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Ring releases advanced doorbell security in NZ

Ring Door View Cam, a wire-free video doorbell designed for apartments, townhouses and rentals, is now available in New Zealand.

The product is designed to transform a door into a smart security device, the company says. It is now available at Ring.com, Noel Leeming, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Bunnings Warehouse for $349NZ.

The device, Ring's fifth video doorbell, can be installed in place of an existing peephole and does not require drilling or permanent modifications to your home or door, the company says.

Ring Managing Director APAC Mark Fletcher says, “With the launch of Ring Door View Cam in Australia, Ring now offers a video doorbell for nearly every type of home.

“Those who live in walk-up style apartments or even townhouses can now keep an eye on their front door, ensuring they never miss a delivery person, friends and family arriving, or unwanted visitors.”

"Coupled with an indoor or outdoor Stick Up Cam, which was released earlier this year, renters or homeowners can now keep an eye on every access point to their apartment or townhouse, especially when they are away from home,” says Fletcher.

Ring Door View Cam features motion detection, two-way talk, 1080p HD video, a removable rechargeable battery, knock detection, privacy zones, and night vision.

To use, the homeowner must first install the Door View Cam in place of the existing door viewer on each side of the door, then put in the rechargeable battery and removable cover.

Designed by the same team who initially reinvented the traditional doorbell, Door View Cam enhances the features of a traditional door viewer, the company says. According to the company, the Ring Door View Cam was built following the Ring Video Doorbell, taking key learnings from this product and feedback received.

For instance, it is important to take into account the fact that people interact with doors and doorbells at apartment buildings differently than they do at single-family homes.

The product includes easy installation, HD live video and recordings of the front door, knock detection If visitors don't press the doorbell button, wireless, traditional door viewer functionality so the functionality of the door viewer is not lost, privacy zones to ensure you only receive the notifications that matter to you, and Alexa compatibility to be alerted when motion is detected by Ring Door View Cam in real time.

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