Amazon officially owns Ring, so let's talk product integration


Now that Amazon officially owns Ring, the company's product lineup joins Amazon's expanding portfolio of home security products.

Amazon's Cloud Cam is yet another product under the company's direction that is, in many ways, a competitor of Ring and Blink. If you're looking to kit out your home with smart gadgets that play nicely with Amazon's platform and all the others, it's worth considering Ring and its connected buzzers. "Together with Amazon, we will accelerate our mission dramatically by connecting more neighbors globally and making our security devices and systems more affordable and accessible". It purchased Blink, a smart home company in December.

In terms of integrations, all of Ring's doorbells work with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and Wink.

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The doorbell was previously listed at $199, so a $50 discount is pretty decent for a doorbell that Phil quite enjoyed using when he reviewed it a couple of years ago. "We're excited about their work, their products and their mission, and look forward to teaming together to keep delighting customers", said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. This specific smart doorbell comes in 'Satin Nickel,' 'Polished Brass,' 'Antique Brass,' and 'Venetian Bronze.'

Siminoff said Amazon's scale will enable a price change that will enhance the accessibility of Ring's products and bring them to a wider demographic, but that it would be business as usual for existing Ring customers for the foreseeable future. "And this is just the beginning - we will continue to move quickly and work hard to empower customers with a suite of security solutions that provide an affordable, effective way to secure homes and neighbourhoods".