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It used to be that installing a professional home security system would cost you an arm and a leg. Enter Ring, the smart home alarm kit that can keep your house safe and sound for just $199.
And that’s not all! (Say that in your best game-show host voice.) To sweeten the deal, Amazon is throwing in a free Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with purchase. That’s $50 in savings.
The Ring Alarm Kit includes a base station that works as a hub for your smartphone and security system, a motion detector for indoor and outdoor use, a range extender to widen your WiFi network’s reach, a keypad to arm and disarm the system, and one contact sensor for windows and doors.
You can use the free Echo Dot it comes with to arm and disarm the system via Alexa — Amazon’s voice assistant. When you’re away, simply use your smartphone and the Ring mobile app.
For an additional $10 a month, Ring offers an optional 24/7 professional home monitoring service. You’ll get unlimited video recording as well as instant access to your local police department, ambulance services and fire department.
The system gets great reviews:
“Stupid simple to get set up. I ordered this alarm after someone tried to break into my house 3 minutes after we pulled out of the driveway. They'd been watching our house,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “But it was also the first time our son tried staying home alone. Terrified doesn't begin to describe it! He bolted when he realized the house wasn't empty. Two days later we had the Ring alarm and a Ring doorbell in hand. The whole setup took less than 20 minutes (including the doorbell). Plug in the parts, stick sensors to doors, use the app to walk through configuring them and you're done. A few minutes later I had the professional monitoring set up. I spent a few minutes familiarizing myself with the features, adjusting alarm volume, adding user codes, etc. It was all so seamless. I highly recommend this system.”
Shop it: Ring Alarm 5-Piece Kit and FREE Echo Dot (3rd Gen), $199, amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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