Ring Home Security

Ring offers affordable home security systems that are easy to install and extend in creating your very own smart home.

What Sets Ring Home Security Apart?

Founded by Jamie Siminoff in 2013, Ring offers home security solutions to include an alarm system and devices like video doorbells, security cameras, and smart lights. You can use the free Ring app to set alarms, monitor your cameras and get notifications. Ring is owned by Amazon and works seamlessly with Alexa. This means you can control your security system with your voice. Self-monitoring your home through the app is free, but for $10.00/mo. you can add the Ring Protect Plus Plan, which provides professional monitoring. Ring also has a mobile app, the Neighbors app, that provides safety and crime alerts from your neighbors and local law enforcement.

Ring Doorbell installed next to a black door

Pros

  • Inexpensive equipment and professional monitoring

  • Easy to install

  • A range of security camera devices

Cons

  • Video recording not available without a Ring Protect Plan

  • Higher-tiered packages cover more area, but don’t add any features

  • Cellular backup not available without a Ring Protect Plan

Ring Home Security Packages

Ring Alarm Security Kit (5 Pieces)

Starting at $199.00/mo

Our take

This Ring Alarm Security Kit comes with 5 devices and is perfect for apartments and condos. You can have motion detection for up to 1,000 square feet, allowing you to cover one door or window and a room.

Package Features

  • Base station
  • Keypad
  • 1 contact sensor
  • 1 motion detector
  • Range extender

Ring Alarm Security Kit (10 Pieces)

Starting at $309.00/mo

Our take

This Ring Alarm Security Kit comes with 10 pieces and is perfect for 1-2 bedroom homes, or between 1,000 and  2,000 square feet. It covers up to five windows or doors and provides motion detection for two rooms.

Package Features

  • Base station
  • Keypad
  • 5 contact sensors
  • 2 motion detectors
  • Range extender

Ring Alarm Security Kit (14 Pieces)

Starting at $329.00/mo

Our take

This Ring Alarm Security Kit comes with 14 pieces and is great for larger homes over 2,000 square feet. The kit covers up to 8 windows and doors and providers motion detection for two rooms.

Package Features

  • Base station
  • Keypad
  • 8 contact sensors
  • 2 motion detectors
  • Range extender

Ring Home Security Equipment and Features

Ring Video Doorbell

Ring Floodlight – Battery Powered

Ring Stick-Up Camera – Battery Powered

Ring Solar Panel

Ring Video Doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell

See and interact with whomever is at your door from anywhere, using the Ring mobile app. The Ring Video Doorbell features 720p HD video, allowing you to see clearly during the day and night. You’ll be able to set up motion zones for monitoring certain areas outside of your home.

Ring Floodlight Camera

Ring Floodlight – Battery Powered

Prevent pulling into a dark driveway with the Ring Floodlight. It features a wireless design, is battery-powered, and motion-activated. You’ll get notifications on your phone whenever motion is detected. The Ring Floodlight is also weather resistant.

Ring Stick Up Cam in Black

Ring Stick-Up Camera – Battery Powered

Get indoor or outdoor video surveillance with the Ring Stick Up Camera. With a wireless design, the camera runs by battery power and can be mounted on a wall or set on a level surface in your home. The camera features 1080p HD video and two-way talk, so you’ll be able to see clearly day or night and can interact with family or visitors.

Ring Solar Panel

Ring Solar Panel

The Ring Solar Panel connects to the battery powered Stick-Up Camera or Spotlight Camera so you never have to worry about not having a charge. The panel is weather resistant and has an adjustable bracket for mounting it outside your home.

Compare Ring Home Security Packages

Ring Alarm Security Kit (5 Pieces)

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Ring Alarm Security Kit (10 Pieces)

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Ring Alarm Security Kit (14 Pieces)

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Equipment price starts at $199.00 $309.00 $419.00
24/7 professional monitoring Optional Optional Optional
Pro. monitoring starts at $10.00/mo. $10.00/mo. $10.00/mo.
Video surveillance Available with Ring cameras and video doorbell Available with Ring cameras and video doorbell Available with Ring cameras and video doorbell
Motion detection Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance No Yes Yes
Smart home devices Optional Optional Optional

How Much Do Ring Security Systems Cost?

Each of the Ring security system kits above range in cost based on the number of devices included in each. These Ring security kits get more expensive with an additional sensors, as they’re designed to cover more square-footage. In terms of pricing range, the most expensive kit out of the three (the 14-piece Ring Alarm Security Kit) is only $130 more and includes 10 more sensors. The provider definitely keeps home security affordable no matter whether you’re renting an apartment or have a home around 2,000 square feet. Ring also has an advantage over other providers in terms of security camera and smart lighting options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ring Home Security

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How much is Ring Security a month?

Ring Protect Plans range in price from $3 – $10/mo. If you purchase the Basic Protect Plan, it will cost you $3/mo. or $30/yr. This plan provides you with features like video footage for up to 60 days and snapshots taken over the course of a day. If you purchase the Plus Protect Plan, it will cost you $10/mo. or $100/yr. This plan provides you with additional features like 24/7 professional monitoring and extended warranties on all of your Ring devices.

How do you install the Ring alarm security system?

The Ring Alarm Security kit is easy to install, and Ring provides user guides that you can follow. The sensors come with adhesive backing, and minimal tools may be needed. You can learn more about how to install your Ring security system on the provider’s website.

Does Ring work without a subscription?

Yes, you can still use your Ring security system and cameras without the Ring Basic or Plus subscriptions. Included for free with your Ring products are activity notifications, live video streaming, two-way talk, and a lifetime theft protection warranty.

Does the Ring doorbell work with the Ring security system?

Yes, each Ring doorbell offered by the provider works with its security systems. Included for free with your system is access to live streaming video and two-way talk that you can use with each doorbell.

What if the power goes out or Wi-Fi goes down?

The Ring alarm system comes with 24-hour backup battery that automatically turns on as soon as the power goes out, so you’re protected. You can get cellular back-up with the Ring Protect Plus Plan.

What is Ring’s return policy?

You’ll have 30 days to try out your equipment, but if you decide that Ring isn’t right for your home and return your equipment within this time period, you could get a full refund. You will be responsible for a $5 charge if you return your equipment by Ground shipping.


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