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Amazon's new Ring Spotlight Cam Pro uses radar for motion tracking

Amazon debuts a new, compact Spotlight Cam Pro with radar and a built-in Bird's Eye View.
Written by Michael Gariffo, Staff Writer
Amazon's Ring Spotlight Cam Pro

The device comes in battery-powered, solar-powered, and plug-in versions.

Image: Amazon

Amazon's autumn hardware event saw the debut of several new outdoor surveillance camera options. 

At the top of this new lineup is the new Ring Spotlight Cam Pro with its premium feature set. It's priced at $249.99 on Amazon

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The showpiece of the new Spotlight Cam Pro unit is its ability to use radar to better detect motion across a tightly defined area. Amazon claims this will reduce erroneous alerts and allow you to better secure your home and track things like package deliveries. 

To that end, the new model also supports Bird's Eye View, a mode that gives you an aerial view of motion detection events, providing path indicators to show you things like where a delivery driver entered the detection zone and where a package was left or picked up. 

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In addition to the new Spotlight Cam Pro, Amazon also debuted the Ring Spotlight Cam Plus. This slightly more affordable model skips the radar-based 3D motion tracking, but still includes features like Color Night Vision and customizable motion detection. 

Amazon's Ring Spotlight Cam Plus Solar mounted on a wall

The Solar version ($229.99) is seen here with its included solar panel.


The Spotlight Cam Plus is also now available for preorder: 

Both the Spotlight Cam Pro and the Spotlight Cam Plus are expected to ship on Oct. 26. 

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Amazon also debuted a new Blink camera and mount to go along with its Ring additions. 

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