By Utilities Tech Outlook | Monday, April 01, 2019
In CES 2019, Amazon-owned startup Ring showcased a lined up motion-activated LED lights for the exterior of a house. The content was floodlights, spotlights, path lights, and step lights. If someone tries to sneak in, the lights will automatically turn on, send you an alert, and cameras will start recording. The products are available on Ring websites and Amazon, and the products are expected to be shipped by March 2019. The product will give a single motion-detection zone to the house, and a Ring Protect Plus subscription is also available.
Ring Motion Sensor is a battery operated device that doesn’t spot any camera or light, but it will trigger other lights and cameras. Ring Bridge acts as a hub for multiple setup which will cost $50. Smart controls can be enabled in old transformers to control the existing lighting option. Lights can be turned off and on with Echo smart speakers or any other Alexa-equipped device. Alexa can be asked to notify the user if sensors detect any motion. Integration is expected in Ring Alarm Home security system and Alexa guard to improve the compatibility of smart lights on and off. According to Ring, the system has a range of 305 meters (1000 feet), the existing Ring’s smart home security uses WI-FI, but it is not effective in long-range moreover it consumes a lot of energy.
Ring has still not mentioned anything about the battery life of the products. The price range differs outside the U.S. If the products cost $18 to $100 price range in the U.S., the same accessories can be different in the UK for about £14 to £80 or AU$25 to AU$140 in Australia. Solar-powered products are in line. Ring aims to provide seamless security to the neighborhood by creating a smart security network. The whole product range is offered with affordable pricing. Newark and NJ neighborhoods saw a drop in home break-ins by 50 percent after the installation of Ring doorbells and Spotlight cams in 11 percent of the homes in the community. The devices are yet to be authorized by the Federal Communications Commission.