Hidden / Plunge-Style Door Sensors

While the face-mount sensors are functional, they are also incredibly obvious… particularly on doors. Many systems support the use of plunge-style hidden sensor that are mounted between the door jamb and the hinge-side of the door itself.

It is my understanding that Ring can support these (sortof) but not for the monitored alarm.

Given that all sensors do is detect an open/closed state, it seems to me that it should be incredibly simple to support these and other sensors such as Garage Door open/tilt.


you can support these with the Ring Retrofit Kit. Typically used for existing alarm systems which often have these kind of door sensors. There is nothing stopping you from wiring up your house with sensors and routing them to the Ring Retrofit Kit

@bradium. You’re referring to bridging wired plunger style sensors. I agree with the OP that the Ring sensors are poorly designed for aesthetics and they should offer 2 types of sensors so that a user can choose. I have a competing system installed and my plunger style sensors are wireless (proprietary 900mhz). The Retro Kit won’t work for me. So, they exist and Ring should directly supply/support them. I am an avid Ring cam user and would jump into Ring security if those sensor options were available for my 3 doors.

Fully agree, I’d switch today from my existing system to Ring if they had recessed sensors or some way to support existing wireless recessed sensors.