Bypassing Devices

When you bypass a device, you instruct your armed Ring Alarm to ignore a particular compatible alarm sensor when the alarm is armed. There are a few reasons why you might do this:

  • You want to leave a particular sensor unmonitored (whether the system is self-monitored or professionally monitored) while continuing to monitor the other parts of your Alarm.
    • Example: You're at home and want to monitor (whether self-monitored or professionally monitored) 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 Alarm again.
  • You’ve pulled the tab on a security device that has been paired to your Alarm or Alarm Pro Base Station, but haven’t yet finished setting up the device.
  • You are updating your compatible alarm sensor firmware and need to bypass a particular sensor.

How to Bypass a Sensor with the App

  • Select your arming mode (Home or Away).
    • The app will show a message listing any sensors that need to be bypassed. That includes devices that are tripped, scheduled to update, or in the process of updating. You’ll be asked if you want to bypass. If confirmed, the Alarm will arm. If declined, the Alarm will remain disarmed.
    • Note: Your Alarm can bypass any sensor when in Home or Away mode. The Ring app will inform you of the bypassed sensors before changing the mode and a push notification will be sent when all sensors are bypassed. Bypassed sensors will also be listed in the Alarm history event feed. A bypassed sensor will not trigger the alarm and will not trigger emergency response for those enrolled in professional monitoring
    • Note: When the Ring Alarm is on Alarm Cellular Backup, arming the system will cause any faulted sensors to be automatically bypassed.

Bypassing a Sensor with your Keypad

  • Enter PIN.
  • Select your arming mode (home or away).
  • Your 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: Your Alarm can bypass any sensor when you arm in Home or Away mode. The Ring app will inform you of the bypassed sensors before changing the mode, and a push notification will be sent when all sensors are bypassed. A bypassed sensor will not trigger the burglar alarm.
    • Note: When the Ring is on Alarm Cellular Backup, arming the Alarm will cause any faulted sensors to be automatically bypassed.

Additional Notes

  • If you have a Z-Wave lock, arming via lock will automatically bypass faulted sensors.
  • When using Alarm Mode Schedules to arm your system, sensors that are tripped, not fully setup, or updating will be bypassed automatically. The Alarm history event timeline will indicate that a sensor or sensors have been bypassed by a schedule.
  • Your Ring Alarm will still arm even if all sensors are bypassed.

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