Not to be outdone by all the other Amazon products announced this week, Ring also joined in by announcing updates to its Spotlight Cam product line. Ring’s outdoor security camera each gets a design improvement, with the higher end Spotlight Cam also getting 3D Motion Detection, a feature that was once limited to Ring’s Doorbell with picture Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro until now. Ring also updated the $29.99 Panic Alarm Button.
Where to pre-order Ring Spotlight Cam Pro and Spotlight Cam Plus
Battery powered and plug-in $229 Ring Spotlight Cam Pro The models are available for pre-order now, along with the solar-powered model, priced at $249. If Spotlight Cam Plus boosts your speed, you can Pre-order now for $199. All Ring Spotlight Cam models will begin shipping October 26.
Below, you’ll find a breakdown of what’s new in each Spotlight Cam and detail the new panic button.
Ring Spotlight Cam Pro is a brand new addition to the Spotlight Cam lineup, with the Pro model offering a premium home security camera to Ring users. Like the Floodlight Cam Pro or the Doorbell Pro 2, the “Pro” moniker means the camera has more advanced features than the rest of the lineup.
As for Spotlight Cam Pro, that means you’ll now get Ring’s 3D Motion Detection technology for more accurate motion alerts. You can set the specific distance that you want the camera to track the movement. When an object enters your defined area, the camera will begin to record and map the movement. Of course, you will get push alerts on your phone based on your settings.
Besides 3D Motion Detection, Ring also added Bird’s-eye View to Spotlight Cam Pro – a feature that accurately maps the path a person has taken as it crosses the camera’s field of view. That means you can see if a person walks straight past your house or wanders around your yard before finally arriving at your door.
The Spotlight Cam Pro also has a completely new design, which looks like a mesh cover on the bottom of the camera case. The design also looks taller and slimmer than the current Spotlight Cam, but we’ll have to wait to get one in our hands – or our homes – before giving our final assessment of the new design.
Spotlight Cam Pro has several different configurations based on how you want to power it. There is a plug-in model, a battery-powered model and then a solar-powered model.
The plug-in and battery-powered version is $229.99, while the solar-powered model is $249.99. There will also be a hardwired model available later this year. You can subscribe to receive more information about its pricing and availability here.
Ring also announced the new Spotlight Cam Plus, a slightly redesigned outdoor security camera that completes 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, a feature we’ve found well worth the investment on devices like the Ring’s Doorbell Pro 2 and the Floodlight Cam Pro.
In terms of the new design, it looks very similar to the standard Spotlight Cam, except that the Cam Plus looks slimmer and has a redesigned sensor housing on the bottom of the camera.
Finally, Ring announced its second-generation Panic Alarm Button. The small, circular device can be mounted to a wall or placed on your nightstand, making it quick and easy to immediately call for help. You can choose if you want it to call the police, paramedics or fire. This button is compatible with all Ring Alarm systems.
$29.99 Panic alarm button Now available for pre-order, with shipping starting November 11th.