Ring today announced that their Ring Alarm is now available for presale ($199USD) at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, HomeDepot.com, and Ring.com. Ring Alarm will begin shipping this 4th of July to celebrate providing neighbors with a “long-awaited independence from the antiquated alarm industry.”
If you remember, Ring tried to market this system as the Ring Protect system but was forced to stop sales. There was some dispute with ADT concerning the technology Ring was using. That seems to have all been ironed out and the system is now Ring Alarm.
Ring Alarm is a DIY home security system that does not require a long-term contract and offers optional professional monitoring and unlimited video storage for $10USD per month. It will seamlessly integrate with all Ring security devices, including Ring Doorbells, Ring Floodlight Cam and Ring Spotlight Cams, at one location for no extra fee.
Ring Alarm does not require professional installation. Battery backup and LTE cellular backup enable professional monitoring even if the power goes out or broadband is unavailable. Ring Alarm includes:
- Base Station
- Contact Sensor (for a window or door)
- Motion Detector (PIR)
- Range Extender
Ring’s professional monitoring service is one of the “most affordable” on the market. Ring Protect Plus Plan subscriptions are $10USD per month, per location and include:
- 24/7 professional monitoring
- Cloud video storage for an unlimited number of Ring devices
- 10 percent off all future Ring.com device purchases
- LTE cellular backup
Ring also introduced new products that will integrate with Ring Alarm and provide additional security for the home, including:
- Smoke/CO Alarm
- Smoke and CO Listener
- Flood & Freeze Sensor
The system certainly looks interesting and appealing. Time will tell once it gets into the wild and the reviews start coming to light.
Last Updated on June 13, 2018.