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Between these two security systems, our favorite is Ring.

SecureScore™: 9.2/10

Ring and Deep Sentinel are excellent home security systems designed to provide the highest level of protection possible. Ring, like many other systems, works by alerting you when a threat is detected. Deep Sentinel, on the other hand, uses advanced, state of the art Artificial Intelligence to prevent a threat before it ever becomes a problem. Both rely on video surveillance but Ring also throws in many of the more traditional devices as well.

Overview: Ring vs Deep Sentinel

While both systems have upfront costs, Ring is the only one that allows for self-monitoring and no long-term contracts. In terms of home automation, Ring offers more of an automated platform. It integrates easily with Alexa, making it easier keep tabs on your home from a distance. Both companies offer professional monitoring, but it isn't a requirement with Ring. Ring offers month to month coverage and can be canceled at any time.

  • Ring offers traditional security devices
  • Deep Sentinel only uses a hub and three outdoor, high-definition surveillance cameras
  • A Ring system can be self-monitored or professionally monitored
  • Deep Sentinel offers 24-hour live monitoring
  • Ring is a more basic DIY system

Similarities: Deep Sentinel vs Ring

Even though the systems have significant differences, they do have a few modest similarities starting with their lack of home automation capabilities. Both have significant upfront costs. Although both offer 24-hour professional monitoring, they each achieve that goal in their own way. Each system also offers two-way voice communication although it is with different pieces of equipment.

  • Night vision capabilities
  • Professional monitoring 24-hours a day
  • Two-way voice communication
  • Significant upfront costs
  • Mobile app for remote viewing

Differences: Deep Sentinel vs Ring

For both being extremely effective at what they are designed to do, there are significant differences that set the two systems apart. Ring is designed to be a DIY system with the added benefit of home automation. There is no professional installation and the system is easily monitored by the homeowner. Ring is also easy to move from one location to another and can be used by renters just as easily as homeowners. Deep Sentinel only provides a hub and three strategically placed, outdoor high-definition cameras. By using proactive software, they can detect any type of threat before it becomes a major problem.

  • Deep Sentinel requires a one-year contract
  • Ring offers self-monitoring or a month-to-month monitoring option
  • Deep Sentinel uses 24-hour, “eyes on” monitoring
  • Ring provides most of the more traditional home security devices
  • DeepSentinel uses Artificial Intelligence to prevent any type of threat from accessing the property


Ring offers a variety of features including two-way voice communication with their video doorbell, home automation, infrared night vision with their surveillance cameras, a mobile app for remote access, entry sensors, motion sensors, and instant alerts whenever an alarm is triggered.

Deep Sentinel offers exceptionally fast response times (less than 30 seconds, 24/7 human surveillance, predictive Artificial Intelligence, two-way communication, and a lifetime warranty on all devices.


There are no contracts, long-term commitments or service agreements with Ring.

Deep Sentinel does require a 1-year contract to start service.


The Ring system is fully customizable. The Ring doorbells vary in price from $199 to $499. Each of the devices can be purchased separately with the basic kit starting at around $290. For monitoring, the cost is $3 a month/$30 a year for one camera or $10 a month/$100 a year for multiple cameras.

Deep Sentinel's startup package costs $499 upfront and $50 a month for the monitoring service.


Ring's equipment includes motion sensors, entry sensors, environmental sensors, the video doorbell viewer, and the base unit.

Deep Sentinel's offerings include the main hub, three outdoor, high-definition video cameras, mounting brackets, rechargeable batteries, and signage.


Ring is designed for easy, do-it-yourself installation. The entire installation and setup process takes less than 30 minutes.

Deep Sentinel requires professional installation.

Emergency Connections

If Ring is monitored by the homeowner, the alerts will be sent directly to the mobile app. If the system is monitored professionally, the call center will notify the authorities and send alerts to the homeowner.

Deep Sentinel is the only security company that offers live, “eyes on” video surveillance 24-hours per day. This is a proactive system that can dispatch law enforcement before the problem gets out of hand. The monitoring center will also notify the homeowner in the event of an alert.

Summary: Ring vs Deep Sentinel

Ring is great for both homeowners and renters who want a state of the art system that they can manage on their own for a reasonable price.

Deep Sentinel is for the homeowner who doesn't mind paying to have someone watching over their property at all times.