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New Neighbor

Alexa guard when armed for home?

Is there any way to enable Alexa guard when arming the Ring system in home mode? I’m trying to determine if this system is right for me and I need a glass break sensor to adequately protect my place at night.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?


@sonstone wrote:
Is there any way to enable Alexa guard when arming the Ring system in home mode? I’m trying to determine if this system is right for me and I need a glass break sensor to adequately protect my place at night.

Shortcoming of Guard at this time. Only works with Away mode, and not sure where to request this feature. Hopefully either this or Ring will come out with a glass break listener.

 

 

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Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

Hey neighbors! @su_A_ve  is correct, Alexa Guard is only supported for Away Mode at this time. Our team is definitely working to expand on this feature and more. Consider this feedback shared with the team! We will update the Community with more information once it is received. Smiley Happy 



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New Neighbor

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

I have replaced my security system with Ring but feel I need glass break monitoring at night when in armed Home mode. Please make this an option for Alexa Guard.

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New Neighbor

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

I agree! You should make glass break sensors for the alarm and also have the capability to use guard as an automatic notification to the monitoring company. I should not have to manually send it to the alarm!
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New Neighbor

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

This feature should be automatically enabled in home armed mode. All of these are Amazon products. Please make them work together!

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Neighbor II

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

Make it an option. I don't want or need it in home mode.
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New Neighbor

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

Don’t even think about using guard as a glass break sensor. It does nothing at all. It does not notify the monitoring company or notify the police. It simply notifies your phone. Completely useless!
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Neighbor II

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

Again, you should have known it did not have it.
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New Neighbor

Re: Alexa guard when armed for home?

New here.  Great suggestion.  Alexa / Ring programmers simply need to add in separate functionality for HOME vs  AWAY, and give users some control, such as:

 

Sensor                    Home              Away

-----------                  ---------              ------- 

Glass Detect           o                        x

Smoke/CO2            o                        x

 

where:

x = unchangeable

o = optional, user settable