Ring’s $199 security system will finally ship next month
Manner again in October of last year, Ring introduced “Ring Shield” — a modular, no contract, DIY house safety system.

After a number of delays, a little bit of authorized drama and Ring being acquired for a billion {dollars} by Amazon, the alarm is lastly about to ship — albeit with a barely completely different (higher!) identify.

Ring Shield has been redubbed because the extra intuitive Ring Alarm — a greater identify if solely as a result of competitor Nest has each a safety product and a completely completely different product (a smoke detector) known as Nest Shield.

Ring’s base level alarm kit begins at $199, which features a keypad (for arming/disarming the system), one door/window sensor, a movement detector and a variety extender. You’ll most likely need to add extra elements, and, thankfully, they’re comparatively low-cost: one other door sensor, for instance, is $20, whereas the movement detectors are $30.

Nest’s competing safety system packs a number of methods that Ring’s doesn’t (Nest mixed the door/movement sensors into one, for instance, and it’s received a flowery RFID system for PIN-free disarming), but it surely additionally prices $200 extra… and that’s after a $100 worth drop that, presumably not by coincidence, simply occurred yesterday.

The system doesn’t require any type of contract — however if you would like skilled monitoring, it’ll be $10 a month. That’s a fairly whole lot, particularly as a result of in the event you’ve received any of Ring’s cameras (like its good doorbell, or its floodlight cameras), that plan contains limitless video storage for all of ’em.

Ring says it’s received extra merchandise on the best way to increase the system, together with smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and flood sensors.

Ring’s safety system is up for pre-order now and, if all goes as deliberate, will begin transport on July 4th.


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