Smart home security was a big part of Amazon's product launch from its new HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia. Among the host of great new devices were some great new Ring and Blink cameras.
The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is an expanded version of the existing Stick Up Cam model but principally adds a new radar-powered 3D motion detection to better detect when the camera actually sees a person in its view.
There's new Bird's Eye Zones and Bird's Eye View which can be used to plot the areas where the camera should detect a person and will show the path taken by people too – so you can see exactly where they went.
Designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, the Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is weather-resistant and easy to mount just about anywhere. It can be powered through a range of methods too, with versions for battery, solar or plug-in power sources.
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In a similar vein, the Blink Outdoor 4 camera has enhanced motion detection and a person detection system that uses embedded computer vision to alert you when it sees someone. This is part of the optional Blink Subscription package and knows the difference between a person and an animal.
The Outdoor 4 camera also comes in a floodlight version with 700 lumens of LED light. This makes one complete security solution – and you could always add secondary Outdoor 4 cameras to the set-up.
Another Blink product is the Blink Sync Module Pro. This is specifically designed to extend the range of the Outdoor 4 and also provide a local storage solution.
Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is available for pre-order today at £159.99 /$179.99 for battery and plug-in versions, and £179.99 / $209.99 for solar version. The Stick Cam Pro will ship to customers on 18 October.
The Blink Outdoor 4 camera is available in the US now priced $119.99 or the Blink Outdoor 4 floodlight for $159.98. The Blink Sync Module Pro is coming soon and is priced $49.99. UK prices and availability are still to be confirmed.