Ring announces two new Video Doorbells, Chimes, and Pre-Roll feature

The company's new Video Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus will launch next month.
Written by Jason Cipriani, Contributing Writer

Ring on Wednesday announced the Video Doorbell 3 and Video Doorbell 3 Plus. The new video doorbells are available for preorder right now for $199 and $229, respectively. Orders will begin shipping on April 8. 

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The revamped hardware packs new features, with the Plus model including a Pre-Roll feature that will record up to four seconds of video before a motion alert is triggered, letting you see what caused the event. This is the first time a battery-powered product from Ring will have such a capability. 

Ring was able to achieve it by using a new three-camera setup, and software enhancements that the company claims won't have a negative impact on battery life. 

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Other features coming to both new doorbells include adjustable motion zones, with the ability to monitor from five to 15 feet, and both models now include 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi compatibility. The expanded Wi-Fi support should help alleviate network connectivity issues for those who use hybrid networks, like Nest Wi-Fi or Eero. 

Ring also announced a new Chime and Chime Pro. The new Chime Pro includes a built-in nightlight and doubles as a Wi-Fi range extender for Ring products. The standard Chime makes it easier to hear your doorbell in a back room, instead of relying on phone alerts. 

The new Chime is $29.99, and the Chime Pro is $49.99. You can preorder both right now, with orders shipping April 8, alongside the new video doorbells. 

At CES in January, Ring announced new privacy and security features, including a new Control Center in its mobile app. 

You can read more about Ring's latest hardware and features in the official announcement.

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