Setting Up Your Ring Smoke & CO Listener in Your Ring App

Setting up your Ring Smoke& CO Listener in the Ring App is a very simple process. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide. 

Before you start

If there is an update available for your Ring App, please update it before you begin. Remind any shared users to update their app too. Updating the app ensures that everyone on your account will be able to see this new device.  

Step One - Switch your Ring Alarm to Self-Monitoring


Prior to installing your Smoke & CO Listener, you will need to switch your Alarm from Professional Monitoring to Self-Monitoring.

Note: This will not cancel your self-monitoring service and you will be able to manually switch your Ring Alarm back to Professional Monitoring after setup is complete. 

If you already self-monitor your Ring Alarm, skip to Step Two.

Click here for more information on changing the monitoring status on your Ring Alarm.

Step Two - Select Set Up a Device


Open the side menu by tapping the three parallel lines in the upper left-hand side of the screen.

  • Tap "Set Up a Device."
  • Tap "Security Devices."
  • Tap "Sensors."
  • Tap "Smoke & CO Listener."  
Step Three - Scan the QR Code


Tap the "Scan QR Code" button. Then use the camera on your phone or tablet to scan your Sensor's QR code. 

Step Four - Pull out the clear tab on the back of the Smoke & CO Listener


This turns the listener on. Your Alarm Base Station should find the listener automatically.

As the Listener pairs to your Alarm base station, the Base Station’s LED ring blinks slowly, then quickly. Once pairing is complete, the LED glows blue for five seconds.

Note: If the listener does not pair successfully, the Base Station LED ring glows red. Try the pairing process again. Start by following the in-app instructions. When it’s time to pull the battery tab, simply remove and reinsert your battery to complete this process.      

Step Six - Configure Your Device


Once the device has been added successfully, use the Ring App to configure it for use.


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