A quick look at the product page for the upcoming Ring Video Doorbell 3 shows some improvements over the Video Doorbell 2. Dave Zatz from Zatz Not Funny discovered the product page (which has apparently been removed since then), which contained a "pre-roll". Function for the Plus model of the doorbell, which records four seconds of black and white video before a motion alarm is triggered.
On the product page, it was described as a "first-to-market function for battery-operated doorbells and exclusively for ring", although Zatz points out that other video doorbells have this so-called "look-ahead" function, only no battery-operated models.
A screenshot of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 product page.
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The basic design of the video doorbell 3 hardly differs from its predecessor, but Zatz reports that the front plate of the new model is easier to remove. It has a motion sensor nearby to reduce false alarms. and it will have 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi (only 2.4 GHz is available on video doorbell 2).
It is not clear when Video Doorbell 3 will be available, and Zatz notes that no product support for Ring’s Sidewalk network standard or Apple HomeKit support was mentioned on the product page (which does not mean that it does not included, except that neither was mentioned). .
Zatz calls the Ring Video Doorbell 3 a "decent, minor upgrade from Ring 2 with a clever upsell for those who are looking for a little more security". The price should be between $ 199 and $ 229.
Amazon's ring has come under fire in recent months for privacy and security reasons. In January, the company added a new privacy dashboard for its app to help users better manage their connected devices, including control over whether local police agencies can request video from an owner's ring camera.