As your home security system grows, you’ll be able to use Modes to control the behaviour of your Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras. This article answers commonly asked questions about modes and teaches you how to use them to better control your system.
What are Modes?
Security Modes are settings in the Ring app that can control the behaviour of all of your Ring devices. The idea is to configure your cameras to protect your home in different ways, depending on your current needs. All of your devices will then work as a single ecosystem with a single button tap.
These three different modes are available to control the state of your home:
- Disarmed: Select Disarmed Mode when you’re at home and want the freedom to go in and out of your house easily. You can, for example, turn off the motion detectors on all of your front yard cameras to avoid getting alerts while you’re at home.
- Home Mode: Select Home Mode when you want the outside cameras of your house activated but want to be able to move freely around the inside of your home.
- Away Mode: Select Away Mode to fully secure your house when you leave. You can set all of your cameras, both inside and out, to record your home in this mode.
Note: You are not forced to use any default setting as-is. Each part of these settings is customisable depending on your needs and preferences.
How do I configure Modes?
There is a global control that lets you configure all of your devices at once. To get to this control, follow these instructions:
- Open the Ring app
- Tap the three-lined icon in the upper-left corner to open the side menu
- Tap Settings and select Modes
- Tap the mode you want to configure
- Set how you want your devices to behave in that mode
Note: You can also disable modes completely using this control.
Each device also has mode controls that can be set individually. These can be accessed from your device Dashboard.