Ring has just announced that its Video Doorbell is now available for pre-order for $199, a discounted price from the normal $249 MSRP. The Ring Video Doorbell combines motion-activated sensors, noise canceling speakers, a microphone, 720p HD video camera, and connectivity with either an Android or iOS device. Thanks to the sensors and the camera, Ring will let you see who's at your door, even when you're away thanks to streaming the video and audio feed over the Internet.
The camera can record even at night thanks to IR LEDs and captures video feeds at 720p HD with 30 fps.
Ring connects to your home network via WiFi 802.11 b/g/n to stream audio and video feeds over the Internet to your phone.
In addition to serving as a video telecom system for your front door, Ring can also serve as a front-door security camera that activates whenever it senses motion in front of your home. Quick video clips can be recorded and stored to the cloud, which would require an additional cloud-based subscription fee that will be announced at a later date. The feature is very similar to what Dropcom offers.
According to TechCrunch, Ring is a rebranded and security-focused version of the Doorbot connected doorbell.
Would you feel safer being able to see and talk to whomever is standing on your front porch without having to even open your door?