Ring will be launching its next video doorbell product into the market next month and, as always, it comes with a few new perks. It is the new Ring Battery Doorbell Plus, and it is currently available for pre-order for just $180.
The new model features a new head-to-toe 1536p resolution (150 degree view, side to side and up to down) that shows more of what’s going on outside your door. A feature that only it’s pro model had to offer until now. Not only should you be able to see every little detail about someone approaching the door, but hopefully you’ll even be able to see any packages left behind (if they aren’t tucked too close to the door).
This model will be the next step from the previous “Video Doorbell 4” model that launched a few years ago. A model that offered a field of view of 160 horizontal and 84 vertical. With the new Battery Doorbell Plus, the 150×150 should provide a much more useful image and be more helpful in times of need (god forbid).
Best of all, it is only $20 more than the current price tag of the Doorbell 4 model, that originally launched for $199. So the company does appear to be trying to make its doorbell a little more affordable (every bit counts). Most likely since the price of its subscription options have gone up a small bit for newcomers (not by much).
It comes with most of the same features you’d expect to find with a Ring doorbell (ie, motion alerts, zone control, ability to monitor for people only, live views, share videos with your neighbors, Alexa support, etc), along with a (quick-release) rechargeable battery that can easily be removed from the unit and placed on a charger (or swapped with an extra you could have standing by). You can also opt to go wired if you already have wires running to a doorbell position.
Again, the new model is currently available for pre-order for the $180 price tag and can be found at Amazon.
Maybe we’ll even see a new pro model this year if the company has anymore surprises hidden up its sleeves. This was one of the selling points of the Video Doorbell Pro 2 ($249) afterall. So the company is likely looking to do something new with that series as well in the near future.