Ring today announced its own DIY home security system, just weeks after its biggest competitor launched its DIY home security system. Nest, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, launched a $500 home security system in September. But Ring is trying to make its own home security system more accessible by offering it a significantly lower price.
For $199, the company’ new Ring Protect home security system comes with a keypad, base station, door/window sensor, Z-wave range extender, and a passive infrared sensor. You will also be able to buy more sensors and devices separately, which will let you extend the security system even further in order to make your home a lot more secure. Ring says the door/window sensors will sell for $20, while the motion sensors will for $30 when purchased separately.
Ring Protect also comes with unlimited camera storage and professional monitoring for $10 per month, or $100 per year if you sign-up for the annual subscription. Ring has supported its Windows 10 app really well in the past, and if you already own a lot of the company’s security devices, Ring Protect could be a fairly affordable way of taking security a step further in your home.