Ring’s Professional Monitoring Center is focused on speed and accuracy to help you get help fast. To achieve this goal, they sometimes use automation in order to shave precious seconds off their response time when it counts the most.
What does this mean for me?
During your Alarm’s 7-Day Practice Period: When your alarm is triggered, you will receive an automated voice message but emergency services are not automatically dispatched. You can connect with a live agent if help is needed.
With Professional Monitoring, After the 7-Day Practice Period: When your home is professionally monitored, our monitoring center will begin calling your list of emergency contacts after the alarm sounds.
The goal is to reach a person as quickly as possible. If the agent identifies that the first contact’s phone is being answered by voicemail, they will set an automated recording to leave a message so the agent can immediately call the next contact on the list. The automated message will (1) advise the neighbor of the location and type of call, (2) ask them to return the call, and (3) leave a phone number. This allows the agent to call the next contact sooner.
Ring's Monitoring Center phone number is 833-209-2159. We recommend that you and your emergency contacts save that number as a contact under the name “Ring Alarm” to increase the likelihood that someone will answer the call.
What happens after my Ring Alarm sends an emergency signal?
Depending on the type of emergency, there are different protocols in place.
Burglar Alarm: Emergency contacts are called first before the emergency responders are dispatched. If any emergency contacts are reached, they can confirm the emergency or cancel a false alarm by telling the monitoring center the verbal password. If no emergency contacts can be reached, the monitoring center may leave automated voicemails and then dispatch the police.
Smoke/Fire Alarm (triggered by Smoke & CO Listener or First Alert Smoke/CO Alarm): Your first emergency contact is called first before the emergency responders are dispatched. The remaining contacts on your list are called, and if anyone can be reached, they are notified of the emergency and may be given the opportunity to cancel if it's a false alarm. If none can be reached, the monitoring center may leave automated voicemails.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm: Emergency responders are dispatched first, and cannot be canceled even in the event of a false alarm. Next, all emergency contacts are called. If any contacts can be reached, they are notified of the emergency. If none can be reached, the monitoring center may leave automated voicemails.
Panic Button Alarm: Police are dispatched first, then the list of emergency contacts are called until someone answers. If any contacts can be reached, they are notified of the emergency and may be able to cancel if it’s a false alarm. If none can be reached, the monitoring center may leave automated voicemails.
Don’t forget! You and your emergency contacts will be required to share the verbal password with the monitoring center to confirm their identity.