Ring Spotlight cam plus/pro upgrade but STILL NO PoE?

I have been waiting for a new updated Ring Spotlight camera to be released since 2020. When at the time, I had to replace my original Ring Spotlight cam in favour of the Stick-up cam elite.

Despite the original Spotlight cam being a much more feature rich device than the Stick-up cam elite, I opted for the cheaper Stick-up cam elite as it was the only camera available that had PoE (power over ethernet). I can’t understand why Ring has now released not just one but two new Spotlight cams, (the Spotlight cam plus/pro) neither which have PoE functionality?

PoE offers much better connectivity than Wi-Fi particularly if you have your camera placed outside of the building where the Wi-Fi signal must penetrate thru thick external walls. Also, PoE is by far much a more secure connection protocol than Wi-Fi & less prone to interference in highly populated Wi-Fi areas. I’m not even going to go into the possibilities of Wi-Fi jamming using ridiculously cheap Wi-Fi jamming devices which cannot happen when using PoE devices. Even the new Wi-Fi 6, 6e & 7 protocols (which are also are not supported by the new spotlight cams) are not as reliable or secure as having a PoE connection.

I have two stick-up cams placed externally on my building walls both of which are connected via PoE that I was going to replace today until I discovered that neither of the new Stick-up cams had PoE.

I don’t understand why Ring would produce a cheaper Stick-up cam that supports PoE & the superior more expensive new hardwired Spotlight cam pro does not? Unless a Spotlight Cam Elite is coming further down the road? If this is the case, come on Ring I’ve been waiting patiently for over 3 years. Please, please, PLEASE consider releasing a Ring Spotlight cam Elite with full PoE functionality A.S.A.P.

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Hi @Master. Correct, at this time, there is no POE Spotlight Cam available. As we value our neighbors’ feedback, we’ve created a Feature Request board. Feel free to add this and any future feature requests there. This will help us to organize and share your requests with our teams here, as well as allow other neighbors to comment and add interest, all in one place. Feel free to link that post you make in the Feature Request board here so other neighbors that come to this thread can easily find your feature!