Like others have mentioned, you can use your legacy alarm panel (if you have one) to power the wired motion sensors. I did this for successfully. However, there are downsides...one big issue for me. Others have mentioned the large number of motion events in the log. I agree these events cause undesirable clutter, but I could tolerate that. But I have a bigger concern which may have convinced me to just use Ring's motion sensors. Granted, I do not have the time to do a controlled experiment. Every motion detection represents at least 2 transmissions that the retrofit kit has to make to the base station (open and closed). With 3 wired motion detectors in my home, I'm concerned the battery life of the retrofit will be significantly degraded by all of these events. If I lived in the home, battery replacement wouldn't be a big deal. But my alarm is on an Airbnb out of state. Each battery replacement can result in a bill from my property manager. So, if battery life for your retrofit kit is important, you may want to consider excluding wired motion sensors. Yes, of course Ring motion sensors may also have battery concerns (though not much due to the 3 min hysteresis), but I'd rather lose one or two Ring motion zones due to battery than lose my entire perimeter coverage because my retrofit kit battery dies. Note: If you've got some electrical training, you could probably power your retrofit kit using your legacy alarm panel instead of batteries. For me, that's a project for another time.
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Hey neighbors! We're excited to bring this new element to all of our neighbors by the end of 2020 and value your patience while you wait for the update. There is no specific date at this time other than we've been promised it'll be before the end of this year. Please make sure to always keep your Ring app up to date, continue to keep us in the know when you receive this feature, and we look forward to hearing your feedback!
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