Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit Works With Traditional Systems

Update: The Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit is now available for immediate order on the Ring website, while it’s only available on Amazon for pre-order until December 11th, 2019.

The Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit is now available for pre-order on the Ring website along with Amazon. With a price of $199, it will be released on December 11th of this year. This kit lets homeowners integrate their existing wired contact sensors into the Ring Alarm system. The kit requires not only the Ring Alarm security system, but also an Alexa device or hub like the Amazon Echo Show. Using this device, users can control all of their security components within the Ring— Always Home app.

Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit
Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit. Photo provided by Ring.

The Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit must be placed in 250 feet of the base station. It comes with a one-year limited warranty and has a battery life of five years, given there are 100 events per day. The device itself can be mounted to a wall with either double-stick tape or mounting hardware.

By speaking to Alexa, users can arm, disarm, and check the status of any Alexa-enabled devices. Although most Ring components have DIY installation, the company recommends getting the Retrofit Alarm Kit professional installed by a licensed professional.

Ring Alarm Security System Updates

In addition to this new product release, Ring has announced two new updates to Ring Alarm:

  • Guest user scheduling: Users can set specific dates and times for guests to arm and disarm the alarm system. Previously, guests had this ability 24/7.
  • Cancel alarm feature: If the alarm is triggered and then the system is disarmed soon after, Ring will call the user to see if help is needed for if it was a false alarm.

Owned by Amazon, Ring is one of the most popular smart home security companies in the United States. Their products include security cameras, security systems, smart lights, and video doorbells for homes and businesses. The Retrofit Alarm Kit is Ring’s latest product, although new device and service announcements are frequent.

FAQs

Does Ring Alarm work with existing sensors?

If you have traditional hardwired sensors, you can integrate them into your Ring Alarm security system with the Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit.

What is a Ring Alarm Kit?

The Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit is a device that integrates traditional, hardwired contact sensors with the Ring Alarm security system, allowing them to be monitored remotely through the Ring— Always Home app.

Do Ring alarms work in Canada?

Ring products and services are available in all of Canada except Quebec.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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