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Try ringing alarms with this solar powered security system
Tue, 26th Jul 2016
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A security camera that's solar powered, wireless and 100% green almost sounds too good to be true, but it's not.

Ring first hit the market with the Ring Video Doorbell, a product that alerts its owner whenever someone rings the doorbell via a message to their smartphone.

It also has the capability to commence recording when it detects motion at the door.

Weather-resistant and wireless, Ring's mount Stick Up Cam allows its users to see, hear, and speak with visitors via a free app. The company says its main goal is to help ease its customers' security fears by providing multiple products that work with one another.

Ring also states the battery pack in its Stick Up Cam will last between 6-12 months on a single charge. Alternatively, users can add a solar panel to provide consistent (and planet saving) power.

The Solar Panel comes with a 5-foot Micro USB cable and a weather-resistant sleeve to help protect the charging port for when it is connected to the camera.

In order to get the best out of the panel, Ring advises users to place it in an area where it will receive direct sunlight for a few hours every day.

Other interesting specifications include:

  • Two way audio
  • Cloud video recording
  • HD video with night vision 

Ring claims its main mission is to reduce crime in communities - a statement the company lives by when designing and engineering its products.