Ring opens its app to external cameras for $ 200 a year

Smart home security company “Ring” is expanding the functionality of its app to add camera support ONVIF. The Open Network Video Interface Forum is an open standard that allows devices to communicate with each other even if they are made by different manufacturers.

Ring, owned by Amazon, has not yet released a list of compatible cameras, however it has said it plans to support devices with the following requirements: compatible with a video stream of 1080p or less; compatible with H.264 encoding; have ONVIF enabled; have a valid password set.

To use the integration, which will be available from April, users will need to sign up for a “Ring Project Pro” subscription plan ($ 20 per month or $ 200 per year). Once your subscription is activated, ONVIF cameras will have access to Ring features, such as real-time video viewing, smart notifications, and the Ring app event history.