The main difference between the first-generation model and the Video Doorbell 2 is that the latter can capture footage in 1080p HD.
Amazon has completed its acquisition of smart home company provider Ring, which it purchased back in February.
In addition, Ring Video Doorbell Pro is also discounted, but only 9 percent to $274 CAD. "Together with Amazon, we will accelerate our mission dramatically by connecting more neighbors globally and making our security devices and systems more affordable and accessible".
Unlike competitors, Ring does not offer AI-assisted video profiling, sticking to a simpler video locker-like approach that simply stores the recorded video for a certain period for customers to manually review at a later date.
Find the deal here on Amazon. But for Amazon, Ring provides a popular and trusted brand that will aid its push into customer homes, from Alexa devices to in-home deliveries, which is seen as the next big thing in online retail. The aggressive pricing is a move against the recently introduced Nest Hello video doorbell.
The relationship between Amazon and Ring began in 2016 through the Alexa fund, Amazon's investment division focused on supporting companies that develop voice-related features. "We're excited about their work, their products and their mission, and look forward to teaming together to keep delighting customers", said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services.
Amazon announced the completion of the deal and said that two companies will work together to accelerate Ring's mission to "reduce crime in neighbourhoods with affordable, effective home security products and services". "We'll be able to achieve even more by partnering with an inventive, customer-centric company like Amazon".
"Ring's talented team has invented home security products and services that customers love".