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
Here’s a look at some of the best selling Ring products available for your smart home security system:
|Stick Up Cam||Video Doorbell 2||Spotlight Cam||Alarm Keypad|
|1080p HD Video||1080p HD Video||1080p HD Video||Arm and Disarm System|
|Alexa Compatible||Motion-Activated Alerts||Built-in LED Strips||Dual Power Options|
|Real-Time Notifications||IR Night Vision||Remote-Activated Siren||Customizable Security Modes|
|Two-Way Talk||Live View On-Demand Video||Easy DIY Installation||No Tools Required|
|Quick-Release Battery Pack||Battery or Hardwired||Optional Solar Panel||Internal 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||✔||✔|
|24/7 Security Monitoring||✔|
|10% Off Additional Ring Products||✔|
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.