Ring Subscription sees second 40% price hike within 2 years

Ring Protect Basic is increasing to £49.99 per device. It was currently £34.99 after prices increased from £29.99 18 months ago.

Lots of upset people on X etc… Looks like emails started going out today.

Thank god that I left ring to go local! Can’t see how they can keep bumping the subscription up. Especially after the breach they had


I didn’t know they had a breach. Going to have a lil research on that later

There’s not much info but here’s the article Has Amazon's Ring Been Hacked? Ransomware Gang Posts Data Leak Threat

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So yeah I’d reconsider ring to go into the trash


My plan is due for renewal 5 days after the price increase :rage:

Might look at something else like the Eufy doorbells that come with their own storage


I use Unifi protect stuff at home if that’s something you want to use. I would highly advise them.


Thanks I’ll give them a look

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Can be a bit on the plus side to start with, but hey good security doesn’t come cheap.

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Only just got my ring door bell before Christmas. After my old cheap one kept going off everytime I locked my car :joy:

I thought £34.99 was steep. Will cancel the renewal at £49.99 and just go without the vids being saved.


Safer bet. Your videos won’t be sat on Amazon Servers for half a year :joy:. Sometimes free is better.

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I’m looking at a video doorbell and am considering an Aqara G4 video doorbell - it;s local storage and Homekit secure video too (SD card in the chime)

Aqara G4 Smart Wireless Video Doorbell - No Subscription

I do wish Ring the best of luck, but that is insane, especially if you’re an Apple user

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I was going to use Unifi Protect, but I needed to get at least a Dream Machine Pro for that… The SD cards die in the other products, within a year most of the time… I mean, that;s not bad, but I also wanted IDS/IPS. My camera installer unfortunately put in Hikvision before I made up my mind :frowning: but it is all IP/RJ45 cameras so easy to swap

You thought about possibly trying Blueiris or Frigate? If there standard hikvison IP cameras then you can use the ONVIF/RTSP to a better program.

I haven;t no, but I don’t reallt have an issue with Unifi Protect, it can intergrate into HKSV too using Homebridge, but the app is great

Yeah, I love the protect app. I use a UDM SE only because of the 2.5gbe wan port. I think I put a 4TB segate skyhawk in there and it lasts around 30 days with 4 cameras I think. But yeah the upfront cost can be a bit steep (that’s what Monzo flex is for) but I find it worth it.

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We use hikvision at work. Terrible. I hate managing it.

Was hoping to move over to Verkada as their systems look great.

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Do you use the iVMS thing? Although I think that’s EOL

Yep, I do.

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I feel your pain…… I preferred avigilon or milestone

I know Hikvision software is not great, the camera quality is very good, especially the ColourVu cameras, which I have. I just hate the NVR software, it doesn’t even work in HTML5, you have to download a ‘Webcomponents’ plugin that sits on your PC and to top it off, it ONLY works in Internet Explorer mode