Rob Gabriele https://www.safehome.org/author/rob-gabriele/
Ring Alarm (2nd Gen) Equipment

Ring Alarm (2nd Gen) Equipment

Riding on the heels of the success of their Video Doorbell and wireless security camera suite, Ring pivoted to whole-home security in 2018 with a Fourth of July debut of Ring Alarm.1 Similar to the easy-to-install packages offered by SimpliSafe and Cove Home Security, Ring Alarm is a DIY home security system with affordable professional monitoring.

Fast forward a few years, and Ring Alarm remains a top pick in DIY home security – especially when Amazon Prime Day rolls around. And with Prime Day fast approaching, now is a good time to start considering adding a Ring Alarm to your home. What kind of deals, exactly, can we expect from Ring this time around?

Ring Alarm (2nd Gen) Packaging

We covered our full Ring Alarm experience, including how the system’s hardware, features, and tech all worked together — and how well it protected our home — in our full review of Ring Alarm.

But today, I’d like to discuss a few ways you can take advantage of Prime Day savings on Ring Alarm. After all, there’s a reason we rated Ring Alarm tops on our best DIY home security systems roundup. Although it’s lacking some advanced features, it’s still a perennial favorite.

Here’s what we know so far:

Ring Alarm and Prime Day

Last year’s Prime Day set records for global sales, with Prime members purchasing more than 250 million items worldwide. That’s a pretty impressive feat, but expected, given that Prime Day sales have steadily increased year after year since the first Prime Day in 2015.

Could 2022 top that? I can’t definitely say, but the odds are in Amazon’s favor. We’re still yet to find out what deals will be available this year, though, so why don’t we look back to see what you might expect this year?

Ring Alarm and Prime Day: A Love Story

Ring - Equipment

Ring – Equipment

Since it joined the Amazon family in 2019, Ring has been a Prime Day best-seller. That year, the Ring Video Doorbell (about $100) sold for as low as $70, plus Prime members got a free Echo Dot, which was worth about $50 that time. That’s an over 50-percent savings.

Much more recently, in 2021, most of Ring’s security cameras and doorbells were sold at discounted prices. The biggest discount we saw was $15 on the wired Ring Video Doorbell.

In 2020, Ring Alarm kits were discounted up to 49 percent, and additionally, the Ring Alarm 14-piece kit with Echo Dot package went on sale for $50 off the retail value.

Again, Amazon is yet to announce its Ring deals for Prime Day 2022, but if we were to guess, we’d say look out for deals involving the Ring Alarm Pro base station and kits. Ring Alarm Pro is the newest addition to Ring’s products, which has a base station equipped with an eero 6 router.

FYI: The Ring Alarm system integrates with the Ring Doorbell, Ring Floodlight Cam, and other Ring cams, and can be controlled from the handy Ring mobile app.

Ring Alarm: Year-Round Equipment and Package Costs

Ring Alarm is squarely in the affordable category when it comes to the top home security systems in the industry. There is some light installation and setup as with any system, but just like Ring’s cameras, it’s important to remember that Ring Alarm is fully DIY. You’re not going to have to schedule an installation with purchase like you would with the classic Brinks security system, for example.

With Ring Alarm, you’ll also end up spending much less per month for monitoring than with Brinks. While these two systems are different in many ways, Ring Alarm is still a great pick for quality entryway protection. These are just a few things to keep in mind if you’re deciding between Ring Alarm and another kit; for more help choosing, visit our super-simple security system comparison tool.

Here’s a quick pricing breakdown on Ring Alarm. For a closer look at Ring Alarm costs, head over to our Ring Alarm pricing and package guide.

Package Components Price
Alarm Security Kit 14-Piece Base station, 2x Keypads, 8x Contact sensors, 2x Motion detectors, Range extender $329.99
Alarm Security Kit 5-piece Base station, Keypad, Contact sensor, Motion detector, Range extender $199.99
8-Piece Alarm Security Kit + Doorbell Base station, Keypad, 4x Contact sensors, Motion detector, Range extender, Video doorbell $339.99
Alarm Security Kit 10-Piece Base station, Keypad, 5x Contact sensors, 2x Motion detectors, Range extender $259.99

Final Thoughts: Ring Alarm and Prime Day

Ring - Motion Sensor

Ring – Motion Sensor

Any time of year, Ring Alarm isn’t going to cost you big bucks, but on Prime Day, the savings are usually pretty appealing. Right now you can buy an 8-piece Ring Alarm kit for $249.99 retail, which is already significantly cheaper than the majority of full-service security systems out there. With Prime Day just around the corner, expect to see at least a couple of can’t-miss deals. If you’re really trying to get a good deal on a Ring Alarm system this Prime Day, bookmark this page for updates. And, head over to our full Ring deals and discounts page for even more ways to save.