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Ring Launching New Ring Car Cam and Bringing Back Ring Peephole Cam

At this year’s CES Show, Ring announced their all-new Ring Car Cam and plans to bring back the Ring Peephole Cam.

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Ring is best known for its line of video doorbells and smart floodlight cams. At CES Show this year, the company announced a new smart cam to their lineup but it’s not for the house but your car. The company is coming to market with its all-new Ring Car Cam, a new security camera made to help protect your car. It also announced they are bringing back the Ring Peephole Cam, a smart peephole camera that will work best in an apartment or townhouse where it’s hard to place a smart video doorbell.

Ring Car Cam brings the familiarity and ease of use of your traditional Ring security camera to your car. Just like other Ring products, Car Cam is controlled by the Ring App, giving you peace of mind and the ability to view all your Ring devices in one central place.

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Part of what makes Car Cam unique is a dual-facing camera designed to record when your car is in motion and when it’s turned off. When your car is parked, Car Cam’s smart sensors detect certain events both inside and around your vehicle. If an event, such as a break-in, is detected, the device will start recording and send a real-time alert to your Ring App, where you can watch what is happening live. Using the Cam’s built-in microphone and speaker, you can speak with anyone in the car right from your phone. In addition to the interior and exterior recording, Ring Car Cam also has a unique feature called Traffic Stop. Simply say, “Alexa, record” and your Cam will record several minutes of what’s happening, despite the car being parked. This feature is particularly helpful in the case of a fender bender and you want to record the interaction while you’re exchanging information, or in the event, you’re pulled over.


Ring Car Cam plugs into and is powered by your vehicle’s battery via the OBD-II port, which enables it to detect and record events even when your car is turned off. It securely attaches to your car windshield and dashboard, and the cable can be neatly tucked away, out of sight. Wi-Fi connectivity means Car Cam will send real-time alerts to your phone when it’s connected to your home Wi-Fi, while LTE connectivity keeps the device connected on the move (LTE is available with an optional Ring Protect Go subscription).

Designed with Privacy First

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Customer privacy, security, and control are foundational to Ring, and we designed Car Cam to empower customers to protect their personal information and videos and to respect the privacy of others. When parked, the camera only starts recording when the smart sensors detect an event, or when you initiate Live View, and there is an LED light to indicate when the microphone and inside-facing camera are on and recording. A privacy shutter for the inside-facing camera easily disables the interior video and all audio when closed. Additionally, Car Cam supports optional video End-to-End Encryption.

Ring Protect Go Functionality

While Ring Car Cam sends real-time alerts when it’s on your home Wi-Fi, Ring Protect Go extends that protection with an LTE cellular connection. The LTE connection means you can receive real-time alerts for events, tap into Live View, and engage in a conversation with anyone in your car all from the Ring App while your car is out and about, away from home. Car Cam stores recordings locally for all customers, and the optional subscription unlocks the ability to save cloud highlights. Video highlights get stored in the cloud for up to 180 days, and when you use the Traffic Stop feature with Ring Protect Go, the beginning of the event recording will upload to the cloud for quick and easy access.


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Availability

Ring Car Cam will begin shipping to customers in the U.S. in February and you can pre-order yours starting today on Ring.com and Amazon.com. Ring Car Cam will retail for $249.99 but is available for $199.99 for a limited time during pre-order. You can subscribe to Ring Protect Go for $6 per month or $60 per year.

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Ring Peephole Cam includes all the video doorbell features you know and love but is installed over the existing peephole on your door. Whether you’re in an apartment, condo, townhouse, or rental, you can have the added benefit of a video doorbell. Peephole Cam features a 1080p HD camera, night vision, Two-Way Talk, and Knock and Motion Detection. Setup is quick and seamless, and installation takes minutes, without any permanent modifications, which is perfect for renters. Ring Peephole Cam will be available on January 5 in the U.S. on Ring.com and Amazon.com at a new price of $129.99.


GearBrain looks forward to testing these new smart devices soon. Be on the lookout for our in-depth review of both devices which can help protect your car now as well as any type of home you live in, including apartments, townhouses, and dorm rooms. And if you need help finding other smart devices that work with these new Ring devices or any your existing smart devices, use our smart home product find engine, The GearBrain. It's free and can easily help you find, buy and connect any smart device in your smart home.

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