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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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