Ring and Alder both offer solid solutions for people looking for inexpensive home security systems. Ring has suffered with privacy concerns recently, and we are aware of the effects that this could have had on some consumers. However, the company has worked hard to address these concerns, and we still believe that the company has worked to address these concerns. Alder is also a great option, but its service is only available in certain areas, so this may be no contest depending on where you live.
Final Call: Ring vs. Alder
Ring and Alder are good options for people looking for an inexpensive, simple-to-install home security setup. Both companies offer customers month-to-month pricing and 30-day free trials. However, Ring offers a wider range of security equipment, from security cameras to home automation options, and a strong selection of pre-built packages from which customers can pick and choose. Alder, on the other hand, has a limited service area and offers a smaller selection of cameras and no smart-home integration. Customers must build a solution that works best for their needs, and this may not appeal to everyone.
Ring Home Security
Monthly monitoring starting price
|$10/mo.||Call for pricing|
Minimum contract length
Extended No-Risk Return
|30 days||30 days|
|1 year||Limited Lifetiime Warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions About Ring vs. Alder
Ring offers a range of equipment packages from which customers can pick and choose. The cheapest option is the Starter Kit, which comes with a Ring Video Doorbell 2 and a Floodlight Cam and costs $448. Alder doesn’t offer home security packages but instead will work with customers to help them choose the devices they need to protect their homes.
Ring provides professional monitoring through its Protect Plus plan, which costs $10/mo., or $100 per year. Alder’s professional monitoring offering is not publicly available, prospective customers must call the company for further information.
Yes, both providers enable customers to choose self-monitoring with monthly professional monitoring plans available at an additional cost.
Yes, both Ring and Alder would be a good choice for renters as there’s no need to enter into a long-term contract. They both offer month-to-month pricing and can be canceled at any time.