Ring Alarm Pro Packs Serious Security Into Small Package

Ring Alarm Pro Packs Serious Security Into Small Package


The arrival of smart-home technology has made a noticeable impact in the home security industry. One of the most prominent new names in home surveillance systems is Ring, best-known for its video doorbells. The company’s Ring Alarm Pro is out now, and it’s an impressive addition to any smart home hub.

What’s in the Box?

The Ring Alarm Pro is a compact system, fitting all into one $300 box. For your money, you get quite a lot of technology. The star of the show is an Eero Wi-Fi 6 router, itself a $250 product. For that extra $50, you get sensors for your doors and windows, a control keypad, and a motion detector. Of course, the whole suite comes complete with an ear-splitting siren that will alert the entire neighborhood if an intruder breaks into your home.

Amazon also offers a $380 package that increases the number of sensors. If your home is spacious, this could be a more attractive option. Some buyers might prefer to assemble their system from the ground up, buying the base router for $250 and then getting the sensors piecemeal from Amazon.

The most affordable way to cover a standard-sized residence is to opt for a bundle and then add the extra security sensors that you might want to include.

Does it Work?

Reviewers agree that the sensors work well and pair with Alexa smart-home systems very well. Setup requires three different apps, strangely. The Eero, Ring, and Alexa apps all come into play during the start-up process. From there, Alexa-based voice commands can handle most of the system’s functionality.

Installing the sensors themselves is a breeze. The window and door detectors offer a bit of flexibility, requiring more than an inch before alerting the system. This leeway cuts down on false alarms while still triggering the alarm if a burglar breaks in.

Backup Wi-Fi

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Ring Alarm Pro is the potential for backup Wi-Fi. Users can pay for a premium service that connects the router to cellular data. When the internet service goes out, the router can fall back on data to keep your system (and gadgets) connected.

Ring even offers a backup battery to power the router in case of a power outage.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that the Ring Alarm Pro is one of the best DIY home security options on the market. It also happens to be rolled into an excellent mesh Wi-Fi router that would be worth the price of admission by itself. This fantastic system is one of the best deals we’ve seen on a home security system, and that’s before talking about the excellent router it comes bundled with.