Setting Up Your Panic Button in the Ring App

Setting up your Panic Button 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.   

Step One - 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 "Panic Buttons."
  • Tap "Panic Button." 
  • Tap "Add Device."
  • Tap "Ready." 
Step Two - Scan the QR Code


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

Step Three - Pull out the clear tab on the back of the Panic Button


Pulling the clear tab out turns the Panic Button on. Your Alarm Base Station should find the Button automatically.

Note: The Panic Button can trigger an alarm as soon as it is paired with your system. Treat the Panic Button with care to avoid false alarms as soon as you pull out the tab.

As the Button attempts to pair to your Alarm Base Station the LED will blink. Once pairing is complete, the LED glows blue for three seconds

Note: If the sensor does not pair successfully, the LED 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 Four - Place the Panic Button in your desired location


You can place your Panic Button just about anywhere inside your home. You may want to put it on a desk in your office or mount it on a wall in your bedroom. You can even put it in the bathroom - just be sure not to get it wet.

Wherever you put your Panic Button, be sure to place the device in an area where it won't get accidentally used by precocious children or pets. Don't put it in a drawer - it's more likely to get pressed and trigger a false alarm. 

Step Five - Complete the communication test


Once you've placed the button, you will need to confirm it can still communicate with the Base Station. 

To complete the communication test, follow these instructions:

  • Quickly tap the Setup button located on the side of the device. Don't worry, the test will not set off your Alarm.
  • If the LED blinks blue, the Panic Button is connected and ready to go.
  • If the LED blinks red, you can try the test again or try repositioning the sensor closer to the Base Station or using a range extender to strengthen communication.

The communication test can also be completed at any time from the Advanced Options of the Panic Button device profile in the Ring App.  

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