Not to be outdone by all the other Amazon products being announced this week, Ring joins in by announcing updates to its Spotlight Cam line. Ring’s outdoor security cameras are getting a design refresh, with the high-end Spotlight Cam also gaining 3D motion detection, a feature that has until now been limited to Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. Ring also updated its $29.99 panic alarm button.
Where to pre-order Ring Spotlight Cam Pro and Spotlight Cam Plus
The $229 battery-powered and pluggable Ring Spotlight Cam Pro models are available for pre-order now, along with the $249 solar-powered model. If the Spotlight Cam Plus is more your speed, you can pre-order it now for $199. All Ring Spotlight Cam models will begin shipping on October 26th.
Below you’ll find a breakdown of what’s new for each Spotlight Cam and detail the new panic button.
The Ring Spotlight Cam Pro is an all-new addition to the Spotlight Cam line, with the Pro model offering a premium home security camera for Ring users. As with the Floodlight Cam Pro or Doorbell Pro 2, the “Pro” moniker means the camera has more advanced features than the rest of the line.
For the Spotlight Cam Pro, that means you’ll now get Ring’s 3D motion detection technology for more accurate motion alerts. You can set a specific distance that you want the camera to track movement. When an object enters your defined area, the camera will start recording and mapping the movement. Of course, you will receive a push alert on your phone based on your settings.
In addition to 3D motion detection, Ring has also added Birds Eye View to Spotlight Cam Pro, a feature that maps the exact path a person took when they crossed the camera’s field of view. This means you can see if a person walked straight past your house or wandered around your garden before finally arriving at your door, for example.
The Spotlight Cam Pro also features a completely new design, with what appears to be a mesh cover on the bottom of the camera housing. The design also looks taller and slimmer than the current Spotlight Cam, but we’ll have to wait until we get one in our hands, or in our home, before making a final judgment on the new design.
The Spotlight Cam Pro comes in a few different configurations depending on how you want to power it. There’s a plug-in model, a battery-powered model, and then a solar-powered model.
Plug-in and battery-powered versions cost $229.99, while the solar-powered model is $249.99. A wired model will also be available later this year. You can sign up to receive more information about their prices and availability here.
Ring also announced the new Spotlight Cam Plus, a slightly redesigned outdoor security camera to round out the Spotlight Cam lineup.
The new design isn’t the only new feature Spotlight Cam Plus brings to your home security setup. The Spotlight Cam Plus also adds color night vision, which is a feature we’ve found to be well worth the investment in devices like Ring’s Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Pro.
As for the new design, it looks very similar to the standard Spotlight Cam, except the Cam Plus looks slimmer and has a redesigned sensor housing on the bottom of the camera.
Ring is taking pre-orders for the Spotlight Cam Plus in all configurations – solar, battery, wired or plug-in – all priced at $199.99 and starting to ship on October 26.
Finally, Ring introduced its second generation ring alarm panic button. The small circular device can be mounted on the wall or placed on the bedside table, providing quick and easy access for immediate help. You can select whether you want to call the police, the doctor or the fire department. The button is compatible with all Ring Alarm systems.
The $29.99 Panic Alarm Button is available for pre-order now, with deliveries starting November 11th.