Ring, the Home Depot partner in protecting the safety of Ring construction sites
Famous security brand Ring embraced the custom installation channel with the introduction of its pro-exclusive Ring X line last year, and the Amazon company is now showing more love for the professional installer community by announcing Ring Jobsite Security to protect contractors’ project sites.
Ring Jobsite Security incorporates the new Ring Alarm Pro, a unique alarm which, when combined with a Ring The Protect Pro subscription ($ 20 / month) offers professional monitoring and cellular connectivity to keep devices connected, like security cameras and even project tools like laptops, online at work.
The company is in partnership with The Home Depot, one of the largest providers of resources for custom integrators, security installers and other smart home contractors. Available exclusively through Home Depot, Ring Jobsite Security will offer add-ons that include a rugged protective case for Ring Alarm Pro and Ring Power Packs, security cameras, smart lighting and various sensors.
âThe genesis of this is that two things came together while we were building Ring Alarm Pro,â says Ring founder and chief inventor Jamie Siminoff. CE Pro. One included Wi-Fi 6 technology from Amazon sister brand eero in the Ring Alarm Pro solution, because Ring seeks to meet the needs of digital security as well as physical security of its mission to make neighborhoods safer.
The other, says Siminoff, was working with Home Depot and saw the needs of their professional contractor customer segment, “which is actually in the neighborhood on the job site where they need security.” And not only did they need security before, but now with the higher price of materials it has made the problem more acute.
âSo by working with our technology and our destination, working with Home Depot and listening to their feedback, I think together we were able to come up with something that is truly a revolutionary concept of affordable jobsite safety as a package. for the pro entrepreneur, âcontinues Siminoff.
The 5-Piece Plus Kit includes Ring Alarm Pro; Many additional modules available
The Jobsite Security 5-Piece Plus Ring Kit starts at $ 399.99 and is available for pre-order at TheHomeDepot.com.
The 5-piece kit includes:
- Alarm Ringtone Pro
- Stick Up Cam Battery
- Ring Smart Lighting Spotlight Battery
- Ring Intelligent Lighting Motion Sensor
- Ring construction safety box
These Ring add-ons are also available: Ring Jobsite Security Case ($ 129.99); Stick Up Cam Battery ($ 99.99); Spotlight Cam Battery ($ 199.99); Smart Lighting Projector Battery ($ 39.99); Smart Lighting Motion Sensor ($ 24.99); Power supply ($ 129.99); and outdoor alarm contact sensor ($ 49.99).
Wes Neece, vice president of electrical and lighting merchandising at Home Depot, mentions to CE Pro that these types of safety measures were mostly reserved for large builders in the past, and the company was happy to continue their long-standing relationship with Ring to create something on a smaller scale.
âA key customer for us is definitely the small to mid-sized professional, and what this product does for us, it allows us to give a jobsite safety solution to a large segment of our customer base who really never had this option before. , and especially never had this option at an affordable price, âexplains Neece. âSo we’re very happy to partner with Ring to bring it to market. “
He says CE Pro home improvement and new construction are “the sweet spot” for the Ring Jobsite Security solution, like luxury custom homes that integrators install with valuable equipment and infrastructure, but “the benefit of that is that they can to evolve “.
Siminoff adds that application versatility can range from a very small remodel to a big job, “but like everything, we’ll see how customers use it and how it scales.” With the combination of security products, indoor / outdoor coverage, battery power and internet connectivity, installers can deploy Ring Jobsite Security as fully as they want.
Like homeowners, site managers, and installation business owners who deal with multiple sites can monitor and receive real-time alerts through the Ring app. They can customize their system to work best according to the needs of the project and can easily move the system to their next site.
In addition to Ring Alarm Pro, managers can also add cameras such as Ring Stick Up Cam Battery, various Ring Smart Lighting devices, Ring motion sensors, additional Ring Alarm sensors and a Ring Jobsite security box to their monitoring system. security.
Accessories, such as more cameras, Ring power supplies that provide extra battery backup, and the new Ring Alarm outdoor contact sensor that helps secure areas such as outdoor gates, sheds, fences and more still can be added according to the needs of the site.
Ring Jobsite Security allows professional contractors to stay connected on sites
With Ring Jobsite Security, by adding a $ 20 / month Ring Protect Pro subscription, the system can use a cellular-only internet connection to keep cameras and sensors connected online. If installers have Ring Power Packs available, Ring Alarm Pro will continue to protect the job site in the event of a power failure. Siminoff says the system was built around the idea that most work sites are powered but not the Internet.
âEero Wi-Fi 6 is built-in, so it can provide Wi-Fi on the job site, do Wi-Fi for the cameras, and then it goes through LTE; it’s $ 20 / month that includes 3 GB, âhe says. The company claims that the 3GB data can record around 300 Ring videos.
âThe way the system was built, working with Home Depot, Wes and the team, we figured what we wanted to do was not put LTE in every device, but basically the central part of it. illuminate the site with the Internet. Said Siminoff. “We have this case with Ring Alarm Pro, which turns off the Wi-Fi and now you can add as many devices as you want.”
He notes that in addition to surveillance cameras, Ring and Home Depot know that contractors also plug in laptops and mobile devices used for a myriad of apps on a job site, so Wi-Fi helps there as well. In terms of potential configurations at a site, Siminoff describes some common returns.
âYou can set up different motion detections and zones, and then you can add more products to it in this direct package as well as add more Ring products to it,â he says of dealers wanting to implement more cameras (which include night vision), lights, sensors and more.
In terms of managing multiple sites if a custom integrator has concurrent projects that require protection, Siminoff adds that the company’s user interface is already working well for this purpose. The experience on the residential side influenced this.
âIf you have a vacation home, if you have an officeâ¦ we actually have a pretty good UI around that, and that fits into that,â he says of the navigation and operation of Ring. Jobsite Security.
âLet’s say you’re a professional contractor and you have maybe six yards, six small renovations maybe – you could have six Ring yards and each would be a location there. You can switch between them, you can monitor and manage them. So even on the business management side, it’s a good way to keep track of a construction site.