Not to be outdone by all the other Amazon products to be announced this week, Ring joins in announcing updates to its Spotlight Cam lineup. Every one of Ring’s outdoor security cameras is getting a design revamp, and the top-end Spotlight Cam also gets 3D motion detection, a feature that had been limited to Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro until now. now. Ring also updated its $29.99 Ring Alarm Panic Button.
Where to pre-order Ring Spotlight Cam Pro and Spotlight Cam Plus
Battery and plug-in $229 Spotlight Cam Pro Ring The models are available for pre-order now, along with the solar-powered model, priced at $249. If Spotlight Cam Plus is more your speed, you can reserve now for $199. All Ring Spotlight Cam models will begin shipping on October 1. 26
Below is a breakdown of what’s new for each Spotlight Cam, detailing the new panic button.
Ring Spotlight Cam Pro is a brand new addition to the Spotlight Cam line, and the Pro model offers a premium home security camera for Ring users. As with the Floodlight Cam Pro or Doorbell Pro 2, the “Pro” moniker means the camera has more advanced features than the rest of the line.
For Spotlight Cam Pro, that means you’ll now get Ring’s 3D motion detection technology for more accurate motion alerts. You can set a specific distance that you want the camera to control movement. When an object enters your defined area, the camera will start recording and mapping the movement. Of course, you will receive an automatic alert on your phone based on your settings.
Along with 3D motion detection, Ring is also adding Birds Eye View to Spotlight Cam Pro, a feature that maps the exact path a person took when they crossed the camera’s field of view. That means you can see if a person walked right past your house or wandered through your yard before finally reaching your door, for example.
The Spotlight Cam Pro also features a completely new design, with what looks like a mesh cover on the bottom of the camera housing. The design also looks taller and slimmer than the current Spotlight Cam, but we’ll have to wait to get our hands on one, or in our home, before passing final judgment on the new design.
The Spotlight Cam Pro comes in a few different configurations depending on how you want to turn it on. There is a plug-in model, a battery-powered model, and then a solar-powered model.
The plug-in and battery versions are $229.99, while the solar-powered model is $249.99. There will also be a wired model available later this year. You can subscribe to receive more information about its price and availability here.
Ring also announced the new Spotlight Cam Plus, a slightly redesigned outdoor security camera to round out the Spotlight Cam line.
The new design isn’t the only new feature Spotlight Cam Plus brings to your home security setup. Spotlight Cam Plus also adds color night vision, which is a feature we think is worth investing in devices like Ring’s Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Pro.
As for the new design, it looks a lot like the standard Spotlight Cam, except the Cam Plus looks slimmer and has a redesigned sensor housing on the bottom of the camera.
Finally, Ring introduced its second generation Ring Alarm Panic Button. The small circular device can be mounted on the wall or placed on the nightstand, providing quick and easy access to summon help immediately. You can select whether you want me to call the police, the doctor or the fire department. The button is compatible with all Ring Alarm systems.
The $29.99 doorbell alarm panic button is available to pre-order now, with deliveries starting November 11.