Lutron Electronics is announcing its first-ever product integration with Ring smart doorbells. Now, lights controlled by a Lutron system can be set to turn on when a linked Ring device detects motion, or the doorbell is pressed. Adding lighting to these events adds another layer of security and furthers the impression someone is home.
The new integration is supported by the Caséta by Lutron and RA2 Select smart lighting control systems, and compatible Ring devices.
As part of the integration, homeowners can set Lutron-controlled lights to turn on when motion is detected outside, have their front door and entry lights turn on when someone rings the doorbell, or utilize advanced motion settings to welcome guests to their family home with the appropriate level of light as they approach the front door.
“Lutron is thrilled to launch this integration with Ring to the pro community,” says Matt Swatsky, Lutron’s vice-president of the residential mid-market business. “Installers can provide their clients with personalized control and the added peace of mind of having indoor and outdoor lights respond to a doorbell press or motion detected by a camera.”
“For many pros, security is a leading driver of calls for installing smart home security devices. Integrating Lutron systems with Ring devices gives installers an opportunity to provide homeowners with a curated experience that showcases their expertise in delivering peace of mind,” said Andrew Vloyanetes, general manager of installed solutions at Ring.
The Lutron and Ring integration is customizable by homeowners, who can decide which lights are connected to their Ring devices and which ones will turn on during a Ring event.
For example, when the Ring Video Doorbell rings, the porch light and living room light can be set to turn on, but when the driveway Ring Security Camera detects motion, users can set the lights in the backyard and patio to turn on.
Homeowners can also customize their settings based on the time of day, so lights only go on during an activity between sunset and sunrise. Customization is done through the Lutron app, available for iOS and Android devices and the Amazon Fire tablet.
Integration capabilities will be widely available September 30th via a Lutron app update.