Ring is the famous connected home security gadget startup and has recently, acquired Mr. Beams which makes LED lighting with wireless connectivity and motion-sensing capabilities. The takeover of the company is going to help Ring strengthen its current portfolio of connected doorbells, video cameras and combination floodlight/cameras with economic, modular lighting that can be integrated with Ring’s software and services.
Mr. Beams’ lights are available in variety of flavors, including pathway lights and lights that can fix easily to exterior walls, can also connect wirelessly, and imminent versions due out, later this year will get activated based on action detected by Ring’s smart devices, including its Video Doorbell products and smart cameras.
Ring founder James Siminoff says that “the tech will help with Ring’s larger goal of making neighborhoods generally safer, as well as protecting individual houses. The small, easy to install lights can be used virtually anywhere, letting homeowners easily create networks of lighting that can illuminate the area should they detect any motion, which might help ward off anyone intending to do any wrong”.
As of now the financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Mr. Beams will operate as an individualistic division within Ring, the company says, and the products will be released under its own brand as well as under Ring’s.