New Ring Alarm System 199

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  1. mat200

    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Hi Gary, I believe this is a new product.
     
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    darrenph1 Getting comfortable

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    FYI Costco is doing a preorder for members right now.

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    Costco Wholesale has for their Members: 10-Piece Ring Alarm Wireless Security Kit Pre-Order for $239.99. Shipping is free.

    Note: Scheduled to ship on 7/13/18

    Includes:
    • Base Station
    • Keypad
    • Range Extender
    • Motion Detector
    • 6 Contact Sensors
     
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    hmjgriffon Known around here

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    Has anyone used this yet? I was considering it because nobody is going to monitor a home brew security system, that I know of.
     
  4. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    I have been testing this for a week now... It operates as promised it is very easy to setup and use. If you prepay for the year it's $8.30 per month for cellular monitoring and full control from the app.... It is by far the best value in DIY wireless alarm systems. Is also important to note that the accessories like additional keypads motion detectors and sirens are very reasonably priced. If they ultimately add true Z-Wave integration that will just be icing on the cake.
     
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    Awesome, what all is in your setup, just the basics? I have to say, good endorsement from @fenderman is pretty awesome. I also echo your sentiments about the cameras, when I see them on tv, I think cool, lights, siren, motion detection all in the camera? But then I immediately remember that the ONE wireless camera I have which happens to have PIR on it, works pretty well, but I had to crank down the settings to make it work stable. Would it be better with gigabit wireless? I dunno, but I also doubt the cameras can match the video quality of the dahua starlights. So I don't plan on using any of their cameras.
     
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    I have only tested with the basic 199 kit no additional parts... I particularly like the keypad because of the large buttons as well as the fact that it announces the status verbally. It can be powered by the included USB adapter or via the included rechargeable battery.
    I would not use any of their cameras. I will note though that the $100 yearly monitoring fee would also include cloud storage for their doorbell or cameras.
     
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    Do you know if they offer an accessories with strobe light to alert of an alarm?
     
  8. fenderman

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    This siren has led indicators
    Dome Siren
     
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    I'd recommend the whole thing to people who don't want to mess with DIY stuff, aren't real technical etc, I've met a lot of people who want cameras and pretty much shut down when I mention $170 for a camera lol they are perfectly happy with the quality of the kit cameras so the ring cameras would be fine for those people I think.
     
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    It's not 170 for a camera.. it's 100 bucks for a fixed Starlight camera... The ring cameras not any cheaper...
     
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    I personally don't even consider fixed cameras, even if you guess at what power you'll need you might be wrong, or if you want to move it later, f that, I want to be able to zoom in and out lol.
     
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    That may be the case but comparing the price of a varifocal to a fixed ring camera is improper.
     
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    I'd bet the fixed dahua still kills the ring cam LOL.
     
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    motoolfan Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks for putting this info out there, wasn't aware ring even had a security system lol. I've just ordered the Costco kit.
     
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    It won't wake me up. I doubt it will wake a hearing person up either if the sound wasn't working. It need to be a strobe light. Maybe I should write to the manufacturer about it.
     
  16. NVR

    NVR Getting the hang of it

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    Does it offer self monitoring via internet?
     
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    My understanding is that you can self-monitor via Internet for free. However, for $8.33 a month (if you pay $100 for the year in advance), you get 24/7 professional monitoring and cellular backup in case the Internet is down. It's definitely a game changer that's shaking up the home security industry. I pre-ordered a kit from Costco and I'm waiting for it to arrive next week.
     
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    NVR Getting the hang of it

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    Been waiting for a solid self monitoring solution over internet for a long time, will try this out for sure.
     
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    weigle2 Pulling my weight

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    Need lots of details on how secure, network wise, this system is. Does it use upnp, etc. Will need to do alot of research before allowing this on my network. Looks pretty promising, though.