Garage door sensor should have option to trigger alarm. Other companies offer it as an optional sensor and merely have it show as open on your phone when you might be asleep isn't enough for some.
Thanks but I'm addressing that the garage door could be set to trigger the alarm if opened by someone. A delay would be great just as there is with the front door, but currently the alarm cannot be triggered with the ecolink unit Ring offers for garage doors.
You should be able to address your issue by setting the garage door sensor to be a "Main Door." This will automatically allow it to have an entry delay. This is in contrast to a "Secondary Door/Sensor" which triggers the alarm immediately. You can change the door type by going into Devices>Clicking on the selected device>Settings>Placement.
Thanks however Ring instructs that their current door sensors are not recommended for garages due to those doors having a lot of metal that might interfere with their functionality. Therefore, they suggest options like the ecolink which they sell for garage doors. These sensors do not function to trigger the alarms at this time, and my suggestion is that they be updated with this option.
I have this working with SimpleCommands talking to Ring Alarm and using GE outlets.
When RIng Alarm goes into "alarm state", SImpleComannds see it and turns on a bunch of GE outlets and GE lightswitches. That GE stuff is a device that Ring Alarm and see and control too, but it's SimpleCommands that actually does the work.
A friend has a Yale alarm and it's possible to control Hue lights with this, for example you can get them all to flash red if the alarm is triggered. I know Ring are bringing out their own lights but integrating with other smart home devices would be very useful - even if it's only through the Alexa app.
An iphone widget would be good too.
My last setup had it as well.
And I agree on the z-Wave comments too.
This is about the app for Ring Alarm system. I'm liking it a lot so far, but I'm coming from an Alarm.com product and feel like the Ring app is missing a couple of nice features:
1) Android widget for quickly arming/disarming the system
From the home screen, I would like to one-tap set the alarm as I'm on the way out the door instead of loading the Ring app, waiting for the base station connect and tapping the button. Not critical, but a nice convenience. (In iOS, these would be available as notification center widgets.)
2) Toggle switches for Z-Wave devices on the dashboard
Right now, it's difficult to turn on/off Z-Wave lights from the app. It'd be better if all light switches were accessible right from the dashboard in the Ring app (and possibly add widgets for them, as in the previous suggestion)
It seems every company wants to brag about how long their battery will last between charges or too many customer complain that the battery charge doesn't last long enough. I guess it has to do with the iPhone battery fiasco. We charge our phones everyday, so the keypad last a few months and so simple to lift it off the wall and bring it to a charger. As far a led light staying on, only in "home mode" is the led needed to be on because someone is there. Away mode no one is home, in Disarmed mode, no led means you're in Disarm mode.