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. Since the big day is scheduled earlier than ever for 2021, now is a good time to start thinking about adding a Ring Alarm system to your home. And come Prime Day June 21-22, there’s a good chance you’ll see some serious price slashing on these packages.

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, and in the midst of a global pandemic, the e-commerce giant enjoyed a 45-percent spending boost over 2019 – a pretty impressive feat, if you ask me.

Could 2021 top that? I can’t definitively say, since most Prime Day deals won’t be announced till the day of. But I can look at 2020 as a guide, or at least a preview to what you might expect this year.

Ring Alarm and Prime Day: A Love Story

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Clearly, Amazon was feeling the love for its DIY home security kit in 2020; the retailer handed out some serious discounts on Ring Alarm for Prime Day. That year, Ring Alarm had not one, but two big discounts on Amazon for Prime members:

  • Ring Alarm Kits were discounted up to 49 percent.
  • A Ring Alarm 14-Piece Kit with Echo Dot package was $50 off.

Again, I don’t have specific deals yet for 2021; Amazon does like to keep ‘em guessing, that’s for sure. But I still think it’s safe to say that Prime Day 2021 is going to be an ideal time to snag yourself a Ring Alarm kit.

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.

Ring Alarm Kit Home Size Price
5-piece Kit ~1,000 sq. ft. $199.99
8-piece Kit ~1,000 – 2,000 sq. ft. $249.99
14-piece Kit ~2,000+ sq. ft. $329.99

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 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, check back here often in the coming weeks for updates. And, head over to our full Ring deals and discounts page for even more ways to save.