Amazon Ring Home Security System: 4 Reasons Why It May Be Right For You

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Ring is a DIY home security system often built around Amazon’s original bestselling product: the Ring Video Doorbell.

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Maybe a friend’s Ring Video Doorbell impressed you, or maybe a robbery in your neighborhood scared you. Whatever the reason, you’re Ring curious. In other words, you are considering the purchase of a home security system or products from the Amazon brand known as Ring. You’re not alone. It’s a simple and economical way to better monitor your home.


Top products in this article:

Ring Alarm Pro, 14 pieces – built-in Eero Wi-Fi 6 router and optional 24/7 monitoring, $380

Ring Video Doorbell 4 – enhanced 4-second color video previews, easy setup, and improved Wi-Fi – 2021 release, $200

Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera with Built-in Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, White, Works with Alexa (2-Pack), $350 (reduced from $400)


In 2020, according to a report by Strategy Analytics, Ring has become the global dominating name in the home security camera industry. Not bad for a company that (back when it was known as Doorbot) was mostly rejected on “Shark Tank.” Today, Ring, which was bought by Amazon in 2018, sells everything from elaborate home security systems to its classic video doorbell that comes with motion-activated lights or Amazon devices like the Echo Dot or the echoshow.

Below are four reasons why Ring may be the right home security choice for you. Each reason is based on a verified five-star Amazon customer review of a Ring product. You’ll also find information on Ring systems and bundles that have attracted raves.


1. You want lots of value, not too much fuss.

If you’re shopping for home security systems, you might find that prices (or even quotes) are hard to come by until you submit your details or contact the company by phone. Price tags on Ring gear, on the other hand, are available to you on the Ring store on Amazon or on Ring.com.

An Amazon customer, who claims in a review that he once paid “ungodly sums of money” to a traditional security company, said a system like the 14-piece Ring Alarm Pro is also a bargain.

Ring Alarm Pro

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“This Ring Alarm has an initial cost of several hundred dollars…BUT,” the customer wrote in a five-star review of the Ring Alarm Pro, “[n]Now we have a great system at a fraction of the cost that is much more modern, controls well from our phones, and is easily upgradable if we want to add more components, sensors, etc.”

Currently priced at $380 on Amazon, the 14-piece Ring Alarm Pro system gives you a built-in Wi-Fi 6 router by Eero, and comes with a base station, two keypads, eight contact sensors for your windows and doors. , two motion-sensing devices and a buzzer alarm. A separately sold subscription to Ring Protect Pro (for as low as $20 a month) extends security coverage by providing round-the-clock monitoring. (You’ll even get one of these security panels as part of the Ring Protect Pro offer.)

Ring Alarm Pro, 14-piece built-in Eero Wi-Fi 6 router and optional 24/7 monitoring, $380


2. You like DIY projects – but not difficult DIY projects.

One of the reasons a Ring system can be more affordable (read: cheaper) than a traditional home security system is that the price of the traditional home security system includes installation. Or, to put it another way: if you opt for Ring, you are beautiful do the installation.

If the DIY route doesn’t scare you, then Amazon’s Ring store is definitely worth a visit. But if DIY setup gives you pause, then you might be interested to know that Ring device reviews on Amazon frequently note that the setup process is completely doable.

“I wanted something simple for my grandparents house that would allow me to check the area while I was away. I found these and thought they would be a quick and easy answer to my problem,” begins a five-star review from a verified Ring Spotlight Cam Dual Pack customer.

Ring Spotlight Cam dual-pack

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The user goes on to write that “Installation is quite simple and it comes with all the necessary hardware”.

Ring Spotlight Cams, which are a nice addition to the Ring Alarm Pro system, record HD quality video. Each has a built-in alarm and LED lights. Being an Amazon brand, the cameras work with Alexa and compatible Echo devices (and, of course, your Ring Video Doorbell). All this connectivity allows you to get motion-activated alerts on the device of your choice. You can even communicate remotely with visitors at your doorstep. Amazon is offering the Ring Spotlight Cam Dual Bundle for 12% off the bundle’s usual $400 price, down to $350.

Purchase the Ring Protect plan sold separately to share your camera footage and record video for up to 60 days. Subscription plans start at $3 per month; the so-called Plus and Pro plans come with the promise of 10% off select Ring items at Amazon and Ring.com.

A wired version of the Ring Spotlight Cam costs $200 on Amazon. (Note: This offer is not a double pack; it is for a single camera.)

Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera with Built-in Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, White, Works with Alexa (2-Pack), $350 (reduced from $400)


3. One size does not fit everyone, including you.

With Ring, you can think big or start small – the size and scope of your security system is totally up to your needs and budget. Each piece of the 14-piece Ring Alarm Pro system, for example, can be purchased individually. You can even purchase a Ring Security Panel on its own (no subscription required).

If starting small is your style, consider starting with the Ring Video Doorbell. The 2020 model of the battery-powered HD capture device is available on Amazon for just $100. The latest model, the Ring Video Doorbell 4, which offers video previews of all recorded motion events, costs $200.

Ring 4 Video Doorbell

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For $185, you can bundle the 2020 Ring Video Doorbell with an Amazon Echo Show 5 and upgrade your video surveillance. You can even add coins to this package if you want.

Ring Video Doorbell with Echo Show 5

Ring/Amazon


“You can add motion sensors, video cameras, motion detectors, door and window sensors and more,” reads a five-star review by a verified Ring Video Doorbell customer. “There’s no reason you can’t cover every inch of your home with Ring’s endless possibilities.”

Ring Video Doorbell (2020 release), $100

Ring Video Doorbell Bundle with Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), $185

Ring Video Doorbell 4 (2021 release), $200


4. You want peace of mind.

The goal of any home security system is to make you feel safe. And if the desire to feel safe is what brought you here, then rest assured: Ring fans say the company’s home security gear delivers.

“The video quality is really good and the night vision works great too,” wrote a verified buyer of the Ring Video Doorbell 4 Bundle with Ring Floodlight Cam in an Amazon five-star review literally titled “Peace of Mind.” “As you can see from my video, I finally figured out what was rummaging through my bins at night.”

Ring Video Doorbell 4 with Ring Floodlight Cam

Ring/Amazon


(Spoiler alert for those who didn’t click through to read the review – or watch the video again: a creature was the culprit.)

“So far we haven’t caught any bad guys, but I know I could,” continues another five-star review of the doorbell and camera package. “The image quality is excellent and the lights turn on as soon as something enters the periphery of its range.”

The video camera is wired, has Alexa functionality, records HD quality video and allows for two-way talk. The set can be used as part of the Ring Protect plan (sold separately).

Amazon currently has the Ring Video Doorbell 4 Bundle with Ring Floodlight Cam for $340. That’s 10% off its usual price of $380.

Ring Video Doorbell 4 (2021 release), white, $340


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