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Ring Indoor Cam Review 2022
If you’re looking for an indoor camera, this might be the one for you.
Say hi to the Ring Indoor Cam, a solid indoor camera from one of the leading smart home manufacturers. This camera doesn’t cost much, and it’s worth every penny with its motion detection, customized motion zones, and two-way talk.
An indoor camera is a great way to check for intruders who manage to skirt your outdoor cameras. It’s a way to keep an eye on the nanny or babysitter (as long as they know they’re being watched) and a good option for a baby monitor.
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Ring Indoor Cam features
This isn’t the most extra indoor camera we’ve seen (that would probably be the Nest Cam IQ with its facial recognition or the Canary Home and its environmental sensors). But it still comes with a lot of top-notch features.
Other Ring Indoor Cam features:
- 1080p video
- Two-way communication
- 115° horizontal field of view
- Night vision
- Motion detection
- Customized motion zones
- Push notifications
- Two colors
The Ring Indoor Cam doesn’t have facial recognition or geofencing. It’s also not weatherproof, which is why it’s an indoor camera only.
Ring Indoor Cam pricing
We went gaga over the low Ring Stick-Up Cam price, and this camera is even cheaper. $59 for an indoor camera is an absolute steal.
And that’s not all. You need a subscription plan to get the most use of this camera, but a Ring Protect Plan is crazy cheap.
|Details||Protect Basic Plan||Protect Plus Plan|
|Monthly price|| |
|Annual price|| |
|Exclusive discounts||None||10% off other Ring devices|
|Cloud storage||60 days||60 days|
|Professional monitoring for Ring Alarm system|
|Learn more||View Plan||View Plan|
Data effective 06/15/2021. Offers subject to change.
There are some features that you can’t get without paying for the Protect Plus Plan, but $10 a month or $100 a year is still a killer deal. (Especially the Plus Plan includes Ring Alarm monitoring. In fact, all Ring devices at your address can be covered by a single Ring Protect Plus Plan. The Basic Plan covers devices individually.)
Ring Indoor Cam home automation
A lot of Ring’s cameras work with Google Assistant, but this one doesn’t. Its primary compatibility is with Amazon Alexa, though it also works with IFTTT applets.
Ring app and Neighbors app
We find the Ring app easy to use, and so do a lot of other people. The app has high ratings on both Google Play and the App Store.
Ring also has a secondary app called Neighbors. We like the thought put into the Neighbors app. In theory, it revolutionizes the neighborhood watch concept. However, we’re not comfortable with how some areas use Neighbors to call out individuals of different races and social classes.
Ring Indoor Cam installation
Like most of Ring’s equipment, this camera is quick to install. You even scan a QR code to make the pairing process easier and faster. And this camera isn’t wired, so you don’t have to do any electrician-type stuff.
The Indoor Cam can be either mounted or set on a flat top. If you choose to mount, the camera comes with a bracket and wall plugs.
Recap: Is the Ring Indoor Cam good?
This Ring camera is pretty good, all things considered. It has everything an indoor camera needs (and more) at a super low price.
Ring Indoor Cam FAQs
If you have a burning question about this Ring Cam, this is the place to get the answer.
Which Ring Cam is the best?
Each Ring camera we review has something to like. Right now, the Ring Stick-Up Cam is a favorite of ours since it’s so versatile.
What about the Ring security system?
The Ring Alarm system is a potential companion for any Ring camera. And as we mentioned earlier, with the higher-tier Ring Protect Plan, you get free alarm monitoring.
Is it better to get a Ring doorbell or Ring camera?
Why not both?
In all seriousness, a doorbell and a camera together provide better security coverage. If you only want one, the best choice for you will depend on the layout and size of your home and what you want your camera to capture.
What’s wrong with Ring?
Some of the things Ring does has given its users pause. The company’s been working closely with police departments. It also came under fire for privacy issues and security breaches.
While we can’t guarantee absolute safety with Ring (or any smart home company), we’re pleased to hear that Ring now requires two-factor authentication for users.1 That’s an added layer of protection to keep your home security account safe.
Is the Ring Indoor Cam always on?
No. This camera is not on or recording 24/7. The Ring Indoor Cam starts to record only if an event or motion is detected, or if live view is activated from the app. So you don't need to be worried about the camera watching you all the time if the thought of that makes you uneasy.
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