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See who's there, from anywhere

Your home is probably your most prized possession. That's why you want to protect it in any way you can.

You paint the outside to protect your home against weather damage. You hang curtains to protect your home against spying eyes. You lock your doors and windows to keep intruders out, and even take turns as neighbors monitoring your neighborhood.

We know how much you care about your home, which is why we wanted to tell you about an easier way to keep an eye on things. Did you know that you can see who's at your door, or on your property even when you're not there?

The secret lies with your doorbell. Yes, your doorbell, surprising as that might sound. But we're not talking about just any doorbell. We're talking about the Ring Video Doorbell and bundle packages. If you aren't using one yet, you'll want to check these out right away.

With the Ring Video Doorbell you can see who's at your door using your smartphone. Even better, you don't need to open your door to have a conversation with your visitor. You can see them right on your phone, and they can hear you through the speaker.

This comes in handy if you're expecting a package to be delivered while you're at work, or if you have teenage children who are home alone after school. Whether you're using Ring for convenience or security, you won't be disappointed.

Ring Video Doorbells also use motion detection to activate the camera and notify you if someone is on your property. They connect through Wi-Fi to stream video and audio to a smartphone, allowing homeowners to view a live video feed of their residence and speak with visitors in real time.

Watch this video to see how it works:

If you're worried that the system might be too complicated to install, you shouldn't be. Components can be installed within just a few minutes, without any need for a handy man, or special tools. All you need is a screwdriver. There is no electrical wiring involved, since Ring is powered with a rechargeable battery, and the chime plugs in to any outlet in your home.

Bundle kits include either a video doorbell or video doorbell pro, plus a stick up cam (which can be installed anywhere outside your house for extra coverage), a solar panel and chime.

The original Ring sells for $199 and the Ring Pro will set you back another $50. Plus, there is also a Cloud service that stores recorded footage so you can review it later. This comes in really handy if you ever need to provide evidence due to a burglary. The service is $3 per month or $30 per year for each doorbell, but is not required for the doorbell’s use.

Right now, Ring is offering $50 off select bundle packages for Kim Komando listeners, plus a 30-day free trial of the Cloud service! Click here to get yours now.

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