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Ring Alarm Security Kit 4K19SZ-0EN0 (2nd Gen)
Alarm Security Kit 4K19SZ-0EN0 (2nd Gen)
Has a rechargeable battery in base station for when power is out. Can trigger siren remotely using the App. Can use your location to arm and disarm the alarm. Can use your location to arm and disarm the alarm but requires a higher level subscription or additional fee. Has a keypad for passcodes. Uses cellular connections (requires payment) when WiFi is not available. Can add a water leak sensor to the system.
Description
Has a rechargeable battery in base station for when power is out. Can trigger siren remotely using the App. Can use your location to arm and disarm the alarm. Can use your location to arm and disarm the alarm but requires a higher level subscription or additional fee. Has a keypad for passcodes. Uses cellular connections (requires payment) when WiFi is not available. Can add a water leak sensor to the system.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Security essentials

Security essentials

Our evaluation of the available features that an ideal security system should offer.

 /  5
Security add-ons

Security add-ons

Our evaluation of security-related features - such as smoke alarms - that an ideal system should offer for expanded functionality.

 /  5
Data security

Data security

A measure of how well the device and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, response to known vulnerabilities, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

 /  5
Data privacy

Data privacy

A measure of how the device and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user’s ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-available material.

 /  5
Smart home add-ons

Smart home add-ons

Our evaluation of the extra smart home features, such as the ability to control lights, that an ideal security system should offer for expanded functionality.

 /  5
Ease of setup

Ease of setup

How easy the system was to set up.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

An analysis of features that are used to interact with the security system.

 /  5
Motion detection

Motion detection

Our evaluation of the system's motion detection ability, including whether a test mode is available.

 /  5
Jamming resistance

Jamming resistance

Jamming is a type of hack where a burglar uses a laptop and a portable radio frequency (RF) transceiver to block the signals from door/window or motion sensors and enter a home without triggering the alarm.

 /  5
Replay disarm resistance

Replay disarm resistance

Replay disarm signal attacks are a more complicated attack where a hacker captures and records the disarm signal from a keyfob and later broadcasts it to disarm the security system using a laptop and an RF transceiver.

 /  5

About

The Ring Alarm Security Kit 4K19SZ-0EN0 (2nd Gen) is part of the Home Security Systems test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, DIY Home Security Systems models like the Alarm Security Kit 4K19SZ-0EN0 (2nd Gen) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Security essentials Our evaluation of the available features that an ideal security system should offer.

Security add-ons Our evaluation of security-related features - such as smoke alarms - that an ideal system should offer for expanded functionality.

Data security A measure of how well the device and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, response to known vulnerabilities, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

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