Amazon is reporting that it’s adding Alexa to its Ring Video Doorbell Pro, enabling it to converse with individuals when they go to your home. The feature is called Alexa Greetings, and necessitates that you have a Ring Protect subscription, what begins at $3 every month. In the event that you do, Alexa can ask your guests what they want, and they can decide to leave a video recording as a message. On the off chance that they’re a delivery individual, Alexa will actually want to reveal to them where to leave the packages — assuming the delivery individual will converse with your robotic doorbell.
Beyond automating the way toward taking video messages and directing deliveries, it’s unclear if Alexa will bring any extra functionality.
The organization is additionally reporting a Quick Replies feature, which should work on at the vast majority of its doorbells without requiring that subscription (however the organization’s least expensive doorbell, the $60 Ring Video Doorbell Wired, isn’t getting that feature either). The feature allows you to pick a canned response, for example, “we can’t answer the door right now, but if you’d like to leave a message, you can do it now” or “please leave the package outside. If you’d like to leave a message, you can do it now.” obviously, there are additionally replies that let the individual remaining at your door realize that you’ll be there in one minute.
Ultimately, Amazon is likewise bringing a motion warning to some of its doorbells and cameras, which will audibly tell anybody around that Ring is recording in the event that it detects motion.
All the new features can be turned on or off in the Ring application, so on the off chance that you don’t need Alexa noting the door for you, you can essentially not enable the feature. Additionally, in case we’re adding new features to the Ring doorbells, it is extraordinary to see a touchless doorbell work added (particularly since most of these new features require really pressing the button).
The declarations come when the organization is both receiving analysis for working with police to give footage caught by Ring cameras, and endeavoring to expand the cameras’ appeal to privacy-centric clients by testing end-to-end encryption support.