The Ring Video Doorbell 2 gets a discount and a free Echo Dot this Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is still rolling along, with discounts across a wide variety of smart home accessories, including the Ring Video Doorbell 2. For the rest of Prime Day, not only can you get the Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $60 off, you'll get a free Amazon Echo Dot thrown in with your purchase.

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 combines a doorbell with a security camera, allowing you to see who is at your door before you answer it. The doorbell can be connected to your home's doorbell wires. But you can also opt to use the rechargeable battery pack, so you don't have to worry about wiring. Continually monitoring your front door, the Ring Video Doorbell will send an alert to your phone as soon as it detects motion near it.

The camera on the Ring Video Doorbell 2 features a field of view of 160 degrees, which is 20 degrees more narrow than its predecessor. But the resolution of that camera is upgraded over the original Ring, going from 720p to 1080p full HD. It also has an infrared sensor so it can monitor activity at night.

As for the Echo Dot, it's a perfect device to pair with the Ring. Ring Video Doorbell 2 works directly with Echo devices like the Dot, and can send its notifications and announcements to those devices. Instead of just an alert on your phone, Alexa will announce that someone has pressed the doorbell or that motion was detected.

Even though the Echo Dot is discounted on its own (opens in new tab) for Prime Day, picking up this Prime Day deal means you don't have to spend the additional $22 to get started on your Alexa-enabled smart home.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.