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6 Smart Ways to Personalize Your Home — and Make It More Secure

published Sep 1, 2023
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Some home innovations are so game-changing that, once you have them, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Smart products definitely fall into that category. Whether you’re setting the thermostat remotely or asking Alexa to reorder toilet paper, it’s amazing to consider all the ways that technology has made our lives at home easier — and safer.

For 10 years now, Ring has been at the forefront of smart-home innovation, with hi-def video doorbells and security cameras that have changed the way we live. With an ever-growing suite of products and frequent new developments, Ring has the whole house covered. Whether you’re working from home or constantly traveling, keeping up with your pets or hosting your friends, there’s a Ring product to make it all go a little more smoothly. Read on to see what we mean.

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1. The Entertainer

You’re either throwing a fabulous get-together or busy planning your next one. When it’s party time, Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 will announce your guests as they arrive at your door in style. This best-in-class video doorbell features cutting-edge features like first-of-its-kind 3D Motion Detection and enhanced Head-to-Toe HD+ Video, so you’ll know as soon as someone arrives. Use the two-way talk feature to greet guests, or if you’re busy in the kitchen, let Alexa do it with a built-in greeting.1

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2. The Online Shopper

From home decor to fashion, you never miss an opportunity to browse. Rest assured that your packages arrive safely with the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus. This upgraded model features an expanded Head-to-Toe HD+ View for easily spotting deliveries, even down low or at night. Package Alerts, an exclusive Ring Protect subscription feature, notifies you when your package is detected within a specified zone, and you can use Two-Way Talk to interact with delivery carriers from anywhere.2 You can even pre-program Quick Replies to ask visitors to leave a message — like an answering machine for your front door.3

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3. The Tech Enthusiast

The latest gadget? Oh, you already have it. If you love nothing more than trying new tech, you’ll be wowed by the Ring Spotlight Cam Pro: Ring’s most advanced battery-powered spotlight camera. It offers pro-level security at key outdoor spaces. Radar-powered 3D Motion Detection with Bird’s Eye View lets you see the path someone took in your yard. Plus, with Color Night Vision and full 1080p HDR, you’ll get a clear view 24/7. Finally, the motion-activated LED lights keep walkways and corners bright.

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4. The Frequent Traveler

Whether you’re living the digital nomad life or taking a much-needed vacation, you put the trot in globe-trotting — and it’s way easier to relax when you can check on your house from anywhere in the world. The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus has you covered, literally, with a wide-angle view and motion-activated LED floodlights. The sharp 1080p HD video and Color Night Vision keep a clear eye on things day and night, and you’ll get real-time notifications when motion is detected. A built-in security siren adds extra peace of mind.

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5. The Work-from-Homer

You’re usually home all day, but that doesn’t mean you have eyes everywhere. The Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen gives you extra visibility, with a flexible swivel mount that lets you find the perfect view. Use Two-Way Talk to say hello to your pet (or tell them to stop eating that throw pillow), and see who’s coming home with crisp 1080p HD Video and Color Night Vision. Customizable Privacy Zones only monitor the areas you want — and when you want complete privacy, slide on the manual Privacy Cover to turn off the camera and microphone.

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6. The New Homeowner

Congrats! You just moved into your dream house, and now you want to make it feel as secure as possible. Think of the five-piece Ring Alarm Security Kit as a safety starter kit.4 The Alarm Base Station is your new safety HQ, with a powerful siren and built-in backup battery to help keep you secure for up to 24 hours if you lose power. The Keypad lets you easily arm and disarm the system from indoors. The Door/Window Contact Sensor covers your home’s entry points, chirping when a door or window is opened. Motion Detectors watch rooms and hallways for unwanted activity, and the Alarm Range Extender boosts the Base Station signal to keep everything secure.

1 Ring Protect subscription is required for Alexa Greetings. Subscription sold separately. See Ring Protect Subscription Plans for more information.

2 Package Alerts work best with medium-to-large shipping boxes. Envelopes, tubes, small boxes, and food deliveries may not be detected. Make sure you have Motion Detection enabled in the Ring app.

3 Subscription required to access and review the Quick Replies recording. See for more information.

4 Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for in-app features and digital notifications, including digital arming/disarming and integration with other Ring, Echo, Alexa, and third-party products. Subscription sold separately. ​​View for pricing and details.