Contact Sensor
  • How to Resolve Tampered Contact Sensors

    Ring Alarm has three types of contact sensors: Contact Sensor 1st Generation, Contact Sensor 2nd Generation, and the Outdoor Contact Sensor. They detect when someone opens and closes either a door, window, or outdoor access point such as a gate.   All three of the Contact Sensors have a tamper sw...

  • Ring Alarm Contact Sensor and Motion Detector - Setup and Use

      Wondering how to setup and use your Ring Alarm Contact Sensor or Motion Detector? Find answers here:   Ring Alarm Contact Sensor - Setup and Use   Ring Alarm Motion Detector - Setup and Use     Additional Resources: How to Install your Ring Alarm Contact Sensors on Different Types of Doors, Wi...

  • Ring Alarm Contact Sensor - Setup and Use

    This article is relevant for our customers in the US and Canada. If you are outside of the US and Canada, click here for setup and use information for Ring Alarm Contact Sensor. The Ring Alarm Contact Sensor is designed to monitor your doors and windows. The Contact Sensor is made up of two parts...

  • Tips for installing your Contact Sensor (2nd gen)

    If your door or window has a unique frame, size, structure or moulding, you may want to take a creative approach to mounting the Ring Alarm Contact Sensor (2nd generation).  You can even mount the Contact Sensor on a casement window using this method.   Note: Before you can begin mounting the Sen...

  • How to Install your Ring Alarm Contact Sensors on Different Types of Doors, Windows, and Trim

    Ring Alarm Contact Sensors are designed to keep doors and windows in homes and businesses secure.  Note: If you're installing a Ring Alarm Contact Sensor (2nd gen), click here. There are some things to know before you begin: The Contact Sensor is made up of two parts - the Sensor and the Magnet....

  • Troubleshooting your Contact Sensor (1st generation)

    Having issues with your Ring Alarm Contact Sensor (1st generation)? Follow these steps to help resolve them. What if my Contact Sensor (1st Generation) won’t connect? Move the Contact Sensor closer to the Alarm or Alarm Pro Base Station. If this doesn’t work, you can try to add a Range Extender ...

  • Troubleshooting Your Contact Sensor (2nd generation)

    Having issues with your Ring Alarm Contact Sensor (2nd generation)? Follow these steps to help resolve them. What if my Contact Sensor (2nd generation) won’t connect? Move the Contact Sensor closer to the Alarm or Alarm Pro Base Station. If this doesn’t work, you can try to add a Range Extender ...

  • Ring Alarm Quick Exit

      Click here to learn about the Ring Alarm Quick Exit feature.