Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit – Home Security System £249 Amazon
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Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit – Home Security System £249 Amazon

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Posted 11th Oct
Not reduced in price but probably one of the cheapest subscription plans so thought worth sharing. Available to preorder for 7th November release
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Bring security inside your home. Get mobile notifications and trigger a siren when motion is detected and when doors or windows are opened. Set up your Ring Alarm in minutes without the need for tools or professional installation. Combine Ring Alarm with your Stick Up Cam or other Ring devices, and manage your home security from one central location - the free Ring app.

  • Easily set up Ring Alarm yourself in minutes, without tools or professional installation.
  • Ring Alarm puts comprehensive home security at your fingertips. Manage Ring Alarm and your other Ring products, all from the free Ring app.
  • Works with selected Alexa devices to arm, disarm and check the status of your Ring Alarm security system with your voice.
  • The 5-piece kit includes a base station, contact sensor, motion detector, keypad, and range extender.
  • Customise Ring Alarm to best fit your property. Add additional Alarm components, such as motion detectors and contact sensors, for comprehensive home protection.

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I have tons of Ring stuff in the house but after a lot of research I decided against their alarm system and pre-ordered the Boundry system instead. boundary.co.uk

Might help someone in case you are in the same boat as me. All good options.
Holgmaster11/10/2019 08:48

I have tons of Ring stuff in the house but after a lot of research I …I have tons of Ring stuff in the house but after a lot of research I decided against their alarm system and pre-ordered the Boundry system instead. https://boundary.co.uk Might help someone in case you are in the same boat as me. All good options.


Looks good. Simplisafe is a good option as well. But ring is porbably more likely to get development and updates compared to newer companies.
Looks interesting from Ring but the pricing compared to the US is a huge difference:


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I can't see this selling well to anybody that needs an alarm. cheaper to stick a few hive sensors up and get notified, who takes any notice of sirens these days
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Edited by: "HerefordCiderApples" 11th Oct
Unfortunately, no pet safe sensors work with a 40kg German Shepherd Dog

He’s our deterrent though - most would move to the next house.
I have a cobbled together solution that consists of various Xiaomi motion and door sensors, a few Blink cameras and a single Canary camera (mainly for the fact that it has a siren built in). This is all then managed via Smartthings. Whilst it works relatively well most of the time, it does rely on the somewhat flaky Smartthings geofencing and scheduled routines to arm/disarm at night. Then I also need to remember to disarm it manually when the cleaner comes round when I'm at work or if we have babysitters whilst we're out. I'd love to be able to add a keypad or some other means to arm/disarm selectively on the way out of the door (not relying on me remembering to do so via my phone) without having to invest in a full blown security solution which would just be replicating functionality I already have.
Smart things etc is absolutely fine. But the two things which I would like is battery backup and SIM card to transmit data. Otherwise no use of power is cut. Only a few including this have it at present
GrimDanFango11/10/2019 09:28

I have a cobbled together solution that consists of various Xiaomi motion …I have a cobbled together solution that consists of various Xiaomi motion and door sensors, a few Blink cameras and a single Canary camera (mainly for the fact that it has a siren built in). This is all then managed via Smartthings. Whilst it works relatively well most of the time, it does rely on the somewhat flaky Smartthings geofencing and scheduled routines to arm/disarm at night. Then I also need to remember to disarm it manually when the cleaner comes round when I'm at work or if we have babysitters whilst we're out. I'd love to be able to add a keypad or some other means to arm/disarm selectively on the way out of the door (not relying on me remembering to do so via my phone) without having to invest in a full blown security solution which would just be replicating functionality I already have.


Get one of those Xiaomi smart buttons, and attach it to the inside of your front door. It's only action(s) should be "everything off, arm alarm"

Just hit the button on your way out of the house

I did this for a while, before removing the Xiaomi kit. Works well, and the button is less than a tenner
leesbian11/10/2019 09:47

Get one of those Xiaomi smart buttons, and attach it to the inside of your …Get one of those Xiaomi smart buttons, and attach it to the inside of your front door. It's only action(s) should be "everything off, arm alarm"Just hit the button on your way out of the house :)I did this for a while, before removing the Xiaomi kit. Works well, and the button is less than a tenner


That's a nice idea, but I think I'd prefer something a little more secure than just a button when it comes to switching off my home security. What have you replaced your Xiaomi kit with?
GrimDanFango11/10/2019 09:28

I have a cobbled together solution that consists of various Xiaomi motion …I have a cobbled together solution that consists of various Xiaomi motion and door sensors, a few Blink cameras and a single Canary camera (mainly for the fact that it has a siren built in). This is all then managed via Smartthings. Whilst it works relatively well most of the time, it does rely on the somewhat flaky Smartthings geofencing and scheduled routines to arm/disarm at night. Then I also need to remember to disarm it manually when the cleaner comes round when I'm at work or if we have babysitters whilst we're out. I'd love to be able to add a keypad or some other means to arm/disarm selectively on the way out of the door (not relying on me remembering to do so via my phone) without having to invest in a full blown security solution which would just be replicating functionality I already have.


If you tinker with DIY solutions, have you considered moving to home assistant as the main automation server/hub? I've ditched smartthings and I'm slowly ramping up my home assistant set up. People have added (wall mount) tablet controllers and hence keypad alarm UI in to these.

FYI, I'm fully invested in to several ring cameras across my property, but I won't be taking their alarm system. I favour a wired system which will link into my home assistant set up and share all contact /motion sensors for more than just an alarm - that's just my preference though.
Holgmaster11/10/2019 08:48

I have tons of Ring stuff in the house but after a lot of research I …I have tons of Ring stuff in the house but after a lot of research I decided against their alarm system and pre-ordered the Boundry system instead. https://boundary.co.uk Might help someone in case you are in the same boat as me. All good options.



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I don't think having alexa voice activated security is a great idea. Your out and someone shouts through your letter box, or near a window "Alexa, turn off alarm". The mic pickup on the alexa devices is really good so regardless of where you have it, it will likely pic this up. I have the yale conexis door lock and i've not fitted the z-wave module for alexa control for exactly that reason.
incubus11/10/2019 10:08

I don't think having alexa voice activated security is a great idea. Your …I don't think having alexa voice activated security is a great idea. Your out and someone shouts through your letter box, or near a window "Alexa, turn off alarm". The mic pickup on the alexa devices is really good so regardless of where you have it, it will likely pic this up. I have the yale conexis door lock and i've not fitted the z-wave module for alexa control for exactly that reason.


usually, they only work one way. as in to activate. you normally cannot de-activate them with alexa for the exact reasons you just mentioned.
sirsmokesalot11/10/2019 10:11

usually, they only work one way. as in to activate. you normally cannot …usually, they only work one way. as in to activate. you normally cannot de-activate them with alexa for the exact reasons you just mentioned.


On the amazon page it says this:
'Works with selected Alexa devices to arm, disarm and check the status of your Ring Alarm security system with your voice.'
incubus11/10/2019 10:13

On the amazon page it says this:'Works with selected Alexa devices to arm, …On the amazon page it says this:'Works with selected Alexa devices to arm, disarm and check the status of your Ring Alarm security system with your voice.'


yikes...
incubus11/10/2019 10:08

Your out and someone shouts through your letter box, or near a window …Your out and someone shouts through your letter box, or near a window "Alexa, turn off alarm".


or even better, rather than kids playing 'tap door run' they shout through the letter box "Alexa, set alarm" then run leaving you in a panic to disarm before the siren goes off. Kids these days, just too smart
It's not usually as simple as telling Alexa to disarm the alarm. On my setup for example, I have to say: "Alexa, tell Smartthings <routine name>". If someone is so intent on breaking into my home that they've figured out that a) that's how my home security works, and b) the exact phrase required to turn it off, then they're probably wasting their time at my place and should be stealing giant diamonds from Richard Branson's house.
eonise11/10/2019 09:55

If you tinker with DIY solutions, have you considered moving to home …If you tinker with DIY solutions, have you considered moving to home assistant as the main automation server/hub? I've ditched smartthings and I'm slowly ramping up my home assistant set up. People have added (wall mount) tablet controllers and hence keypad alarm UI in to these.FYI, I'm fully invested in to several ring cameras across my property, but I won't be taking their alarm system. I favour a wired system which will link into my home assistant set up and share all contact /motion sensors for more than just an alarm - that's just my preference though.


I have looked at HA, but to be honest it probably requires more tinkering time than I'm prepared to commit. Building the Smartthings setup was fun to begin with, but now every change it needs seems like a bit of a chore. If someone brought out a standalone Z-wave/zigbee keypad or fob reader that would integrate with ST, that would probably be good enough for my needs. I have seen some around but they seem to be prohibitively expensive and/or only available in the US.
I use an ERA G5 Alarm, it has SMS sim card in from GiffGaff, I back this up with an uninterruptable power supply, it connects to Wifi, has an app for remote activation/deactivation & as soon as the alarm is triggered you get a text followed by an automated call.
All quite simple to install & use, costs me just £20 per year if that for the sim.
HerefordCiderApples11/10/2019 09:06

I can't see this selling well to anybody that needs an alarm. cheaper to …I can't see this selling well to anybody that needs an alarm. cheaper to stick a few hive sensors up and get notified, who takes any notice of sirens these daysadd..[Image]


V true, get 4 Neos cameras for less than £100 with auto arming, motion and sound alerts and HD picture. Zero subscription too.
BingoBertie11/10/2019 11:43

I use an ERA G5 Alarm, it has SMS sim card in from GiffGaff, I back this …I use an ERA G5 Alarm, it has SMS sim card in from GiffGaff, I back this up with an uninterruptable power supply, it connects to Wifi, has an app for remote activation/deactivation & as soon as the alarm is triggered you get a text followed by an automated call.All quite simple to install & use, costs me just £20 per year if that for the sim.


Initial outlay would be quite expensive though, considering the small number of sensors it comes with and the cost of additional ones (basing this on the prices on Amazon). Plus you dont have any integrated cameras with that. If you exclude the cost of the cameras my ST based solution probably set me back about £150 and that's with at least half a dozen sensors and no annual costs. It's not an out of the box solution though, so I appreciate that what you have is probably what the majority are looking for.
eonise11/10/2019 09:55

If you tinker with DIY solutions, have you considered moving to home …If you tinker with DIY solutions, have you considered moving to home assistant as the main automation server/hub? I've ditched smartthings and I'm slowly ramping up my home assistant set up. People have added (wall mount) tablet controllers and hence keypad alarm UI in to these.FYI, I'm fully invested in to several ring cameras across my property, but I won't be taking their alarm system. I favour a wired system which will link into my home assistant set up and share all contact /motion sensors for more than just an alarm - that's just my preference though.


Which wired system are you using which you can interface with HA ?
GrimDanFango11/10/2019 13:04

Initial outlay would be quite expensive though, considering the small …Initial outlay would be quite expensive though, considering the small number of sensors it comes with and the cost of additional ones (basing this on the prices on Amazon). Plus you dont have any integrated cameras with that. If you exclude the cost of the cameras my ST based solution probably set me back about £150 and that's with at least half a dozen sensors and no annual costs. It's not an out of the box solution though, so I appreciate that what you have is probably what the majority are looking for.


It really all depends on how secure you want to be. The G5 from response electronics being dual networked ie wifi plus SMS pretty much guarantees you know what the state of play is.
You can add additional sensors & you can also add a camera to the system.
Although, for cameras on wifi only I use Maisi wireless wifi cameras that can pan & tilt, have night vision & you can zoom in easily. But more importantly they have an sd card slot & you can hear what's happening on the app & also talk through the camera to whoever's is in the room. These cameras work straight from the box & are cheap as chips. I have seven of these in my warehouse, I can see & hear what's going on in there from anywhere in the world.
My money would be on a system like the Pyronix Enforcer - I appreciate its not just as easy to setup, but its a great quality solution
tonymcg11/10/2019 13:30

My money would be on a system like the Pyronix Enforcer - I appreciate its …My money would be on a system like the Pyronix Enforcer - I appreciate its not just as easy to setup, but its a great quality solution


Hi Tony. I’m looking to get my own alarm system installed. Do you have a little more information about the pyronix? I’ve seen enforcer v10. Did you set up yourself?
Edited by: "ajay2606" 13th Oct
ajay260613/10/2019 13:11

Hi Tony. I’m looking to get my own alarm system installed. Do you have a l …Hi Tony. I’m looking to get my own alarm system installed. Do you have a little more information about the pyronix? I’ve seen enforcer v10. Did you set up yourself?


Hi @ajay2606 , yeah its an excellent system - its between this and the texecom (its a mesh system). I have installed quite a few system just as a hobby over the years, and up to this point its been the pyronix mini I usually go with. But the enforcer range makes it so much easier. Got the last one of a certain online auction site, as it was great price. The remotes are very handy. The best advice would be, read the manuals twice before even starting - that way you will completely understand the install and won't hit any snags. If you have the skills I would recommend running the cable between the control panel and the siren with the 12v supply so the LEDs alternate - its more time consuming than technical.
tonymcg13/10/2019 13:23

Hi @ajay2606 , yeah its an excellent system - its between this and the …Hi @ajay2606 , yeah its an excellent system - its between this and the texecom (its a mesh system). I have installed quite a few system just as a hobby over the years, and up to this point its been the pyronix mini I usually go with. But the enforcer range makes it so much easier. Got the last one of a certain online auction site, as it was great price. The remotes are very handy. The best advice would be, read the manuals twice before even starting - that way you will completely understand the install and won't hit any snags. If you have the skills I would recommend running the cable between the control panel and the siren with the 12v supply so the LEDs alternate - its more time consuming than technical.


Thanks so much Tony for taking the time to reply It’s certainly peaked my interest so will get doing my research. The property I am going to purchase has a system in place but is not functioning so hoping the wiring will still be useful.
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