Alarm recessed sensors

::this is a repost of an earlier reply::

This is a common request when it comes to alarm systems and door/window contact sensors. There are a multitude of recessed z-wave sensors on the market that can connect to the Ring alarm system. For the unaware, a recessed door/window sensor is hidden when the door/window is closed. However, Ring only allows these third party sensors to chime the base station when the door/window is opened. It does not activate the alarm nor does it allow a notification to be sent.

It’s 2020. There is no need to place a brick sensor on the outside of your door or window. Many potential customers look elsewhere when they discover the only sensor option is obtrusive and aesthetically unpleasant. Ring must allow third party sensors full access or produce one of their own. It’s a lost sale over a $20 sensor.


Exactly this! We love our Ring cameras and we would switch our entire alarm system over when/if they come out with a recessed sensor solution. We are not putting ugly pucks on our doors.


I concur. I just switched from another company to the Ring system, and I am happy with everything except the door sensors. On two of my three doors, I cant use them because they are recessed and open too flush to the frame. there is no space for the brick to mount on the frame and still clear the door.

My old system had Z-Wave sensors that are mounted in the door, but I am disappointed that I can not use them to their full effect. I would be fine even if I had to replace them with Ring specific sensors.


Same here. I have 41 windows. Not putting bricks on each one but would install recessed sensors if they were available.

Is it possible to chisel out both sides of the door or window frame and recess the whole sensor and magnet on inside?