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Glass Break Sensors

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New Neighbor

Re: Glass Break Sensors

I got the alarm kit for Christmas.  My wife did not realize it did not come with a camera.  I will buy one.  BUT, the fact that RING does not have a glass breakage sensor is astonishing.  For those of you who do not know how the sensor functions, they detect the frequency or shock waves associated with glass shattering.  It is not designed to listen for voice, like the Amazon and Google spy devices.  This makes this type of sensor singularly important in any type of building.  One of these cheap devices, centerally located, can cover the whole house.

This should be one of those "of course we will" replys from RING.  I really love the way the RING functions, but this may end up  being  a COSTCO return...

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New Neighbor III

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Yeah, lack of glass breakage sensor is a real gap (and they would seel a ton of them!)

 

Also, be aware that the Ring cameras really don't work with the alarm yet. You can link the camera to the alarm but all that does is turn on the cameras for 30 seconds when the alarm is tripped. The alarm doesn't use the siren in the cameras, and they are currently not hooked up to the disarm/away/home modes.

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New Neighbor

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Thanks. I’m returning the Ring system I bought at Costco to replace the system Spectrum is not supporting after 2/5. The lack of glass break detection is a deal breaker for me. I’d have to buy an unbelievable number of contact sensors to make up for the lack of glass break sensors. The camera thing is also an issue.
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New Neighbor

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So I ended up installing a motion detector to compliment my cameras outside the from and rear entries to the house. This way, the alarm will instantly activate if someone tries to enter at night. So far, no squirrels or other night critters have set it off.

If Ring offered two functions it would make life SO MUCH EASIER!
1. Anytime Glass break sensors!
2. Camera motion detectors that could trigger the alarm!
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New Neighbor

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The price of a basic echo dot is on par with most wireless glass breaks (even cheaper).

 

 

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New Neighbor

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As I understand it, the echo dot will not trigger an alarm in the event it detects glass breaking. Additionally, I don't believe it can be set to listen while you are in home mode. And even it if could do both of these things, I'm not super keen on putting an always on microphone in my home just to get a glass break sensor.

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New Neighbor III

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Completely agree dec0y!

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New Neighbor

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Just wanted to chime in here in case anyone from Amazon/Ring is listening. I was all set to buy an extensive Ring security system to replace my current alarm, but after reading some of the threads here, I will be holding off primarily due to the lack of a proper glass breakage sensor that can automatically trigger the alarm. Having Alexa send a notification to my phone so I can manually trigger the alarm is not helpful -- if I'm at work in a meeting, I may not see the notification for an hour or more, by which time the burglar will be long gone along with my stuff.

 

I am hoping Ring will address this significant gap in their otherwise-good system in the near future, but given that people have been requesting a proper glass breakage sensor on these forums for years to no avail, I'm guessing I will need to go with a SimpliSafe system instead. Smiley Sad

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New Neighbor

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Has anyone simply connected a ZWave glass break sensor to the system to see if it recognizes it?  I don't have a need for glass break sensor to test myself,  but ZWave ones are commonly available and one of the promises/purposes of ZWave that it's not vendor specific.

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New Neighbor

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The reviews are mixed. It says it will connect to the Ring system, however some are saying it doesn't detect a glass break(?). However, I did read 1 review where there is a seller selling knock off so I wonder if the ones that aren't working are the knock-offs. There is a sticker that says TX ID on it. If that is missing, it is not legit. Fox Trading Company on Amazon is listed in a review as having a legit one.