Ring Launches Package Alerts, Custom Event Alerts Coming Soon

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Amazon-owned Ring has announced on Tuesday two new Smart Alerts rolling out today: Package Alerts and Custom Event Alerts.

With Custom Event Alerts, you can create personalized notifications, leveraging computer vision and machine learning from Ring cameras. All you have to do is create a custom event, then show the camera what to watch for. For example, you can create custom events for when your garage door or fence gate is left open, for example.

Ring says “Custom Event Alerts will start rolling out globally to Spotlight Cam Battery customers with a Ring Protect Plan in the coming months.”

As for package alerts, Ring says starting today, you can create a specific zone to receive an alert when a package has been dropped, such as your front porch. Notifications will show, “Package Alert” for example and show you what has been left.

Also, Ring says if you have Alexa Greetings set up on a Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, Alexa can automatically tell delivery drivers where to leave the package in your new customized zone.

Package Alerts will start rolling out globally to Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 and Ring Video Doorbell (2020 version) customers today, only for those with a Ring Protect Plan, starting at $5 CAD per month.