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Glass break sensor

Glass break sensor

It would be great to have an actual glass break sensor for the alarm system. It’s a real short coming of the ring alarm system that otherwise is a very good system. I do not wish to use an echo to listen for glass break sounds. A dedicated glass break sensor that is fine tuned to the sounds of breaking glass and can pick up the shock waves from glass breakage would be a much better solution
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New Neighbor II

Let your “Thumbs Up” be seen as your vote for Glass Break Sensors.  Ring Teams notice Feature Requests with higher Thumbs Up numbers, and then are more likely to concern the request.  There are other Glass Break Sensor Requests on the Feature Board.  Across other topic areas (just not here in the Feature Board topic area) there are also many that I’ve probably missed a few links.  But if you think this "Glass Break Sensor" device would be nice to have, click on the links below and then click the Thumbs Up Icon.   

 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-break-sensor/idi-p/23596

 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-Break-Sensor/idi-p/49917

 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Glass-Break-Sensor/idi-p/40130

 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/UK-parity-with-sensors/idi-p/27855

 

 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors/td-p/2138

 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/How-is-it-Secure-Ring-is-not-Secure-the-dont-have-a-simple-...


https://community.ring.com/t5/Ring-Alarm/Glass-Break-Sensors-Coming/td-p/4387

  

New Neighbor

At this point, the lack of glass break sensors is the only reason I am not buying this system.  I hope they add them soon because I am on a timer for my purchase decision.

New Neighbor

Fantastic Idea, I literally just came to the forums to submit a request for this but thankfully I did a search first. Please add glass break/tamper sensors

New Neighbor II
 wrote:  Fantastic Idea, I literally just came to the forums to submit a request for this but thankfully I did a search first. Please add glass break/tamper sensors.
 
 
@Nikkione , don't forget to go the other 4 "Feature-Request-Board" links above, to click on the "Thumbs Up" on these other requests for Glass Break sensors, and add your Kudo vote with us!  More votes for this request will get the attention of the Ring Team.  Smiley Happy  

 

 

 

New Neighbor

Most of your competition has a glass break sensor available.  One simple question.  Why doesn't Ring?

New Neighbor

I would have gone with a different company had I known Ring does not have a glass break sensor. But also, so many people are requesting it, why would they not want to profit off it while at the same time making customers happy ? Doesn't make any sense. 

New Neighbor

This seems like such a simple thing to do.  I cannot understand why Ring has not done this yet.

New Neighbor

Hi guys, i was a bit concerned about this as well. However, the echo show that i own now provides a solution with a feature called "Alexa guard" when you place your home into away mode, the microphone on your echo device is used to catch high frequency sounds and fire alarms. This allows you to receive a notification and trigger your alarm. I hope this helps! 

 

Here is a link to the Alexa guard ring setup: https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360028205592-Using-Alexa-Guard-with-Alarm-to-Detect-Broke...

New Neighbor II
Hi @Delgado89 , 
I would disagree.  It is not a solution.  Although when you place your home into away mode, the microphone on your echo device can be used to catch high frequency sounds and fire alarms .  .  .  that part is true, but .  .  . 
 
This allows you to receive a notification, but it DOES NOT trigger your alarm.   It sends you an Alert Notification and then YOU have to request help or trigger your alarm manually.
 
When you carefully read the words (from the link that you attached) "
  • Forward the alert to Ring via the "Send to Ring" button in the Alexa app in order to request help if professionally monitored or sound the siren if self-monitored.

An easy misunderstanding @Delgado89 , but definitely not a solution.    Ring needs to provide a Glass Break SENSOR that triggers the Alarm Base Station automatically    Smiley Happy

New Neighbor

I ditto this. A native glass break sensor without needing to use Alexa Guard is crucial to any home alarm system.