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Capability of the Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit

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New Neighbor

Capability of the Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit

I need help to decide if the ring retrofit alarm kit is capable with my current alarm system.  My current system has 15 window sensors on wireless and 5 doors that are hard wired.  I'm sure that the two keypads I have should be replaced.  Is the retrofit capatible with hardwired sensors or will I have to switch out the doors to wireless?  And, is the ring retrofit alarm capable with my wireless sensors or do I need to replace those?  What exactly are the limitations of the "retrofit system?" 

 

Where can I find tech support for this question?

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New Neighbor

Re: Capability of the Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit

This is my current system that is 17 years old:

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New Neighbor

Re: Capability of the Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit

I was considering the same thing but I ended up just getting a full Ring kit and replaced wired motion and contact sensors with all ring wireless. 

 

Between the cost of the retrofit kit and the installation (I would not be able to do it on my own) it was more expensive to get the retrofit kit. 

 

Plus with the wireless contact sensors, I was able to add secondary magnets to some windows where I can have them partially opened and still monitored/alarmed.  You most likely can't do that with wired sensors. 

 

I actually had fun setting up the hub and sensors and so far, the system is working great. 

 

Bill

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New Neighbor

Re: Capability of the Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit


@PalmSpringsBill wrote:

I was considering the same thing but I ended up just getting a full Ring kit and replaced wired motion and contact sensors with all ring wireless. 

 

Between the cost of the retrofit kit and the installation (I would not be able to do it on my own) it was more expensive to get the retrofit kit. 

 

Plus with the wireless contact sensors, I was able to add secondary magnets to some windows where I can have them partially opened and still monitored/alarmed.  You most likely can't do that with wired sensors. 

 

I actually had fun setting up the hub and sensors and so far, the system is working great. 

 

Bill


I'm beginning to understand now.  You probably can't answer this question but can both systems -Ring alarm and current alarm- run together?

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New Neighbor

Re: Capability of the Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit

It won't run together but depending on your tech skills you can possibly Jerry-rig it to work for your specfic needs. @PalmSpringsBill is right, you are better off getting a new system.  No doubt a portion of your 15 windows sensors can be better managed by a motion detector or two.

 

I just replaced a similar setting as yours.