Ring Alarm 5 piece starter set at Costco for £219.99
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Ring Alarm 5 piece starter set at Costco for £219.99

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I read this review on Amazon which has put me off...

"Spoke to the ring team as I could not get the assisted monitoring set up and was told this does not work in the UK and is only available in the USA & Canada"
I thought monitoring is to be introduced but at a greater fee than what it is in the US
For the additional fee (£8 pm ) it looks like the system will call emergency contacts (like your friends/familyneighbours) but doesn't look like there will be an operator to assist like in US and call emergency services.

It maybe introduced later but here's the details available at the moment on the monitoring part ... support.ring.com/hc/…171
Tempted by this but night wait till black frid
Balstars10/11/2019 10:12

I read this review on Amazon which has put me off..."Spoke to the ring …I read this review on Amazon which has put me off..."Spoke to the ring team as I could not get the assisted monitoring set up and was told this does not work in the UK and is only available in the USA & Canada"


IV not checked the review but just has recently been introduced in the UK as I just got an email last week from Ring about the Alarm also been looking into the system.
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Balstars10/11/2019 10:12

I read this review on Amazon which has put me off..."Spoke to the ring …I read this review on Amazon which has put me off..."Spoke to the ring team as I could not get the assisted monitoring set up and was told this does not work in the UK and is only available in the USA & Canada"



used to be the case it was USA only but it has now been released for the UK market. £8 per month covers all devices at your home plus assisted monitoring. Seriously considering this as an addition to my ring pro doorbell. Wanted more cameras but didn't fancy paying £2.50 per device but £8 for everything and assisted monitoring is reasonable.
Would be good if you could arm in zones, for example ground floor armed when asleep upstairs. I believe that more functionality is being added all the time.
No thanks I will stick to a hardwired system thats also connected into my samsung smartthing thanks, Ring customer service is poor from my experiance
Does this or any alarm linked to smart apps work so they can be armed or disarmed from your phone? I'd like to alarm my garage but I never used the personel door to activate the door trigger and the main door is an electric roller so I'd like either a remote fob or app controlled arm and disarm function.
jrw10/11/2019 13:31

Does this or any alarm linked to smart apps work so they can be armed or …Does this or any alarm linked to smart apps work so they can be armed or disarmed from your phone? I'd like to alarm my garage but I never used the personel door to activate the door trigger and the main door is an electric roller so I'd like either a remote fob or app controlled arm and disarm function.


Yes you can


vinny110/11/2019 13:08

Would be good if you could arm in zones, for example ground floor armed …Would be good if you could arm in zones, for example ground floor armed when asleep upstairs. I believe that more functionality is being added all the time.


You can. I bought this from the US around a year ago then was invited to test the UK version by Ring prior to release reporting bug fixes and improvements.

You can set exactly which sensors are armed in the 2 modes (home and away).

Home mode for us is everything downstairs except for the kitchen where the woofers are. Away is obviously everything.

It anyone needs to know anything about this setup, just shout.
vinny110/11/2019 14:07

Yes you can[Video]


Thanks but doesn't really say that it can be armed or disarmed through app but Alexa feature kind of implies it can.
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jrw10/11/2019 13:31

Does this or any alarm linked to smart apps work so they can be armed or …Does this or any alarm linked to smart apps work so they can be armed or disarmed from your phone? I'd like to alarm my garage but I never used the personel door to activate the door trigger and the main door is an electric roller so I'd like either a remote fob or app controlled arm and disarm function.


You can arm/disarm from app, keypad or Alexa.

When disarming it asks you your disarm code which you just say to complete the disarming.

If you are familiar with the ring app, you basically have disarmed, home and away buttons at the top of the app
andyc197610/11/2019 14:20

You can arm/disarm from app, keypad or Alexa.When disarming it asks you …You can arm/disarm from app, keypad or Alexa.When disarming it asks you your disarm code which you just say to complete the disarming.If you are familiar with the ring app, you basically have disarmed, home and away buttons at the top of the app


Ok great, thanks for that. Looking at video it seems I can pay £8 a month and that will also include the recording on my doorbell too?
I'm worried about alarm jamers on these cheaper alarms. Don't know if it's better to pay more on a pro wireless system?
jrw10/11/2019 14:22

Ok great, thanks for that. Looking at video it seems I can pay £8 a month …Ok great, thanks for that. Looking at video it seems I can pay £8 a month and that will also include the recording on my doorbell too?


Yes unlimited devices as long as you pay £8 a month. But you also get unlimited warranty and 10% of anything you buy. But must be done through ring directly to qualify for discount
joejames1110/11/2019 13:17

No thanks I will stick to a hardwired system thats also connected into my …No thanks I will stick to a hardwired system thats also connected into my samsung smartthing thanks, Ring customer service is poor from my experiance


Which one do you have?
Yeah, unlimited camera recording + alarm active monitoring (automated message calls 3 numbers in order). I pay yearly which is a touch cheaper if I recall rightly...
Also, if you are already knee deep in the ring ecosystem the 'linked devices' feature is useful. All my cams start to record when the alarm goes off.
decent price -but product is a bit naff. Pros are easy to set up. Con's no external siren and battery for door contact seems to need replacing an awful lot (ive been beta testing)
BanjoBob10/11/2019 12:30

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I really can't see the point in an alarm system where you can literally take the siren off the wall / ceiling and either destroy it or put it in some soundproof bag. Some of the video reviews I read said they can barely be heard, and nobody outside is going to hear it. They look like good systems, but i'll wait until they have an external siren
sirsmokesalot10/11/2019 16:19

I really can't see the point in an alarm system where you can literally …I really can't see the point in an alarm system where you can literally take the siren off the wall / ceiling and either destroy it or put it in some soundproof bag. Some of the video reviews I read said they can barely be heard, and nobody outside is going to hear it. They look like good systems, but i'll wait until they have an external siren


I had the same feeling on external bells, but how many times does someone’s house alarm bell go off, and everyone simply ignores it. Was a great feature in the early days of the domestic burglar alarm, but to many cases of crying wolf have killed it.
lofthousem10/11/2019 20:39

I had the same feeling on external bells, but how many times does …I had the same feeling on external bells, but how many times does someone’s house alarm bell go off, and everyone simply ignores it. Was a great feature in the early days of the domestic burglar alarm, but to many cases of crying wolf have killed it.


when i used to live in London, an alarm goes off nobody cares. Where I live now in Bedford, at least on our street, someone's alarm goes off and people actually come out of their houses with phones and flashlights. But i'm convinced alarms are more a visual deterrent. I suppose you could get one of these and fit a fake external siren. Still, I'd want an alarm going off that people can actually hear in the hopes it might scare them away. Pretty convinced CCTV works as a better detterent as well.
Balstars10/11/2019 10:12

I read this review on Amazon which has put me off..."Spoke to the ring …I read this review on Amazon which has put me off..."Spoke to the ring team as I could not get the assisted monitoring set up and was told this does not work in the UK and is only available in the USA & Canada"


That's typical ring. My parents got an amazon echo thing to be able to use the video calling functionality to my brother in usa. Turns out it's not available in uk, even though the amazon sits says it is. My brother in usa managed to find a workaround.
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