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New WiFi enabled doorbell to be available in retail

Posted on 19-Oct-2016 08:00 | Filed under: News

New WiFi enabled doorbell to be available in retail

New Zealanders are about to experience a new level of safety and a sense of community with the launch of the latest technology in home security – the ​Ring Video Doorbell​.


Home owners will be able to purchase the Wi-Fi connected Video Doorbell starting in October, and with the free Ring app (iOS, Android, OS X and Windows 10), they can answer the door from anywhere — whether they’re up the street or across the country. 


Security company Ring​ is launching the Ring Video Doorbell with the aim to reduce crime in neighbourhoods and create safer communities across New Zealand.


The Ring Video Doorbell, backed by Sir Richard Branson, utilises night vision and motion sensors to alert the homeowner of any activity on their property. Ring has proven itself to be the number one solution for the prevention of home burglaries, but it also adds extra convenience for homeowners. For example, the Video Doorbell’s HD video and two-way audio can be used to tell a courier where to safely leave a delivery, to send away suspicious strangers, or to simply say “hi” to the kids when they get back from school. For those who travel frequently or are on holiday, the Ring Video Doorbell can also offer added peace of mind, knowing they can keep a watchful eye over their home at any time.


“We’re very excited to introduce Ring to our New Zealand neighbours. We are committed to our mission of reducing crime in neighbourhoods, and we know that by creating a ‘Ring of Security’ around homes, we can empower homeowners to proactively fight crime in their community,” said Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and CEO of Ring.


The company says thaty as part of a six-month program in conjunction with the Los Angeles Police Department, 10 percent of homes in the Wilshire Park community installed Ring Video Doorbells, and as a result, daytime burglaries in the district reduced by 55 per cent.


“The best bit about the Ring Neighbourhood that we set up in LA was there were no burglaries reported where a Ring Video Doorbell was installed and it’s this peace of mind security that New Zealand home owners will now have,” added Siminoff.


The Ring Video Doorbell (RRP NZ$349) will be available to buy now from and Mitre 10 in late October.


Other products that will be available to buy at include:


  • Stick Up Cam RRP NZ$349 
  • Chime RRP NZ$65 
  • Solar Panel RRP NZ$85 
  • Yard Sign RRP NZ$85 
  • Cloud Video Recording - Monthly RRP NZ$4.50 
  • Cloud Video Recording - Yearly RRP NZ$45