Ring has introduced its Video Doorbell Pro 2, which features 3D Motion Detection with radar, enhanced audio capabilities with an array microphone, and customizable privacy features. With this new version, users have access to features, including Head to Toe video, 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View.
With radar, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 allows users to customize which areas of the property they want to monitor by selecting distance thresholds. The radar sensor measures an object’s distance from the camera to determine when it crosses the distance threshold. Once the threshold is crossed, a motion alert will be sent to the homeowner.
The 3D Motion Detection, unique to the Pro 2, provides recording only when a person steps onto the property. The Bird’s Eye View feature of 3D Motion Detection provides an aerial view of the property and map of where the motion detection starts.
According to Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and chief inventor, the company is creating devices that provide a “more precise picture of what is happening at home” as well as offering more choices for home security systems.
Additional features of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 include Head to Toe video, 1536p HD video, and an array microphone that limits sound distortion for clearer audio and video.
Ring also has unveiled Smart Responses. The new Quick Replies feature acts as an answering machine for the front door. The Ring Protect Plan subscribers can also activate Alexa Greetings. This enables Alexa to greet visitors, take messages, and even inform delivery personnel on where to leave packages when the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 doorbell is pressed.
With the Ring app, homeowners can set 3D Motion Detection thresholds and Customizable Motion Zones that trigger recordings. Exclusion areas in the camera field of view can be set with the Privacy Zones feature.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, set at $249.99, supports Ring’s video End-to-End Encryption, currently in technical preview.