Ring steps indoors with new smart home security camera

Ring Indoor Cam
(Image credit: Ring)

Ring has launched its first indoor-only  home security camera. Best known for its doorbell cameras, that allow you to see is at your door without getting off the sofa (or even without being in the country) - the new wifi-enabled Ring Indoor Cam is designed to help you keep an eye on what is going on in your home, rather than what is outside it.

Ring has made security cameras before, but they have been designed for outdoor use (even if people did actually also use them indoors). But this is a non-weatherproof and mains-operated model that is designed for use in your living room or kitchen – and which also becomes the cheapest smart home security device in the Ring range, costing $59.99 / £49.

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Ring Indoor Cam can be mounted on a wall, or can sit on a shelf or work surface

Ring Indoor Cam can be mounted on a wall, or can sit on a shelf or work surface (Image credit: Ring)

Ring Indoor Cam can be mounted just about anywhere in the home and features up to 1080p HD video, motion zones, night vision, two-way talk, and motion-activated recording. The device also includes privacy features that enable users to disable motion and audio recording right from the app, and an indicator light that displays whenever the camera is recording.

Ring, which is now owned by Amazon, also announced Ring also its third-generation Ring Stick Up Cam.  The new Stick Up Cam can be installed indoors or outdoors and comes in three power options: Plug-In ($99.99), Battery ($99.99 / £89), or Solar ($148.99 / £129). Featuring up to 1080p HD video, motion detection, night vision, two-way talk, and a wide viewing angle, Stick Up Cam provides flexible home security and privacy wherever it’s needed most.

As with previous Ring devices, you have the option to record the footage shot by these cameras using Ring's cloud storage subscription service ($3 / £2.50 a month for one device, or £8 / $10 per month for unlimited Ring cameras).

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.