The only Vivint Equipment that will work with Ring is any device that works with z-wave. This means that your thermostat, doorlock, and light switches will work with Ring.
However, your sensors, cameras, and panel will not work with Ring.
This is because Viving sensors, cameras, and panel are proprietary to Vivint. This may come as a disappointment for someone who just bought a Ring system hoping to use it with their Vivint equipment.
Just know that this is a common theme throughout the industry. The same goes for other security companies such as SimpliSafe and Monitronics. Most of the time their cameras are not cross compatible with other companies.
The only security company that can work with Ring is ADT.
Vivint offers a variety of home security and automation devices that provide a similar level of coverage as Ring. Yet, unlike Ring, Vivint allows users to control their air conditioning, access their garage door, and even turn their lights off or on. Thanks to this range of automated options, many consumers are hoping to merge their Ring app and Vivint devices.
Unfortunately, though, not all Vivint products pair with Ring. Ring products sync using a unique system that’s similar to Bluetooth, known as z-wave. Z-Wave is a wireless communication protocol designed for home automation, specifically to control devices in a smart home or office environment. It uses a low-power radiofrequency to communicate between devices and can be used to control lighting, security systems, thermostats, and other devices.
Currently, only a few Vivint products pair with Ring’s z-wave frequencies, including:
Although you may successfully pair Vivint sensors and cameras with your Ring app, you won’t receive notifications or monitoring from the devices.
If you’re trying to merge your home automation and security systems, you may need a z-wave bridge to connect certain devices. However, if you’re just trying to link z-wave compatible Vivint devices, you can do so by following these easy steps:
If your Ring app cannot locate a device, it may lack z-wave compatibility. For more information, please refer to the User Manual provided by the manufacturer.
Everything else that isn’t z-wave compatible will not work with Ring. Below is a quick list:
This isn’t uncommon in the industry to see that their cameras don’t work with Ring. Other companies' equipment will fall into the same category.
For example, Simplisafe cameras, sensors, and app will not work with Ring. This is because all those technologies are encrypted in order to prevent hackers from getting into them.
The only other company that I know of that will work with Ring cameras is ADT.
Personally, if I had moved into a house I would simply reactivate the Vivint system. Since you already have the equipment in there you don’t have to worry about a contract.
The monthly price is more, but Vivint comes with additional features such as two way talk through the panel, fire and medical monitoring, and the ability to view the cameras from the panel offline.