I too had a glass break sensor when I had Frontpoint (whom I left to go with Ring). It worked great and complimented the motions and contact sensors.
Having recently learned Alexa Guard does not even arm in Home mode (Away only) only further sells the need for a dedicated and 'real' glass break sensor. I think I speak for the many when I say we don't want a microphone in our home to satisfy a component of our alarm system which should be intrinsic to the alarm in the first place. Alexa Guard, at best, is a joke.
We want a dedicated glass break sensor that can be armed in both Home and Away modes. We want it to offer the same functionality and options as a Ring contact or motion sensor.
Ring, you stand to make a great profit if you release a glass break sensor. Between both purchases made by people like myself who already own the Ring alarm, and by potentially a whole new customer base that has yet to pull the trigger on your alarm system because you don't currently offer one.
This is truly win-win for everyone if you release one.
It's kind of a joke that they don't already offer glass break sensors. It's not like we are asking them to devote resources to developing some new technology. Glass break sensors exists, and have existed for some time. They should just certify a third party component if they are unwilling to release one themselves.
Can we get Ring to weigh in on this? Are you, or are you not planning on offering glass break sensors?
@Jennifer_Ring Community Manager
Hi Jennifer/Ring - Would it be possible to have Ring weigh in on this thread with some more specific information related to the numerous requests for a dedicated (not Alexa) glassbreak sensor. Like many others, I am puzzled as to why this is not already covered as it seems like it would be fairly straightforward. I suspect that someone from corporate is bucking for a promotion. Probably Hanrahan.
Did Ring respond that they're not going to add glass break sensors, as I haven't seen that response. Or, are you reacting to no response from ring on the request for them to answer whether they intend to offer glass break sensors?