General Information on Ring Protect Subscription Plans

Ring Protect Plan is an optional plan that covers monitoring and video recording services for Ring devices.

With Ring Protect Plus you'll receive 24/7 monitoring for your Ring Alarm system and be able to save Ring videos for a reasonable price. This lets you check out alerts at your convenience even if you miss one and makes sure that your home is always protected.

Note: Currently, Ring Alarm and the professional monitoring service are available only within the U.S. (excluding American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada (excluding Quebec). If your location is not eligible for Professional monitoring you can still use the Alarm in self-monitoring mode where no Ring Protect Plan is required.

Note: A Ring device is required to use Ring recording services.

How do I subscribe to the Ring Protect Plan?

You can subscribe by logging into your account on the website and going to My Plans under the top right menu or click Buy Now to get started.

What are the features of the Ring Protect Plan?

What are the differences between the Basic and Plus versions of the plan?

There are four main differences between the Ring Basic Plan and the Protect Plus Plan to consider. The differences are listed below to help you decide which plan is best for your needs.

Number of devices covered

  • Protect Plus Plan - covers unlimited Ring device at one location.
  • Protect Basic Plan - covers a single camera or doorbell device. For example, if you have one Spotlight Cams and one Video Doorbell, you would have to get one Protect Basic Plan for each device.

Device Warranty

  • Protect Plus Plan - includes an extended warranty which will extend your device's original warranty. Once the original warranty expires, the device will be covered under Ring Protect Plus until you discontinue your subscription. 
  • Protect Basic Plan - includes one year warranty from purchase date.

Ring Discount - Only offered with Protect Plus Plan

  • Protect Plus Plan - you will receive a 10% discount on Ring.com purchases.

Professional Monitoring  - Only offered with Protect Plus Plan

  • Protect Plus Plan -  includes Professional Monitoring in eligible locations  - U.S. (excluding American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada (excluding Quebec) with the Ring Alarm.

The following chart lists all the features that come with each plan:

  Protect Plus Plan Protect Basic Plan Free
Coverage All Ring devices at one address One Ring doorbell or security camera  
Video Recording Access recorded videos of every Ring, motion and live view event for up to 30 or 60 days, depending on your location. 2 Access recorded videos of every Ring, motion and live view event for up to 30 or 60 days, depending on your location. 2 No 
Review, share and save Ring videos Yes Yes No
Ring Alarm professional monitoring Yes 3 4 No No
Exclusive discounts at Ring.com 10% off Ring products No No
Warranty Extended Warranty 1 Standard 1-Year Warranty Standard 1-Year Warranty
Long-term contract None, cancel anytime None, cancel anytime None

1. For extended coverage warranty to apply to your Ring device, the device must be within its original warranty period when you subscribe to Ring Protect Plus. Once the original warranty expires, the device will be covered under Ring Protect Plus until you discontinue your subscription.

2. Your Ring videos are stored in the cloud for up to 60 days. Storage is for 30 days if your address is in one of the following countries:

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.

To keep important videos beyond that time, download them to your PC or mobile device. You may do this from the Ring application or by going here.

3. Additional charges may apply in areas that require permits or guard response service for alarm verification.

4. Currently, Ring Alarm and the professional monitoring service are available only within the U.S. (excluding American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Professional monitoring licenses are available at: ring.com/licenses.

How much does the Ring Protect Plan cost?

The cost for the Ring Protect Plan follows:

  • Ring Protect Plus Plan
    • $10 per month
    • $100 Annually
    • Save $20 with annual purchase.
  • Ring Protect Basic Plan
    • $3 per month
    • $30 Annually
    • Save $6 with annual purchase.
  • Ring Protect Free Plan
    • Included with all Ring devices.
    • No additional charge

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