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Ring Rings In the New Year with a New Camera and Smart Lighting

Originally known for its video doorbell, Ring has expanded its lineup quite a bit over the years, and it’s doing it again this year with a new Door View Cam and some outdoor smart lighting.

The Door View Cam is literally like a digital peephole for your front door, as it’s meant to replace your existing peephole. It’s completely wireless and battery powered, and it will alert you every time it detects motion happening at your front door, as well as let you do two-way talk. This is a really great product for those who aren’t able to replace their existing doorbell with a video doorbell (like for renters), although the Ring Doorbell can also be battery powered and simply mounted on an exterior wall, we can understand if landlords aren’t too excited about that prospect.

The Ring Door View Cam will be available later this year for $199.

Ring also announced a significant line of outdoor smart lighting, which is also completely wireless and battery powered. Plus, when one light detects motion and turns on, it will also alert all of your other Ring smart lights to turn on as well. Furthermore, if you have Ring Protect Plus, you can have the lights automatically alert your various Ring cameras and they can start recording video.

There are several different versions of the smart lighting that Ring announced, including a floodlight for $70 (a battery-powered version for $50), a spotlight for $40, a pathlight for $30 (meant to be combined with several to light up a pathway), and a steplight for $18.

These lights are available for pre-order right now and will begin shipping to customers starting on March 6.

Otherwise, Ring unveiled some new sensors for its Alarm system, including a smoke and CO “listener,” which listens to your existing smoke alarms and alerts your Ring Alarm system whenever they go off. There’s also a new water sensor, siren, and a First Alert smoke alarm that’s designed to connect directly to your Ring Alarm system. These products are available right now on Ring’s website.

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