Just a couple of months after Ring unwrapped its new radar-enabled aerial view for Video Doorbell Pro 2, the Amazon-owned smart brand is now rolling out the smart technology into its updated wired reflector. At the same time, Ring says it is bringing a color version of its pre-roll video feature to a fourth generation of its battery-powered video doorbell.
Scheduled to ship May 6 for $ 250 (you can pre-order starting today), the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro will feature bird’s-eye view and 3D motion detection, a pair of radar-driven features instead of infrared motion sensors. .
Meanwhile, the Ring Video Doorbell 4 is scheduled to arrive April 28 for $ 200, and it will add color to the pre-roll functionality that debuted on last year’s Video Doorbell 3 Plus.
Floodlight Cam Wired Pro Ring
An update to the well-received Floodlight Cam of 2019, the revamped Floodlight Cam Wired Pro arrives with the same 1080p video resolution while adding HDR for a necessary contrast boost, along with a 140-degree (horizontal) by 60-degree field of view. degrees (vertical). The new reflector also adds color night vision, a 110db “enhanced” siren, and Ring’s Audio + technology for “enhanced” sound and echo cancellation.
More importantly, the dual-band Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro will get Bird’s-Eye View, a radar-driven feature that displays an aerial map (using imagery from third-party satellite mapping services) showing the route that a person detected in his property.
The Floodlight Cam Wired radar will also allow 3D motion detection, allowing you to set a precise perimeter within which the camera will begin recording motion events.
Both bird’s eye view and 3D motion detection first arrived in Ring’s recent Video Doorbell Pro 2. In our review of that doorbell, we called the bird’s eye view a “great feature,” though we did hear the occasional blur from the third-party satellite. images that technology depends on.
In addition to its new radar-enabled features, the Alexa-enabled Floodlight Cam Wired will also feature customizable motion zones, as well as privacy zones that allow you to mask areas within the camera’s field of view that you no you want to monitor (for example, your neighbor’s house).
Ring Video Doorbell 4
Moving on to Ring’s latest video doorbell, the battery-operated Ring Video Doorbell 4 will arrive with an enhanced version of Ring’s pre-roll technology, giving you a four-second slide show-style preview of what was happening on your doorstep prior to a recorded motion event.
In last year’s Video Doorbell 3 Plus, the pre-roll previews were only in black and white, but the new Video Doorbell 4 will offer color pre-roll previews.
As with the Video Doorbell 3 Plus and the standard Video doorbell 3 (which is the same as the “Plus” version, minus the pre-roll functionality), the Dual Band Video Doorbell 4 comes with 1080p video resolution and 160 x 84 degree field of view, two-way talk, customizable movement zones and privacy zones.
Video Doorbell 4 will also support Quick Replies, a feature that allows you to greet visitors with one of six canned messages, such as “Please leave the package out” and “Hello, we’ll be there.”
We will have full reviews of the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro and Video Doorbell 4 once we spend time with their respective review units.