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  1. tony22

    tony22 Young grasshopper

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    Hi @NVR, sorry to drag to up after so long, but are you still being covered? How did you determine that you were still under coverage with 4G?
     
  2. kfmfe04

    kfmfe04 n3wb

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    The only small issue I've had was speaker degradation (on the keypad) - it died during the first week and it looks like it's about to die again after a year. The first time, they sent a replacement unit within a week. If you're on the $99/year plan, unit replacement is covered. I think I'll give them a call this week.
     
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    tony22 Young grasshopper

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    In the last few days my keypad has been dropping Offline at least once a day. Going to Keypad->Settings->Advanced->Reconfiguration to get it to come back Online works, but it will then drop off within a day. I wonder if it's failing? Nothing else hooked up wirelessly is dropping off.
     
  4. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    How far is it from the base station or a repeater?
     
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    tony22 Young grasshopper

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    The keypad is at the top of the stairs just inside my bedroom and the repeater is at the bottom of the stairs. Standard length staircase. It'd been working fine since the day of installation up until about three days ago.
     
  6. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    strange. You should call them.
     
  7. jjp44343

    jjp44343 Young grasshopper

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    It really bothers me I bought and installed this system only to find out there is no way to add glass break sensors. I have Alexa Guard setup but is there anything else I can do?
     
  8. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    You can return it and pay triple for monitoring. You can simply use a motion sensor.
     
  9. Adamsdaddy

    Adamsdaddy n3wb

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    My house has two sets of double doors and a large window-all facing the backyard. Since smashing through the doors at the back of our houses has been the preferred entry point of thieves-I have three motion sensors-one per double door and the window.
    Far more reliable than the glass break sensors.

    Search glass break sensor test on YouTube and you’ll see how unreliable they are.
     
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    jjp44343 Young grasshopper

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    I don’t trust the motion sensors with the animals. Maybe I will run some tests if it’s possible to disconnect from monitoring temporarily.
     
  11. Todd Schmidt

    Todd Schmidt Getting the hang of it

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    It’s very easy to temporarily turn off monitoring. Go into settings select monitoring and select self monitor.
     
  12. Adamsdaddy

    Adamsdaddy n3wb

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    I have two dogs: 20 lb and 40 boxer. No issues once I installed them as per the directions.
     
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    iseeker Getting the hang of it

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    Decent sale upcoming on prime days:
    • Save $130 on a Ring Alarm 14-Piece Kit, just $199
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