I really had hoped that the Spotlight Camera’s ability to turn on its lights when the alarm activates would be the final piece in meeting the requirements to get a permit and monitoring for our alarm system. I was sadly mistaken. (I’d even convinced the local fire department to accept that the lights don’t strobe).
The Spotlight Camera is dependent on a wi-fi connection for, seemingly, everything. So, if you live in a town where your system needs to function if the power or internet goes out, and you need a siren and strobe that can function in below-freezing temperatures, you still do not have a viable solution from Ring. It would have been really nice for the siren and alarm to be trigger-able with Z-Wave.
This is beyond frustrating. Thousands of dollars worth of equipment and time, and we still don’t have a system that satisfies the local fire departments requirements, and there is no indication from Ring of any effort to make products available to meet the needs of people who live in cold environments.
I wish I could get a refund for the whole system.