Ring Protect Go Subscription for Car Cam

Ring Car Cam helps you keep your car safe – and you in the know – when it’s close to home. With a Ring Protect Go subscription, you can extend that protection and use features such as Live View and Two-Way Talk, stream recorded video with LTE connectivity, receive motion alerts, map location, and more at home or on the road. For a full list of features, see the table below.

A Protect Go subscription costs $6 per month (or $60 per year) for each Car Cam. You can try a 30-day trial of Protect Go when you set up a new Car Cam in the Ring app. You won’t be charged for your subscription until your trial is over. At this time, Protect Go and Car Cam are only available for customers in the United States.

Important: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit use of this device. You are solely responsible for complying with applicable laws.

Learn more about Car Cam device features.

Compare Features

  Car Cam Without Protect Go Car Cam With Protect Go*
Video Recording The most recent videos captured on your dual-facing cameras will be saved on the Car Cam. A built-in privacy cover lets you block the cabin-facing camera and electronically shuts off the microphone.
Security Beacon Help deter unwanted activity with an always-on beacon that adds presence to your vehicle.
Traffic Stop Say "Alexa, record", and your camera will record up to 20 minutes of video.
Live View and Two-Way Talk See what your Car Cam sees and speak to anyone inside the vehicle.
Over wifi only Over wifi + LTE
Notifications Receive real-time push notifications on your phone and tablet to stay in-the-know.
Over wifi only Over wifi + LTE
GPS Location Know where your car is from your Ring app.
Over wifi only Over wifi + LTE
Cloud Highlights (up to 180 Days) Store Live View video and the beginning of Motion events in the cloud for up to 180 days.
 
Cloud Highlights for Traffic Stop Say “Alexa, record”, and the beginning of the event will be uploaded to the cloud.
 
Rich Notifications See exactly what triggered an alert with a photo preview right in the notification without opening the Ring app.
 
Download and Share Videos Ability to download recorded videos from the device and video highlights from the cloud.
 

 

Use these features over LTE (or wifi) away from home

  • Live View and Two-Way Talk
    With a Protect Go subscription*, you can use Live View to see what’s happening in your car in real time. You can also activate Two-Way Talk to speak to anyone inside your car. You can access your Cloud Highlights from the Ring app when connected to your home wifi or LTE connection.
  • Notifications
    Receive real-time push notifications on your phone and tablet to stay in-the-know.
  • GPS Locator
    Use the Ring app to see where your car is on a map when away from home.
  • Cloud Highlights stored up to 180 days in the cloud
    Motion events and Live View will be uploaded to Cloud Highlights.
  • Cloud Highlights for Traffic Stop
    If you get pulled over, you can ask your Car Cam to start recording. Just say “Alexa, record”, and the Car Cam will begin recording up to 20 minutes of video.
  • Rich Notifications
    See exactly what triggered an alert with a photo preview right in the notification without opening the Ring app.
  • Download and Share Videos
    You can download and share your Cloud Highlights at any time from the Ring app.

Use these features over home wifi

  • Record video to your Car Cam
    The most recent videos captured on your dual-facing cameras will be saved on the Car Cam. Once your device reaches its storage capacity, new videos will begin to record over the oldest video.
  • Live View
    You can see what your Car Cam sees and speak to anyone inside the vehicle from the Ring app only when your Cam Cam is connected to wifi. If your Car Cam is on the road or away from your wifi, Live View will not be accessible.
  • Push Notifications
    Get notifications delivered to your mobile device or browser whenever your Car Cam detects motion while on the wifi that you set it up with. Notifications will be stored when away from wifi, and user will be notified once the Cam Cam is back on the wifi.
  • Privacy Cover
    You can close the Car Cam cover to disable the cabin-facing camera and microphone. For more information about privacy features, see this article.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How are my videos stored with Car Cam?
With a Ring Protect Go subscription, your videos are stored in the cloud for up to 180 days. You can view, download, or delete your videos from the Ring app.

Why do I need a subscription?
Ring Protect Go connects you to your Ring Car Cam over LTE, and unlocks additional features for when your car is away from wifi. You can try a 30-day trial of Protect Go when you set up a new Car Cam in the Ring app.

What if I sell my car or buy a new car?
Ring Protect Go is connected to the Ring Car Cam, not to your car. You can install your Car Cam in a different car and use the same features as before.

When will the Protect Go subscription be available for purchase?
Ring Protect Go subscriptions will be available for purchase on Ring.com and Amazon.com starting on February 15, 2023. This subscription is only available for customers in the United States.

How many devices does a Protect Go subscription cover?
A Ring Protect Go subscription covers one Ring Car Cam.

How does the LTE connection work?
Just like your cellular provider delivers internet to your phone, LTE delivers internet connectivity directly to your Car Cam. With a Protect Go subscription, your Car Cam can stay connected over LTE to send motion alerts, stream recordings, and more—even when away from your home wifi.

Do I get a 10% discount on Ring Devices with Ring Protect Go?
No. The 10% discount only applies to Ring Protect Basic, Plus, or Pro subscriptions and trials. See this article for details.

Can I use Ring Protect Go for devices other than the Ring Car Cam?
No. Protect Go is only available for the Ring Car Cam.

Can I share access to my Ring Car Cam with other family members?
Yes, you can grant access to anyone through the Ring app. Learn about Shared Users.

I have a Protect Pro subscription. Is my Car Cam covered?
No. Your Protect Pro subscription covers Ring Alarms and home security cameras in your home. To get coverage for Car Cam, you’ll need to subscribe to Ring Protect Go separately.

* A Ring Protect Go subscription, sold separately, is required to use Live View, Two-Way talk, Real-Time Notifications, and GPS Locator over LTE when the Car Cam is away from home wifi, and to use the Cloud Highlights (including Cloud Highlights for Traffic Stop) feature. Ring Protect Go is only available in the U.S.

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