There’s a tricky balance to be struck when you’re designing an outdoor security camera: do you go with the convenience of battery power, or the performance of wired? Ring’s Stick Up Cam attempts to straddle the two, offering the flexibility of a built-in rechargeable battery with the option of an add-on solar panel for truly off-the-grid use – well, just as long as your WiFi is within range. Question is, has quality taken a back-seat in the hunt for easy installation?
Fitting the Stick Up Cam is straightforward, particularly if you’re mounting to something wooden like a fence. For the camera, Ring includes a screwdriver with a switchable head, screws with tiny rubber washers, plugs for mounting to concrete or brick walls, and even a suitably-sized drill bit. You’ll need to provide your own drill, of course.
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