Blackwire has introduced a Ring Events Driver for Elan home automation systems, an addition to existing drivers for Control4 and URC systems.
With this driver, integrators will be able to use push-button and motion events from Ring devices and integrate them into their Elan projects.
Founded in 2009 and staffed by former integrators, Phoenix, AZ-based Blackwire Designs stands out as a unique distributor in the custom installation industry, serving both residential and commercial dealers. Blackwire Designs is also home to an extensive driver marketplace, offering a range of first- and third-party integration drivers for Control4 and URC platforms.
Blackwire Ring Driver is Faster
This direct, official integration with Ring allows the driver to be significantly faster than other solutions that may rely on third-party services and is more reliable than doorbell sensing hardware, which can be overly sensitive to power fluctuations.
“We worked directly with Ring to build a solution that we would be able to extend into other platforms in the industry,” says Blackwire Owner Kevin Luthur. “We’re very excited to offer our driver for Elan Systems in addition to our other integrations with Control4 and URC, and we’re proud to be the exclusive solution for this industry. We plan on rolling out more integration in the near future.”
How the Driver Works
With Blackwire’s Ring new integration for Elan, when someone pushes the doorbell button, the Elan system instantly receives an event from Ring to execute any number of home automation routines. Integrators can also program additional actions, such as lighting scenes or audio announcements, based on motion events received from Ring doorbells and cameras.
The driver is now available on Blackwire’s website and can be bundled with most Ring hardware at a discount when purchased together.