Using alarm system with an out building that is 150' away from the house

I would like to add the alarm system to my house, I would like to monitor an out building with the smoke detector. The out building is 150’ away from the house, will this connect to the alarm system in the house? Will the range extenders work for a distance of 150’? I have wired and wireless internet in the out building, can I use that to connect to the base station in the house?

I doubt you will get this type of range for your z-wave sensors.

I agree with the other respondent - a single Ring system is not intended to extend past the physical boundaries of your home.

Faced with a situation very similar to yours, I decided to install a totally separate system in my metal building, which also has its own wifi system, router, etc, installed. I chose to try the Abode brand to have some basis for comparison, and I find that I actually prefer it to my Ring system in some regards.

With wifi already in place in the metal building, it was easy to get a wireless alarm system up and running, but the obvious issue is that there needs to be some way to also get an internet connection in the out building, since wireless alarm systems depend on that for total functionality.

At distances of 100-200’ or more, running ethernet cable is not a viable solution. I chose to use a wireless ethernet bridge between my metal building and my house, where my main router connects to the internet with a wired connection. The wireless ethernet bridge consists of two Ubiquiti Nanostation M5’s, which operate in the 5GHz wifi spectrum. One is mounted in a closed window in my home, aimed at another mounted in a window inside my metal building. The link has been 100% reliable over probably 125’ separation, and this serves as the internet connection for the router remotely installed in my metal building.

Since the Nanostation M5 inside my home is on the opposite side of the home from my router, I was also faced with either running ethernet cable across my home, or some other method to connect to my primary router. The cable option didn’t appeal to me, so I’m using a Netgear wifi range extender to transmit the M5 signal wirelessly across my home to my main router for internet connectivity with my metal building router.

This solution creates a somewhat complex wifi system, requiring a basic understanding of IP addresses, MACs, etc., and it has several moving parts, but once I got it all working, it’s worked well, and has presented very few issues. And by going wireless across the longer distances, it sure beats trying to run ethernet cable around everywhere.

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