It’s been a busy start to the year for Ring. Subsequent to releasing one of the most affordable smart doorbells available today, the organization has gotten back with not one but two new cameras designed to keep your home monitored when you’re nowhere to be found. In addition to a brand-new Video Doorbell 4, Ring is at long last upgrading its popular floodlight with the new Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. The two versions are acquiring some great improvements throughout the last-gen models.
Of the two, the new Floodlight Cam is without a doubt the seriously exciting device, and not on the grounds that Ring has already introduced two other doorbells this year. The Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, which the company calls its “most advanced outdoor security camera yet,” is the first upgrade for the product since it was launched in 2017. It’s keeping similar essential specs of the first model — two 2,000-lumen LED lights, 1080p recording, a 140-degree range for detecting motion — yet with a few of Ring’s “Pro” enhancements added in with the general mish-mash.
Both 3D motion detection and Bird’s Eye View — two features launched in February with the Video Doorbell Pro 2 — are going to the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. The camera utilizes its new 3D motion detection to better measure the distance between moving items. Then, Bird’s Eye View grants you a aerial map of the path someone has taken on your property. This new Pro model also features color night vision and improved microphones for better two-way communication.
As the name implies, you’ll need to have an external power source for the light when installing. Pre-orders start today for $249.99 with a May sixth shipping date. The first Floodlight Cam is staying, and it’s getting a price drop to simply $199.99.
Ring additionally reported the Video Doorbell 4 as its next main series doorbell camera, with upgrades going to the Pre-Roll feature presented a year ago. While the Video Doorbell 3 Plus utilized low-energy camera modules to begin recording as long as four seconds before any motion was detected, the software was restricted to capturing low-res black and white images. The Video Doorbell 4 ups the game to full-color footage in Pre-Roll, a noticeable gain over what its last-gen device could manage. Ring anticipates that its new hardware should include better battery life over past models, however it’s muddled how much longer you can anticipate that the camera should make due on a charge.
Something else, the Video Doorbell 4 gives a similar encounter you’ve generally expected from Amazon’s brand of smart home security gadgets. It records in 1080p, offers a 180-degree range for motion detection, and can be hardwired to your existing wiring on the off chance that you’d prefer not to stress over recharging the camera. It’s accessible for pre-order now for $199.99 and ships on April 28th.