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Glass Break Sensors

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New Neighbor II

Re: Glass Break Sensors

From my understanding is that a zWave glass break sensor that is non-Ring will connect to the Ring base station, but all it will do is just give you a notification on your phone and it will not alert set off the alarm or notify the monitoring company. Basically it'll only do what the Amazon Alexa and Echo Dot's do.

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New Neighbor

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We just installed a ring system to replace our old Vivint system. We have never had glass breaks. I just always set up a motion detector ($30) for any room with first floor windows. Any rooms not on the main level, I have those motion detectors set to arm in Home mode. We also have flood light cameras or spotlight cameras to cover any windows from the outside. Final level of security is our Boxer who will detect glass breaking and lose her mind if all else fails and we can hit our panic button while grabbing the shotgun....so maybe you just get motion detectors for when you’re away and a dog for when you’re home?
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New Neighbor

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I bought this kit last year and it’s been pretty good. Not perfect but still good. But I’m still amazed that they have not released a glass break sensor. People (including myself) has been asking them for one for almost 3 years now, probably longer. I have no idea why they haven’t implemented one yet. Not even a third party one. It’s really frustrating. They say they will eventually release one from the Twitter messages they’ve replied to me but we’re in 2020 and there is still no news on a glass break sensor. Come on Ring, enough is enough. Please release a glass break sensor this year. 🙏🏻
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New Neighbor

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I'm actually strongly considering switching to simplisafe since I've been waiting so long for them to come out with one now.  I hate to invest in a brand new system, but I'm tired of waiting.  Time to switch to someone who actually cares about security.

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New Neighbor

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they stopped caring when they were purchased by Amazon. 

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New Neighbor

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What's really astonishing to me is that, if you read the documentation for Amazon's Alexa Guard feature -- which includes glass breakage sensing capabilities -- it says Alexa Guard can automatically notify ADT's alarm monitoring center if it detects broken glass. But if you have a Ring alarm system, Alexa Guard will just send a push notification to your phone without alerting Ring's monitoring center. Totally useless if the notification arrives when you're in a meeting, or in the middle of the night when you're sleeping.

 

How is it even possible that the one and only option for glass breakage detection with the Ring alarm -- which is made by Amazon, Ring's parent company -- works better with Ring's competitor than with Ring?

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New Neighbor

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Alexa can't hear me half the time. I can't rely on that alone.
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New Neighbor

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So I've just invested in a Ring alarm system and I am really surprised at the lack of glass break sensors - any chance of a roadmap/progress update from Ring on this? I am in the UK so we can't even use Echo Guard if we wanted to.

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New Neighbor II

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Echo guard does NOT trip your alarm, only sends a notification to your phone. Let’s face it, these aren’t coming. 

 

My advice, 1st gen contact sensors are on sale right now, buy those and put them on the glass. That’s what I’ve done

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New Neighbor

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So been looking seriously at Ring as an alternative to an old school wireless and wired alarm system in the uk.

 

The lack of glass break sensors is one aspect it seems as to why i cant make the jump to Ring. The second seems to be that the UK are being treated a little like a backwater by Ring in relation to both the options available, and the prices we are being asked to pay compared to the US.

 

I might review again but for now its a resounding no Smiley Sad