Ring refreshes entry-level video doorbell, adds 1080p and custom motion zones

Shawn Knight

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Amazon-owned Ring on Wednesday announced a reimagined version of its classic video doorbell that improves on the original is nearly every way. The best news? It retains its same $99 price point.

The second generation Ring affords 1080p HD video and two-way talk with enhanced audio quality and crisper night vision. You also get adjustable motion zones as well as the ability to set areas in the camera’s field-of-view that are “off limits” so nothing in these zones will be recorded.

The doorbell cam can be hardwired into your home or operated via a rechargeable battery.

Announced a few months back, the Doorbell 3 family adds additional motion zones as well as a feature called Pre-Roll that records up to four seconds of footage before motion is detected. Pricing on the Doorbell 3 line starts at $199.

The second-gen Ring Video Doorbell launches on June 3. Interested parties can get their pre-order in today, however, in either a silver or all black color scheme.

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Uncle Al

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"Announced a few months back, the Doorbell 3 family adds additional motion zones as well as a feature called Pre-Roll that records up to four seconds of footage before motion is detected."

And in the 4th generation they will include a feature that will answer all your questions about life before you even ask them .... WOW.
 

Capaill

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All I'd need to know is: do they get firmware (security) updates and do those firmware updates stop when the model is discontinued?