Ring began out with video doorbells and plenty and plenty of safety cameras, however now the corporate is increasing right into a associated however much less clearly security-focused subject: lighting.
The good digital camera maker is saying as we speak that it has acquired Mr Beams, a small firm that’s been making wi-fi LED lights for a few decade. As Ring begins to fold in Mr Beams, it’ll be capable of add the corporate’s lineup of wi-fi lights, like ceiling lights and lanterns, into its related portfolio.
That begins with a handful of merchandise: a movement sensor, a nightlight, a stair gentle, a highlight, and a path gentle. The lights are all battery powered and embody built-in movement sensors, so that they’ll solely activate at night time when there’s motion. In addition they hook up with Ring’s app to allow them to work together with its safety cameras and doorbells. The merchandise are all weatherproof and usually appear to be meant for lighting up the skin of a house.
Whereas these aren’t Ring’s very first lights — it already gives floodlight and highlight cameras — they’re the primary that aren’t related to safety cameras, and so they present a transparent intention to start providing quite a lot of lighting merchandise. Having the ability to gentle up the skin of your house actually ties into Ring’s safety story, but it surely’s additionally simply one thing loads of owners need regardless, in order that they and visitors can see the place they’re going at night time.
After all, Ring isn’t slacking on safety cameras simply due to this lighting enlargement. It’s additionally introducing two new weatherproof cameras, the Stick Up Cam and the Stick Up Cam Elite. Each are 1080p cameras with built-in movement sensors. The principle distinction is that the usual model is battery powered, whereas the Elite model will be powered over Ethernet or via a wall outlet.
There’s no pricing or availability data for any of those merchandise but. And particulars are nonetheless fairly imprecise on how the brand new Beams-style merchandise will hook up with Ring’s merchandise — Ring tells us a hub gained’t be required although. Ring additionally introduced that it plans to start delivery its professionally monitored house safety system someday this spring.