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

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Means again in October of last year, Ring introduced “Ring Defend” — a modular, no contract, DIY house security system.

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

Ring Defend has been redubbed because the extra intuitive Ring Alarm — a greater title if solely as a result of competitor Nest has each a security product and a very totally different product (a smoke detector) referred to as Nest Defend.

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 spread extender. You’ll in all probability wish to add extra parts, and, happily, they’re comparatively low cost: one other door sensor, for instance, is $20, whereas the movement detectors are $30.

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

The system doesn’t require any form of contract — however in order for you skilled monitoring, it’ll be $10 a month. That’s a fairly whole lot, particularly as a result of in the event you’ve bought any of Ring’s cameras (like its smart doorbell, or its floodlight cameras), that plan contains limitless video storage for all of ’em.

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

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

Source : TechCrunch