In October 2017, Ring unveiled a new smart home security system called Ring Protect. In November, a judge blocked the company from selling any products due to a lawsuit. ADT alleged the company had used proprietary information from the acquisition of Zonoff, which went bankrupt.
What a mess, huh?
Finally, the company is ready to start selling their new system now called Ring Alarm. If you already own Ring devices, like their video doorbell, you’ll now be able to sync up everything to build a comprehensive smart home security solution. Hell yeah.
Personally, I love keeping everything within the same family — not in an incestual way, weirdos. I mean within the same line of devices because it just works better.
What Is Ring Alarm?
Ring Alarm includes everything you need in the base kit for $199, including a hub station, motion sensor, door and window sensor, wireless range extender and a keypad — for access.
If that’s not enough for you, the system can be improved through modular products like additional motion sensors for $30, window or door sensors for $20, and more.
For $199, you get everything you need. You can add more devices and sensors as you see fit.
Since this is a smart home security system, everything syncs up with the Ring mobile app allowing you to check in from anywhere, anytime. If you prefer a professional monitoring service there’s an optional $10 per month subscription too.
As if it wasn’t obvious, the whole system will sync up with additional Ring devices like the doorbells and security cameras, as well.
That $10 subscription gets you unlimited video recording — stored in the cloud — for all installed devices along with live-monitoring for Ring’s Alarm system.
The “do what you want” nature of this system is one of the best parts. You don’t have to buy anything else if the base kit is all you want. You’re not locked into a monthly subscription. It’s so meta that Cartman would love it too.