Ring Alarm Security System packs the power of whole-home security into an easy DIY package. When armed, Ring Alarm sends notifications to your phone and tablet whenever doors or windows open and when motion is detected at home. Integrate it with Ring cams, doorbells, and select smart locks to control your entire security system right in the free Ring App. 24-hour battery backup and cellular backup capabilities means you’re never without protection. Activate 24/7 professional monitoring with a Ring Protect Plus subscription for only $10 a month and get emergency support when you need it.
Get notifications when doors or windows are opened or when motion is detected at your home when the system is armed
Keypad features emergency buttons to quickly request, police, fire or medical response.
Watch over your home and control your entire system from your phone or tablet.
Easy setup with no tools or professional installation required
Includes 24-hour backup battery and 104-decibel siren.
Optional 24/7 professional monitoring and cellular backup with the Ring Protect Plus Plan
Arm and disarm your Ring Alarm security system with your voice and receive Smart Alerts with Alexa Guard when paired with select Alexa-enabled devices.
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee
Maximum Wireless Range
Amazon Alexa, Ring
Number Of Sensors Included
Alarm Security Kit 5-Piece (2nd Gen)
Alarm External Notification
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Zigbee
Maximum Wireless Range
Amazon Alexa, Ring
Operating System Compatibility
Android, Apple iOS
Number Of Sensors Included
Control Center Included
Remote Control Included
Additional Accessories Included
Base station, contact sensor, keypad, range extender, motion detector
Bought this on sale I think for $195 and it’s an easy setup also bought the 1yr ring protect plus from them to monitor my home and record video storage included I think that a good deal. This kit has everything to get started I already added a stick up cam and doorbell outside.
It was so easy to install and connect. Only problem is sensor fell off the wall and yes I cleaned the wall prior to installing and I wish it came with a bracket for permanent installation So I need to buy more tape. The free echo 3rd gen. Just sweetened the pot.
I have had the ring doorbell for years now and it seemed quite natural that I would migrate to a Ring Alarm System. I did. I left ADT and decided upon such as it integrated well with that was already in place. I really prefer the self monitoring and the idea that it’s at such a low cost... $8.50/mthly. I love the ease of installation too. Did it myself and quick too.
Looking at the packaging and what needs to be installed seemed intimidating at first, but really the only time consuming aspect of this entire install was tweaking the settings afterwards to your liking.
Setting up the base was a breeze, plug in, connect to the network, then the rest of the setup will guide you on each component that came included with your kit. For each component it was, pull the battery tab, place the sensor (with directions), and test....rinse, repeat.
Shared users will need to be added with their own unique code.
If you have a Z-wave lock, specifically a schlage, you can even add that to your Ring Alarm and have the same codes sync up (unlock door with code, disarm system). You can even assign guess access to your door and alarm without guests having access to your settings.
If you had other z-wave devices you want Ring to monitor, you will need to unenroll them from their previous hub to the Ring Alarm. We did that for our Fire Alarms and Water Sensors.
It's nice to hear and get notifications if doors open, and if you have Alexa, s/he can even show you the doorbell and arm your system without having to open the app.
If there is a downside, there are two, but not deal breakers:
- Set Schedule for arming/disarming the system
- Ability to silence the "Arm/Disarm" voice during quiet hours
Overall, this was an excellent investment, and for 100 bucks a year (or 10 per month), having all the components covered is worth the added security. Speaking of, when you enroll in the plus program, you have the option to have professional monitoring or self monitoring. You can switch back and forth when needed. Professional will get a hold of you if an alarm goes off and act as a proxy..even gives out duress codes if needed.
If you are looking for a simple to use, simple to set up security set up then the Ring alarm system might be for you. I shopped around for systems, even receiving ADT’s Blue system before sending it back.
I chose the Ring system mostly because it doesn’t require you to have a monthly service.
Buyer Beware: If you do not pay for Ring’s monthly service you lose quite a few desirable options. Read the fine print.
Set up is a breeze! However, let me forewarn you. The wireless camera batteries take FOREVER to charge. Like 5-10 hours. If you buy a camera, buy extra batteries or a solar panel to go with it.
The sticky tape wore out on my motion sensor within the first two months. Luckily nothing broke but you may want to purchase stronger, 3M double sided tape before sticking it to the wall.
I hate writing reviews but hope this helps someone out there trying to decide. If you do buy it don’t blame me if you are unhappy with it.
This is the perfect alarm system for someone who wants to DIY. The UI is pretty user friendly, and the app helps walk you through the set up process. We had a little bit of trouble with one of the sensors, out of the box, but it was just that the plastic battery tab didn't come out all the way. The 7 day "practice" period is great for people who haven't used a home alarm system before, and need to get used to remembering to disarm the alarm before opening doors! The ability to arm via voice command with Alexa is very handy, for when you've already settled into bed and don't want to get back up and walk to the keypad. There is an option to also disarm with your voice, but it requires you to call out your passcode and we aren't really comfortable with that. Definitely suggest getting a second keypad, and the expansion process of adding more components is very easy. Overall, great product and great value. So far, we are very happy with it!
Ended up purchasing this after I had an Arlo camera that I was told comes with free cloud recording for 7 days......the free part ends after a trial subscription. So comparing $3 a month for one camera, versus $10 a month or $100 dollars a year for multiple cameras with 60 days of recording the choice was simple.....and on top of recordings we have 24/7 monitoring of our home. I opted to buy some smoke/CO detectors that would mesh with the Ring alarm system. Money well spent. We also added the flood/freeze sensors.
I’m not super technically advanced, maybe about average. Installation and set was easy. The hardware as well as the app are super user friendly and it’s simple to expand your system to whatever level of coverage you want. Bang for the buck and what you actually get for options are outstanding. Wasn’t planning on getting a system this big, but with the competitive pricing of add ons and ease of installation, it was an easy choice. Now our home has several cameras, we have the security that if someone did try and break in the siren would sound and if we were not home, local law enforcement would be dispatched. In addition, the built in cellular back up that costs nothing extra is real peace of mind. If power is down or we loose internet for whatever reason, the alarm and all sensors still work.....cameras would be down with internet or power loss, but the core of the security system along with flood sensors and smoke/co detectors would still operate. We plan on adding a few ring doorbells and maybe some additional cameras in the future.
The only downside to the Ring system, is most of their cameras have a limited temperature range......where we live it gets extremely cold (-41 degrees Fahrenheit actual temp the other morning)......so we still have our hardwired outdoor camera system that’s rated to -40. It would be awesome if there was a way to integrate our existing hardwired cameras into the Ring system. Would highly recommend this if your looking for a reliable, easy to use security system that won’t candy an arm and a leg to have monitored.
Great system. I had simplisafe and decided I needed more. OH BOY DID I GET MORE! More camera options. More sensors and other things. Just keeping it simple. (Only thing that may get annoying. Any time you need to arm or set for away you have to type in the code. If I’m home and I wanna leave I just wanna his disarm. But it does prevent children from just changing the status. So if you have little ones this could definitely be beneficial to you. Over all a great system!
A:Answer- Yes on doorbell 2 - I have that set up and it’s all integrated in the app so you can see all of your devices.
- Yes for arm/disarm in app
- Yes you can add additional sensors to the system - it’s all done via the app
- I believe geek squad can do it, but as the previous comment said, this system is designed to be done by homeowners with little to no experience (like me!) - it’s all plug and play.
One item to note - the motion camera is default to run just like your ring doorbell - any movement any time. It can flood your notifications and record movement.
Simple fix - disable the camera in settings and have it only activate when you set the alarm to away mode.
A:AnswerFrom what I’ve seen new/improvements:
- Overall all parts of the system are smaller than Gen 1
- alarm pad has added quick access to emergency services (Police, Fire etc)
- Contact sensors can be spaced farther apart (1” compared to 1/2”). This lets you place them in more areas (my example is decorative moulding would have restricted me for gen 1)
There’s likely more but most of the new is cosmetic changes but the reduction in size is nice as it can blend in more w/ it’s surroundings and not be as noticeable.
A:AnswerThe package comes with 1 motion sensor, 4 contact sensors, a base station, a range extender, an indoor camera, charging stations, and the keypad. Extra items you can purchase to add on are more sensors, more cameras, and the ring doorbell.
A:AnswerYes and no. The recommended plan is described on Ring’s website as an optionally available subscription for $10/mo. or $100/annually. Instructions are included for cancelling at any time and receiving a refund of unused portion of subscription.
A:AnswerYes, in the settings menus for door/motion sensors You can customize it to alert you. I happen to really like the Ring monitoring though so I use that (with an elderly parent in the house I like to know she’s ok when I’m gone, even if she can’t get to a phone).
A:AnswerIf wifi cuts out, the cellular chip turns on. That will send a signal to the closest cellular tower to your home. The one caveat is that you only get that option if you pay for their professional service. If you don't pay the monthly/annual service, then if wifi is lost, the cellular chip will not activate (imagine like your paying for a cell phone service plan).
A:AnswerYou can add more with personalized codes. When they use that code, it alerts you who disarmed/armed it. You can also pick and choose who is allowed to change any settings i.e. you can give your spouse an edit code and your mother-in-law only a code to disarm it. Not entirely sure how many you can add but definitely a few.
Good question! Yes, the Ring Alarm Contact Sensor is designed to monitor your doors and windows. The Contact Sensor is made up of two parts - the sensor and the magnet - and when installed on your door or window, it can tell if the door or window is open or closed. Here is a helpful article with more information about proper placement and setup of the Ring Contact Sensor: https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039497552
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