Always seem to be out when there's an important visitor? Never again with Ring.

Missing a knock at the door is annoying – especially if it’s an important call like a friend in need of a chat, Mrs. Next Door with some juicy neighbourhood gossip, or the postman with that exciting package you’re waiting for. But with the Ring video doorbell, you’re always there to answer the door – even if you’re, well…not.

Ring is a WiFi-connected video doorbell that sends a notification to an app on your phone whenever someone’s at your front door. With an onboard mic for two-way chatting, you can tell your friends to come on in, give the delivery guy instructions on where to leave your package, or even tell a salesman to shoo – all directly from your smartphone screen.

Ring Video DoorbellYou don’t even have to be in the country to answer your door with Ring. Wherever you have access to the internet, you have access to Ring, so you could be sipping a Margarita on the poolside this summer and still be able to see who’s calling when you’re not there.

There’s also a built-in motion sensor, which is able to detect all kinds of doorstep activity and send an instant alert to your phone when there’s someone lurking. That’s handy if your guest decides to knock instead of ringing the bell.

After hours, the motion sensor will trigger Ring’s night vision camera. No more curtain twitching for you, neighbourino.

Ring Video DoorbellIf you happen to miss an important notification because your phone’s in your pocket, the doorbell backs up all your important footage to the Cloud. Ring comes with its own set of installation tools so you can fit it and connect it to your WiFi yourself in mere minutes.

Ring has just launched in the UK after enjoying success in the US. You can buy it from Curry’s for £159.