Rob Gabriele
Ring Alarm (2nd Gen) Equipment

Ring Alarm (2nd Gen) Equipment

Today, Ring Alarm remains a top pick in DIY home security – especially when an Amazon sale rolls around. Ring is under the Amazon label, after all, so Amazon uses Prime Day to invite shoppers into its smart home security ecosystem.

It’s no longer just Prime Day you have to keep an eye on, though. Last year, Amazon introduced a Prime Day-like sale in October, and they’ve brought it back this year with a different name: Prime Big Day Deals. Now that the sale is officially here, we’re seeing big deals (it’s right in the name!) for Ring’s affordable and reliable security systems. So let’s check out how much you can actually save on Ring Alarm.

It’s no longer just Prime Day you have to keep an eye on, though. Last year, Amazon introduced a Prime Day-like sale in October, and they’re bringing it back this year with a different name: Prime Big Day Deals. Set to take place on October 10 and 11, we’re expecting big deals (it’s right in the name!) from this sale, so let’s check out how much you can actually save on Ring Alarm.

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, we’d like to discuss a few possible ways you can take advantage of Prime Big Deal Days 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 Big Deal Days 2023

Prices for Ring Alarm and Ring Alarm Pro systems typically run between $200 to $500 for basic kits, but right now, you can buy a Ring security system starting at $120. The discounted kits are all 40-percent off, and there are also heavily discounted bundles that include a Ring security system and either a Ring doorbell, a Ring security camera, or both.

Notably missing though are deals for the Ring Alarm Pro, the all-in-one security system with a hub that doubles as a Wi-Fi router. Below are Ring’s deals for the regular Ring Alarm systems.

Ring Alarm system Original price Discounted price
5-piece kit $199.99 $119.99
8-piece kit $249.99 $149.99
14-piece kit $329.99 $197.99

There are also a few options for Ring camera, doorbell, and security system bundles.

Ring security system Ring bundle Bundle price (with discounts) Savings
Ring Alarm 5-piece Ring Indoor Cam + Ring Video Doorbell $199.99 37%
Ring Alarm 8-piece Ring Stick Up Cam + Video Doorbell Wired $229.99 37%
Ring Alarm 8-piece Ring Stick Up Cam + Video Doorbell $249.99 37%
Ring Alarm 14-piece Ring Spotlight Cam Plus + Battery Doorbell Plus $409.99 31%
Ring Alarm 14-piece Ring Floodlight Cam Wired + Video Doorbell Pro 2 $439.99 37%

One of the best things about Ring is that it’s not a one-trick pony. It can protect your home using sensors like a traditional security system through Ring Alarm, watch over your front door with its doorbells, monitor your property through security cameras, and even smarten up your home with its Alexa integration. And since it’s part of the Amazon family, you can count on Ring to offer the best Prime-exclusive discounts for all its products.

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.

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.

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 2022, the discounts shot up even higher. On the Ring Alarm and Ring Alarm Pro kits, savings were between $60 and $130, with the 14-piece kit Ring Alarm receiving the highest price-slash. It cost only $199 during the sale, a $130 savings compared to its $330 retail price.

That same year, Ring Alarm systems went on sale again during the Prime Early Access Sale in October, but the discounts weren’t quite as good. The biggest discount for Ring Alarm was 30-percent off for the five-, eight-, and 14-piece kits.

Aside from that, Amazon bundled the Ring Alarm with other Amazon products including the Echo Dot, Ring Video Doorbell, and eero routers for savings of up to $200. The eight-piece Ring Alarm Kit with a Ring Video Doorbell and Echo Show 5, for example, sold for only $224.98. If you buy all those pieces separately, it would have cost you a cool $424.98.

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 Big Deal Days

Ring - Motion Sensor

Ring – Motion Sensor

Any time of the year, Ring Alarm isn’t going to cost you big bucks, but during Prime Days, the savings are usually pretty appealing.

Prime-exclusive sales like this are often teeming with awesome discounts and bundles, so make a wish list and compare prices before buying. Also, keep in mind that there are other upcoming sales besides Prime Day, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’re not in a hurry to buy, and you don’t see a deal you like right now, check out our page on other Ring deals and discounts.