It’s seems that I was incorrect on some items. One that there was no sound when door was opened in away mode. There is. As to no lights indicating the status of the alarm is partially incorrect. It seems that there is both a motion and light sensor controlling the lights on the keypad. If you are too far away no lights appear. On that point I am correct. If you are moving nearby the unit the alarm status light will turn on and so will the keypad but only if there is low light or you use your hand to obstruct it. So lights will turn on if you are close and in non Battery saving mode. None the less having a alarm status light on all the time would be a desirable selectable feature as far as I am concerned.
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I had ADT before ring and the keypad would always show the status of the alarm system and whether or not it was armed. When you live in a hose with multiple people it’s important to know what the status is. With the ring keypad, however, no lights are visible so I can’t tell whether or not I can open a door without triggering the alarm. This is very inconvenient. Also with ADT when I opened a door I could immediately tell from the continuous beep from the keypad that I had better enter my code or the alarm would sound. I would also simultaneously know this from my other keypads. With the ring keypad however there is no sound. Third with ADT when the alarm was not armed and somebody opened the door all the keypads would make an alert beep. Not so with Ring alarm. Only the base station gives the alert. This is no good if I am upstairs and the base station is downstairs. I had hoped that the upstairs ring chime would have sisnaled the alerts but no. Neither does the remote siren. I don’t understand in this day and age why all these features are not programmable by the user? The lack of these lights, and alerts makes the Ring alarm system not as good as the ADT system. Please change this. I will be submitting this review to Amazon and other sites. Very disappointed.
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