Amazon's all-new Ring security camera has a clever trick that leaves thieves with nowhere to hide

ring pan tilt indoor camera pictured on a wooden sideboard in black

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Aaron Brown

By Aaron Brown

Published: 14/05/2024

- 14:58

Indoor-only security camera will be available from May 30

  • All-new Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam is able to peer around the room
  • You can manually control the movement of the lens with the Ring mobile app
  • Movement can trigger recordings, or it can be paired with a Ring video doorbell
  • It will cost £69.99 at launch later this month in the UK
  • Ring sparked outrage by increasing subscription prices earlier this year

Amazon has taken the wraps off its latest security camera and it leaves nowhere to hide.

The Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Camera uses a motor to swivel 360-degrees left and right, and can also tilt 169-degrees up and down. All of that movement means this clever Ring camera can peer around the room to keep its lens trained on anyone who shouldn't be there, or a pet whose been left home alone.

You can manually take control of the Ring Pan-Tilt Indoor Camera using touchscreen controls built into the Ring app on iPhone and Android. Using simple directional arrows, you'll be able to point the 1080p HD camera at anything that's caught your eye inside your home.

And with colour night vision built-in, you won't miss anything — even in the gloom.

The Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam connects seamlessly with other devices in the Ring line-up, including its best-selling video doorbells. This diddy camera is designed to be a useful companion to the range of video doorbells, helping to keep an eye on rooms that aren't covered by the feed from the front door.

Using the Ring app, you can set Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam to record whenever someone rings your Ring doorbell, or have it trigger a video recording when it detects motion.

The ability to swivel and pan the camera from anywhere in the world using the Ring app also means it's perfect for keeping tabs on troublesome pets — or larger rooms with multiple doors and windows that might otherwise be out-of-frame with a traditional security camera.

a woman holds her iphone landscape and uses on-screen controls to move the ring camera lens

An update to the Ring app on Android and iPhone will let Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam owners use directional arrows on-screen to move the lens and focus on different parts of the room


Since Ring is owned by Amazon, the system is tightly integrated with its AI assistant, Alexa.

If you have an Amazon Echo device at home, you'll be able to use the hands-free virtual assistant to start recordings from any of your Ring kit. For example, you could say “Alexa, show me the living room,” to see a live video feed from the Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam on an Echo device with a touchscreen or a Fire TV. You can speak to people in the room via the built-in speaker on the Ring camera, as long as the privacy cover is not in use.

Covering the lens with the plastic privacy cover cuts off audio and video recording on the Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam. You can also adjust when the camera records, add specific areas within the room that are never recorded, and other privacy settings within the Ring app on iPhone and Android.

Ring will store recordings in the cloud for up to 180 days when you subscribe to its Ring Protect plan for £4.99 per month or £49.99 a year. This paid-for subscription also unlocks automatic parcel detection, lets you silence notifications for known faces, download up to 50 videos from the camera, and brings a preview of the video feed to notifications on your iPhone, Android, Fire TV, or Apple Watch.

a complete lineup of the Ring Indoor Cam range in Starlight, Charcoal, Blush and Black colour options

As well as the launch of the Pan-Tilt Indoor Cam, Ring has also confirmed stylish new colours will be coming to the stationary Ring Indoor Cam line-up in July


Amazon increased subscription prices for its Ring Protect plan earlier this year, sparking outrage amongst long-term customers. Annual plans skyrocketed by £15 — a 42.8% increase — from £34.99 to £49.99 for the 12 months. It marked the second price increase for Ring Protect subscribers in recent memory, with annual plans costing as little as £24.99 (a little over £2 per month) over 18 months ago.

Pan-Tilt Indoor Camera will be available to purchase from Amazon UK,, and other retailers from May 30, 2024 for £69.99.

Amazon will add new colours to the standard (non-tilting) Ring Indoor Cam line-up, including Starlight, Charcoal or Blush to help blend-in with the décor in your home, from July 24 for £49.99.

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