Hi. I want to do the same thing but for a completely different reason.
I figure I will get an actual real intruder no more than once every ten years (ok we live in a relatively safe area, I admit).
But I will potentially have to arm/disarm my system at least 5,000 times in that timespan.
To solve this, I would like to leave my system armed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for at least the next ten years. Then I would like to be able to turn off all sirens PERMANENTLY, and run a completely silent alarm system. Read on to see why.
The only sensors I am interested in are the door sensors, which would be permanently active, and would send alerts(pings) to my iPhone and Apple Watch. But no such alerts would ever sound a siren (either internal or external).
I already have Ring cameras which I have setup to do exactly that but at the moment every delivery driver, postman, wife doing the garden, etc, etc, causes unwanted alerts, because none of these are actually going to enter a door into the house, during that activity. Of course no alarm sirens ever sound during this type of camera monitoring, which as far as it goes is exactly what I want.
As an alternative to the above, with my door sensors able to pickup any actual entry through a door (whether ourselves, as the house owners, or actual intruders), I could then turn off the Ring camera alerts completely, because they would now be completely redundant (at least for me). Why on earth would I want my Ring camera to warn me that a potential intruder is coming up my drive, if I knew that should he actually try a door and manage to gain entry, then the door sensor would let me know, in the very rare event that it actually ever happens. All those multitude of alerts and pings for such a very rare event.
So, in the once in a ten year event that there is an actual intruder entry through a door, then I could of course examine the camera footage on demand, so as to check whether it just a relative coming over to check on things while we are away (for example). Then if it really were an intruder (the once in ten years event), I could manually switch on the internal and external alarm sirens (from anywhere in the world), and email/ring neighbours to help out, plus a manual call to the police, etc.
And for the remainder of that ten year period I could relax completely knowing that I could never ever get a false alarm, or an alarm from a trusted visitor who had not mastered the alarm system. Bliss. An alarm system that runs all by itself (once setup), that never needs any attention or arming/disarming.
The only downside would be the alerts/pings we ourselves generated going out into the garden or coming back in, etc. But these would still be many times less than those motion alerts that we currently receive from our Ring cameras. And also, we know as we pass through the door and generate an unwanted ping, that it is only us, and we can ignore it (without having to check camera footage, as you have dot to for a camera alert). So much easier, and so much simpler. And that little ping that we would get every time we go in and out, would actually be reassuring in itself, by confirming audibly that the sensor was still active and working correctly.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones.
I would like to know if others would like to have a system like the above.
If so, maybe Ring could be persuaded to make it easier to set such a system up.