Yes, its integration with 3rd party equipment, and with their own is definitely a weakness.
An approach that I have taken to achieve what you suggest is using IFTTT.
I know it has been requested multiple times, but IFTTT support for the alarm would be great. I understand the security implications of having routines activate or deactivate the system, but I could really utilize functions on the IF side.
IF the bedroom windows are open, turn the thermostat heat/cool off, turn the fresh air intake fan on (seperate timer controller than the thermostat for my home).
(We like to have the upstairs windows open for fresh air when the weather is nice.)
IF the Ring Alarm is in armed away, change the thermostat to away mode.
I can't do these through Alexa routines "yet" because the output functions are still very limited for the Ecobee. IFTTT has the best output/THEN for my thermostat but Alexa has the best Ring inputs/IF. Wish they could both get on the same page.
Have you looked into SimpleCommands? Their service is quite useful for IFTTT like configurations. I doubt we will ever see much more integration from Ring to third party devices.
my hope is - that like Samsung - they adjust their own offering - MUCH preferred to 3rd party integration...
hoping someone wakes up and realizes 'freezing' alarms only are freezing them out of the majority of the world market...
I tried it, but unfortunately it doesn't have the modes for the Ecobee for sleep/home/away. just off/on/auto. Annoying. IFTTT, Alexa, and SimpleCommands all have a piece of the puzzle but none have the hole package.