Glass break sensor

I agree. I’ve been watching the Ring Alarm. I like the system, but I won’t buy one until they add glass break sensors.

I agree, I would also like to see a glass break sensor. I would certainly purchase one if it were offered. Nearly all of Ring’s competitors have one, and customers have been asking for some time. It seems a fairly easy business case for Ring’s product managers to make to leadership.

The Alexa Guard option is not an acceptable solution, as that will fail if my home internet goes down. I want something that will go through the base station so it has cellular backup.

It never even crossed my mind to check for the existence of glassbreak detectors when I ordered the initial system to try out. I am dumbfounded that this is not available…it is a fundamental sensor of any credible alarm system. Intruders will not always be so kind as to force open a door or window such that it will trigger a contact sensor, and motion detectors are not always possible.

Ring should never have even gone to market without a glassbreak detector. That none has since been released is an indictment, and a possible show-stopper while I am still within my 30-day trial period. I now need to decide whether to return the entire system.

I’ve seen that Ring has attempted to offload glassbreak detection to Alexa devices. To be blunt, there will *never* be a passive listening device in my home. Nobody who truly cares about their security or privacy should ever buy one of those monstrocities, regardless of the convenience. I hope I’ve been clear enough about that.

Ring…get your act together ASAP. This is basic stuff. Fix it.

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In my old house the windows had shock sensors on them even the sliding doors and they would activate if someone hit them hard enough, but not always break the glass. These were extremely useful when we were home and arming the alarm system in home mode as my dogs would trigger the motion detectors so we had to have them deactivated in certain zones the dogs frequented.

Not having them is not good enough, they door contact sensor could double up as a shock sensor if it had the right bits. You can pick them up for cheap off the shelf alarm units but can’t get them for a Ring alarm? Obviously the developers never had a break in without a door or window being forced open.

Is there an ETA and release date on a glass break sensor? If not, I am moving to Cove Smart Alarm, they also happen to have a sweet touchscreen control…waited too long for this…

Glass break sensor has been missing for 2 years. Echos don’t cut it because they won’t listen while the alarm is armed stay. Alarm can’t be armed away because the motion detectors will trip. Please provide one or make a 3rd party one available. You keep launching new cameras and even refreshed the alarm itself but no glass break sensor. It’s a real gap in coverage.

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Deal breaker for me without glass break sensor. When in Home Mode, motion sensors are not active so burglar can break a window and get in without triggering alarm. Using Alexa as glass break sensor only works when there is power. If power is out, or burglar cuts the power, then there is no glass break protection. As many posts have indicated, most people would buy multiple glass break sensors if they were available. Makes good business sense. PLEASE offer a glass break sensor soon!

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I’m not sure why this hasn’t happened. Please provide a glass break sensor, point of failure is if the internet is out or there is a power outage then the echo will not be able to detect glass breaking sound.

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i have worked for years in home security, glass break sensors in my opinion are a waste of money. Nowadays burglers dont just smash your window out, they actually use a technique we EMTs use to take out car windows without glass breaking all over the place. They mask the window with duct tape and use a window punch in the corner, almost no sound, not enough to set off a sensor. Put up a motion detector, not much of a price difference. my opinion from experience, once again.

Ring has released their 2nd generation security system —yet no glass break sensor. This is insane. Can’t think of another security system, along with monitoring, and doesn’t offer an audible glass break sensor. Absolutely insane. I have the 1st gen, and held out hope and option would be available by now. Guess it’s time to move on if Ring isn’t serious about providing standard security options.

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I absolutely agree that Glass Break Sensors are a MUST! I already have Ring Contact sensors on my windows, but need Glass Break Sensors for large non-opening fixed windows. I’ll even buy Glass Break Sensors for windows that already have Contact sensors, in case a thief simply breaks the window to enter (a Contact sensor will NOT alarm in that case).

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To jaspurc and Ring Company:

Need a Glass Break sensor that attaches to the glass itself to detect when the glass breaks. Not something that just ‘listens’ for the sound of breaking glass.

@Boone Do you want to buy a sensor for every pane of glass that you have? Not to mention the obviousness making the windows look ugly. A single nondescript glass break sensor placed away from rhe window is much better.

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at Teethdood … My windows are comprised of a large single pane on the bottom movable part and a single pane on the top … with each part having a removable criss-crossing frame (to give the illusion of six individual panes per part and to provide easy removal for cleaning the interior side). I would buy one sensor per window (probably for only the lower large pane). Same goes for my large bay windows that do not open … it is compirsed of one single huge glass window with a fake frame to make it look like many smaller panes. These window would only need a single sensor on the glass. These types of window are very common nowadays.

As for a choice between Ugly or Safety/Security … I’ll choose security. Now if there is a reliable “listening for breakage” sensor that can detect a window breaking, I would consider that.

It’s insane that Ring has neither released a glass break sensor, or integrated with a 3rd party option. Over 2 years Ring claims “glass break sensor is on the roadmap, but no release date”. Ring has released a Second Generation security system, yet there is still no glass break sensor. Since we’re closing in on 2.5 years, Ring customers have been more than patient. Time for Ring to deliver on years if promises.

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I am considering returning my just bought system over this. Totally did not see that the “glass break” solution was dependant on guard, which does not arm in stay mode and cant leverage the rings backup internet. Glass break is a MUST esspecially for people with door sized single pane windows.

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors/td-p/2138

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/How-is-it-Secure-Ring-is-not-Secure-the-dont-have-a-simple-Glass/m-p/49872#M4928

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors-Coming/td-p/4387

Please come out with a glass break sensor. I’ve been requesting this for years and will continue to request it until Ring comes out with one.

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Let your “Thumbs Up” be seen as your vote for Glass Break Sensors. Ring Teams notice Feature Requests with higher Thumbs Up numbers, and then are more likely to concern the request. There are other Glass Break Sensor Requests on the Feature Board. Across other topic areas (just not here in the Feature Board topic area) there are also many that I’ve probably missed a few links. But if you think this “Glass Break Sensor” device would be nice to have, click on the links below and then click the Thumbs Up Icon.

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-break-sensor/idi-p/23596

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-Break-Sensor/idi-p/49917

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-Break-Sensor/idi-p/40130

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/UK-parity-with-sensors/idi-p/27855

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors/td-p/2138

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/How-is-it-Secure-Ring-is-not-Secure-the-dont-have-a-simple-…

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors-Coming/td-p/4387

Let your “Thumbs Up” be seen as your vote for Glass Break Sensors. Ring Teams notice Feature Requests with higher Thumbs Up numbers, and then are more likely to concern the request. There are other Glass Break Sensor Requests on the Feature Board. Across other topic areas (just not here in the Feature Board topic area) there are also many that I’ve probably missed a few links. But if you think this “Glass Break Sensor” device would be nice to have, click on the links below and then click the Thumbs Up Icon.

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-break-sensor/idi-p/23596

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-Break-Sensor/idi-p/49917

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-Break-Sensor/idi-p/40130

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/UK-parity-with-sensors/idi-p/27855

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors/td-p/2138

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/How-is-it-Secure-Ring-is-not-Secure-the-dont-have-a-simple-…

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors-Coming/td-p/4387