Oct 1, 2019

Ring Home Security System Review

The Good The Ring Home Security System is easy to install, simple to manage, and priced competitively at $199 with optional professional monitoring and other extra accessories available a la carte at great prices.

The Bad Limited selection of interoperable security and automation devices

The Bottom Line This home security system offers a great introduction into home automation systems with its inexpensive and simple basic package, but complex systems are difficult to set up.


Ring, owned by Amazon as of writing this, offers a basic package for designed to cover a small area of up to 1000 square feet. The 5-piece security kit comes with a base station, a keypad, a door/window sensor, a motion sensor and a Z-Wave range extender, a device that extends the range of the communications between the devices. This basic package is $199; the intermediate, 10-piece package is yours for $259; the 14-piece package includes 8 total door/window sensors plus an additional keypad and motion detector for $329.

This home alarm system is a great “no-frill” option that is easy to assemble and install. The system can be easily expanded by adding additional sensors, motion detectors, and keypads. 

Additional Add-On Options

This basic kit is a great foundation to build a comprehensive home automation system. Easily pair your system with Ring Video Doorbells and Ring Security Cams, Alexa-enabled devices and third-party alarm accessories for one complete system. Smoke & carbon monoxide listeners and sensors for floods and freezes are also available add-ons.

Ring also offers professional monitoring services at an unmatched price: up to $10 per month with an option to prepay $100 for an annual protection plan. That is likely cheaper than your monthly Netflix subscription, gym membership, or a night at the movies.

Features and Tech

The Ring home security system offers a variety of features and tech services listed below. The mobile application is easy to use as its user-interface is user friendly and clear of clutter.

Instant Alerts, Two-way Talk, Customized Motion Sensors, Infrared Night Vision, Multiple Power and Installation Options, Neighborhood Watch, Support for Mobile and Desktop Devices.

Final Notes

Though the Ring home security system does not offer a wide variety of add-ons like its competitor, Nest, it is a competitively priced beginner’s system. All in all, if you are looking to jump into setting up an automated home system, then this is a great first step option.

Third-Party Professional Installation 

If you are ready to upgrade your security system to an advanced Ring home security system or even past what Ring’s home security system, then a third-party professional may be an option you are interested in. Licensed, insured, and trained specialists at Top Atlanta Locksmith have years of experience with home security systems. With their 24-hour emergency service and keen attention to customer service, Top Atlanta Locksmith has established itself as one of Atlanta’s top security system installation experts. Top Atlanta Locksmith serves the metro-Atlanta region and surrounding areas from as south as Fayetteville to as north as Canton. Whether you are in Sandy Springs or Kennesaw, Top Atlanta Locksmith is ready to help you upgrade!

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