Ring Alarm is removing free benefits for millions of users – you’ll have to pay to get them back
NEW owners of the security system will have to pay extra to access all of its features.
Beginning March 29, new Amazon Ring Alarm system owners will have to pay extra to access basic features.
Previously, the features were available to all users at no additional cost, but according to you, you must have a Ring Protect plan to access the new paywall features To update on his website.
What features require a paywall?
Home and Away modes are no longer free. Modes allow Ring Video Doorbell or Camera owners to turn camera detection on when they leave their home and turn it off when they return.
The plan is also required to arm and disarm the system via the app, control it with voice via Alexa, or receive in-app notifications.
Finally, if you want to access your alarm’s event history for the last 60 days – without, you’re limited to 24 hours.
However, the changes will not apply to existing Ring Alarm users.
And those who purchase the system before March 29 but only activate it on or after that date will continue to get free access “for the estimated lifetime of the device.”
So how much will it cost?
To access the soon-to-be-available paywall features, new users will need to pay for a Basic Ring Protect plan, which costs $3.99/£3.49 a month or $39.99/£34.99 a year.
Will it be useful without the subscription?
Without the Ring Protect plan, the purpose of the system is called into question.
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This is because the alarm can only be toggled on and off manually using the keyboard.
Also, you won’t receive any in-app notifications or emails when your alarm goes off – you’ll have to rely solely on the siren in the base station.
So when you’re on vacation and things are about to start, you won’t be informed immediately.
And if it’s accidentally triggered by your neighbor’s dog, you can’t disarm it remotely. You have to endure the siren until you get back to disarm it.
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