The focus of Amazon’s launch on Tuesday was ambient intelligence. The wealth of products launched all play a part in creating a smart home that interacts among the various devices to make your life easier. Among those new products were a new Ring security system and a Blink smart doorbell.
The Ring Alarm Pro is a complete home security system with a built-in eero Wi-Fi 6 router. This not only connects the contact and motion sensors to the hub but provides your whole home with wireless internet at the same time.
The standard 8-piece kit comes complete with a base station, keypad, contact sensors, motion detector and range extender. Those who already have the Ring kit can also just buy the base station, which includes the eero Wi-Fi router.
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The Blink video doorbell pairs with an Echo or Fire device for notifications and can provide audio and video through the Blink Home Monitor app. The device can be installed wire-free, running on two AA batteries, or wired. It can even be linked to an indoor chime – as with the Ring Video Doorbell.
When connected with a Blink Sync Module it provides 1080P video and two-way audio to compatible devices. You can also expand your setup to include Blink’s outdoor cameras, for a full security setup.
Ring is also offering a version of its Ring Alarm Pro for building sites, in collaboration with Home Depot. Ring Jobsite Security comes with heavy-duty cases and bright orange coloring, all designed to suit the security arrangements of a worksite.
Ring Alarm Pro (opens in new tab) is available for pre-order today, priced from $249.99. Ring Jobsite Security is available for pre-order from Home Depot, starting from $399.99. The Blink Video Doorbell (opens in new tab) is also available for pre-order, priced $49.99. All devices are currently US-only.