Since we launched radar-powered 3D Motion Detection and Bird’s Eye View last year, one thing we’ve heard from customers is how helpful it is to have motion alerts that are more specific to their needs. We believe radar sensors are the foundation of innovative motion detection technology, so we’re doubling down and introducing a new pro-tier security camera to our radar-powered lineup: Spotlight Cam Pro.
3D Motion Detection with Spotlight Cam Pro
We live in a 3D world, and with radar, we are able to measure the distance and angle of an object moving in front of the camera. You set a very specific threshold of when you want your camera to start detecting motion and once the threshold is crossed, the sensor triggers video capture, or recording (with a Ring Protect subscription), and sends a motion alert to your mobile device.
By measuring our motion detection three dimensionally, our alerts are more refined, and more accurate. While it’ll be hard to ever be able to completely eliminate false alerts, using radar sensors on devices like cameras and doorbells allows us to take a significant step forward in improving notifications. And because of 3D Motion Detection, it also helps power features like Bird’s Eye View, which provides an aerial map view of movement across your property.
Imagine wanting to see how the delivery person approached the front door, or the route the water service technician took from the side of the house back into the front door. With radar, you can see the exact path that was taken on your property.
With Bird’s Eye View, we really want to give you the full picture of a motion event. So, while the radar sensors are triggering more specific alerts, sometimes you want more information. Regardless of if you’re watching a motion event in Live View or in your Event History (with a Ring Protect plan) you will see a picture-in-picture layout that shows both the movement path and grey dots that light up indicating where the motion event started before the radar sensors triggered video capture.
Like all of our features and products, we’ve designed this with privacy in mind. You can set 3D Motion Detection thresholds and Customisable Motion Zones that trigger video capture, and Privacy Zones can exclude areas in the camera field of view from filming for added privacy.
I’m excited to hear what customers think about Spotlight Cam Pro. But we’re not just adding new cameras to our lineup, we’re also bringing new features and camera options to some of our other popular Security Cams.
Spotlight Cam Plus: Smart Security for Your Home
We’re also excited to announce the next generation Spotlight Cam. Spotlight Cam Plus introduces a new, sleek look while still offering the features customers know and love like Two-Way Talk, Colour Night Vision, Live View and a security siren. It’s important that our customers have the best option for their home, which is why we are rolling this out with multiple power options - Solar, Battery, Wired and Plug-In.
Zoom In with Bird’s Eye Zones
We started by talking about radar as the foundation for the future of motion detection, and we’re continuing to build upon that with the recent introduction of Bird’s Eye Zones for Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. With Bird’s Eye Zones, you can get even more specific, outlining precise polygonal areas of your home to customise your alerts even more. This feature lets you use the aerial map view, similar to Bird's Eye View, to set your specific motion detection zones for your garden or driveway.
These new cameras and features are packed with technology that will help you protect your property and take your home security to the next level.
Spotlight Cam Pro Battery and Plug-In will be available for purchase on October 26th, 2022 for £199.99. Pre-order on Amazon today or sign up on ring.com to be notified when available. Spotlight Cam Pro Solar and Wired will be available for purchase in the coming months for £219.99 and £199.99. Sign up on ring.com to be notified when available.
Spotlight Cam Plus Battery and Plug-In will be available for purchase on October 26th, 2022 for £179.99. Pre-order on Amazon today or sign up on ring.com to be notified when available. Spotlight Cam Plus Solar and Wired will be available for purchase in the coming months for £209.99 and £199.99. Sign up on ring.com to be notified when available.