Meet Ring Shield, a brand new DIY dwelling safety system.


Ring is increasing its good dwelling gadget lineup with the brand new Shield safety system, introduced Monday. The Shield is on the market for preorder now on Ring’s web site, in addition to at Greatest Purchase and Residence Depot within the US. The Ring starter equipment prices $199 for a base station, a keypad, a contact sensor, a passive infrared movement sensor and a Z-Wave extender. 

Whereas the Shield’s Z-Wave-enabled hub and sensor units are pretty commonplace problem for a DIY safety system, its $199 beginning worth is considerably decrease  than its direct competitors. Google’s Nest launched its personal DIY system in September beginning at $499 for a hub, two door/window sensors and two arm/disarm key fobs. Samsung’s SmartThings safety agency ADT additionally introduced their very own system Monday, with elective monitoring from, you guessed it, ADT. Its starter equipment will set you again $550. 

This is an summary of Ring’s Shield:

Optionally available skilled monitoring and cloud storage beginning at $10 per monthIntegration with Ring’s different dwelling safety devicesPotential for good dwelling partnerships (the hub helps ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi)24-hour battery backup, in addition to elective mobile backup

We’re monitoring down a assessment unit of Shield, so test again quickly to see the way it compares to Nest’s Safe and SmartThings’ ADT system. The Shield is predicted to begin delivery later this month. 

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