How much do Ring camera storage plans cost?
A Ring Protect Basic plan costs $3.99 per month per device and provides 180 days of video history. The Protect Plus plan extends support to all of your Ring cameras with extended warranties for $10 per month. Finally, Ring Protect Pro adds alarm support and home security monitoring for $20 per month.
Breaking down Ring Protect plans
While the best Ring products, including Ring's Video Doorbells and Security Cams, work well independently, a Ring Protect Plan adds a lot of extra features like 180 days of video history, person alerts, and the ability to add automation. If you've only got a single camera, you can save with a basic plan, but once you add two or more, the Plus plan becomes a no-brainer.
Free Ring accounts will let you connect all your Ring products, but you'll be relying on your fast reflexes to view live footage since these devices require a cloud account to save recordings. So to get the most out of your cameras — like the excellent Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 — you'll want to consider a Ring Protect plan.
All Ring Protect plans include a 10% discount on select products purchased on Ring's site or on Amazon. They also all get 180 days of video history and you can download up to 50 videos at once from the cloud making it easy to find what you need.
If you have fewer than three Ring cameras, you'll probably be best suited with the Ring Protect Basic plan, which costs $3.99 per month per device (or $39.99 per device with annual purchase). With it, you'll be able to store 180 days of video history at a time, allowing you to save and share motion clips. Ring's app makes it easy to scroll through a timeline of all events with full-frame footage rather than seeing a giant convoluted list of thumbnails, as some other companies' apps do.
The Protect Plus plan may be a better option for households with several Ring cameras and/or a Ring Alarm. It's pricier at $10 a month (or $100 annually), but it covers all Ring devices in a single home — if you use Ring products at more than one address, you'll need to pay for multiple plans.
Like the Basic plan, Ring Protect Plus gives you 180 days of video history, but it also extends the warranty on each of your Ring products for as long as you have a subscription. In addition, you get professional monitoring for Ring's Alarm security system.
Lastly, there's Ring Protect Pro for $20 per month (or $200 annually) that's mostly focused on home security. It comes with 24/7 alarm professional monitoring and a cellular backup to keep your system online even if your home Wi-Fi goes out.
This plan makes the most sense for someone with a Ring Alarm Pro since it has eero Wi-Fi built-in. If you have one of the best mesh Wi-Fi systems made by eero, Ring Alarm Pro will even connect as part of your mesh. This enables it to be a source of backup internet for your home with 3GB included and $3 per gigabyte after that. Ring Alarm Pro also allows for local video storage with this plan.
Excellent motion tracking
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 is a wired high-resolution camera with motion sensors to accurately detect people. It also features a square aspect ratio that makes it easier to see your entire front porch including packages left on the ground.
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