t have the best track record with Wi-Fi — even the Ring Chime Pro range extender hasn’t helped some homes get a strong enough signal to actually use the cameras they paid hundreds of dollars for — and the Stick Up Cam Wired’s Ethernet allows you to completely avoid the RSSI/router settings/range extenders headaches and get the reliability of a hard-wired connection.

You can even use Power over Ethernet to limit the number of cables you have to run and clip down to one Cat 5 cable, which you can purchase in just about any length you could ever want. This allows you to mount the Ring Stick Up camera further from an AC power outlet than the Ring Spotlight Cam, allowing you to find and use the perfect vantage point on your wall for your camera.

Ring Stick Up Cam Wired

Pick your power

$180 at Amazon

This camera can show more

This camera works with Ethernet — including the under-appreciated Power over Ethernet — so it can sidestep any Ring Wi-Fi wonkiness you may experience. It may not have a built-in light, but Infrared night vision will see what’s going on and record more thanks to a wider field of vision.

Ring Spotlight Cam Wired

Light up the night

If you want to see what your Ring is filming

$200 at Amazon

The Ring Spotlight Cam may not be as flexible or adaptable as the Stick Up Cam, but with bright, built-in lights to shine on unsuspecting targets, the Spotlight Cam can get a better, full-color image at night. If Infrared video isn’t enough for you, the Spotlight is your winner.

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November 29, 2018 at 07:00AM