Ring has launched its first indoor-only home security camera (opens in new tab). Best known for its doorbell cameras (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) / £49 (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab), 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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