Ring Inc. is an Amazon-owned home security and smart home company. The company started with just the Ring doorbell but has since expanded to offer a full-fledged Ring Alarm Security System. The system includes contact sensors, flood and freeze sensors, motion detectors, a keypad, and a line of indoor and outdoor cameras. Ring creates a ring of security around your home for enhanced safety and peace of mind.
Who Owns Ring Security?
Amazon bought Ring Inc. in 2018 from inventor Jamie Siminoff.
Can Ring Connect to Google Home?
Yes, Ring works with Google Home.
Can Ring Connect to Alexa?
Yes, Ring works with Alexa. Just install the Ring Video Doorbell Alexa skill.
Will Ring Work with HomeKit?
Yes, Ring works with Apple HomeKit.
Will Ring Work with Nest?
No, you cannot control Nest devices using the Ring app and vice versa. However, you can control both Ring and Nest products with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Will Ring Work with Arlo?
No, but you can control Ring devices and Arlo cameras with a third-party smart home hub like Alexa or Google Home.
Will Ring and Blink Work Together?
No, but you can control Ring and Blink devices using a third-party smart home hub like Google Home or Alexa.
Will Ring Work with Vivint?
No, ring does not work with Vivint. Vivint supports its own line of video doorbells.
Will Ring Work Without Internet?
No, Ring cannot work without internet access. It requires in-home Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi set up by a 4G LTE hotspot.
Is There a Monthly Fee for Ring?
You can use Ring for free, but for extra features, you need to purchase a Basic Protect or Plus Protect subscription. The Basic Protect subscription costs $3 per month and supports one device. The Plus Protect subscription costs $10 per month and supports your entire home.
How Does Ring Cellular Backup Work?
Ring cellular backup is only included with the $10 per month Ring Protect Plus plan. It kicks in whenever your Ring base station loses connection to the internet.
Who Invented Ring Doorbell?
Jamie Siminoff invented the Ring Doorbell, then called DoorBot, in 2013.
Will Ring Work with Existing Chime?
Yes, you can use Ring with an existing mechanical or electronic doorbell chime. The chime must be between 8-24VAC.
Does Ring Doorbell Require Subscription?
No, the Ring Doorbell operates without a monthly or yearly subscription. However, users can add on a Ring Video Recording Plan for a yearly or monthly fee.
How Long Does Ring Doorbell Battery Last?
The Ring Doorbell battery lasts six to 12 months between charges depending on how often it is used.
Are Ring Doorbells Easy to Steal?
No, Ring Doorbells are hard to steal. Proprietary screws secure the Ring Doorbell to your home. Plus, anyone who tries to steal a Ring Doorbell would be caught on camera, making it a risky move for thieves.
Will Ring Replace a Stolen Doorbell?
Yes, Ring will replace a stolen doorbell if you provide a copy of the police report.
Are Ring Doorbells Legal?
Yes, Ring Doorbells are legal.
Are Ring Doorbells Waterproof?
No, but Ring Doorbells are water-resistant to rain and snow.
Are Ring Doorbells Wireless?
Ring Doorbells can be hardwired or installed wire-free. When installed wirelessly, the doorbell relies on a built-in rechargeable battery for power.
Are Ring Doorbells Easy to Install?
Yes, Ring Doorbells are easy to install. Installing a Ring Doorbell only takes about 15 minutes. Visit the Ring website for installation instructions.
Can Ring Doorbell be Hacked?
takes security precautions to protect your personal information and to keep the device secure. However, it’s possible for any internet-connected device to be hacked, especially one that’s linked to a user account. Keep your Ring Doorbell safe from hackers by choosing a long and complicated password.
Can Ring Doorbell be Hardwired?
Yes, any Ring Doorbell can be hardwired to an existing doorbell.
Can Ring Doorbell be Fitted to uPVC?
Yes, a Ring Doorbell can be fitted to a uPVC door frame.
Which Ring Doorbell is Best?
At $499, the professional-grade Ring Video Doorbell Elite has the most features. It offers 1080HD video, built-in microphone and speakers for two-way audio, and Live View on-demand video and audio. The device also receives power over ethernet for the most reliable connection.
Will Ring Doorbell Work with SimpliSafe?
No, a Ring Doorbell does not work with SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe offers its own video doorbell if you want to add one to your security system.
Can Ring Doorbell Record?
Yes, Ring Doorbell can record when paired with a Protect Basic or Protect Plus Plan. The free Ring Protect plan covers live video on demand but doesn’t cover video recording.
Are Ring Cameras Wireless?
Ring sells wireless and wired cameras to meet any home’s needs. The wireless cameras rely on a battery and/or a solar panel for power.
Is the Ring Camera Waterproof?
Ring cameras aren’t waterproof, but they are IPX5 water-resistant. They can withstand rain, sleet, snow, and splashes, but they should never be submerged underwater.
Ring Alarm Security System: Does Ring Security System Work with Ring Doorbell?
Yes, the Ring Alarm Security System is compatible with the Ring Doorbell.
What Devices Work with Ring Security?
Visit Ring’s website here for an updated list of devices that participate in the Works With Ring program. Although the listed devices do work with the system, Ring Alarm professional monitoring only monitors Ring Alarm sensors and the FirstAlert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm.
How Much Does the Ring Security System Cost?
Ring Alarm Security System kits cost $199 for a small five-piece kit, $309.00 for a medium 10-piece kit, and $419.00 for a large 14-piece kit. Additional sensors, detectors, extenders, and keypads cost extra.
Does Ring Security System Call Police?
The Ring Alarm Security System only calls the police if the user subscribes to 24/7 Ring Alarm Professional Monitoring. The keypad also has a panic option, which calls for police immediately.
Does Ring Work without a Subscription?
Yes, Ring works without a subscription but only has limited features.