I recently got the Amazon Astro Robot and have successfully connected it to my Ring Protect Pro account. The Astro’s camera view integrates seamlessly with Ring and works great.
My question is whether the movement of the Astro robot in the house can trigger false alarms via the Ring indoor motion sensors. I currently have set the motion settings on the motion detectors to the lowest (“Multiple Pets”), but wanted to check if someone in the community has any direct experience with this setup.
Specifically, if I were to set the Ring Alarm to “Armed Away”, and then the Astro Robot decided to “hang out” in the room with the sensor by moving there, would it’s motion trigger the alarm? These are the Gen 2 motion detectors, which I think incorporate thermal sensing along with the motion.
My rudimentary testing indicates that the robot does not trigger the motion sensor, but again, wanted to check if the community has any experience with this scenario and setup.
Note that Ring Protect Pro specifically lists these Astro capabilities as part of its features:
- Autonomous Patrolling with Astro (when the Alarm is armed), and
- Detected Event Investigation with Astro (when the Alarm is triggered)
I did reach out to Ring support earlier today, but the response was somewhat conflicting (it might trigger the alarm), but also that Ring does use the Astro robot for the capabilities above. The final verdict was: “test it in your setup, as we are not 100% sure” (paraphrasing).
Thanks in advance!