In 2012, we saw the promise of a Wi-Fi connected home monitoring system in Doorbot. The promise fell short and left a few unhappy first generation adopters. However, the company rebranded and today the product is Ring.
The Ring Video Doorbell was built from the ground up to provide consumers with unprecedented convenience, monitoring, and security for their homes.
The Ring is now available for pre-order for $199 until November when it will go to the full price of $249. It comes in four different finishes, and it includes a free cloud-based video recording service (until January of 2015 when subscription options will be available).
The device has apps to work with both iOS and Android and it can record 720p video at 30fps. It has infrared LEDs for recording at night and features a 5,200mAh rechargeable battery that does require charging.
More specs and full PR below:
Doorbot was designed just as a smart doorbell, but Ring is primarily a security measure first with the hardware that has become much better in terms of design.
The Ring can transmit HD audio and video over your Wi-Fi network. When somebody rings the bell, an alert will pop up on your smartphone or tablet and allow you to see and talk with the person at the door – whether you are home or not.
PRESS CONTACT: Yassi Shahmiri 310.876.8129 MSRP: $249 email@example.com AVAILABLE AT: Ring.com
SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwired – September 29, 2014) – DoorBot, the company who first introduced the Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell that streams live video and audio of a home’s front doorstep directly to a smartphone or tablet, today announces its latest device, the Ring™ Video Doorbell. This is the first product released under the company’s new brand, Ring.
The Ring Video Doorbell was built from the ground up to provide consumers with unprecedented convenience, monitoring, and security for their homes. Ring provides convenience by notifying homeowners of any visitors while also allowing them to communicate with arriving guests through their mobile device. According to data from The Federal Bureau of Investigation-in The United States alone-over 1 million home burglaries occur during daytime hours when homes are unoccupied. Ring provides the appearance of being home, deterring potential burglars by empowering consumers to protect their home from anywhere.
“With our busy professional and personal lives, many people are forced to be away from their most valuable asset-their homes-more than ever,” said James Siminoff, founder and inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell. “For the first time, the Ring Video Doorbell gives you the ability to be always home, regardless of where you are. Whether it is a wanted visitor, or someone less invited, with Ring you are Always Home.”
The Ring Video Doorbell not only communicates with visitors through a smartphone or tablet, but also includes motion-triggered mobile notifications, an HD camera with night vision, and cloud recording which will capture all activity from the front of the home. Ring owners can view the captured footage through their mobile device via the free Ring app.
The Ring™ Video Doorbell is currently available for pre-order for $199 at www.ring.com.