Amazon has just released the latest version of it’s already successful Ring Doorbell line. Dubbed the Ring 3, this latest video doorbell takes everything great about Ring 2 and fine tunes it, making for an incredible piece of security tech. The Ring 3 comes in two new models, the Video Doorbell 3 and the Video Doorbell 3 Plus.
The Ring Video Doorbell allows you to answer your door from anywhere and connect to video via your smartphone or tablet. You also have the option to opt-in to Ring Protect, a service that activates your doorbells camera to capture and record a few seconds of film or snap a pic, when it detects motion. These photos and videos are then saved for 30 to 60 days depending on your location.
Both models of the Ring 3 have the same surveillance features of every Ring Doorbell, including motion detection, video accessible via app connection and long-lasting battery power.
The Ring Video Doorbell 3 includes enhanced WiFi connection (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and 1080p HD video that enables you to better hear, see and speak to anyone at your door from your phone, tablet or desktop computer. You’ll also receive notifications to your phone when anyone presses your doorbell or triggers the motion sensors built-in to the device. Like previous Ring devices, you can pair Ring 3 with your Alexa-enabled devices throughout your home to make communication easy.
The biggest reason to invest in the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, however, is to get Ring’s brand new Pre-Roll technology and “near” motion zone. The “near” motion feature captures movement 5′-15′ in front of your house, creating a zone of interest. Whereas previous models might record motion caused by a passing car, Ring 3 will only begin recording when someone is actually near your home. Not only will this cut down on errant motion detection notifications, it will also save battery life.
With the Pre-Roll technology, Ring’s engineered their cameras to save up to four seconds of video in black and white before the video that triggered the motion sensor. The footage is black and white and low-resolution to save battery life, but it captures the surroundings 5′-15′ in front of your house regardless. This way, the camera automatically starts recording before you know something has happened. This extra bit can give you peace of mind, knowing that no matter what is happening out front, you’ll get a full, thorough view of it from start to finish.
Hardware-wise, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus also has improved screw strength to weather any storm, an easily removable face plate and automatic chime synchronization so installing it in your home is easier than ever before.
You can pre-order both the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus at the links below.