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Add hardwire support in the Retro Kit for motion sensors

Add hardwire support in the Retro Kit for motion sensors

I've installed the Retro Kit to my Ring Alarm and have successfully added my hard wired motion sensor (it's being powered by the old ADT panel). The problem is that the Ring alarm sees this sensor as a door/window resulting in hundreds of entries being generated in the Event History/Alarm tab as we walk around the house. The history gets over populated with opening and closings of the sensor. It would be great if hard wired motion sensor could be supported the same as or close to the Ring motion sensor. 

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New Neighbor

Also, this would help with Alexa integration, as existing wired motion sensors pulled in from retrofit alarm kit have to be configured as a "window" or "door".  This limits what can be done with routines in Alexa.  For example, try to trigger a routine on "when there is no motion for 30 minutes" ... Alexa handles this fine if it knows that something is actually a motion sensor, but not so much for doors and windows.

 

New Neighbor

Click on Settings - Modes - Disarmed - Devices in Disarmed Mode is greyed out. If we could toggle off the retrofit sensors (in our case the hardwired motion detectors) then the problem is solved. We can already toggle on/off each sensor in the other modes, so I don't see why that cannot translate to the disarmed mode as well.