Answering the door isn’t always possible, but you don’t actually have to be present to do it these days. Ring announced today its newest addition to its line of smart outdoor security products, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, along with its plans to continue expanding.
Like its predecessor, Ring Video Doorbell, Pro allows homeowners to answer their doors — even when they’re not home — using their smartphone. The new device features a new, compact design and comes with four interchangeable faceplates so that you can select the one that looks best outside your home. Wi-Fi connected, Pro has configurable motion detection zones that can alert you to the presence of unexpected people or animals on your property.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro users can opt for Cloud Recording, which costs $3 per month or $30 per year for six months of storage. The camera captures wide-angle 1080p HD video and uses infrared LEDs for night vision. Designed for the outdoors, Pro is weather-resistant and can handle rain, sleet, snow, and high temperatures.
In addition to Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Video Doorbell Pro, the company’s current product line also includes Ring Stick Up Cam, an outdoor security camera that can monitor the exterior of a user’s home, capture footage, and provide two-way audio. The company credits the devices with having prevented “countless burglaries and package thefts,” as well as having assisted in identifying home break-in suspects around the U.S.
“At Ring, it’s our mission to reduce crime by creating a ‘ring’ of security around our customers’ front doors, homes and neighborhoods,” said Jamie Siminoff, the company’s chief inventor and CEO, in a press release. He also highlighted how Ring’s new funding will allow the company to “expand its line of smart video doorbells, further its international presence and continue to reduce crime in neighborhoods.”
Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which retails for $249, is now available for preorder on the company’s website.