Ring and Nest are DIY home security options aimed at customers who want to self-install their home security systems. Know upfront that Nest continues to offer individual pieces of home security equipment, but has discontinued its Nest Secure system in favor of partnerships with ADT and Brinks. While Ring is more affordable and offers a variety of smart lighting and camera equipment, Nest is great if customers are seeking features like optional professional installation, 24/7 continuous video recording, and smart home products like smart thermostats or smart locks. See what these two providers have to offer to help you protect your home.
Nest vs. Ring Video Recap
Overall Winner: Nest
Frequently Asked Questions about Nest and Ring
Ring does not offer professional installation as an option – you’ll have to set up your own security system. Nest offers professional installation if you’d prefer it instead of performing the installation yourself. You can search to find a Nest Pro in your area and you’ll receive their estimate within 48 hours.
Wireless, battery operated doorbells and cameras are good for renters. You can install them yourself without tapping into your landlord’s power or messing with wiring. Wired systems are likely to be more trouble than your landlord is willing to agree to, unless you agree to leave the system behind when you move out.
Ring offers three packages that you can choose from: the 5-piece Alarm Security Kit, 10-piece Alarm Security Kit, and the 14-piece Alarm Security Kit. Each kit varies with equipment. If you have a larger home, we would recommend purchasing a kit with additional equipment. Nest offers four packages that you can choose from with the base package being the Nest Secure Alarm System. You can opt for either of the other packages that include either an outdoor camera, doorbell or lock.
With Ring you can get professional monitoring for $10.00/mo. with the Protect Plus Plan. With Nest, professional monitoring ranges from $19.00/mo. – $29.00/mo. depending upon the plan you choose.