During the Amazon Fall Hardware Event, they announced a number of products from Ring, which Amazon owns. In addition to the sci-fi autonomous security drone, they also announced some devices meant for in your car.
Ring Car Alarm is a low-cost device helping protect users’ cars—at home and throughout their neighborhood. The discreet, wireless device plugs into the OBD-II port in 99% of cars on the road in the U.S., and alerts you in the event of bumps, break-ins, tows, and more. When an event is detected, Ring Car Alarm sends a real-time alert via the Ring app, enabling users to then trigger its siren. If users have other Ring or Alexa-enabled devices, they can easily link them to their Ring Car Alarm so when an event is detected, Ring Car Alarm can trigger their Ring devices to turn on and send audible Alexa alerts for added notification options. Some of Ring Car Alarm’s features require connectivity with Amazon Sidewalk, a shared network designed with multiple layers of encryption and operated by Amazon at no charge to customers, launching later this year.
Ring Car Cam is a security camera that brings the full power of Ring’s whole-home security to the car. When a car is parked, Ring Car Cam is on guard and its intelligent sensors actively monitor for bumps and attempted break-ins. If an event is detected, Ring Car Cam sends a real-time alert to the user’s phone; they can then check in and see what is happening in and around the vehicle via the Ring app over wifi or from anywhere via LTE (with an optional connectivity plan).
Ring Car Connect is an API for car manufacturers that allows customers to receive mobile alerts for detected events, watch recorded vehicle video footage, and see important vehicle information such as if the car is locked or unlocked. Starting today, any auto manufacturer can integrate on the service.
The first compatible vehicles for Ring Car Connect are Tesla models 3, X, S, and Y. Once users install this aftermarket device, they can watch Tesla Sentry Mode and recorded driving footage in the Ring app over wifi or from anywhere via LTE (with an optional connectivity plan).
Ring is also providing additional security for the mailbox with the launch of Ring Mailbox Sensor. Install a Ring Mailbox Sensor in an existing mailbox to receive notifications via your Ring app or Alexa-enabled devices when mail arrives or when the mailbox is opened.
Ring Car Alarm ($59.99 Usd), Ring Car Cam ($199.99 Usd), Ring Car Connect ($199.99 Usd) will be available on Ring.com and Amazon.com in 2021. Ring Mailbox Sensor ($29.99) will be available for pre-order on Ring.com and Amazon.com starting on October 8, 2020.
No word on when or if these products will come to Canada yet.