Amazon Completes Ring Acquisition, Slashes Price Of First-Gen Video Doorbell To $100
"Together with Amazon, we will accelerate our mission dramatically by connecting more neighbors globally and making our security devices and systems more affordable and accessible," said Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff. "The entire Ring team is excited to continue working hard to create products and services that bring real benefits to people’s lives and build safer communities for all our neighbors.”
"We will continue to move quickly and work hard to empower customers with a suite of security solutions that provide an affordable, effective way to secure homes and neighborhoods," added Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services.
Amazon is making its mark right away by slashing the price of the first-generation Ring Video Doorbell. The device was previously priced at $179.99, but Amazon has permanently dropped the price to a much more palatable $99.99. The device has a 720p camera sensor that can record at 30fps and the video doorbell provides two-way audio. You can check-in on what's happening outside your home from anywhere in the world, and you can receive push notifications regarding activity and view video footage from your smartphone.
Amazon has big aspirations for its smart home products, and Ring is just one part of the puzzle. The company also acquired Blink back in late 2017. Blink makes a lineup of battery-operated "intelligent" security cameras for indoor or outdoor use. It also markets a video doorbell similar in concept to Ring's offering.