Ring is rapidly becoming king of the smart home security market, and its Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus is a great solution when you need to not only light up a space but monitor with a security camera, too. And Amazon is selling it for $139.99—a 25-percent discount—until 11:59 PM tonight, when Prime Day comes to an end. (Your savings will be applied at checkout.)
We haven’t reviewed this new model yet, but we gave a positive review to the original Ring Floodlight Cam Wired in 2019. The new model’s dual floodlights are brighter than the original’s—producing a combined 4,000 lumens of brightness compared to the original’s 2,000 lumens—and its camera records video at 1080p resolution with color night vision.
A 140-degree horizontal field of view (80 degrees vertical) ensures a wide coverage area, and its onboard motion detector can be set to alert you to all motion or just people moving within its field of view. Two-way audio lets you have a conversation with a person in the camera’s view, and you can remotely trigger an onboard 105dB siren if a verbal warning isn’t enough to deter a potential intruder.
As its name implies, the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus must be hardwired to your home’s electrical system—most people will replace an existing floodlight or porch light—but installation shouldn’t take more than 15 or 20 minutes (Ring includes an excellent step-by-step installation video in its app). Once installed, you can connect the camera to your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.
As with all Ring security cameras and doorbells, you’ll need a Ring Protect plan if you want to record video; otherwise, you’ll only be able to see a live view from the camera. Fortunately, a Ring Protect plan costs just $10 per month for an unlimited number of Ring cameras. And if you have a Ring Alarm system—on sale for Prime Day for a whopping 40 percent off—that subscription includes professional monitoring for the security system. No one offers that service for less.
[Today's deal: Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Plus for $139.99 on Amazon.]