Alarm Features
  • Arming, Disarming, and Setting Modes on your Ring Alarm

    One of the most important things to understand when it comes to your Ring Alarm is how to arm and disarm your system as well as the different Modes that are available to protect your home in different circumstances. The remainder of this article will teach you how to use different Modes on your A...

  • Bypassing Devices

    "Bypassing" a device is a step 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...

  • Controlling the Ring Alarm With Users and Roles

    Once you've completed setting up your Ring device in your app, you can decide who has access to your system. Certain people need total control over the system while others only need to be able to perform a few simple functions. The owner, for example, needs to be able to configure every aspect of...

  • Getting emergency alerts in Do Not Disturb mode

    Your phone or tablet’s Do Not Disturb mode is useful when you need peace and quiet, but it will keep you from seeing Ring Alarm emergency alerts immediately.  Follow these instructions to ignore your device’s settings and send you Ring Alarm emergency alerts right away, even if your phone is in D...

  • Guest User Scheduling for Ring Alarm

    You can now provide people in your circle of trust - dog walkers, babysitters, contractors, and more - with limited access to your Ring Alarm, only during specific hours and on days that you choose.  The Guest User Scheduling feature gives Alarm Owners the ability to create schedules to determine...

  • How to Silence the Siren and Disarm Your Alarm

    Ring Alarm gives you precise control over your Ring Alarm during emergency events. Ring Protect Plus subscribers with professional monitoring for their Ring Alarm can silence their siren without canceling the request for dispatch. Ring Alarm has separated those actions with the new Silence Siren ...

  • Managing Locations on Your Ring Alarm

    Locations are a function of the Ring app that allows you to group your Ring devices by their physical location. If, for example, you had a Ring Alarm and a number of Ring cameras at both your home and your place of business, you could group these devices into "Home" and "Business" locations. That...

  • Pets and the Ring Alarm Motion Detectors

    The motion detectors for your Ring Alarm system are a crucial part of the Ring of Security around your home. For homeowners with pets, however, such systems become problematic. With fines for false alarms running into the hundreds of dollars, you definitely don't want your pet triggering your ala...

  • Setting Ring Alarm Entry and Exit Delays

    The Exit Delay setting gives you a short period of time to leave your home once you’ve armed Ring Alarm. You’ll hear a series of chirps to remind you that there are only a few seconds to exit your home and close the door. When your Exit Delay ends, your Alarm is in Armed Mode. Opening your door w...

  • Using a Duress Code with Ring Alarm

    WARNING - Only use your Duress code in an emergency.  The Duress code cannot be tested or canceled. If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation where an intruder is in the house with you, and you need to request emergency help but can’t call 911, sound the siren, or provide any indicatio...