Ring officially launches in South Africa with smart doorbells, cameras

A well-known name to smart home enthusiasts across the international pond, Ring – the makers of smart doorbells, IP cameras, and smart home accessories that’s owned by Amazon – has officially launched in South Africa.

Ring’s range of smart home accessories are designed to tie in with many of the most prominent smart home platforms, including the likes of Google’s Home suite, and can naturally tie into Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant.

As part of its first foray into South African shores, the firm has launched a number of devices into the local market. Among them, the firm has brought over both its Indoor Cam and Stick Up Cam; both IP cameras that can deliver 1080P video.

Whereas the Indoor Cam features motion zones with motion-activated recording, the Stick Up Cam features a rugged outdoor-friendly design that can run on either a battery or plug-in power that accommodates a wide viewing angle. Both models support night vision, two-way talk and Live View.

The Indoor Cam will retail for a recommended price of R1499, while the Stick Up Cam will retail for a recommended price of R2499.

The firm has additionally brought over both the 2nd and 3rd generation of its eponymous Ring Video Doorbell. While the 2nd generation unit will retail for R1999, the 3rd generation unit will instead retail for R3999.

In a statement to the press, Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and Chief Inventor, offered that “At Ring, we are continuously pushing the boundaries on bringing the most innovative devices and features to our customers… With our growing lineup of both indoor and outdoor cams, varying in size and functionality, our customers have choices when determining how best to secure their homes.”

Ring’s product catalogue is now available at major South African retailers, including Takealot, Builders Warehouse, iStore, Incredible Connection and Leroy Merlin.