I chose Ring because it has no microphones (Gen 1--I don't know about now.) Alexa is exactly the kind of surveillence equipment I can live without.
I'm unsure of where you heard about a Glass Break sensor coming this summer, @micron but that is not the case. At this time, I do not have any additional information more than what we have already provided. We will certainly keep you updated with any information from the team. Thanks
Given the number of people requesting this and the length of time that this is taking, one can only assume that this is not a priority.
The 1st gen system should have been completed before launching a 2nd (incomplete) system. The entire system is deficient without glass break sensors and is considered inadequate by many insurance companies.
Recommending an Echo Dot or Alexa Guard isn't even a bandaid solution as neither provides any actual security / alarm notification.
It seems as though Ring / Amazon is more concerned with surveilling their customers than providing solutions.
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
Can you elaborate on how to make this work?
My plan is to get Ring Retrofit Alarm kit, with a non-supervised bridge and some wireless sensors. I already need the retrofit kit to hook up to my leak detection system, so that part is not an incremental expense. A simple two channel (4 device) bridge can be found for $25 on ebay or less then $40 from major sites (not a significant addition compared to the glass break sensor itself). This will let me get the glass break sensors I want and actually hook them up to the alarm.
I am curious if you have tried to hook up a glass break sensor. Did it work?