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Nobody ever happily sighed, 'Home, Burgled Home.' It's your realm, your domain, your castle, and you want to keep it protected. But you can't be there all day, can you? Well, once again, the digital age comes to the rescue, this time via the folks at Ring, whose Spotlight Cam makes for a virtual 24/7 security guard keeping your possessions yours, your property un-trespassed and your family safe.
This is a good investment anytime; right now it's a great one, as Amazon's got the Ring Spotlight Cam on sale for $150, or $50 off for Prime members only — as an early Prime Day deal. This is the all-time lowest price ever on this super popular smart home cam. In fact, it's so popular that it has earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 18,000 reviewers.
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Security in a snap
Originally priced at $200, the outdoor Ring Spotlight Cam comes with a mounting bracket and installation tools and will stand up to wind, rain, snow and more. After installing the cam (shoppers say it's a breeze), just connect it to your smartphone, tablet or laptop via the Ring app for an instant live stream with sharp and clear Full HD video quality at 1080p via Wi-Fi.
"...The unit was up and running within minutes," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "It has a very sharp, clear picture and picks up every movement...We have two Maltese and they are constantly barking at the door as if they hear someone outside, so it’s good to have the camera to validate if they do...I also like how it will alert you when motion is detected. I can be in parts of my house and not hear the doorbell so it’s great to know when someone comes by or drops off a package."
Safety and convenience, all in one
Meanwhile, the Ring Spotlight Cam's built-in LED light strips and siren are sure to keep would-be intruders at bay, while its sophisticated motion detection and night-vision system will send you a notification upon being triggered. It features two-way talk, so you can surprise any visitors with your best scary voice or direct the delivery person to leave your packages in the garage.
"...The camera makes me feel at ease knowing if I’m at work I can still keep an eye on my front door and even talk to someone at the door through the camera," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "I also like that it has a light to make nighttime visitors easier to see."
At $150 for Prime members only (was $200), the Ring Spotlight Cam is a great way to keep tabs on your home and property, even if you're just out for a quick supermarket run. It's easy to set up, easy to use and, at this discount, nice and easy on your wallet.
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A homeless, naked intruder who allegedly broke into a Bel Air home in California on June 17 was charged with four felony counts on June 21.Mat Sabz’s home security cameras recorded video that show a naked man walking around his property before Sabz confronts him at the stairs.“Hey, who are you? What are you doing here?” Sabz says to the man.“It’s my house, what are you doing here? I am going to call the police,” the intruder replies.Sabz then quickly shuts the door, jumps from his balcony before calling the police. The police later arrest the man at Sabz’s home.Los Angeles Police Department identified the man as 34-year-old Paul Kiyan, who was later charged with breaking into a home and killing two pet birds, according to a news report citing officials. Credit: Mat Sabz via Storyful
An influential firebrand cleric was sentenced to another four years in prison on Thursday for concealing information about his coronavirus test result. The three-judge panel at East Jakarta District Court, which was under heavy police and military guard, ruled that Rizieq Shihab had lied about his COVID-19 test result, which made contact tracing more difficult. Shihab has been detained since Dec. 13.
Trawlers lined the mouth of Ireland’s River Liffey on June 23 as fishing industry workers protested EU catch quotas.National broadcaster RTE reported that Ireland’s €1 billion ($1.2 billion) fishing industry had the value of the national fishing quota cut by 15 percent following Brexit.This footage by John Rooney shows the vessels moving through Dublin Port and protesters holding placards.“We will block the ports if they don’t listen,” one protester tells Rooney. “We will block down the ports, we’ve done it before.” Credit: John Rooney via Storyful
Hundreds of Thai pro-democracy protesters took to the streets on Thursday, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and constitutional changes that would curb the influence of the country's powerful monarchy. The rally, which defied a ban on public gatherings due to the pandemic, comes as Prayuth's government faces public criticism over its handling of coronavirus outbreaks, a slow economic recovery and a vaccine policy that involves a company owned by King Maha Vajiralongkorn. "The constitution must come from the people," protest leader, Jatupat "Pai Daodin" Boonpattararaksa, told the crowd in the capital Bangkok.
Hundreds of Hong Kongers queued up on Thursday morning to buy the last edition of Apple Daily.The pro-democracy newspaper has been forced to close after 26 years after becoming the target of a national security crackdown.In anticipation of the demand, Apple Daily printed 1 million copies, more than 10 times its usual print run.Supporters lamented the most serious blow yet to Hong Kong's media freedoms."I think it's the end of an era so I want to come out and buy a copy. Also I don't understand why (Hong Kong) can't even tolerate a newspaper.""Although sometimes I don't agree with what the paper wrote, a society should have a variety of voices. We can't eliminate those voices just because of certain reasons."Hundreds of supporters gathered outside the officers of the newspaper on Wednesday night and waved smartphone lights.The last front page of Apple Daily carried a photograph of them and a member of staff waving back,with the headline "Hong Kongers bid a painful farewell in the rain".Inside the newsroom there were cheers, and some tears, as the final edition went to press.Apple Daily has faced an unrelenting squeeze since its owner and staunch Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was arrested under the national security law last August.Police last week froze assets of companies linked to the newspaper, raided the paper's headquarters and arrested five executives.Scenes of hundreds of police in the newsroom rooting through journalistic materials drew international condemnation.Authorities have said dozens of Apple Daily pieces may have violated the national security law.Since the raid, the newspaper says it has suffered mass resignations and entire departments have had to close.The UK said the closure of the paper was a, quote, 'chilling demonstration' of Hong Kong's 'campaign to silence all opposition voices.'
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