Ring’s $199 security system will finally ship next month


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Method again in October of last year, Ring introduced “Ring Shield” — a modular, no contract, DIY residence safety system.

After a number of delays, a little bit of authorized drama and Ring being acquired for a billion dollars by Amazon, the alarm is lastly about to ship — albeit with a barely totally different (higher!) identify.

Ring Shield has been redubbed because the extra intuitive Ring Alarm — a greater identify if solely as a result of competitor Nest has each a safety product and a completely totally different product (a smoke detector) referred to as Nest Shield.

Ring’s base level alarm kit begins at $199, which features a keypad (for arming/disarming the system), one door/window sensor, a movement detector and a variety extender. You’ll in all probability need to add extra elements, and, fortuitously, they’re comparatively low cost: one other door sensor, for instance, is $20, whereas the movement detectors are $30.

Nest’s competing safety system packs a number of tips that Ring’s doesn’t (Nest mixed the door/movement sensors into one, for instance, and it’s acquired a flowery RFID system for PIN-free disarming), nevertheless it additionally prices $200 extra… and that’s after a $100 worth drop that, presumably not by coincidence, simply occurred yesterday.

The system doesn’t require any kind of contract — however if you'd like skilled monitoring, it’ll be $10 a month. That’s a reasonably whole lot, particularly as a result of in case you’ve acquired any of Ring’s cameras (like its sensible doorbell, or its floodlight cameras), that plan consists of limitless video storage for all of ’em.

Ring says it’s received extra merchandise on the best way to broaden the system, together with smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and flood sensors.

Ring’s safety system is up for pre-order now and, if all goes as deliberate, will begin delivery on July 4th.