Ring's latest video doorbell doesn't require drilling or permanent modifications

Donna Miller
January 8, 2019

Ring unveiled a total of 13 new and refreshed products Monday at CES, including several items that customers have been clamoring for.

Ring itself doesn't make smart locks, but it is now adding integration for a number of smart locks, all of which also works with Alexa.

Watch out, Philips: Ring has entered the smart lighting space.

Ring Steplight ($17.99) - Motion-activated hands-free safety light that can illuminate stairs, decks, and porches for brightened security where you need it most.

Like the Ring Doorbell 2, the new peephole camera offers motion detection and streams 1080p video straight to your phone via the Ring app, as well as allowing you to talk to whoever is standing on your doorstep. It announced a "Smart Lighting" lineup that consists of wireless and wired floodlights, spotlights, path lights, and a step light. There's also a Ring Transformer for $99.99 that can replace your older transformer so you can put in smart features in your current outdoor lighting system.

Finally, there's the Ring Bridge for $49.99, a hub device that can connect all of these lights, along with your Ring video doorbell and cameras.

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Pre-orders for these Ring Smart Lighting products will be available on Amazon soon, and they are scheduled to start shipping in early March.

Along with these lighting devices, the company announced the new Ring Door View Cam. It looks like the other doorbells, but what's unique is it's created to replace the peephole on doors.

Ring's latest video doorbell is the Door View Cam.

In brief: Ring's new Door View Cam was designed for those living in apartments or rentals where drilling and hard-wiring a digital doorbell isn't permitted.

What's more, the Door View Cam includes a glass viewer meaning the functionality of the original peephole isn't lost.

It will be officially available in the USA later this year for $199, and come to the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Sweeden, Denmark, and Finland eventually as well.

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