Ring Peephole Camera: An Honest Review

Ring Peephole Camera: An Honest Review

Written by deepakbhagat, In Camera, Published On
October 22, 2023

A video doorbell lets you access your home from anywhere in the world, deterring prospective assailants. A video doorbell connected to a smartphone app lets you see and talk to guests when the doorbell detects their presence. This is a practical function, but smart home security systems are increasingly using it. I’ve tested numerous Ring Alarm video doorbells. These are the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Pro. I couldn’t wait to use their peephole-compatible camera! This review will cover the Ring Peephole Cam’s appearance, functions, installation, and the Ring—Always Home app. This Ring Peephole Cam review should begin immediately because there is a lot to cover.

Ring Peephole Camera Specs

Required door thickness

24-55 mm


Over existing peepholes

Power source


Battery Life

6-12 months


1080p HD


155º field of view


Rechargeable battery pack


299 g


18.59 x 18.49 x 12.5 cm

We Appreciate

  • Used with peepholes

  • Compatible with Alexa 1080p video

What We Dislike

  • No one is around.

  • Google Assistant is incompatible.

  • The cloud has no free storage.


Ring Peephole Camera

The Ring Peephole Cam, available in silver, black, and blue, looks like its predecessors. Since it fits through a peephole, it’s Ring’s smallest video doorbell. You’ll position the camera directly above your indoor peephole to record your guests, but don’t worry—the Ring Peephole Cam doesn’t interfere with your previous capabilities. The Ring Peephole Cam works at -5 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit indoors and 32 to 104 degrees outdoors. Its IP X5 rating means it is safe against all directions of water jets. This means it can withstand one or two rainstorms. The Ring Peephole Cam’s rechargeable batteries make installation straightforward. The Ring—Always Home app will connect over Wi-Fi.

Inner Workings of the Ring Peephole Cam

The Ring Peephole Cam works like the company’s other video doorbells. When the doorbell rings, you’ll get visitor alerts. You’ll also hear door knocks from an in-built impact sensor. A motion sensor will alert you if someone sneaks up on your front door. After that, you may watch and talk to the other person using two-way audio on your smartphone or an Amazon smart display like the Echo Show. Tap the notice to access the camera stream, then use the push-to-speak option in the app to talk to whoever is at your door. Only Ring Protect subscribers can record video with Peephole Cam, but they can live stream on demand. The Protect Basic plan covers one device for $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

It stores 180 days of recordings. The Protect Plus service covers unlimited Ring devices at the same address for $10 per month or $100 per year. This plan has the same storage as Protect. The more expensive plan extends the warranty on any Ring device still covered by its one-year guarantee. The Peephole Cam records 1080p video with a 155-degree horizontal and 90-degree vertical field of view. The wide viewing angle lets you watch your porches, roads, and streets in front of your property. Use the Ring app’s motion detection calibration options to avoid receiving irrelevant notifications. Person alerts, specific motion zones, and motion scheduling are available. The coverage area is large, so expect many notifications.

More Innovative Doorbells

Ring Peephole Camera

Ring’s Peephole Cam shows the company’s creativity, but there are other innovative doorbells. The Vivint doorbell, which records continuously to a microSD card, Kangaroo cloud subscriptions, which cover burglary, and Zmodo doorbells, which have customizable welcomes, are more options.

Featured Items

When assessing a video doorbell, I always focus on the camera. You’ve probably seen our Necessary Features Test in my security camera reviews. This test compares a product’s specs to my video, audio, night vision, storage, smart platform integrations, and AI testing. This test is known to readers of my security camera reviews. Can the Ring Peephole camera be improved? Can we find out?

Video Presentation

The Ring Peephole Cam has a 155-degree field of view and uses industry-standard 1080p HD.

Audio and music

Two-way audio lets you talk to anyone at your door even while you’re not there with the Ring Peephole Cam.

Vision in the dark

Ring Peephole Camera

This camera has excellent infrared night vision, allowing you to see well even in the darkest evenings.


The Ring—Always Home app lets you livestream, receive notifications, designate privacy zones, see and speak to visitors, and integrate Alexa. The Google Play and Apple stores have given the app 3.3 stars, which is above average but not great.

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