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This doorbell streams video to your phone—and it's back down to its lowest price of the year

Never fear another ding-dong-ditch.

This doorbell lets you see who's there even when you're not home—and it's on sale right now Credit: Ring

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Wouldn't it be so nice to be able to see who's at your door without having to get off the couch? Or to know if someone stopped by while you were out?

A video doorbell might be exactly what you need, and right now the original Ring Video Doorbell is on sale on Amazon. The satin nickel version (pictured above) is currently only $149.99, the lowest price we've seen all year, and $30 cheaper than usual.

Setup is a piece of cake

This doorbell is fantastic for virtually any home, because it's battery-powered and extremely easy to set up. That means no messing around with wiring or worrying about accidentally electrocuting yourself. If you're a renter, make sure to get your landlord's permission to install this because you will need to mount it to your building.

Keep an eye on who's coming by

The Ring connects directly to your Android, iOS, or Windows phone via WiFi, and you can install a $26 chime and WiFi extender if your door is a bit too far from your router. It also works with Alexa, so if you have an Echo Show, you can ask Alexa to show you the camera for instant live viewing of what's going on at your door when your phone's not nearby.

With customizable motion detection, real-time alerts and live streaming, you'll never miss another important delivery or visitor again. And the HD video quality is surprisingly clear, making it easy to recognize people even from as far as 10 feet away. It even works at night thanks to infrared night vision.

Answer the door without even getting up

Too lazy to get up when someone comes calling? The two-way audio lets you chat with whoever's out there. This is especially great for scaring off potential troublemakers, but you can also use it to tell the mailman where to safely leave your packages or politely shoo away solicitors. If you also have a smart lock, you could even unlock the door for a guest without ever getting up. And if someone manages to make off with your doorbell, Ring's lifetime warranty will let you replace it for free.

Get the Ring Video Doorbell for $149.99 on Amazon and save $30.

Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.

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