The smart home doesn't have to end at the front door -- at least that's the message Ring seems to be sending with the announcement of three new outdoor smart devices. The Amazon-owned company started taking preorders this week for three new gadgets: an outdoor smart plug, a motion-activated outdoor light that's solar-powered and an outdoor siren that can alert homeowners and neighbors to possible intruders when connected to a.
The Ring Outdoor Smart Plug ($30) provides two outdoor outlets, each of which can be controlled separately from within the Ring app. You can turn the outlets on or off, create schedules and sync with other Ring devices, like lights, doorbells and cameras.
The Ring Wall Light Solar ($60) is a solar-powered, motion-sensing 800-lumen sconce light that's meant to be mounted to an exterior wall. It, too, can connect to other Ring devices via a separate bridge.
The Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren ($90, see the picture at top of this article) is a 9.25-inch light modeled after Ring's blue stop-sign logo that lights up and sounds an audio warning when triggered by the Ring Alarm security system. It can be powered with either D-cell batteries or connected to a wired power source, including the Ring Solar Panel.