Since Ring came out with its first video doorbell, it has proven its worth many times over. Despite so, the pioneering video doorbell maker isn’t sitting on their laurels. The company’s home security portfolio has grown a lot to include a second generation Ring Doorbell, simply called Ring Doorbell 2, and more recently, a Ring Door View Cam and new Ring Alarm accessories.

Ring Door View Cam
Ring Door View Cam sits over the door’s peephole.

The former is a next-generation video doorbell with enhanced video resolution and quick-release battery released in 2017, and the latter, a version that sits over the door’s peephole revealed during CES 2019 earlier this year.

Ring Doorbell 2
Ring Doorbell gets an update with improved video resolution.

In case you don’t already know, the Ring Doorbell 2 brings to the table 1080p video, along with instant mobile alerts, built-in microphone and speakers with noise cancellation, adjustable motion zones, infrared night vision, 160-deg FoV, Live View on-demand video and audio, hardwired or battery-powered, 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n connectivity, and compatibility with Android, iOS, Mac and Windows 10. The Ring Doorbell 2 is now going for $30 less at $169 on Amazon and shop.ring.com.

Ring Door View Cam offers pretty much the same features of the Ring Doorbell 2 (well, at least most of them anyways), but instead of installing to the side of the door like a doorbell normally does, it is designed to replace a door’s peephole.

It features HD video with 2-way talk, peephole with privacy cover, adjustable motion detection, Live View on-demand video and audio, a removable battery pack, compatibility with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, mobile alerts, and an impact sensor that, you know, alert you when some non-observant visitor decided to knock on the door instead of pressing the bell on it.

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The Ring Door View Cam will be launched in stateside first, followed by select EU markets later this year and it will cost $199.

Also announced is a smoke and carbon monoxide sensor. The sensor is designed to work with Ring Alarm launched last year to output an audio alert if it detects smoke or carbon monoxide. In addition, there is a flood and freeze sensor to sniff out leaks and extreme cold temperature in the water pipes. The Ring Alarm accessories, i.e. the sensors, cost between $30 and $40 a pop.

Ring Alarm and Ring Sensor
Ring Alarm (Left) and Ring Sensor (Right).

Images: Ring Doorbell.

Source: Engadget.

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