Ring today announced an improved version of its home security system. The Amazon-owned company says the second-generation ring alarm hardware is sleeker, smaller, and easier to use. And with shortcuts you can quickly call the police, fire brigade or medical help.
Compared to the original hardware, the keyboard and motion sensors are noticeably smaller. That should help if you have limited space to mount a keyboard or small spaces for motion sensors. The new matte finish (as opposed to the original gloss) should also make the hardware stand out less.
When you need to contact the emergency services, you can hold down one of the new special buttons for three seconds. You must subscribe to the professional monitoring plan ($ 1
The other features, including Alexa integration, app integration, and temperature and carbon monoxide (subscription) monitoring, remain the same as the original hardware.
Speaking of the original hardware, if you don't mind the larger size, Amazon has discounted the first generation set. However, you only save about $ 20, so it might be worth switching to the newer hardware. You can purchase the second-generation version of the Ring security system today from the company's site.