So I have a house full of Smartthings, zigbee and z-wave devices. I wanted a better alarm system that has monitoring. A friend told me about Ring Alarm with Cellular Backup. So I went on a mission and did a lot of research and learned the Ring alarm will work with my devices, but unless it’s a Ring device it will no call Police or Fire. Bummer.
All I want is the Ring Alarm Hub and use my devices, but want to keep using my ST Hub and as you know you can’t share devices on 2 hubs.
After researching and realizing nobody has a solution to this so I created one.
I installed the Ring Hub. I threw the Keypad, motion and range extender in a box and threw it in my closet. Don’t need it.
I took the Door Sensor apart I unsoldered the magnetic reed switch. Then soldered 2 wires in it’s place and attached them to this:
Connected the wires to Com and NO because the Door sensor is Normally Open circuit.
Now I told Smartthings to Trigger the Wireless Z-Wave Multi-Input/Output Dry Contact Bridge when an alarm goes off.
Perfect. Now all my ST sensors trigger the Ring Alarm. The Ring alarm thinks it a real Ring Alarm Sensor. I could care less Ring always tells me Door sensor tripped because ST tells me which sensor tripped.
Also had someone say Ring has battery backup and ST doesn’t, Well that’s true but I’m using ST Hub V2 which does have battery backup V3 doesn’t have battery backup.