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Amazon Ring Acquistion Complete, Drops Doorbell Prices

Amazon Ring Acquistion Complete, Drops Doorbell Prices

Amazon said Thursday that it has closed its acquisition of the video doorbell maker Ring, and it has slashed the price of Ring's most popular doorbell to $100 from $150.

Lifetime purchase protection: If your doorbell gets stolen, we'll replace it, for free! 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. Ring makes popular wireless doorbells with cameras and a range of home security cameras, recently launching a wireless home security system with keypads, contact sensors and motion detectors.

As of today (April 12), you can buy the video doorbell for $99.99 at Amazon.

"Ring's talented team has invented home security products and services that customers love". The device was previously priced at $179.99, but Amazon has permanently dropped the price to a much more palatable $99.99. Ring has contributed to keeping neighborhoods and neighbors safer-from helping people with disabilities more easily see who's at the door and respond, to helping prevent activities like package theft or home burglaries.




In a statement Amazon says, "Amazon's relationship with Ring began in 2016 through the Alexa Fund, the company's investment arm to support companies with cutting-edge technologies that are innovating with voice". Ring developed an Amazon Alexa skill for customers to use voice to view camera feeds directly from Echo Show and Fire TV. The company's products will be joining a bunch of other smart home devices under the Amazon umbrella, including the company's own Cloud Cam and various devices by one-time competitor, Blink. "We'll be able to achieve even more by partnering with an inventive, customer-centric company like Amazon".

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of home security products.

A recent interview with Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff also hints at what the company will ultimately look like in relation to Amazon's Key service, which met with mixed reviews at launch.


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