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 US $ 250 ($ 346) and available for pre-order starting today in select regions, the Ring Alarm Pro combines traditional Ring security monitoring for things like fires, break-ins and more again with an integrated Wi-Fi 6 router from Eero to create a whole 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 a subscription to store footage security in the cloud, you can.
However, for people who want more comprehensive security coverage in an emergency, Amazon is offering a new way to dig into its private cop-friendly surveillance network: a new subscription-based security surveillance service called Ring. Protect Pro which provides a 24/7 backup internet connection. to your devices (both security devices and standard gadgets like laptops) using a cellular data connection, as well as another new service called Ring Edge, which allows you to aggregate data. Security footage of all your connected devices on 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 US $ 3 ($ 4) per GB. And in the event of a power failure 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 failure.
If that’s not enough, Amazon’s Ring Protect Pro plan also supports optional add-ons like professional video surveillance, Eero Secure, and access to the Alexa Guard Plus emergency hotline. And for those hoping to use the Ring Alarm Pro in a professional setting, Amazon is teaming up with Home Depot to create a security package called Ring Jobsite Security that starts at US $ 400 ($ 553) and includes a Ring Alarm Pro, a 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.
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Finally, after announcing its indoor flying surveillance drone last year, Amazon today announced that the Ring Always Home camera will start at US $ 250 ($ 346), with Amazon asking all interested buyers to register on Amazon’s invitation list (actual link to invitation list still to be determined).
Editor’s Note: Stay tuned for local Australian pricing and availability.