Ring Camera and Doorbell Camera

"The Biggest Name in Doorbell Cameras"

Ring Doorbell Camera
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What Sets Ring Apart

The Ring Doorbell Camera security system was acquired by Amazon. They currently offer doorbell cameras and exterior security lighting cameras. And according to their website product page, Ring will soon be adding indoor security and environmental protection products to their lineup as well. This is great news based on how popular their current products have become.

The Ring Doorbell camera system is Wi-Fi connected and they offer the option to install it as a battery-powered system, or to hardwire it. Either way, their mobile app and video will walk you through the 5- to 15-minute (depending on the equipment you choose) installation process. You can also use their app to control your Ring device.

Unfortunately, Ring doesn’t currently, nor does it appear to be adding any type of home automation features, but it is compatible with many third-party smart home services. Although Ring doesn’t offer professional monitoring services, they do offer live streaming when hardwired to your existing doorbells power supply. Ring Live View does not work when using the internal battery. Since most users prefer to use the Ring internal battery, paying for one of the Ring video recording packages is the ideal option.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Intrusion Protection
  • DIY Installation
  • Wireless or Hardwired
  • Wi-Fi and 3G Alerts

Ring Price & Packages

Insider Tips: If you want indoor home security and environmental protection features, Ring will be adding these options soon; however, they don’t provide any dates for their introduction.

Ring offers a wide variety of doorbell and exterior security lighting features that range in price from $99.99 to $499.00, as well as plenty of accessories for them that range in price from $10.00 to $49.00. These accessories include options such as a solar panel, ring chime, quick release battery pack and more. And, they have two monthly video recording packages that range from $3.00 per month ($30 annually) to $10.00 per month ($100 annually).

Ring doesn’t have any contracts or other subscription-related requirements, but you do have the option of adding one of the video recording packages mentioned above. However, they do offer exclusive discounts and an extended warranty if you choose to purchase the upper tier package. Ring’s equipment comes with a one-year warranty, and if your doorbell is stolen, Ring will replace it for free.

Ring Product Costs and Price List

Ring allows some of the best customization. As a result, it is very common for individuals to be able to pick and choose the features most important to them. You do not have to buy an entire package. Instead, check out this Ring product costs and price list. You can see the cost of each component of the Ring system, and you get to choose what works for your individual needs.

Ring CameraProduct TypeCostMore Details
Video DoorbellDoorbell Camera$99.99See More
Video Doorbell 2Doorbell Camera$199.00See More
Video Doorbell ProDoorbell Camera$249.00See More
Video Doorbell EliteDoorbell Camera$499.00See More
Spotlight Cam BatterySecurity Camera$199.00See More
Spotlight Cam WiredSecurity Camera$199.00See More
Spotlight Cam SolarSecurity Camera$229.00See More
Spotlight Cam MountSecurity Camera$249.00See More
Floodlight CamSecurity Camera$249.00See More

Ring Doorbell Cameras

Ring Doorbell Camera

Ring Doorbell cameras are some of the most popular options on the market today. But, it can be confusing to determine which one is right for your needs (there are quite a few to select from). However, these doorbells are designed to be very reliable, easy to install, and simple to use. They allow you to see, hear, and speak to those people who come to your door. You can access the doorbell camera from your computer, tablet, or through an app on your mobile phone. Here is a look at some of the options.

  • Video Doorbell – This is the first edition model. It is a well rounded and high quality product. It is battery powered. It is easy to install and can work on any home you place it on. Often priced at $99, it is also an affordable option overall. It takes five minutes to install and has a 720p HD video resolution.
  • Video Doorbell 2 – This is the company’s next generation model. It offers improved video resolution at 1080p HD, and still remains very easy to install. It features a quick release battery and takes about five minutes to install. This model costs $199.
  • Video Doorbell Pro – The next up version is an excellent choice for various reasons. It is a hardwired doorbell. But, while it takes a bit longer to install (just about 15 minutes) it provides more security features. It also has video resolution of 1080p HD. It is priced at $249.
  • Video Doorbell Elite – The highest end model, this is a professional-grade video doorbell. It comes with a PoE and flush-mounted installation. You will need to have a pro install it. It offers 1080p HD resolution. And the power of ethernet power source makes it ideal in some areas. It costs $499.

Ring Security Cameras

Ring Spotlight Cam

Ring offers a full line of security cameras. These provide more protection and are not limited to just the doorbell area of the home. The security cameras range in overall function and features. The company’s security cameras all come with HD video, which ensures a high quality view every time. They also feature two-way talk features, lights, as well as sirens to alert the area. You can choose to link into them through your app or you can use any pc. Here is a look at some of the options.

  • Spotlight Cam Battery – This version is a battery powered security camera featuring LED spotlights. It features a siren. It takes about 10 minutes to install. It uses a rechargeable battery for power. It costs $199.
  • Spotlight Cam Wired – This version is a hard wired system, but it is still a plug in security camera. It features an LED spotlight and a siren. It’s power comes from a 110 to 240 VAC. You’ll pay $199 for this version.
  • Spotlight Cam Solar – Some consumers are looking for ways to move to solar and this Ring security camera offers that. It features an HD camera, with the two-way talk feature and spotlights. But, it is connected to a solar panel that provides for non-stop power. It features a rechargeable battery pack as well. This Ring security camera costs $229.
  • Spotlight Cam Mount – This product is a hardwired security camera. It features LED spotlights and a siren. It takes about 25 minutes to install (and some may need professional installation). It uses a 110 to 240 VAC and costs $249.

Ring Security System

Ring Alarm

The Ring Alarm security system is a smart, connected system that provides protection inside the home and out. It is easy to install. A nice feature is that it is completely customizable to fit just about any need you have.

Ring Protect Plan Costs

Once you have the Ring products you need and want, you can then sign up for the Ring Protect Plans. These plans give you the ability to get the protection you want. As you can see, the Ring Protect Plans tend to be very affordable, making them easily accessible for most people.

Ring Protect PlanNumber of CamerasMonthly Plan CostAnnual Plan Cost
Protect Basic1$3.00$30.00
Protect PlusUnlimited$10.00$100.00

Protect Basic

Ring’s Protect Plans are an excellent way of gaining more protection for your home. It adds an extra layer of protection to your home without much additional cost. The Protect Basic version allows you to activate video recording. You can also turn on event sharing for your Ring camera. It costs $3 a month or $30 a year.

Protect Plus

The Protect Plus is an amplified version. It allows you to cover unlimited Ring cameras. You can use it for all of the cameras you install around your home from Ring. This product offers the video recording, video review, and video sharing as well. It costs $10 per month or $100 per year.

Current Deal

Ring offers a 10% discount on all future Ring.com purchases when you buy a Protect Plus Plan. Also, you save when you purchase multiple Ring items in a bundle packages. See all of the current Ring deals and promotions here.

Protect Basic

$3.00/mo

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  • 60-Day Video Recording
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      Protect Plus

      $10.00/mo

      + Upfront Costs*

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      • 60-Day Video Recording
      • Video Review
      • Video Sharing
      • Unlimited Ring Camera Coverage
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          About Ring Security

          Ring is a Wi-Fi connected doorbell and exterior lighting security system that was recently purchased by Amazon. They don’t offer any type of home automation features; however, their system is compatible with many third-party smart home systems. However, Ring has announced that they will soon be adding interior home security and environmental protection features to their current lineup.

          Unfortunately, Ring doesn’t offer any professional monitoring services at this time; however, they do offer two video recording packages without a contract and they don’t have any other subscription requirements. Additionally, they are not currently offering any deals or discounts other than the 10% discount you will receive on all future purchases if you are a Protect Plus member, which is their premium unlimited video recording service. They also have a one year warranty on all their equipment unless you are a Protect Plus Plan member which entitles you to a lifetime warranty on all your equipment, as long as you remain a Protect Plus member. Check out the full review of Ring here.


          Mobile Alerts
          MOBILE ALERTS

          Ring will notify you if activity is detected; however, if you don't respond, and you're not paying for either of their recording options, the recordings won't be saved.

          WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

          Ring gives you the option of installing your equipment wirelessly or hardwired and they include a video and their app to walk you through either process.

          Surveillance Cameras
          SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

          Ring's surveillance cameras are in the form of a doorbell. They also have a wide variety of exterior security lighting camera options to choose from.

          Disaster Protection
          DISASTER PROTECTION

          Ring doesn't currently offer any disaster protection features; however, they have announced that they will be adding flood, freeze, smoke, and carbon monoxide sensors to their lineup soon.

          Voice Response
          VOICE RESPONSE

          The Ring doorbell has a two-way talk feature that will enable you to communicate with a visitor; however, it doesn't come with the ability to communicate with a monitoring center.

          LIFETIME WARRANTY

          Ring offers a lifetime warranty, but only if you pay for their top tier premium video recording package.