Which Ring Protect Plan is Right for Me?

An understandable trade off for smart home security and live monitoring, is that an additional paid subscription is often required. If you’re looking to invest in smart home security, you’ve no doubt heard of the Ring system.

What is Ring?

Before getting into the various plans Ring has to offer, let’s take a look at some of the features the system can add to your home security.


  • Security notifications are sent directly to your smart device
  • Optional 24/7 monitoring (No long-term contracts)
  • Easy DIY Installation
  • Native integration with Alexa

Available Products

Here’s a look at some of the best selling Ring products available for your smart home security system:

Stick Up CamVideo Doorbell 2Spotlight CamAlarm Keypad
1080p HD Video1080p HD Video1080p HD VideoArm and Disarm System
Alexa CompatibleMotion-Activated AlertsBuilt-in LED StripsDual Power Options
Real-Time NotificationsIR Night VisionRemote-Activated SirenCustomizable Security Modes
Two-Way TalkLive View On-Demand VideoEasy DIY InstallationNo Tools Required
Quick-Release Battery PackBattery or HardwiredOptional Solar PanelInternal Rechargeable Battery

Now that we have a better idea of the some of the products Ring has to offer for your home security needs, let’s take a look at some of the Protect Plans, and which one might be a good fit for you.

Ring Free Plan (Included with the System):

  • Motion-Activated Notifications
  • Real-time Video with Live View
  • Lifetime Theft Protection
  • Two-Way Talk

In addition to all of the above features, here’s what the Basic and Plus Protect Plans provide:

Cost$3/Month or $30/Year$10/Month or $100/Year
60 Day Recorded Video History
Video Sharing and Saving
Photo Snapshots
24/7 Security Monitoring
Extended Warranty
10% Off Additional Ring Products
Data Courtesy of Ring.com

The optional paid plans offer comparable features at competitive prices. However, the access to 24/7 professional monitoring would be a big selling point for many people. Ultimately, it will depend on your own personal security needs, but either way, Ring can help you on your journey to better home security.