How hard is it to hook up the Ring cam?
I'm thinking of getting that doorbell and maybe a few cameras for my house.
I have a Ring Doorbell Pro (upgraded from a Doorbell 2) and a Floodlight camera in the backyard.
If I were to do it again I'd go with Nest.
The battery powered doorbells were unreliable, and the video quality is mediocre. The hardwired versions are much better.
When I had the Doorbell 2 (wired but battery powered), it would often start recording after ups / fedex already dropped off the package instead of when they were approaching the door, so I would never see a face. This was explained that to save battery power the polling for a trigger is not very high, so the reaction was a little slow. That said ring customer service is great and they upgraded me to a Pro (which doesn't run off a battery). Now the quality is better and reliability is much better.
My floodlight cam has issues and always turns on the lights randomly. On off on off all night. Fiddled with all the settings, nothing's fixes it. Ring says the trigger may be from "passive infrared heat detection" and want me to relocate the camera to see if that fixes it, but that means I have to move the junction box, which I'm not doing after i've already drilled holes.
Nest > Ring for facial recognition. I hate getting notifications when I'm walking out the door or into my backyard.
Also nest plays much better with google smart home integration. I run alexa at home as well, but ring + alexa isn't as advanced.
Nest costs more though.
Edit: As for installation, the doorbell is easy. Hardest part is drilling and mounting an anchor if you have stucco. The floodlight I had to tap into power and add a junction box.