Ring Alarm Review: 2nd Generation

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
7.7 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Privacy concerns: With smart security systems can come hackers. Ring is no stranger to security breaches1 but has incorporated two-step authentication into the Ring Alarm app in an effort to reduce the number of hacked devices.
  • Connectivity issues: During our initial setup of the Ring Alarm’s base station, we had trouble connecting it to our Wi-Fi. But after a few tries, the connection went through, and, thankfully, we didn’t encounter this issue again.

Bottom Line

Ring’s second attempt at a DIY security system is a success, even more so than the first generation Ring Alarm. It remains one of the most affordable options for DIY home security but now with a sleek look and a wider variety of compatible Ring security cameras and video doorbells.
  1. New York Times. (2019). Somebody’s Watching: Hackers Breach Ring Home Security Cameras. nytimes.com/2019/12/15/us/Hacked-ring-home-security-cameras.html

  2. U.S. Department of Justice. (2010). National Crime Victimization Survey. bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/vdhb.txt