Considering the Ring video doorbell? This footage of would-be intruders caught in the act might convince you...

This Ring video doorbell footage proves that smart doorbells really can help deter criminals

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Ring video doorbells – the best video doorbells according to our testing – have long been praised for their ability to deter criminals. But, do they actually work? If you were skeptical before, you won't be after watching this footage.

We wanted to share this footage – which was released, officially, by Ring – not only to sing the praises of Ring video doorbells, but also to make is apparent just how easy it can be to enhance your home security without spending a fortune.

Captured outside the home of a real-life Ring user (we really want to clarify that this isn't staged), the footage shows what happened when a group of unsuspecting criminals were interrupted by a homeowner on the other end of a Ring video doorbell. 

We won't ruin the ending – you can see what happened in the video below – but you'll be surprised just how much of a deterrent video doorbells can be.

And with Black Friday just around the corner, there's never been a better time to pick one up – there are tons of great deals to take advantage of. Because, if they weren't affordable enough to begin with, they certainly will be when the best deals roll in.

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to join the police force but continues to love a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.