As the number of smart home devices continues to rise, the latest device from Amazon and Ring is designed to help you consolidate your gadgets by combining a home security hub with a built-in router.
Starting at $ 250 and available for pre-order starting today, the Ring Alarm Pro combines traditional Ring security monitoring for things like fires, break-ins and more with a built-in Wi-Fi 6 router. ‘Eero to create an entire home security hub that can connect to a wide range of devices.
In addition to a built-in alarm, motion detectors, and the aforementioned wifi router, Ring also adds support for local video storage via a built-in microSD card slot, so if you don’t want to pay for one subscription to store security footage in the cloud, you can.
However, for people who want more comprehensive safety coverage in an emergency, Amazon has a new way to hide. in his friendly with the cops private monitoring network: a new subscription-based security monitoring service called Ring Protect Pro that provides a 24/7 backup internet connection to your devices (both security devices and standard gadgets like laptops) at home. using a cellular data connection, as well as another new service called Ring Edge, which allows you to aggregate security footage from all your connected devices onto the microSD card inside your Ring Alarm Pro.
By default, Ring Protect Pro comes with 3GB of cellular data per month, which Amazon says is enough to record 300 Ring Security clips or support 1.5 hours of video streaming, but if you want data additional, you can purchase additional cellular data for $ 3 per GB. And in the event of a power outage along with your internet connection, you can connect up to four Ring Power Packs to the Ring Alarm Pro to keep your Ring Alarm Pro powered on and connected to the internet even in the event of a power outage. .
If that’s not enough, Amazon The Ring Protect Pro plan also supports optional add-on services such as professional video surveillance, Eero Secure, and access to the Alexa Guard Plus emergency hotline. And for those hoping to use Ring Alarm Pro in a work setting, Amazon is teaming up with Home Depot to create a security package called Ring Jobsite Security that starts at $ 400 and includes a Ring Alarm Pro, protective case, and a few. additional Ring security cameras to help you keep an eye on your work area or construction site. However, if you want to benefit from a security system that doesn’t need a wired internet connection, you’ll still have to fork out for the cellular connectivity that comes with the Ring Protect plan.
Meanwhile, for people who have already installed a handful of Ring cameras, there is another new subscription service called Ring Virtual Security Guard which allows people to have professional security companies visually monitoring the feeds of your devices. Ring. Importantly, you will be able to tell the security company which specific cameras or feeds you want them to monitor, and when one of your designated cameras detects motion, the feed will automatically be sent to a security professional to verify the footage. before responding to any activity if necessary.
Amazon says the first partner to join the Ring Virtual Security Guard program is Rapid Response, which will charge $ 99 for its video surveillance services, although Amazon says customers who sign up for early access may benefit from a free service for a “limited time”.“
Finally, after announcing his flying inner watch drone last year, Amazon today announced that the Ring Always Home Camera will start at $ 250, with Amazon asking all interested buyers to sign up for Amazon’s invitation list (invitation list link is yet to be determined ).