Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Ring is getting into smart home lighting

Ring is getting into smart home lighting

The company has announced a pair of new indoor/outdoor video cameras to better compete with its rivals, as well as a series of outdoor security lights.

One Ring Beam is a pathway light, another is a step light, and a third is a spotlight.

While these aren't Ring's very first lights - it already offers floodlight and spotlight cameras - they're the first that aren't connected to security cameras, and they show a clear intention to begin offering a variety of lighting products.

To check out the full line-up of Ring 2018 products, checkout the video below.

A Ring Beams Spotlight.                Ring
A Ring Beams Spotlight. Ring

To open CES 2018, Ring has announced new Stick Up cameras, outdoor smart lighting, and an estimated ship time for their Ring Alarm system, which is a rebranded Ring Security System that had some legal troubles. Of course, Ring Alarm works with Ring's camera lineup. "Battery-powered with simple installation, you can set your lights up in just a few minutes, so you and your family will never be in the dark", Ring's said of its new product on its website. The lights are all battery powered and include built-in motion sensors, so they'll only turn on at night when there's movement.

For the new Stick Up cameras, you have two: Stick Up Cam and Stick Up Cam Elite. Otherwise, these redesigned Stick Up Cams are mostly the same, are sold as being good for both indoors and outdoors, provide 1080p video, 2-way audio, and are weatherproof.

Part of the appeal of the Stick Up Cam is its versatility - both models can use multiple power options, and they come with mounting brackets that allow them to be placed virtually anywhere. The set, which is valued at $199, comes with various accessories including a Base Station, Contact Sensor, Keypad, Passive Infrared Sensor and Z-Wave Extender.

Ring Alarm will being shipping in Spring 2018 and will include a monthly $10 fee.

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