Ring just launched a $40 shatterproof sensor for CES 2022
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The Ring’s Alarm Pro DIY security system is an impressive product that checks nearly all the necessary boxes. It can safely monitor your home but also get help when you need it. Plus, you can easily customize it. It’s our top pick for a security system, but there’s one piece of the puzzle missing – a glass breakage sensor.
And Ring is finally putting all the pieces together in a one-size-fits-all $39.99 Glass Break Sensor Alarm. In fact, that was the company’s only announcement at CES 2022. It can be pre-ordered now and will begin arriving on February 16.
The Broken Glass Sensor is an important tool in a security system because when stationed in a particular room, it can listen for the sound of broken glass. When detected, it will alert you just like a door or window sensor.
So far, expensive work all around Alarm The customer has a contact sensor on every window to be completely covered or just a few of them on scattered windows. And, of course, this can be more expensive depending on how many windows you decide to cover. Alternatively, you can use your Echo smart display or speaker with Alexa Guard to hear broken glass.
Small, round shape Glass broken sensor alarm bell Can be placed on any flat surface or mounted to the wall. As Ring does with most products — doorbells, cameras, and sensors — they include the necessary mounting hardware in the box, and it will listen for noises up to 25 feet away. Then simply download the Ring app for Android or iOS to complete the setup.
Aims to set Ring’s Glass Break Sensor apart from the competition, it uses AI to accurately identify sounds. This way, you won’t be alerted to any loud key presses or other normal ambient sounds – like stacking dishes or dropping dishes.
We haven’t had a chance to test it yet, but we imagine Ring’s team worked with Amazon Alexa’s team to best detect these types of noises. It’s important that any glass break sensor pinpoints when the glass from the window is actually breaking, so you won’t be inundated with false positives. In this case as it is connected to the Ring Alarm system that could mean one false alarm to the call center or a multitude of incorrect notifications. However, with Ring’s track record in this space and Our testing of many other Alarm and Alarm Pro sensors, we have faith in this newest product.
Ring’s glass shatter sensor isn’t the most exciting announcement from CES 2022 – Samsung has a fancy projector, Sony has a mini LED TV and Dell has a sleek laptop – but this is a big launch in the world of security systems. It also fills in a missing part of a Ring Alarm or Ring Alarm Pro system.
Because it’s a unique use of AI and deep integration with Ring or Alexa, it’s a finalist for CES 2022’s Best Smart Home Product. We’ll be sharing the full range of finalists this weekend, ahead of the top picks in each. category.
You can pre-order the Glass Break Sensor for $39.99 from Amazonand is expected to begin shipping to customers on February 16th. We imagine that at that point, Ring could update some of the Ring and Professional Alarm Sets to include the sensor as well. this in the basic cost.