Ring Announces All New Video Doorbell and Floodlight Cam
Ring recently unveiled its fourth-generation video doorbell, which has more advanced features than the previous model at the same starting price. The Amazon-owned company also announced the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro that uses new radar technology to show you exactly where your visitors have been on your property. Here’s everything you need to know about the all new Ring Video Doorbell 4 and Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, including the price, specs, release date, and more.
New Ring Video Doorbell 4 Specs
Upgraded Pre-Roll Technology
The Ring Video Doorbell 4 comes with a feature called Pre-Roll that lets you see an additional four seconds of video before motion was detected. This way, you can get a complete picture of what caused the motion detector to go off in the first place.
The Pre-Roll feature uses several low-powered cameras that constantly record four seconds of video in a loop onto your device’s internal memory. That buffer footage is then added to the beginning of all your video recordings. You can also watch the Pre-Roll footage with picture-in-picture mode in Live View, so you can see what happened four seconds ago in real-time.
Even though the Ring Video Doorbell 4 has a 1080p high-definition camera, the Pre-Roll footage will only be recorded in 720p, and it will not include audio. Also, your device won’t store any Pre-Roll footage in the cloud unless you subscribe to the Ring Protect plan, which starts at $3 a month after a 30-day free trial.
The new Ring Video Doorbell 4 not only improves the battery life and performance compared to the previous model, it also has a quick-release battery designed to be charging it easier. You can also power the device using your existing doorbell’s wiring, so you never have to worry about charging the battery again.
Enhanced Dual-Band WiFi
The all new Ring Video Doorbell 4 features dual-band WiFi connectivity. That means you can connect this smart home device to your 2.4 GHz network for long-range connectivity or connect it to your 5 GHz network for faster speeds.
If you want to know more about what dual-band WiFi is and which network you should choose, check out our previous article here.
Other New Ring Video Doorbell Features
With the Ring Video Doorbell 4, you can now use the new Quick Replies feature to leave a pre-recorded message for your visitors or tell the delivery driver where to leave a package. Then your visitors can leave you a video message through your Ring Video Doorbell, just like an answering machine for your front door.
Like the previous model, the new Ring Video Doorbell 4 will send you notifications when someone rings your doorbell or triggers the built-in motion detector. Both models also feature two-way audio, Advanced Motion Detection with Customizable Motion Zones, and more.
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New Ring Video Doorbell 4 Price and Release Date
The all new Ring Doorbell 4 is available for pre-order now, with an official release date scheduled for April 28th. It has a starting price of $199.99, which was the same price of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Pro when it was released.
While it only comes in the classic Satin Nickel Color, you will also get a digital coupon for a free faceplate after you purchase the Ring Video Doorbell 4.
Ring also unveiled the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro that comes with radar-powered 3D motion detection technology, enhanced audio, better night vision, and other new features.
3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View
The new Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro uses advanced radar technology to detect motion 15 times a second from up to 30 feet away. The new 3D motion detection feature, you can set precise activity zones, so you will only get alerts when someone steps on your property.
And with the bird’s eye view feature, the new Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro gives you an aerial map with the exact path anyone takes on your property. Together, these two features will let you know exactly where visitors went on your property and how long they were there.
You can see the Bird’s Eye View path with picture-in-picture mode in Live View or in your recorded clips.
Ring’s latest Floodlight Cam also comes with two ultra-bright motion-detection lights that you can turn on from the app or set on a schedule. If you ever spot an unwanted visitor, you can sound the camera’s 110-decibel security siren through the Ring app to scare them away.
The new Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro now has an array microphone with echo cancellation, so you can hear your visitors clearly when they speak to the camera.
Ring Floodlight Wired Pro Price and Release Date
The Floodlight Cam Wired Pro is available for pre-order now, with the official release date scheduled for April 28th. It has a starting price of $249.99, and you can get it in either white or black colors.
The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro connects directly to your home’s electrical wiring, so the installation can be difficult and dangerous. If you are uncomfortable installing a smart camera yourself, you can always contact a professional at HelloTech to do it for you. We have thousands of experts across the country ready to visit your home and install any smart devices for you.