While Ring may have its hands full fighting an intellectual property lawsuit surrounding the announced Ring Protect security system, the company continues to manufacture popular devices like the Ring Video Doorbell (now in its second generation) and a range of security cameras for the home.
Announced last Summer, the $199 Ring Spotlight Cam Wired is one of three outdoor devices that build on the Ring Floodlight Cam. As the name suggests, this fixed camera requires a wired power connection, while a battery-operated variant, cunningly named Spotlight Cam Battery, is also available at the same price point. Accompanying these devices is a $229 Spotlight Cam Solar bundle, which combines the battery-powered camera with a solar panel for charging. Those familiar with the Ring Floodlight Cam will find the Spotlight Cam’s proposition quite familiar. It enhances home security by combining a motion detector and a high-definition, 1080p video camera with powerful LED spotlights (rather than 3K floodlights on its predecessor) plus a 110-decibel siren for scaring-off would-be intruders.
Having had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks with the device, I was impressed with the Ring Spotlight Cam Wired. It’s a great device for home protection. While it takes a little extra work to install than a battery-powered device, its integrated spotlight provides a significant deterrent to opportunistic burglars, and it’s super simple to get along with, thanks to clear, high-definition video output, night vision, and responsive motion detection.
You can read my full review over at Digital Trends.