I live in a townhouse and as a new Ring customer, I'm trying to avoid false alarms/sirens to not disturb neighbors. One way of doing this at least for the first few days I thought of was to not sound the siren, but receive mobile alerts from sensors. I realized, this can be done with Ring. However, there is no "easy" way to do it. What I've decided to do is to leave the alarm in the Unarmed state, but individually enable the various sensor alerts (open/closed or motion alerts). This effectively creates a "silent alarm" of sorts. I think this is a very useful feature... Notification is a power in and of itself, but I wish I did not have to disarm my alarm to do this and/or a one-click setting to monitor all devices would be useful.
In fact, I could see use-cases for always wanting to operate in this mode, especially if cameras are involved, where live feeds can be checked for intruders. Is there any better way to do this? Does anyone else have false alarm concerns? I haven;t heard the siren yet but from what I've heard it's quite loud.
I would appreciate having the means to setup the Panic Button without sounding the siren. It appears this used to be the case (there's a different set of instructions included with the product), but as of now, I cannot move forward in the app without causing a racket.
Better integration between ring alarm, and all cameras. I would like it if the cameras could also serve as motion detectors for the alarm system. Also when alarm is in away mode, all stickup cams automatically start recording motion.
I have not been able to use my alarm system at all! I have had it for almost 2 years! Their App is terrible, I can not even change my code so I can use it when someone had my old code. Every time I leave the house, I hoped I was safe with all of the doorbell, floodlights. Pathlights, & cameras I have! There is always a lag in pictures and videos,the sensors stop working because of the APP. I was away for a few months due to death in family! I was scared to leave my home alone! Bought extra floodlights & camera! The WiFi stopped half way thru my trip, which stopped ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS! THEY FROZE!
partly not their FAULT!!! Could not get them to OBTAIN, any of my videos!
Now I HAVE CALLED ALMOST EVERYDAY THIS WEEK TO CORRECT APP ,AND CHANGE CODE, AND THEY CANNOT DO IT!! The AGENT THAT ISPOKE TO TONIGHT DID NOT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE ANYTHING. HE WOULD NOT EVEN CONNECT ME TO ALARM DEPT. I TOLD HIM I WILLGET ADT