As part of the Amazon event in September 2022, the retail giant unveiled three new Ring devices: Spotlight Cam Pro, Spotlight Cam Plus and the Ring Alarm Panic Button (2nd generation).
Ring and its parent company Amazon stand behind some of the best home security cameras and the best video doorbells, and from the look of things these new models promise to be quite impressive additions to the current lineup.
The Ring Spotlight Cam has already been a great option for people looking to keep the outside of their home safe without having to worry about the availability of an electrical connection.
In our review of the base model (which we gave three and a half stars), we praised the motion-activated camera flood lights and a loud siren that can activate with video recording to scare away potential intruders (or be activated remotely when watching live footage).
The Spotlight Cam Pro not only retains these features but makes improvements.
Using radar, the new security camera can use 3D motion detection, which only triggers when a moving object crosses a predetermined threshold – meaning a person crossing the street shouldn’t turn off the camera, but the person who enters will do so. on your property.
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This new sensor will pair nicely with Ring’s bird’s eye view mode. With this 3D tracking, you can see a map of the places people have traveled on your property by seeing the exact path they took as they moved between camera zones. And for those who are concerned about privacy, you can set customizable zones so that these features exclude certain areas from the camera’s field of view.
The Spotlight Cam Pro battery or plug model will be available for pre-order for $ 229.99 / £ 199.99 / $ 329, while the solar-powered version costs $ 249.99 (UK pricing will be introduced later and currently not available in Australia ). But if that’s a bit steep for you, you can check out Spotlight Cam Plus instead.
This second new camera serves as the midpoint between the old Spotlight camera and the Pro model. It combines all the existing Spotlight camera features such as two-way talk, colorful night vision, live view and security siren in a new elegant package.
Like the other Spotlight Cam versions, the Spotlight Cam Plus will come with a variety of power modes (including Solar, Battery, Wired, and Plug-In) and is available for pre-order from $ 199.99 / £ 179.99 / AU $ 289.
Panic! at home
Last but not least, Amazon and Ring also unveiled a panic button with a bell alarm (2nd generation).
This handheld alarm system can be wall mounted or placed on a flat surface (such as a bedside table) and by pressing and holding the button in the center you can trigger all your Ring alarms in your home. Using the Ring app, you can configure the panic button to contact your emergency contacts as well, and even ask for help from emergency services.
Right now, the 2nd Gen Emergency Alarm Button is available for pre-order for $ 29.99 / £ 29.99 (currently unavailable in Australia), $ 5 cheaper than the 1st Gen model was available before the announcement.
If you’re looking forward to the launch of new models, you can check out the best Ring deals we can find online today. Alternatively, you can wait until Amazon Prime Day 2 (which is coming soon) and contract one of the older Ring home security devices.