After just a few delays, a little bit of authorized drama and Ring being acquired for a billion by Amazon, the alarm is lastly about to ship — albeit with a barely completely 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 very completely different product (a smoke detector) referred to as Nest Shield.
Ring’s base degree alarm package 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 most likely wish to add extra parts, 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 just a few tips that Ring’s doesn’t (Nest mixed the door/movement sensors into one, for instance, and it’s bought a elaborate RFID system for PIN-free disarming), however 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 would like skilled monitoring, it’ll be $10 a month. That’s a reasonably whole lot, particularly as a result of if you happen to’ve bought 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 bought extra merchandise on the best way to develop 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.