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Ring Stick-Up Cam Review 2022
This versatile security camera can meet many different needs.
The Ring Stick-Up Cam is one of Ring’s lesser-known products. It’s also one of the most useful. This handy camera comes with either wires or batteries, can be mounted or set on a table, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Keep reading to see if a Ring Stick-Up Cam is right for your home.
There’s so much to love about Ring products, but the company has some well-known privacy and security issues. Do the easy-use equipment and low prices make up for these concerns? We think it depends on your priorities.
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Ring Stick-Up Cam features
The Ring Stick-Up Cam is one of the most versatile security cameras we’ve encountered on Reviews.org.
First off, you have your choice of the Ring Stick-Up Cam Battery or the Ring Stick-Up Cam Plug-In. (More on that later.)
Second, you can choose to mount your camera to the wall or place it on a flat surface. (If you mount it, you’ll need to use a bracket. Despite what the name suggests, the Stick-Up Cam can’t be stuck to the wall without hardware.)
Last but not least, you can use this camera both indoors and outdoors. It’s weather-resistant and works in -5°F to 122°F, making it suitable for most climates.
Other Ring Stick-Up Cam features:
- 1080p video
- Two-way communication
- 115° horizontal field of view
- 30 ft. of night vision
- Motion detection
- Customized motion zones
- Push notifications
Ring Stick-Up Cam pricing
Ring’s cameras tend to be upward of $100, so this is a steal. It’s also a bargain compared to similar cameras from top-name competitors like Nest Indoor Cam and Arlo Pro. We’re not entirely sure why this costs so much less than most of Ring’s other cameras, but it could be because it doesn’t have any brushed metal or doorbell hookups.
Surprise! You have to pay for a subscription plan. But surprise again! It’s one of the cheapest subscription tiers on the market.
The Protect Basic Plan should work for most people, but if you have or want a Ring home security system, we recommend the Plus Plan. It comes with 10% off other Ring devices and free home security monitoring.
|Plan details||Protect Basic Plan||Protect Plus Plan|
|Monthly price|| |
|Annual price|| |
|Exclusive discounts||None||10% off other Ring devices|
|Cloud storage||60 days||60 days|
|Professional monitoring for Ring Alarm system|
|Learn more||View Plan||View Plan|
Data effective 06/16/2021. Offers subject to change.
If you don’t get a Ring Protect Plan, your camera won’t save footage. You’ll only be able to see the live stream.
Ring Stick-Up Cam home automation
It goes without saying that an Amazon-owned Ring camera would be compatible with other Ring products and Echo devices. But we’re pleasantly surprised by the Stick-Up Cam’s Google Assistant compatibility.
Ring app and Neighbors app
You need the Ring app to use your Ring smart system. The app is available (and highly-rated) on both Google Play and the App Store.
Ring also has a secondary app called the Neighbors app. With Neighbors, you can upload Ring clips directly to an anonymous neighborhood awareness system.
Although we personally didn’t see this problem during testing, we know some neighborhoods wrongly use the app as a racial profiling tool. If you decide to try out Neighbors, be prepared to wade through some unsavory comments.
Ring Stick-Up Cam installation
Both camera versions are easy to install with the Ring app. However, the exact steps vary based on the camera type you choose.
With the battery-powered version, you need to insert the battery pack. With the plug-in version, you need to find an outlet.
Ring Stick-Up Cam Wired is the earlier version of the Ring Stick-Up Cam Plug-In. Now, instead of hardwiring the camera, you simply plug it in and connect it to your Wi-Fi network.
You can spend more on a version that comes with a solar panel so your battery never dies. Otherwise, you either must keep the camera plugged in at all times or change the battery every six to twelve months.
If you choose to mount the camera to the wall, you’ll have to screw in the brackets.
Recap: Is the Ring Stick-Up Cam good?
We’re all about this security camera. It’s almost unheard of to get this many features at this price tag. Just remember that you won’t get facial recognition or person detection, and you’ll have to pay a subscription fee for full camera use.
If you aren’t sold on the Stick-Up Cam, Ring also has some awesome door cameras. Check out our reviews of the following:
- Ring Pro (one of Ring’s most popular doorbell cameras)
- Ring Peephole Cam (just stick it over your peephole, no wiring necessary)
- Ring Video Doorbell (covers every Ring doorbell camera, including another look at the Ring Video Doorbell Pro)
If you don’t love the Ring brand, we recommend Nest and Arlo. You’ll just have to spend more Benjamins with those companies. Or, if you’re looking for something else entirely, check out our outdoor camera review.
Is your house ready for the Ring Stick-Up Cam?
Security cameras like Ring need good internet and a good phone plan to be fully operational. Let’s walk through some options.
Recommended internet plans
Your Ring camera will lag if your internet is slow. Here are some higher-speed plans we recommend for a house with a camera (especially if you have more than one or other smart devices).
|Xfinity Internet - West||Fast||$49.99/mo.*||Up to 300 Mbps||View Plans|
|Verizon Fios Home Internet||Internet 400/400||$64.99/mo.†||400 Mbps||View Plans|
|AT&T Fiber||AT&T Internet 300||$55.00/mo.‡||300 Mbps||View Plans|
Recommended mobile plans
When you aren’t on Wi-Fi, you need enough data to get notifications when your Ring camera detects motion. Here are some of our favorite unlimited data plans.
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