Ring's New $199 'Ring Alarm' Security System Now Available for Pre-Order

Ring, the Amazon-owned company known for its camera-equipped doorbells, today announced that its new Ring Alarm security system is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping out on July 3.

First announced in the fall of 2017, the Ring Alarm is marketed as a "do-it-yourself" home security system that does not require professional installation, nor are its users required to sign up for a long-term contract.


For $199, the Ring Alarm system includes a Base Station, a Keypad, a Contact Sensor that can be situated on a window or a door, a Motion Detector, and a Range Extender.

It is designed to be paired with existing Ring Cameras (including doorbells, the Floodlight Cam and the Spotlight Cam) to create what Ring calls a "Ring of Security" for the home. Ring is charging $10 per month for the Ring Protect Plus Plan for the Ring Alarm, with 24/7 "professional monitoring," video recording, and backup LTE connectivity included at that price.


As the Ring Alarm is a "DIY" system, setup consists of connecting the Base Station and the Keypad to the home's Wi-Fi and installing one or more Contact Sensors to doors and windows. The Motion Sensor is designed to be placed in an area where you want to monitor for movement while away from home or sleeping, such as a front entryway.

Once set up, the Ring Alarm can be set to an "armed" mode, where it will monitor the home and send alerts if doors or windows are accessed or motion is detected. An included Base Station siren will sound when one of the sensors is triggered while the system is armed.


According to Ring, the Ring Alarm system is equipped with a battery and an LTE cellular backup option so that it continues to function in the event of a power or Wi-Fi outage. Ring Alarm, in addition to integrating with existing Ring products, will work with the First Alert smoke and carbon monoxide detector, which can set off the Base Station in the event of an emergency.

Ring says that in the future, it will release additional products that are designed to integrate with the Ring Alarm, including a $30 Smoke and CO Listener, a $30 Flood and Freeze Sensor, and a $30 Dome Siren which offers customizable alarm tones and volume levels.

Ring Alarm can be pre-ordered from Ring.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy, or Home Depot for $199 starting today. Orders will start shipping out on July 3, with the first orders arriving on the Fourth of July.

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10 weeks ago
Where is my HomeKit integration, ring!
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10 weeks ago
Big fan of ring products. And they always give excellent customer service.

I own a door bell pro, two flood light cams and a spot light cam for indoors.

They all work flawless.
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10 weeks ago

There are 12 months in a year.

Get out! Who knew?!

That's why it is nice to get the $20 break on the annual plan.
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10 weeks ago

Sigh. And if you’re asleep? And if you’re at a movie? Or any other situation where your phone is on silent?

Sigh. Notification on my Watch. It’s called vibrate on the phone, Taptic feedback on the Watch.
Currently, I have a Scout system, without monitoring. Plus, several Wyze cams. If I would get an alert when I’m not at home, I can check on things with the cameras. The cameras also have motion detection, with alerts. If need be, I’ll call the police.
If I am at home, sleeping, I will hear the alarm. Again, I would call the police.
Realistically, having signs in your yard, stickers on your doors and windows, is enough of a deterrent. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars over the years not paying for monitoring.
Also, I stated my opinion. If you don’t agree...good for you. I’m still right. It’s my money. Be Best! :cool:
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10 weeks ago
There is no way, in 2018, that I would pay for monitoring. I mean...you get an alert when the alarm is triggered. I am perfectly capable of calling the police if need be.
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10 weeks ago
No HomeKit integration, not purchasing.
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10 weeks ago

There is no way, in 2018, that I would pay for monitoring. I mean...you get an alert when the alarm is triggered. I am perfectly capable of calling the police if need be.


What happens when you’re not home and your phone isn’t in your hand?
[doublepost=1528900439][/doublepost]I’ll probably pre order.. wishing for some HomeKit one day though.
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10 weeks ago
Best Buy has a preorder for $299 that includes extra contact and motion sensors, keypad and solar sign.
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10 weeks ago

As soon as my current monitoring contract is over I’m buying this. FWIW I have 3 different cameras (ring, Arlo, and circle 2) and only the Ring connects every time and quickly without lag.

For me, the wired Ring cameras seem to connect better than most of the others. However, the battery Ring camera does have some difficulty with connecting at times. The battery Arlos, seem to connect a little better than the battery Ring camera. At least that is what I have experienced with them.
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How do these work in the winter? Can’t imagine batteries lasting long in a -30C week of Canadian winter!

This past winter, (I live in Montreal suburbs) the wired Ring seem to work most all winter. However, all the battery ring and arlos stopped working when temps got below about -5C. That happened quite often. I would get a message in the app that it was too cold for camera operation. Just hoped it was also too cold for thieves to operate as well.
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10 weeks ago
I have a number of ring products as well as Arlo products. Both products work well for me. I am disappointed in the Ring battery cameras as their batteries do not last very long. On average, I have to change the Ring battery cam with 2 batteries about once a month. The arlo with only one battery will last an average of 3/4 months. They both get about the same usage. Arlos do have geofencing which Ring does not. This I found very useful in arlo products. Ring wired product has a slightly better zone set up over the wired arlo Q. I wish both products could find a way to add this zone type setup to their wireless products. As mentioned by someone else above, I also wish both would be HomeKit compatible.
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