Ring lineup grows with new peephole camera and series of smart lighting, still no HomeKit

in General Discussion edited January 2019
Amazon's Ring has continued to grow its offerings, introducing a new peephole camera as well as a variety of outdoor smart lights at CES 2019.

Ring peephole camera
Ring peephole camera

The new peephole camera allows even more people to equip their homes with door cameras who don't have existing doorbells to replace or can't use the current battery operated one. Installation replaces an existing peephole in just a few moments leaving no permanent markings or damage, making the device ideal for apartments or rentals. An impact sensor built into the camera will notify you if someone just knocks on the door, rather than pressing the doorbell button.

By using a glass element in the center, the peephole doesn't become obstructed and can still be used as normal. A rechargeable battery is located on the inside and easily swappable.

Since Ring is owned by Amazon, the new camera integrates easily into Alexa.

Ring smart lights
Right smart lights

To grow the Ring ecosystem more, an entire line of outdoor lights are being announced including path lights, spotlights, and step lights that can be triggered by motion. The Smart Lights turn on, trigger one another, and send notifications to your mobile device when they detect motion, as well as start recording on your Ring cameras.

Lastly, several new sensors will become available for Ring Alarm including Flood & Freeze Sensor, Smoke & CO Listener, and Dome Siren.

One thing we still have yet to see, however, is HomeKit support. Even after the Amazon acquisition Ring continued to promise HomeKit support at this point AppleInsider has a certain level of skepticism about it, after many delays.

AppleInsider will be attending the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show starting on January 8 through January 11 where we're expecting 5G devices, HomeKit, 8K monitors and more. Keep up with our coverage by downloading the AppleInsider app, and follow us on YouTube, Twitter @appleinsider and Facebook for live, late-breaking coverage. You can also check out our official Instagram account for exclusive photos throughout the event.


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    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,551member
    The original Ring camera's communications was a mess - open ports all over the place.  I sure hope they have cleaned that crap up - no device should need UPNP or forwarded ports these days  :/
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