Ring Stick-Up Camera Pro and new Blink devices make home security personal

Building on the Stick-Up Cam, Ring adds 3D motion detection while Blink also makes detection easier

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro
(Image credit: Ring)

Smart home security was a big part of Amazon's product launch from its new HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia. Among the host of great new devices were some great new Ring and Blink cameras. 

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is an expanded version of the existing Stick Up Cam model but principally adds a new radar-powered 3D motion detection to better detect when the camera actually sees a person in its view. 

There's new Bird's Eye Zones and Bird's Eye View which can be used to plot the areas where the camera should detect a person and will show the path taken by people too – so you can see exactly where they went. 

Designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is weather-resistant and easy to mount just about anywhere. It can be powered through a range of methods too, with versions for battery, solar or plug-in power sources. 

In a similar vein, the Blink Outdoor 4 camera has enhanced motion detection and a person detection system that uses embedded computer vision to alert you when it sees someone. This is part of the optional Blink Subscription package and knows the difference between a person and an animal. 

The Outdoor 4 camera also comes in a floodlight version with 700 lumens of LED light. This makes one complete security solution – and you could always add secondary Outdoor 4 cameras to the set-up. 

Another Blink product is the Blink Sync Module Pro. This is specifically designed to extend the range of the Outdoor 4 and also provide a local storage solution. 

Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is available for pre-order today at £159.99 /$179.99 for battery and plug-in versions, and £179.99 / $209.99 for solar version. The Stick Cam Pro will ship to customers on 18 October. 

The Blink Outdoor 4 camera is available in the US now priced $119.99 or the Blink Outdoor 4 floodlight on pre-order for $159.98. The Blink Sync Module Pro is also coming soon and is priced $49.99. UK prices and availability are still to be confirmed. 

Mat Gallagher

As T3's Editor-in-Chief, Mat Gallagher has his finger on the pulse for the latest advances in technology. He has written about technology since 2003 and after stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Chicago is now based in the UK. He’s a true lover of gadgets, but especially anything that involves cameras, Apple, electric cars, musical instruments or travel.