Ring is getting ready to release its full home security system — an alarm, keypad, and array of sensors that monitor a house while you’re asleep or away.
The product, called Ring Alarm, was initially announced (and supposed to come out) last October. But after a lawsuit with ADT, a lengthy delay, and a rebranding, Ring says it’s now just about ready. Sales for the security system have started, and the product is supposed to begin shipping next month.
The system starts at $199 US, which is relatively cheap for a home security system. It only comes with a single motion sensor. If you want more it will cost $30 each and a single door / window sensor $20. But it’ll still come out to far less than many competitors’ systems.
The Ring system can be self-installed, and it’s even designed to work without a professional monitoring service. That means homeowners will have to deal with the alerts on their own, but it also means they won’t have to pay a fee.
Professional monitoring will be available for those who want it for $10 per month, which is comparatively pretty cheap. It also comes with some other perks, including LTE backup should your internet go out and unlimited video backup for cameras in your house.
The service is meant to combine more traditional home security sensors with Ring’s doorbell and spotlight cameras. It’s a pretty natural evolution for Ring since the company has already been selling products meant to secure a house. But until now, none of those products were as simple as an alarm, which is pretty key to completing the picture.
Ring was acquired by Amazon earlier this year, filling out the online shopping giant’s increasingly large smart home selection. Though there aren’t any obvious signs of Ring’s place within Amazon changing this service — it doesn’t currently integrate with Amazon’s in-home delivery service, and Amazon’s own security camera isn’t compatible.