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Ring 'Neighborhoods' program asks users to share their camera feeds with police

Ring is rolling out a new crime-fighting initiative today as part of its Neighborhoods portal, which was previously only open to users. Now, Ring has a special version of Neighborhoods for law enforcement, allowing officers to see local alerts from Ring users and request access to your videos. The facts of this story are less crazy than some of the headlines would lead you to believe, but there are still a number of troubling aspects.

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Amazon's deals for Valentine's include the cheap $20 Echo Input, $70 2nd gen Echo, and $100 Spot

Just a few days after Google's "Dump your valentine" discount, Amazon has come up with its own deals, in time for February 14. These offers are more relevant, though, and are worth considering if you're short of gift ideas. Most of the giant's connected home devices are on sale, including Echo speakers and smart displays, Fire TVs, cameras, and even Kindles.

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Ring Alarm security system on sale for $149 ($51 off) at B&H

Keeping your humble abode secure has never been a particularly cheap proposition, but it's becoming less spendy with this new wave of internet-connected cameras and sensors. The Ring Alarm security kit is already priced competitively at $200 on a normal day, and it's even cheaper now. B&H will sell you the starter kit for just $149.

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Today only: Ring Video Doorbell 2, Chime Pro, and Floodlight Cam bundle is $342 ($156 off) at Home Depot

Ring currently finds itself embroiled in controversy, with reports indicating that employees had unrestricted access to all camera footage until as recently as May 2018. While Ring denies this, saying staff only accessed publicly-shared videos in Ring's Neighbors app, the news has a lot of people on edge. That being said, Ring's products were best-sellers in the 2018 holiday season, and if you can look past the unpleasantness, Ring video doorbells are a quick way to get started with a smart home security system. Home Depot is having a one-day sale on Ring products, including a bundle of the Ring Video Doorbell 2, Chime Pro, and Floodlight Cam, where you can save 30% off of the products' individual prices.

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Amazon's Ring reportedly gave unrestricted camera access to employees

It might be time to throw your Ring cameras in the garbage. Amazon purchased Ring in 2017, and the company's smart home security cameras and locks have continued to be incredibly popular. In fact, the Ring Doorbell 2 was one of the best-selling smart home devices on Amazon during the 2018 holiday season. However, reports from The Information and The Intercept claim that Ring gave unfiltered access to all customer video footage to its R&D facility and some employees.

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Ring announces new alarm sensors, smart locks, and Alexa voice control

Ring launched its Z-wave security system last summer for $199, and now the company is releasing more sensors that can be used with it. At the same time, Ring has partnered with several lock makers to sell compatible products on the Ring site while also adding Alexa voice control features.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Chime Pro, and Echo Dot bundle is just $180 ($120 off) at Best Buy

Ring was basically the first entrant in the smart doorbell market, and given that the company was purchased by Amazon for a reported $1 billion earlier in the year, it's clearly pretty good at making them. Ring's flagship smart doorbell, the Video Doorbell Pro, is now available for just $179.99 with a Ring Chime Pro and an Amazon Echo Dot at Best Buy.

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These Ring and Nest doorbell bundles from Costco come with a year of free video cloud service

Even the most jaded smart home cynic can see the use in connected security systems, locks, and doorbells. Our own David Ruddock recently called his new smart door lock "the most sensible smart home gadget I've used," and, by his own admission, he's difficult to impress. For those interested in getting in on the smart home doorbell/lock/security kit game, Costco is currently offering discounted Ring and Nest bundles, some of which offer year-long subscriptions to cloud services for storing security video.

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[Deal Alert] Ring Video Doorbell 2 on sale for $160 ($40 off) at Amazon

With all the technology at our disposal in this day and age, you shouldn't have to get up to find out who's at the door. A video doorbell like the Ring can help you monitor your home and let you chat with visitors even if you're not at home. These devices can be a little spendy, but the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is on sale right now for just $159.98.

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[Deal Alert] Ring Floodlight Cam down to $200 ($50 off), Video Doorbell Pro $200 ($50 off) at Best Buy

Ring may have started with just one smart doorbell, but the company now offers three more doorbells, security cameras, and other sensors and detectors to complete the security system portfolio. Best Buy is currently offering a few of these products at a $50 discount for members - the Video Doorbell Pro and Floodlight Cam are $199.99 each, and the Spotlight Cam wire-free 2-pack is $299.99.

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