Sorry but I would have to disagree that no-one needs more than Disarmed, Home, and Away.
You say that if it’s set up properly windows should be protected but they’re not.
1. You say window opening sensors will detect windows being opened. Apart from the cost of putting window contact sensors on every window, and the cost of regularly replacing all those additional batteries, most windows entries occur via breakage of the glass
2. Most entries via glass are via glass breakage The same cost and complexity applies to glass break sensors as window opening sensors. It’s far better and cheaper and more efficient to have a single PIR in a room than 6 glass break sensors per room. That’s 6 times the cost and number of batteries and 6 times as many sensors to fail (2 small and large side windows each side, and 2 small and large main windows per room).
You also say Zones is an outdated concept. What is Home or Away other than Zones? They’re just mroe consumer friendly named zones, but they’re still zones. That’s why I suggested having Home, Night and Away as this gives 3 zones but keeps it friendly and simple to understand and set up.
With regards to the keypad, many are bettery operated but I doubt plugging it in would be an issue especially if it was plug in with a battery backup. It could be all touch screen or touch screen plus physical keypad, there are many combinations out there. However, it would take Ring out of the white hard plastic made cheap in China look in curently has give it a more premium look that would fit in with more modernb household decors.
In my areas and the surrounding area of radius of 7 miles to where I live, I’ve not seen a single Ring Alarm System fitted, which I think is a fair indication of the amount of consumers Ring is failing to convince with the current system.
Many people around me have recently upgraded alrms but not a single one chose RIng.
I currently run a 10 Year Old system by RISCO and I’m looking to upgrade to something newer, but whereas the updated keypad look is not a deal breaker, the lack of at least 3 zones is and I’ve been waiting 3 years now to see if anything changes with Ring, but it hasn’t so far.
Not having night time protection from window intrusion given 25% of burglaries occur this way is unacceptable to me.
With my current system I have Perimeter (Home) which is door sensors only, Full (Away) which is everything armed and Partial (Night) which enables me to choose which sensors are armed in setup and enables me to have perimeter sensors + all downstairs PIR’s active ensuring total downstairs coverage whilst allowing trips to the toilet etc upstairs.
I’m not prepared to trade that for a system that leaves my downstairs unprotected unless I invest in 20+ Windows sensors. Even then it doesn’t work because what if it’s hot, your at home and want to opena downstairs window? You have to mess around with disabling the sensor on the system to enable that and then have to add it back in afterwards! Much easier and quicker to have a home zone that’s perimeter only.
You mention Alexa, there’s now way I’m having something that listens to eveything I say in my home espeically givent he alleged privacy breaches that havce allegedly occured.
My main point here is not only the short comings but how many homes Ring is missing out on. With not a single system I’ve seen EVER installed, anywhere but certainly within a 7 mile radius of my home, and I live in a middle class areas where virtually every home is alarmed, it speaks volumes as to how much Ring is missing out on large segments of the market by simply having a system that is too basic.