Ring launches 3rd-gen video doorbells, new privacy zone feature

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Ring has unveiled two new video doorbells, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, as well as its new Pre-Roll feature, which captures the four seconds before motion is detected to help users see what triggered a motion alert.
“At Ring, we are continuously pushing the boundaries to bring the most innovative devices and features to our customers,” says Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and chief inventor.

“While features similar to Pre-Roll have been available on our wired devices, we believe it is important to also offer this feature to users with a battery-powered video doorbell, so that no one ever misses a moment at their doorstep. With Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, we’re excited to continue bringing customers even more home security options, while keeping user privacy and control, front and center.”

Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus include a new, adjustable motion zone called “near zone” that can detect motion within five to 15 feet of the front door, as well as enhanced dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi for improved connectivity.

The products also feature privacy zones, which allow users to exclude areas of the camera field of view from video recording. Similar to all of Ring’s Doorbells and Cams, both the new doorbells feature toggles that allow users to turn off video or audio recording for an extra layer of privacy, at any time