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There are often deals to be had on Ring Video Doorbells, but this latest promotion definitely caught our due to the crazy low price that's attached to it. Amazon is currently selling the Ring Video Doorbell 2 -- which is a certified refurbished device -- for just $99 with free shipping.  The device normally retails for $199, but going the "renewed" route saves you $100. In addition, Amazon is also throwing in a free Ring Chime as well (which itself is a $29 value). The Video Doorbell 2 supports live 1080p video that you can view from anywhere with your smartphone or tablet using the Ring app. The app also allows you to get motion notifications when someone comes within the vicinity... Read more...
No one likes to have their property stolen, and many people have turned to Amazon's Ring cameras to keep a watchful eye over their homes and hopefully catch criminals in the act. Last month Amazon was looking for a "Managing Editor" to work within Ring to manage a team of news editors who would deliver breaking crime alerts to neighbors using Ring footage and devices. That crime reporting service appears to have been implemented as Ring has started to share videos of people suspected of a crime. Ring has recently used video captured by its doorbell cameras in Facebook advertisements asking users to identify and call the police on a woman suspected of a crime in Mountain View, California.... Read more...
Amazon is currently the largest e-commerce marketplace and cloud platform in the world. You can purchase everything from groceries to movie downloads through Amazon. The global corporation is now looking to dip their toe in the news industry. A recent job listing revealed that Amazon is looking for a crime news managing editor to work alongside their Ring team. Amazon's “Managing Editor” would work within Ring, a home security company to “manage a team of news editors who deliver breaking crime news alerts to our neighbors”. The Editor is expected to have experience in and a passion for journalism, be a good storyteller, and be able to manage tight timelines. Amazon is... Read more...
Owners of Ring security cameras have reason to feel violated according to a new report. While most thought that the cameras were able to detect what was going on inside and around their homes using automated computer vision technologies, there may have been an entire team of humans watching the footage as well. An unnamed source claims that starting in 2016 Ring gave a team of research and development personnel access to a folder on the Amazon S3 cloud service. This move granted them complete and unfettered access to every video created by every Ring camera in the entire world (that includes indoor cameras for the home like the Stick Up Cam as well as exterior doorbell and security camera... Read more...
Ring is looking to… ring in the new year with a couple of new home security-focused devices that leverage its acquisition of Mr. Beams. Ring, which is owned by Amazon, purchased Mr. Beams in January 2018 and vowed to integrate its smart home lighting products into its own portfolio. The first products to come out of that union are the Ring Beams Spotlight and the Ring Beams Floodlight. The former is powered by four D-Cell batteries, includes a single, high-powered LED light, and includes motion detection. The latter, however, uses a hardwired power connection and includes more powerful dual LED lights to provide a larger coverage area. While the Ring Beams Floodlight also... Read more...
Amazon announced today that it has completed its purchase of video doorbell and security camera maker Ring. The internet retail giant first announced its intention to acquire Ring for $1 billion back in late February, and was able to relatively quickly seal the deal. "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... Read more...
Amazon and Ring, the maker of video doorbells and security cameras, have come to an agreement where the former will acquire the latter. The deal is said to be worth over one billion dollars. While nothing has been specifically said about what plans Amazon has for Ring, it's easy to guess what will happen based on what Amazon has done with its past acquisitions like that of Twitch and others. What this will mean is that the Ring brand will likely carry on. Ring already has integration with Amazon Alexa via skills launched in June of last year, and you can bet that Amazon will expand its integration into the Ring line of products, even if some of the products that overlap with what Amazon already... Read more...