Retrofit Alarm Kit
Welcome to the Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit
Explore our downloadable guides and online help topics designed to walk you through each step of your installation. Installation Guides Watch the Retrofit Alarm Kit Video here. Download the Retrofit Alarm Kit print guide here. Follow along with the online installation guide here. Download an...
Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit Installation Instructions
Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Before you begin 3. Tools and supplies you may need for installation 4. Preparing for installation 5. Setup instructions 6. Connecting zone wires 1. Introduction Thank you for choosing the Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit. Please read all of the following instructions...
Retrofit Alarm Kit Installation Video
Watch this video to learn how to setup and install the Retrofit Alarm Kit. Use these links to find the detailed installation instructions: Download the Retrofit Alarm Kit print guide here. Follow along with the online installation guide here. Download and print a Zone Wiring Cheat Sheet to kee...
Frequently Asked Questions about the Retrofit Alarm Kit
Who is the Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit recommended for? The Retrofit Alarm Kit is recommended for neighbors who want to connect working wired contact sensor zones from a conventional wired alarm system to their Ring Alarm. The existing wired alarm panel does not need to be actively monitored or in u...
Anatomy of a Wired Alarm Panel - Retrofit Alarm Kit
Common wired alarm components 1. Alarm box or alarm cabinet. The metal box that holds your wired alarm equipment. 2. Alarm panel. The circuit board that functions as the brains of your wired security system. All device and zone wires, along with electrical and battery backup wires connect to the...
What if I can't pass the Retrofit Alarm Kit Communication Test?
The Retrofit Alarm Kit has a Communication Test option that allows you to test whether it can communicate with your Ring Alarm Base Station. Most wired alarm panels are located in basements, utility closets, garages, or other places on your property where it may be more difficult for the Z-Wave s...
Which wired alarm zones are compatible with the Retrofit Alarm Kit?
The Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit design supports a maximum resistance of 5200 ohms under supported operating conditions of temperature, battery, etc. This is intended to tolerate 4.7K, 1K or 2K end of line resistors commonly found in wired systems. Existing alarm wiring adds a small amount of resistan...
Download the Retrofit Alarm Kit Manual
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Download a Zone Wiring Cheat Sheet
The key to a successful installation is good documentation. Using wiring schematics, labels, or lists for your wired alarm panel zones, write down which doors, windows and security devices are in each zone, and where zones are connected to your alarm panel. As you complete the Retrofit Alarm Kit...
Using a Multimeter to Test your Wired Zones
Checking the integrity of your wired contact sensor zones will ensure that the zones can be connected to the Retrofit Alarm Kit. Wired contact sensor zones must create a complete closed loop in order to work properly with Retrofit Alarm Kit. Before you begin this step, check that all doors and wi...