Bypassing Devices

"Bypassing" a Device is a procedure in which you instruct your armed Ring Alarm system to ignore a particular sensor for the specific time the sensor is armed. There are a couple of reasons why you might do this:

  • You want to leave a particular sensor tripped while arming your system.
    • Example: you're at home and want to arm the exterior sensors but leave the back door open for the dog.
  • A particular sensor has malfunctioned but you don't have time to replace it before you need to arm your system again. 
  • You’ve pulled the tab on a kitted Device that was pre-paired to the base station but haven’t yet finished setting the device up.
  • You are updating your system firmware and need to bypass a particular sensor. 

Bypassing a Sensor with the App

  • Select your arming mode (Home or Away).
    • The app will show a message listing any devices that are tripped, are scheduled to update, or are in progress of updating, and ask if you wish to bypass. If confirmed, the system will arm. If declined, the system will remain disarmed.
    • Note: The system requires at least one active (non-bypassed) sensor included in a mode in order to arm.
    • Note: When the Ring is on cellular backup, arming the Alarm will cause any faulted sensors to be automatically bypassed.

Bypassing a Sensor with your Keypad

  • Enter PIN.
  • Select your arming mode (home or away).
  • Keypad will state that a sensor requires bypass.
    • Press the ‘check’ button to confirm the bypass.
    • To decline bypass, wait and allow to timeout.
    • To view the sensors that require bypass, open app.
    • Note: The system requires at least one active (non-bypassed) sensor included in a mode in order to arm.
    • Note: When the Ring is on cellular backup, arming the Alarm will cause any faulted sensors to be automatically bypassed.
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