Ring has introduced the third version of its famous low-cost Ring Alarm home security system. The Ring Alarm Pro is a single device that combines Ring’s security system with an Eero Wi-Fi router, as well as 24/7 online backup and local processing and storage for Ring cameras.
While Ring is only one aspect of Amazon’s yearly devices and services event, they’re bringing a lot of changes, including a new Pro Alarm suite with redesigned hardware and integrated Eero Wi-Fi 6 router capabilities. They also offer a new service called ‘Virtual Security Guard,’ which essentially keeps a watch on your Ring feeds in case you can’t, and they’re boosting alerts on their current doorbells and cameras with improved event identification.
In this article, we’ll explore the latest features that you can expect from the all new Ring Alarm Pro.
The Ring Alarm Pro has a pragmatic appearance, which is essentially a box that measures just a little over six inches wide and just over two inches tall. For backup, the gadget has a battery that can be recharged and is located internally, however, it is normally powered by a conventional power adapter. The Ring Alarm Pro can run for over a day on a single charge of its battery when it is set on its low-power mode.
Currently, the security system is only available in white, but other color choices may be added in the future.
Virtual Security Guard
Virtual Security Guard is a new subscription service that attempts to mimic the benefits of employing an onsite security guard but is quite different compared to its new Pro tier membership (which is also offered with its old, $10/month option).
Due to a partnership with monitoring company Rapid Response, this gives an additional level of scrutiny in terms of expert monitoring. To be a part of Rapid Response you must have a Ring camera or doorbell installed in your home. Rapid Response staff will monitor the feeds from these devices, responding to motion alerts with interventions such as turning on sirens or lights, using two-way talk features, or even calling for help if necessary.
Cameras are opted-out by default, so a user may pick which ones are viewed and when. This is something Ring is keen to underline to people who subscribe to Virtual Security Guard.
Features for Security
Beyond only protecting your physical belongings, Ring’s security safeguards defend all of your digital assets as well. The Ring Alarm Pro’s most significant feature is its interaction with the Eero Wi-Fi 6 router.
Other Ring devices may connect to it over Wi-Fi. It will give you an alert on your smartphone if it detects movement in your home. A do-it-yourself home security system might start with the Ring Alarm Pro. Use any suitable third-party devices, such as Ring Video Doorbells, to add to your system.
Professional home monitoring is available around the clock with a Ring Protect Pro subscription. If you’re going to be out of the country or in a scenario where you can’t keep an eye on things yourself, professional monitoring may be helpful.
For homes up to 1,500 square feet, the included router ensures there are no dead zones. Through the Eero app, safeguard your network and get alerts to potential hazards. In the event of a power outage, your Ring devices will remain connected and your home will be protected thanks to the 24/7 internet backup.
The system may be controlled by your Amazon Alexa digital assistant. To equip or disarm Ring, just tell Alexa to do so. If you use Alexa Guard, you’ll get alerts for things like cracked glass, screaming smoke or CO alarms, and other things of the kind when anything happens.
Garage door openers made by Chamberlain and Schlage are also compatible. Furthermore, there’s even a 104-decibel siren in the Ring Alarm Pro. For the most part, rock shows have decibel levels that range from 103 to 110. The siren may be used to frighten or draw attention to an intruder.
Customized Event and Package Notifications
Ring has made multiple eye-catching announcements this year, including the launching of its flying drone, but the news that may be most valuable to the majority of its customers is the release of new smart notifications, such as Package Alerts and Custom Event Alerts.
Package Alerts do exactly what they claim, allowing you to define a zone of your choice and get an alert whenever a package is located in that zone. So you could set it up to monitor your front step or porch, for example, and get alerts if Amazon (for example) puts anything off there.
Those will be accessible to anybody with a Ring Protect Plan who has a Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 or a Ring Video Doorbell (2020 model year) device, with the rollout beginning today.
Personalized Event Alerts are available for Spotlight Battery Cam customers who have a Ring Protect Plan, and will provide a little more custom freedom. So, for example, you could use an image of your garage door closed by your Ring and another image of it open to train it to discern between those two states and warn you when they change. Ring notes that this can operate with gates and doors, as well as other forms of user-defined state changes. It will be available a little later than Package Alerts, with availability anticipated in the following months.
Compatibility with Previous Versions
If you have a first- or second-generation Ring Alarm device, the Ring Alarm Pro will work with it. It will also work with third-generation Ring Alarm accessories like motion sensors and panic buttons.
The Ring Alarm Pro works with older models of Eero as well. Due to its compatibility with Ring Power Packs, Ring advises the Eero 6 Mesh Wi-Fi Extender.
It is possible to connect up to 75 devices to the Ring Alarm Pro, including smart home gadgets, game consoles, PCs, and mobile phones, all at 900Mbps.
Until a replacement device is available for purchase, Ring guarantees that the Ring Alarm Pro will receive regular security improvements for at least four years from the time of its debut.
Ring Jobsite Security
Ring’s Jobsite Security, a solution based on the Ring Alarm Pro that has been adjusted for professional use with improvements including Outdoor Contact sensors for monitoring gate open/closed state, is aimed at contractors and project managers. Another prominent color is Safety Orange, which targets a certain audience.
For $399.99, Jobsite Security is available only from The Home Depot. It’s a smart move to expand the company’s brand outside the domestic market, and it might open the way for future B2B operations.
Ring Alarm and Ring Alarm Pro are do-it-yourself home security systems that may be installed in any home or apartment.
These alarms are easy to install and do not need any tools or expert installation. Simply set the Contact Sensor on any door or window in your house, and you’ll get an alert on your phone when it opens. You may also set the Motion Detector in any room of your house and get an alert when motion is detected.
Ring Alarm Pro combines a Ring Alarm for trusted physical security with an eero Wi-Fi 6 router for fast wifi and network security in one solution. Unlike standard home security systems, Ring Alarm Pro includes optional levels of backup protection to help you remain connected in the event that your power or internet goes out. You have extra security and options to safeguard your home when you combine Alarm Pro with a Ring Protect Pro subscription.
Ring Alarm Pro includes Ring Alarm’s proven security and configurable features, as well as an eero Wi-Fi 6 router for network security and fast, dependable internet. The Ring Protect Pro Plan also includes 24/7 Backup Internet, which is only available with a Ring Alarm Pro Base Station and provides cellular internet connection when there is no internet access.
Ring Protect Pro subscriptions provide 24/7 Internet service as a backup if required. As a result, even if your wifi network’s internet breaks down or you don’t have access to it, you can still use cellular data to link all of your devices to it.
Ring Protect Pro subscriptions come with a 3GB monthly backup internet service that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To get additional data, you may subscribe to Extra Data and be billed for only the data you really utilize. It is recommended that you should apply for additional data if you’re planning to make use of the device without connecting it to the internet.
The device will move to cellular backup if you run out of your 3GB monthly data allotment without opting into Extra Data. This only offers you access to the most essential features of the device. Alarm Pro will re-enable itself as soon as an internet connection has been established. The data will reset during the next billing period.
The Ring Alarm Pro has a lot of face value for a $250 initial investment and monthly expenses of $20 that encompass expert monitoring, digital security, and internet backup. However, only time will tell how much that value is worth in the real world.
Rodney is a full-time content researcher & writer at HomeSecurityHub. Prior to this, he has worked on different sites covering topics such as business, watches & computers. In recent years, he has been obsessed with all kinds of DIY smart home tech that that improves the convenience and the safety aspects of our everyday life and has been HSH’s go-to guy when it comes to DIY security tech.