Call looks for … call in the new year with a couple of new home security focused entities utilizing the acquisition of Mr. Beams. Ring, owned by Amazon, bought Mr. Beams in January 2018 and promised to integrate its smart home-lighting products into its own portfolio.
The first products coming out of this association are Ring Beam's Spotlight and Ring Beams Floodlight. Previously powered by four D-Cell batteries, it features a single, powerful LED light, and includes motion detection.
However, the latter uses a hardwired power connection and contains more powerful dual LED lights to provide a larger coverage area. While Ring Beam's Floodlight also contains a built-in motion sensor, it can be removed and replaced with a Ring Spotlight, which includes self-motion detection, LED spotlights and motion detection.
None of the New Ring Beams come standard with camera functionality. However, both products integrate nicely with the existing Ring smartphone app.
Both products were first revealed in FCC archives (which also included product manuals) of Zatz Not Funny! and will be merged by Ring Beams Pathlight, Ring Beams Bridge (Zigbee-Wi-Fi) and Ring Beams Landscape Transformer.
Although we have no idea about pricing or availability for the new Ring Beam products, we are bound to hear more next week at CES 201