Invented by Jamie Siminoff and now owned by Amazon, Ring is a home security provider with the mission of reducing neighborhood. Ring invents products that give homeowners the ability to control their home security in the comfort of their home as well as outside of it when they are away. Ring includes various product options, including a home security system package, video doorbells, and security cameras.

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The Good

  • Low Monthly Fees
  • No Professional Installation Necessary
  • Customizable Add-ons
  • Mobile Apps

Low Monthly Fees

Ring has two Protect Plans to choose from and they both have low monthly fees. Having cheaper monthly fees makes Ring more affordable for homeowners. Plan coverage and pricing is as follows:

Protect Basic (Per Camera)

  • Video recording
  • Video review
  • Video sharing
  • $30 per year or $3 per month

Protect Plus (Per Home)

  • Everything in Protect Basic Plan
  • Unlimited cameras
  • Extended warranty
  • Exclusive discounts
  • $100 per year or $10 per month

No Professional Installation Necessary

You can install Ring’s security system on your own without professional help and without any tools. You simply choose where you would like the alarm to be and wall mount it with a quick-release bracket or you can choose to use it as a handheld and set it anywhere you’d like. This is the same for the other devices in the security system, such as the motion detector and the range extender.

Customizable Add-ons

Ring allows you to expand your security system with additional protection options to fit your specific security needs. Add-on options are as follows:

  • Alarm Contact Sensor ($20)
  • Alarm Motion Detector ($30)
  • Alarm Keypad ($50)
  • Alarm Range Extender ($25)
  • First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm ($40)
  • Alarm Flood & Freeze Senso ($35)
  • Alarm Smoke & CO Listener ($35)
  • Dome Siren ($30)

Mobile Apps

Ring’s app allows you to remotely access your home security system from anywhere at any time. Monitoring abilities through a smartphone, tablet, or PC allow you to see, hear, and speak to anyone on your property. If there is any motion detected at your house, you will be notified immediately by an alert through the app. You can also review your security footage through the app and share it with nearby Ring users, making it easy to alert your neighbors if there is suspicious activity nearby. The app works with each Ring device, including doorbells, cameras, and your main alarm system.

Ring also has a Neighbors by Ring app designed for neighborhood watch. Its purpose is to help communities stay connected by working together to report any suspicious or crime-related activity. The app enables crime updates from law enforcement as well as from the Ring team and other neighbors using the app.

The Bad

  • Limited Sensors
  • Short Warranty

Limited Sensors

Ring’s security system package only comes with one contact sensor, a smaller number than most home security companies. However, you can add as many additional sensors as you would like for $20 each.

Short Warranty

The Ring security system only has a one-year warranty on its devices, whereas other home security companies offer longer warranties — sometimes even lifetime warranties. Make sure you trust Ring’s security system before purchasing because if it malfunctions after a year, you may have to pay full price for a replacement.

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The Bottom Line

Ring seems to be a sensible choice for your home security needs. Its simplicity makes it easy for homeowners to install and manage their home security system from anywhere. Ring’s security app and Neighbors by Ring gives you additional resources to look over your house and your neighborhood through video sharing, 24/7 monitoring, and crime alerts. However, Ring’s security system bundle only has one sensor, so if you want additional ones, you have to purchase them separately. While this makes Ring’s coverage more customizable, it could be a concern for potential customers. Ring also has a brief one-year warranty for its security system. We suggest making sure Ring’s security devices are reliable before purchasing.

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Nigel J Voller

July 30th, 2020 Port Orchard, WA

I made the mistake of purchasing 1st generation Ring alarm from Costco, What a mistake, I start out each year intent on not buying China crap, I set my record on march 18th 2020. The next day I purchased the Ring alarm. 4 months later the system is not working. I have tried to get help with setup and Ring do not respond, The ask option has no one home, My local Best buy guys just laugh at me when I ask them for help.

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June 8th, 2020 Bloomfield, CT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I have a ring alarm system. I tried to post a trespassing of some unknown people coming onto my property illegally to dispose of their trash. I posted the video onto ring neighbors and they tell me they cannot post disputes between neighbors. How is trespassing of unknown persons onto private property a neighborly dispute? Ring service is worthless. Don't waste your money they don't offer the kind of security you are looking for. Criminals must really appreciate the ring system. Our service will be canceled very soon and will probably include a public internet video. I would have give ZERO STARS but I could not write the review without at least choosing one.

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May 21st, 2020 Lake Worth, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Purchase the Ring Alarm Wireless 10-piece Security Kit from Costco. Not able to activate the base station. Called the Ring tech support and he had same problem with activation. Finally he suggest me to do the factory reset on brand new unit. After that activate of all sensors, base station and extender. Found one door/window sensor doesn't work after the install, so remove the sensor and call the Ring tech support on 5/9/20 and he mention that sensor need to replace and he will send the another sensor under warranty. I haven't got any confirmation or replacement sensor for 1 week, so called the Ring tech support again on 5/16/20 and another tech support told me that previous tech support didn't submit your warranty replacement ticket. He process the ticket on that day and mention that he will expedite the shipping. He mention that you will get the email for confirmation of shipping. I haven't received any confirmation email and sensor up to 5/20/20, so call the ring support again. Ring representative told me that they ship the product 5/19/20 by ground. I was surprised that they ship it by ground instead of air. She don't have the authority to make any decision, so i was on the phone for more than 30 mins and after that she told me that i am not able to help for expedite the shipping. Also ordered the another two door/window sensors (2pakc) from amazon. Found One sensor came in Ring original packing and other sensor came in different box with ring label-repack and senor and hardware was loose in the box. Found repack sensor doesn't work. Return the sensors to Amazon. Quality of Ring security system is very bad and I will never suggest to any one Ring security system. After that i drop the plan to install the Ring security camera and door bell

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March 19th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I LOVE our Ring home security. Being able to see who is at my front door and monitor what's going on when I'm home or away gives me great comfort and peace of mind. Plus it seems more affordable than other systems.

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Rocio Diaz

March 9th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Ring gives our family peace of mind as it lets us see and hear what is going on outside our front door. The quality of the footage however is not the best and often freezes.

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Randi Nelson

March 6th, 2020 San José, SJ

Ring security has so many safe features that they offer with their security system, they make sure you are safe and your house never feels at danger. Quality product and incredible service

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March 5th, 2020 Newark, NJ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I installed a ring doorbell on my front door for my home. The app that ring provides allows you to see who’s at your door and also speak to them. With my elderly parents at home, it’s imperative that I know what’s going on when i’m not there. Ring allows this and I highly recommend.

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take7

February 27th, 2020 Sandy, UT

It does what we need it to. Simple Phone alerts and video on the go while you're away is the best. We don't feel we need heavy duty system so this does the job. It works well sets up easy and gives us extra peace of mind. The cost is just right for us too.

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February 27th, 2020 Theodore, AL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I love my ring alarm! It’s very easy to use and setup. The only downside is you have to buy all the sensors and they aren’t cheap, but the service is excellent. It’s syncs very well together with the rest of my smart home things.

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February 26th, 2020 Apopka, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I have had Ring Security system for a while now, so far so good. Good Value for the money

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I was a little bit concerned with how well our ring doorbell camera would work and if it would really be worth it. I have been more than happy with how it has turned out. The picture quality is great, we can speak through it using our smart phone and are alerted with any movement near our door. It has brought some peace to our family knowing we can see what is going on in front of our house.

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February 21st, 2020 West Valley City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We have loved having the ring doorbell and the piece of mind it gives me while working. I didn’t realize when I bought it that you have a pay a monthly service fee in order to have your alerts saved. I was bummed to find that out.

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Nichole Hiatt

February 20th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We've had Ring for about 4 months now, and I love the ease of use. Being able to see my front porch and know when someone is at my house provides so much comfort and security. I like the look of the doorbell too, and the app is very user friendly.

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February 13th, 2020 Los Angeles, CA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I own a door bell. I love having a way to see what’s going on On my porch at all times. I do get to see some weird things

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February 13th, 2020 American Fork, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We love our ring doorbell. It is so helpful when we are too busy to answer the door or don't want to answer for solicitors to open the app and see who it is. I've used it from out of the state to answer a doorbell ring and tell a neighbor we are away! I love that it keeps an eye on movement and makes me feel more secure about my packages when they are delivered.

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Jesse Rice

February 7th, 2020 Biloxi, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Love the fact of its compactability and the stealthyness of it and the fact of how easy it was to use.

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February 2nd, 2020 Norcross, GA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I like how u can see who or what Is coming in my yard in the middle of the night.

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January 13th, 2020 Long Beach, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My wife just bought our family a ring. It has made us feel safer being able to keep up with local events with our neighbors and to keep an eye on folks approaching our apartment. We look forward to expanding by getting the chime device to accompany our doorbell!

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Eric Smith

November 8th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I like the Ring as it allows you to speak through their equipment and the picture quality is so clear.

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October 8th, 2019 DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Wonderful idea however for what ever reason it never worked for us. Had it installed electrically but the feed was slow also when it got cold it stopped working completely. I also find it extremely expensive.

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Lewis Larson

September 17th, 2019 Milton, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I installed Ring several years ago at my remote farm. I also had FrontPoint. Frontpoint will call the cops if break in occurs, Ring shows me who it at my doors. I can talk to someone who rings the doorbell, but the delay is ten seconds or more, and I rely on the video most of the time. I like Front Point (expensive) and Ring(cheap). Last year I installed Ring at my son's home, and a second Ring video and light in his carport and a third at his back door. It costs $100 a year to have all three cameras recording whenever someone comes near the house. My son recently had someone break a window and we recorded the person in the act and later sent the video by iphone to the police. I like Ring because I can put the cameras anywhere. The rechargeable batteries last three weeks in the back where the light comes on a lot. The front doorbell battery lasts 3-4 months before I need to recharge it. I love Ring because it works on my iphone.

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JAKE

February 10th, 2019 American Fork, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We used Ring at one of our old houses and really liked it. My favorite part of the security monitoring was the doorbell camera and other cameras. Those helped the best at giving us a peace of mind. I liked that you could set it up through the app and easily be alerted to different things going on. I would recommend Ring to others.

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