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Full DIY system for businesses includes Ring Alarm and video doorbells
According to a press release, Ring for Business “empowers customers to monitor and protect their property, across multiple locations, remotely from a single app. … The professional monitoring at $10/month is for intrusion only and requires a “Ring Protect Plus plan,” which is a separate purchase.
Amazon’s Ring has announced it is bringing its disruptive home security offerings to business owners with the new Ring for Business – a specialized combination of Ring Alarm and video doorbells to form what the company is calling “an affordable alternative to traditional systems.”
“Traditional commercial security options are often rigid, expensive and difficult to install…because of this, we noticed some businesses using our devices to monitor and protect their properties,” Jamie Siminoff, founder and Chief Inventor of Ring, said in a statement. “Developing Ring for Business, a more affordable and straightforward security option for companies, was a natural next step in our mission to make neighborhoods safer – both at home and at work.”
The system is a full DIY offering. According to a press release, Ring for Business “empowers customers to monitor and protect their property, across multiple locations, remotely from a single app. A professionally monitored security system that includes Ring’s wired and battery powered indoor and outdoor security cameras, Ring for Business offers affordable, commitment-free, 24/7 monitoring, and 60-day video event recording for unlimited cameras for just $10 per month per location. Battery and LTE cellular backup enable professional monitoring even if the power goes out or broadband is unavailable.”
The professional monitoring at $10/month is for intrusion only and requires a “Ring Protect Plus plan,” which is a separate purchase. Ring is licensed in the following states, according to its website: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
The release goes on to explain that Ring for Business kits are built around Ring Alarm, with accessories like door and window sensors, motion detectors and sirens that can be added to the system and customized based on specific needs. Users can add Ring Security Cams and Video Doorbells to further monitor property and record important motion events in real-time.
Amazon is offering discounted bundles of Ring products best suited for businesses, including a Business Starter Kit, a Premium Business Kit, and an Enhanced Business Kit.