Ring Debuts New Spotlight Cam With Wired, Battery, and Solar Models for Home Security

Ring, maker of the popular video doorbells and recently launched Floodlight Cam, is today announcing a new line of Spotlight Cams.

Similar in function to the Floodlight Cam but with a different lighting system, the new Spotlight Cam features LED light panels that automatically turn on when motion is detected, as well as a 1080p camera with night vision, two-way audio, and a 110 dB siren to let homeowners see activity around their homes and communicate with people who set foot on their property.

Wired model

The Ring Spotlight Cam will integrate with other Ring products through the Ring app to provide a complete security solution around the perimeter of the home.

Ring's new Spotlight Cam is available in either black or white and will be available in three versions: Wired, Battery, and Solar. The Wired version includes a 270-degree horizontal motion detection angle, 140-degree camera field of view, and a 20-foot power cable. It is priced at $199 and is available to order today with shipments starting in 7–10 days.

Solar model

The Battery ($199) and Solar ($229) versions have a narrower 160-degree motion detection angle but the same 140-degree camera field of view as the wired version. The Battery and Solar models each come with a single 6000 mAh battery pack, but the light itself can hold two battery packs for maximum battery life. Extra battery packs are priced at $29 each. The Solar model comes with a Ring Solar Panel to keep the battery packs charged at all times. The Battery and Solar models are available for pre-order today and will begin shipping in the fall.

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18 months ago
But no HomeKit support. =\
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18 months ago

I'm curious, for a security device that is always on. What would you use HomeKit interaction for? I have a ring doorbell and I don't miss HomeKit because I can't figure out what the use case would be.

I'm asking because I'm sure there are some that I just haven't been able to think of.


Easy to setup. No hubs required. Privacy and security since it uses Apple's eco and security. Homekit on the Ring Floodlight Cam could trigger the alarm, turn on the floodlights using voice control via Siri or manually via HomeKit. If you have scenes enabled, you can say "Good Night" and have all Ring's floodlight cams and the new Spotlight cam to sound the alarm mode if motion detected. My few thoughts...
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18 months ago

But no HomeKit support. =\


I'm curious, for a security device that is always on. What would you use HomeKit interaction for? I have a ring doorbell and I don't miss HomeKit because I can't figure out what the use case would be.

I'm asking because I'm sure there are some that I just haven't been able to think of.
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18 months ago

I'm curious, for a security device that is always on. What would you use HomeKit interaction for? I have a ring doorbell and I don't miss HomeKit because I can't figure out what the use case would be.

I'm asking because I'm sure there are some that I just haven't been able to think of.


Perhaps I'm thinking about this wrong, but I want an outdoor camera (to see my property) that I can view remotely on my phone without paying a subscription fee for the privilege. I'm not terribly interested in archival footage, but I guess if there was motion detection some internal memory could solve that issue. The camera would connect to my wifi network (on the other side of the wall) and thus, to the internet, allowing me to connect from afar.

Perhaps I don't need HomeKit for that, but just to download whichever companies app goes with the camera, but HomeKit works nicely so I just feel I should be able to view the feed within that system. Perhaps I'm mistaken in my thinking. I do have a 256GB iPhone, so it's not like I'm running out of space for apps! :p
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18 months ago

I was seriously considering a Floodlight Cam not long ago, so this certainly is an interesting surprise. The solar option would be perfect... that said, I see it doesn't support HomeKit. Are there any security cameras that do that anyone can recommend?

The ring doorbell pro, and the floodlight Cam will support homekit in the future. I have confirmed with their support/Founder that they have the chip installed (not that it matters anymore).
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18 months ago

The door bell is better off not being in HomeKit. I bought mine a year ago and love it. When someone pushes the button I get a notification on my Watch and my phone, it opens the app and you start seeing who is there. I'm not sure what good HomeKit would do, seeing as it's not specifically for monitoring your property. My security cameras aren't HomeKit either but I wish they were.

Can you explain why door bell is better off without HomeKit?

HomeKit devices will integrate with Siri and Home app and they will continue to work even if vendor goes out of business.

It's very handy to pull out Home app from the Control Center and see the camera footage without opening the app.



You would probably still use the app for more advanced functionalities, but HomeKit is VERY USEFUL to me.

Furthermore, I can set an automation rule to tie multiple HomeKit devices together (e.g., when I am not home and it's 1 hour past sunset and someone rings the door bell, turn on the living room light).

And I suspect in time, Siri will only become more powerful and useful (e.g., identifying who is at the door using facial recognition).
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18 months ago

I'm not sure I even mind the lack of HomeKit. What gets me is it's only rated to -20 F and it gets colder than that up north...

Then out of my book. After October and into march or so can expect that around once a week or more.
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18 months ago

I'm curious, for a security device that is always on. What would you use HomeKit interaction for? I have a ring doorbell and I don't miss HomeKit because I can't figure out what the use case would be.


To me, the main benefit would be integration with Home app, which is much more accessible in iOS than Ring app.

And I have lots of home automation devices, so the app would only get lost in the sea of apps.

Beyond that, I like automation integration (when someone is at the door, and it’s past sunset, turn on the living room light) and Siri (is somebody at the door?, show me outside the door).
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