It was a busy start to the year for Ring. After letting go one of the cheapest smart doorbells In today’s market, the company has come back with not one, but rather two New cameras to help you monitor your home when you are not around. In addition to a brand new video doorbell 4, Ring is finally upgrading its popular spotlight with the new Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. Both versions have some big improvements over the last generation models.
Of the two, the new Floodlight camera is undoubtedly the more exciting device, and not just because Ring has already introduced it two more doorbells this year. The Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, which the company calls “the most advanced outdoor surveillance camera yet,” is the first upgrade for the product since its launch in 2017. It maintains the same basic specifications as the original model – two LEDs with 2,000 lumens of lights, 1080p recording, a 140-degree range of motion detection – but with some of Ring’s “pro” enhancements added to the mix.
Both 3D motion detection and bird’s eye view – two features introduced with the Video Doorbell Pro 2 in February – are available on the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. The camera uses its new 3D motion detection to better measure the distance between moving objects. In the meantime, Bird’s Eye View will give you an aerial map of the path someone has taken on your property. This new Pro model also offers color night vision and improved microphones for better two-way communication.
As the name suggests, when you install it, you will need an external power source for the light. Pre-orders start today for $ 249.99 with a shipping date on May 6th. The original Floodlight camera sticks around and The price drops to just $ 199.99.
Ring also announced the Video Doorbell 4 as the next main series doorbell camera Pre-roll function introduced last year. While the video doorbell 3 Plus used low-energy camera modules to start recording up to four seconds before motion was detected, the software was limited to recording low-resolution black and white images. With the video doorbell 4, the game is switched to colored film material in pre-roll. This is a noticeable gain over what the last generation device can manage. Ring assumes that the new hardware will offer better battery life than the previous models. However, it is unclear how long the camera can survive on one charge.
Otherwise, the Video Doorbell 4 offers the same experience you would expect from Amazon’s smart home security devices. It records in 1080p, offers a 180-degree range for motion detection, and can be permanently connected to your existing wiring if you don’t want to worry about charging the camera. It is Pre-order now for $ 199.99 and ships April 28th.