Ring launches Protect, its own $199 connected home security system


Ring, maker of one of the original (and still likely the best) connected video doorbell, has launched a comprehensive home security system called Protect, which retails for $199 and includes a base station, keypad (for arming and disarming) a contact sensor for a window or door, a passive infrared sensor for detecting motion and a Z-Wave extender for adding range to smart home devices that use the standard.

The security system from Ring comes just a couple of weeks after connected home rival Nest launched its own security system, Nest Secure. I asked Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff whether Ring’s product was a response to Nest’s, but he said he believes it’s actually quite the opposite.

“We had this pretty much set out, but because we got sued by ADT, because we’re doing something…

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