Ring offers a new premium “Pro” security camera that packs all of the company’s advanced features into a more versatile design, with wireless options for the first time. The Spotlight Cam Pro adds radar-powered 3D motion detection, color pre-roll and a bird’s-eye view in a new design that can be powered by battery, solar panel and, of course, the good old plugin option. You can pre-order the new Spotlight Cam Pro today: the battery and plug-in power supply options are $229.99, and the powered by solar panel the model is $249.99.
Like last year’s Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Floodlight Cam Wired Pro, the new Cam Pro features radar 3D motion detection feature that can more accurately identify when people are actually entering your property and send you more relevant alerts faster. Then it can create a mapped trail called Bird’s Eye View, showing you where the person or animal has been on your property. You can then view the event recordings that have been mapped in the Ring app (although you’ll still need a Ring Protect subscription to do so).
This is the first time these more advanced features have been on a non-wired camera; the Doorbell Pro 2 and hardwired Floodlight Cam Pro must be plugged or hardwired into your home’s electrical wiring. The absence of wires means you can cover more of your property.
Pre-Roll is also coming to the Spotlight Cam Pro, and it’s in color instead of black and white. The feature, previously only on both Pro and Ring’s Video Doorbell 4 cameras, records and presents an additional four seconds of action before the motion event triggers an alert, displaying it in a picture-in-picture view with the live stream. The idea is to give you more context around any activity on your property. If you pay for Ring Protect, the additional footage is added to the recorded video.
The Spotlight Cam Pro records in 1080p HD, features two-way talk, a built-in siren and, as the name suggests, two bright motion-activated spotlights that add color night vision.
Ring has other new products as well, one of them being a new panic button for those with a Ring alarm system. It’s a second-generation model with a new clear plastic outer casing that you can pre-order for $29.99, which is $5 less than the previous model. You can also configure the button to specifically call for medical or fire assistance, which can be adjusted in the Ring app.