About the Ring Indoor Cam
Budget-friendly and compact
Budget-friendly and compact
I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses a security camera to keep an eye on their dogs. But my girls are always moving from room to room so they go in and out of the frame a lot. With this compact and budget-friendly new Indoor Cam from Ring, I could probably manage to cover all my blind spots by using more cameras.
It's pretty unobtrusive, so you can tuck it away on almost any tabletop or shelf using the integrated stand. You can also mount it on a wall or ceiling if that's where you can get the best angle from the camera's 140° field of view. It plugs into a standard AC outlet for power, so you don't need to worry about keeping a battery charged.
Two-way talk lets you tell the dog to stop getting into stuff from wherever you are.
A robust app
The Ring mobile app lets you view the camera's live stream in real time from wherever you are. Press the talk button to have a chat with people or pets at home. Or — if you see uninvited guests — press the alarm button to activate the Indoor Cam's siren to scare them off.
You can also customize motion zones and schedules so that you only get notifications when you actually need them.
Optional cloud storage
The camera streams live footage to the app 24/7, but if you want to save or send video clips, you'll need a Ring Protect plan. Ring Protect is a subscription-based cloud storage service. The basic package ($3/month or $30/year) covers a single camera and allows you to save and share your Ring videos from that camera. You get a free, 30-day trial subscription when you activate your Ring device.
Installing multiple Ring devices? The Ring Protect Plus plan ($10/month or $100/year) includes cloud storage for unlimited Ring devices at a single location.
The Ring app shows you views from all your Ring cameras in one easy-to-navigate interface.
Just ask Alexa
I also have good news for Smart Home fans — Ring cameras will work with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices for hands-free home monitoring. You can set regular Echo devices to illuminate and make an announcement when your Ring camera senses motion. And if you have an Echo Show or Spot, you can ask Alexa to show you the live stream from your Indoor Cam.
Part of your ring of security
Remember — this Indoor Cam is just one piece of your home protection puzzle. Fill in the gaps with these other Ring devices:
- plug-in indoor home security camera
- view 1080p HD video from anywhere
- night vision lets you see in the dark
- connects to your network via Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz)
- 115° horizontal, 60° vertical field of view (140° diagonal)
- plugs into standard AC outlet for power
- get smart alerts on your mobile device when motion is detected
- app features include:
- customizable motion zones and scheduling
- siren activation
- two-way talk with noise cancellation
- live view
- compatible with Amazon Alexa devices for voice control
- optional cloud storage subscriptions available for saving or sending video clips
- 1-13/16"W x 3-3/4"H x 1-13/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 8SN1S9-BEN0
What's in the box:
- Indoor surveillance camera (black)
- AC adapter with attached 78" DC output cord (DC output: 5V 2A)
- 20" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- Three 5/8" self-tapping screws
- 3 Plastic wall anchors
- Installation manual
- Setup Steps
- Ring Protect promo card
- FCC compliance statement
- Ring window decal
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More details on the Ring Indoor Cam
Overview: The Ring Indoor Cam is a versatile and smart security solution. The camera can be mounted on a wall or ceiling, or placed on a table top. The Indoor Cam has an integrated adjustable base that converts to a versatile wall mount. Like other Ring cameras, the Indoor Cam works through the Ring Always Home app, which provides mobile notifications, two-way communication, and allows you to view live streaming video on your smartphone. The camera is powered by an AC adapter (included).
Camera: The camera has a wide-angle lens with a wide 140° diagonal (115° horizontal / 60° vertical) field of view. The camera produces bright 1080p HD video in a Live View that you can watch on your phone, tablet, or computer. Adjustable motion sensors can detect movement up to 30 feet away. Up to three motion zones can be created to cover specific areas of your home, such as doorways, windows, and gates. When motion is detected, a notification will be sent to your smart device through the Ring app. Customizable motion schedules can be set up allow you to receive notifications only when you need them. Even with the lights off, the camera's infrared LEDs will enable the night vision.
Indoor Only Use: The Ring Indoor Cam is designed for indoor use only. The camera has an operating temperature rating of -5°F to 113°F.
110dB Siren: The camera features a 110-decibel siren alarm that will help scare off any intruders. The siren is remote activated from the Ring App on your smart device or computer.
Connectivity: The camera requires a wireless (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz) internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 1 Mbps, with a 2 Mbps recommendation for optimum performance.
Voice Assistant Compatible: The Ring Indoor Cam is compatible with both Alexa and Google Home voice-controlled "assistants." You can control the Ring security system by telling Alexa or the Google assistant to perform a specific action, such as turn on motion alerts, show the view from specific cameras, or play back videos. When you receive an alert, you can hear the announcements on your device. If you have an Echo Show or Spot, you'll be able to see live and recorded video on the screen, and conduct 2-way conversations with anyone captured on the live camera. Currently, live streaming from Ring devices is not compatible with Chromecast.
Ring App: The free Ring - Always Home app pulls together all of your Ring devices, including Video Doorbells and Security Cameras. The app sends you an instant alert when someone triggers the camera's motion sensor, or rings your Ring Video Doorbell. You'll be able to see, hear, and speak to anyone on your property using your smart device. In addition, the app lets you create a virtual Neighborhood Watch and receive alerts from your neighbors. In the app, you can customize the Motion Zones, times for receiving (or not receiving) alerts, and how often to be notified for motion events. The Ring - Always Home App is available for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 9.3 or later, and for Android devices running version 5.0 and up. The app also works with Windows 10 and Mac OS 10.13 and higher.
Ring Protect: The Ring app includes a free 30-day trial of Ring Protect, which lets you save, review, and share recordings from the app. With the purchase of a Ring Indoor Cam, you receive motion-activated notifications, real-time video with Live View, two-way talk, and lifetime theft protection. Ring Protect Basic (for one camera) adds 60-day video history, video saving and sharing, and Snapshot Capture. Ring Protect Plus (for unlimited cameras) adds 24/7 professional monitoring, extended warranties for all devices, and 10% off select products at Ring.com. Ring Protect plans are currently* $3.00 per month / $30.00 per year for basic coverage (per camera), or $10.00 per month / $100.00 per year for Protect Plus.
*As of November 2019