Glass break sensor

I ditto this. A native glass break sensor without needing to use Alexa Guard is crucial to any home alarm system.

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Need to get a glass break sensor. Other systems have it. It will make you money. Don’t understand the lack of development.

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What is wrong with Ring. You can make a flying drone that no one asked for but you can’t make a glass break sensor or an external siren. I’m seriously thinking of ditching the all ring products and replacing them with alternatives.

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The lack of glass break sensors is a huge gap in any security system.

Honestly, this has gotten ridiculous. An indoor drone before glass break sensors? And a car alarm that can sense “bumps, break-ins, tow-aways, and more”… seriously?

On the off chance that anyone at ring is actually listening, please, find a way to get this done or integrate a third party option. Your system is not complete without a glass break sensor.

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Ring? Hello? Anyone there? Look what your competition sells! We NEED glass break sensors. Why don’t you listen to your customers? A flying drone and no glass breake sensors? Seriously?!? Your system is a complete joke without it


Ring, please get your act together and release a glass break sensor that is finely tuned and designed specifically for the purpose of detecting glass breakage noise. Your competitors offer these devices. It is crazy that Ring does not despite years of requests to do so.

We do not want to use Amazon echo devices that won’t even work in Home mode and won’t automatically notify the professional monitoring center when it detects a glass break noise. This is not a viable solution.

Homes are at risk because you are not offering this device, especially ones that advertise with signs that they are “Protected by Ring” giving potential burglars and home invaders all the information they need on how to circumvent the system when they know people are home.

I purchased a Ring system months ago not realizing that this was an unsupported feature. Now I’m beginning to regret it.


@Boone Thank you for your help and insight here! I’ve merged together those threads into this master thread. :slight_smile:

The main reason I want a glass break sensor is to protect the house while I’m sleeping.

In Away mode, the Ring motion sensors would catch anyone that breaks a window to get in, but in Home mode, which I use when I’m asleep so that I can get up for water/the bathroom/whatever without setting off the alarm, the motion sensors are off so anyone that shatters a glass windor or door could get inside without tripping the alarm.

I do have cameras and lights outside as a deterrent, but the lack of a glass break sensor would still make a “smash and grab”-type break-in doable, and it simply isn’t feasible to stick contact sensors on every pane of glass as a stopgap.

Ring is a great system but this is a pretty glaring hole in it. I would gladly buy one or two glass break sensors if Ring came out with them. Most of Ring’s competitors offer one, so I can’t imagine why it’s so difficult for Ring to find an OEM to make one for a reasonable price.


I agree. With crime rising, there are more car break ins than ever. The lack of this feature alone has me searching for a system that does offer the glass-breaking alert.

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What’s the thought of placing the magnet part of a window sensor on the glass rather than on the window frame. Since it can be up to 1 inch away from the sensor. If they break the glass the magnet will fall causing the alarm to sound, if they open the window it will also alarm…just a thought.

Thanks @RingUser20 for that link. I hadn’t heard of that company before but they have a better selection of sensors than Ring with most of them available in the UK.

Would be annoying to have to swap my Ring equipment but the lack of updates on some heavily requested features is making me consider changing.

Wyze is launching their security system next year. If there is no glass break sensor by then I’ll be moving off the Ring platform completely. The equipment will no doubt be cheaper and the monthly should be near the same. Everyone that wants a glass break sensor I recommend you watch out for Wyze’s launch since Ring isn’t interested in launching a pretty standard sensor even back in 2010. Alexa Guard isn’t enough… It does nothing unless you disable your motion sensors and set your alarm to Away. If Ring could launch a home mode for Alexa Guard I think that could suffice, at least for my house. But alas, they’d rather launch overpriced products that no one’s asked for.


I really do think that we need a glass break sensor. I am disappointed that ring has not added one in yet. It would be a great selling point because some people don’t choose ring because they don’t have a glass break sensor. Please add a glass break sensor!

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I 100% that I will switch soon because there are no actual glass break sensors in your product line. What’s the deal with no glass break sensors?



I notice my request has been ‘merged’ into this thread but my post was not just about a glass break sensor, but also about when parts in the existing US product line would be available in the UK including smoke/CO listeners, flood/freeze sensors etc? I’d like to see a break glass sensor too, but the references to Alexa Guard in response is especially annoying as we don’t even have that in the UK?

How has Ring not made one of these yet? I have no way to know currently if an intruder breaks into my house by breaking the windows rather than opening them. Having an echo in every room of my house is not something I want to do, and not something that can be done by everyone. Please fix this, Ring.


Please add a glass break detector, I would purchase several, lack of support for glass break detection is the reason I haven’t purchased a ring security system.


Echoing the call for Ring glass break sensors. Any proper alarm system should include these.


So when do you know ring will give us the glass break sensors? Or will it?

I was a ring doorbell user for several years. I invested in a ring alarm system and was led to believe the ring alarm had glass break sensors. This whole notion of the Alexa integration is not a security solution. I need sensors that are directly connected to alarm monitoring. A mere alert on my phone tied into Alexa sounds is not a solution. I see that this is a topic for many. As painful as it will be, I will be moving away from the ring platform if this does not get resolved.