Ring Heat Sensor

Ring should make a heat sensor that can be used for fire monitoring / protection with Ring Protect. Some home insurance companies (seems like the better/more stringent ones) require monitored heat sensors in attics and mechanicals rooms. Ideally, this new heat sensor should be powered by battery to avoid costly electrical work required to hard wire this type of sensor.

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First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm . . .Doesn’t this work for you? It’s already available and integrates with the Ring Alarm Base unit seamlessly.

https://shop.ring.com/products/first-alert-smoke-co-alarm-zcombo-g-z-wave

or if you already have a Smoke/CO alarm,

https://shop.ring.com/products/alarm-smoke-co-listener

Or were you describing something different?

@kazchicago

First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm . . .Doesn’t this work for you? It’s already available and integrates with the Ring Alarm Base unit seamlessly.

https://shop.ring.com/products/first-alert-smoke-co-alarm-zcombo-g-z-wave

or if you already have a Smoke/CO alarm,

https://shop.ring.com/products/alarm-smoke-co-listener

Or were you describing something different? You can purchase the Smoke/CO from either Ring or in local stores. First Alert and Ring partnered up together for this feature.

There should be a difference… Heat sensors for kitchen areas would be nice, where as a smoke/Co device isn’t the best idea to mount even 10 ft away from stove.

Heat sensors are also necessary in the kitchen where the risk of fire is high but smoke detectors are not recommended.

Heat sensor for ring
Yes I had the same problem with an insurance company. They even told me I MUST use ADT because Ring does not have a heat sensor solution. Heat sensors are normally a open circuit and will short when temp exceeds 135 degrees.

SOLUTION: I used the existing heat sensors from a older system by wiring them to a Ring water/freeze sensor. Label the water sensor as a heat sensor. It’s monitored by Ring Protect at all times. Make sure to remove any EOL resistors that may have been installed in the pervious sensors.

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Hi Don, I’m looking for a similar solution. Already have older heat detectors, but I’m not sure what you mean by wire it to a water freeze sensor. Any additional info you can provide?

Thanks,
Rich

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Will Ring Protect know it’s a fire because you labeled it as such or will they just think its water.
I would want the fire dept. dispatched if I’m not home or out of the country not a plumber.

Thanks Steve

I think I have a different solution maybe better.
I bought a First Alert BRK 3120B smoke alarm and wired it to 120 V AC. It has battery backup and an orange wire used to signal multiple alarms when more than one of these alarms are used. I you connect 5V + DC to the orange wire and the neutral AC wire (green) the 3120 will sound. I hooked up all the heat sensors which have a NO (normally open contacts) together and used the NO contacts to connect the 5V - to the neutral wire. I used one of the keypads white 5V supply and wire, but any USB power supply will work. Then I bought a Ring Smoke CO listener and placed it 3" from the 3120B. If and heat sensor goes off the 3120B will sound and the listener will pick it up

Great articles thanks for sharing this awesome info.

Great idea !!! How about a response from Ring??

Excellent tinkering suggestions. Problem is that I’m older now and have so many weekend like projects like hooking up heat sensors to water sensor etc. I just want give Ring my money.
If not Ring, then another alarm company. This is a real oversight!!! Shame on me for not recognizing this when I chose Ring.