5 Reasons to Protect Your Small Business With Ring
business owner placing candy into bag for customer
Business Security

5 Reasons to Protect Your Small Business With Ring

By Ring on September 22, 2023

Whether you run a small restaurant, retail shop, or medical office, your business plays a vital role in the community and keeping it a safe place for all. But when you’re focused on serving the people who call your neighborhood home, you may not have time to focus on business security.

With our affordable, easy-to-use security products and customizable options for everyone, Ring is helping to make neighborhoods safer — one small business at a time. Here are a few of the top reasons why Ring for Business is the perfect small business security solution.

Ring Has Options for Every Budget

As a small business owner, you have a long list of items to spend money on, from payroll and rent to utility costs and inventory. Security devices and subscription costs may not be at the top of your list (or even on it at all), but they’re a worthwhile investment.

While you may have to work a few upfront costs into your budget, taking the right security precautions can be far cheaper than dealing with the aftermath of a security incident. And when you choose Ring for Business, you know precisely what those upfront costs will be — there are no hidden fees or long-term contracts you can’t break.

Whether you want to start with a few Indoor Cams or go all in on Ring Alarm, indoor and outdoor security cameras, and 24/7 Alarm Professional Monitoring,1 you can spend as much or as little as you want while adding a crucial layer of protection around your business.

Ring Can Grow With Your Business

When you’re just getting on your feet as a small business, you may only have room in the budget for a few cameras or the smallest Ring Alarm Kit. But as your business grows, you can easily add additional sensors and cameras and unlock extra features with a Ring Protect Pro2 or Virtual Security Guard3 subscription. Whether you want an easy way for employees to request assistance with one click or an all-in-one exterior lighting and monitoring solution that connects with your Ring App, we have you covered.

If your business grows so much that you have to move locations, you don’t have to leave your Ring system behind and start from scratch. Since our products don’t require heavy drilling or permanent installation, you can take them down, pack them up, and reinstall them in your new office or storefront.

Our Products Are Easy to Install and Use

video doorbell being installed

Your business security system may have more components than the one you use at home, but that doesn’t mean it has to be more complicated. Ring for Business takes the same innovative products millions of homeowners use and adds extra capabilities to empower business owners — without sacrificing ease of use.

Anyone can follow the step-by-step instructions in the Ring App and install the different devices in their system, from cameras to Contact Sensors. But if you’d rather have someone who can work around your schedule to handle placement and mounting, you can pay a little extra for professional installation.

Once your system is installed, you can find all the controls and settings you need to operate and customize your system in the Ring App. The App lets you keep track of the activity in your shop with real-time video footage, answer an employee’s question through your doorbell or cameras, know when someone is walking around your property with Motion Alerts, and get real-time notifications when your Alarm is triggered with a Ring Protect subscription,2 sold separately.

Ring Provides Multiple Layers of Security

A few employees could keep your business afloat day-to-day, but for everything to run seamlessly, you need a team of hardworking individuals who fulfill different critical roles. Your security system operates the same way — each additional sensor, camera, and subscription service levels up your business security and enhances the system already in place.

You can pick and choose from these devices and services to create the perfect security system for your business:

  • Cameras and video doorbells provide a baseline of security in and around your business. By automatically recording when activity is detected,4 Ring cameras capture critical footage that have the potential to assist in police investigations, insurance claims, and your day-to-day peace of mind. With a Ring Protect subscription, sold separately, you can access and share past footage,5 which isn’t just helpful for security purposes — you can also perform quality assurance and assess customer interactions.
  • Ring Alarm adds a layer of access control by ensuring no one can get inside your business undetected when the system is armed. If someone triggers a Contact Sensor by opening a window or walks past a Motion Detector, the Base Station’s siren will go off and alert anyone inside. You can also get real-time notifications with a Ring Protect subscription, sold separately.2
  • Alarm Accessories offer additional protection against potential property damage with sensors that detect leaks and temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the sound of breaking glass, and activity from your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • 24/7 Alarm Professional Monitoring1 ensures no Alarm notification gets missed, no matter the time. Trained agents will receive an alert, attempt to call you and other emergency contacts, and dispatch emergency services if you request help or don’t answer.
  • Virtual Security Guard3 takes professional monitoring to the next level. Rapid Response professionals will monitor Motion Alerts and use your Cameras’ features, like Two-Way Talk and sirens, to try and deter intruders. You’ll receive real-time texts and calls if a situation arises, and your Virtual Guards can request assistance on your behalf.
  • Can’t decide which Ring for Business products will work best for your business? Speak with a specialist today to find the perfect setup.

    Neighbors By Ring Connects Your Home, Business, and Community in One App

    As a small business owner, you rely on support from the people in your community — and they depend on you to help make that community a better place. With the Neighbors App by Ring, you can easily connect with your neighbors to cultivate a safer place to live, work, and play.

    The Neighbors App is your source for relevant information in your area. From tips from local agencies to posts from nearby homeowners, renters, and business owners, you can access a wide range of information and have helpful conversations about what’s happening in your community. If you’re expecting severe weather in your area, you can check in on the Neighbors App to see the latest updates and make the best decisions to keep your employees safe — and your loved ones at home.

    Download the free Neighbors App today to explore how you can connect with others to help make your community a safer place, and start browsing all your Ring for Business options to see how Ring can help protect your small business.

    1 A compatible Ring Protect subscription is required to enroll in the Ring Alarm professional monitoring service. Professional monitoring service is available only within the U.S. (all 50 states, but not U.S. territories) and in Canada (excluding Quebec). Ring does not own its own professional monitoring center. Smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring is not available for a business or commercially zoned address. See Ring alarm licenses at: ring.com/licenses. Additional permit or false alarm fees may apply depending on your local jurisdiction. Additional charges may apply in areas that require permits or guard response service for alarm verification.

    2  Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for in-app features and digital notifications, including digital arming / disarming and integration with other Ring, Echo, Alexa, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.

    3  Virtual Security Guard is an add-on service that requires the following (each sold separately): subscription fee per enrolled location plus a compatible Ring Protect plan, Ring Alarm system, enrollment in Ring Alarm professional monitoring, and an eligible device. Rapid Response is the seller and provides the service and agents monitoring person detected motion events. Learn more.

    4  Requires the Ring Alarm Security Kit.

    5 Your Ring videos in the cloud are stored temporarily, up to 180 days. Changing your video storage time will only affect videos that are recorded after you adjust your storage time setting. Check Ring Protect Subscription Plans for more information.

    6 Virtual Security Guard does not support Two-Way Talk for ONVIF-compatible cameras.

    Ring icon
    Contact Info
    Have a Story?

    If you have stories or videos you’d like to share with us, please send them to stories@ring.com.