Ring offers an outdoor connected outlet

Ring has been offering connected lighting for several years. Available in the United States and Canada only, this range of connected objects is now enhanced with an outdoor outlet called Ring Outdoor Smart Plug. A name that is not very original, but a system that is much more so since these devices use a proprietary home automation protocol ...

Ring Outdoor Smart Plug: a special outdoor connected socket

The outdoor socket Ring Outdoor Smart Plug could be of interest to many European users ofAlexa, but unfortunately it is only available in the United States and Canada. Because of its connectivity, no doubt, but also maybe also its protocol.

A little stingy with information, the company belonging to Amazon cultivate secrecy and don't say too much about it long range radio protocol, except that it is owner. Would it be confined to America because of the frequencies used? It is a possibility, still it is that it requires the use of a named house gateway Ring bridge.

The Ring outdoor socket is dual and allows you to control two lights or outdoor devices, and create scenarios in the Ring app since it can sync with other Ring lights, doorbells and cameras, and of course with some compatible devices Alexa.

La Ring Outdoor Smart Plug is priced at $ 29.99 ($ 49.99 with the Ring Bridge) and available in the US and Canada via Amazon. Com.

A range of connected lighting

Other lighting products offered by the brand include smart bulbs type A19 or PAR38, projectors without cameras named Ring Floodlight and Spotlight, but also garden stakes, security lighting and motion detectors for the outdoors. Finally, we note the existence of a Ring Transformer which makes it possible, as its name suggests, to connect unconnected low-voltage garden lights to the brand's proprietary bridge.

When will we have the chance to see these devices arrive in Europe? We cannot answer you, or even affirm that they will be one day, especially as the products seem relatively complicated to obtain across the Atlantic. Ring could, moreover, turn to the brand new Matter home automation protocol In the coming months. To be continued!

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