Arming and disarming your Ring Alarm, Video Doorbell and Security Camera with Alexa

Conveniently arm and disarm your Ring Alarm, Video Doorbells and Security Cameras with voice commands for Alexa and a compatible Echo device.

How to arm and disarm your Ring Alarm with Alexa

First, open the Alexa app and enable the Ring Alexa skill.

If you're new to Alexa, install the Alexa app on your mobile device first.

  1. Check if your device is already set up.
  2. Tap Try Discovery Again.
  3. Ask, "Alexa, discover my devices"
  4. Choose the option to get help connecting or contact customer service.
  5. Tap Skills & Games on the main menu.
  6. On the next screen, search for Ring in the search box. After you've found it, tap Enable.
  7. Next, Alexa will ask you to sign into your Ring account. This will link your Ring account to your Alexa account.
  8. After you sign in, Alexa will look for devices to connect. All of your Ring devices should appear and connect to Alexa automatically. If you don't want a particular device to connect, tap Forget.
  9. Your device should now appear as <location> Ring in the Alexa app.

Next, set a passcode with which to disarm your device.

  1. In the Alexa app, tap Devices and then All Devices to view the list of your devices.
  2. Select the device that you want to arm and disarm using your voice.
  3. Under Settings, toggle on Disarm by Voice.
  4. You will be prompted to setup a 4-digit passcode.

After your passcode is set up, try the following commands.

  • Once your Ring account is linked to Alexa, arm the Alarm by saying: “Alexa, arm Ring.
  • Once armed, Alexa will respond with: “Ring is armed in home/away mode.
  • To check the status of your Alarm, say: “Alexa, is Ring armed?
  • To disarm your Ring Alarm, say: “Alexa, disarm Ring.” Alexa will then ask for your four-digit voice code. Once that's said, your Ring Alarm will disarm.

How to arm Ring Alarm using an Alexa Routine

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap More in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap Routines, then tap the plus sign in the top right corner to create a New Routine.
  4. On the next screen, tap Enter Routine Name.
  5. Type out a new Routine Name (example: "Arm Ring Alarm") and then tap Next.
  6. Tap When This Happens and then tap Voice.
  7. Type out the phrase you’d like to use (example: "Alexa, goodnight"), and then tap Next.
  8. Tap Action in the top right corner, then tap Add Action.
  9. Tap Guard and then tap Next.
  10. Test the routine by tapping the play button icon next to the routine name, or try using the Alexa phrase you chose for the routine (example: "Alexa, goodnight).
  • Arming or disarming the Alarm will be registered as an event in the History screen in your Ring and Alexa apps.

How to arm and disarm your Video Doorbells or Security Cameras with Alexa

First, enable Mode Settings for your Ring Video Doorbell or Security Camera.

  1. Open your Ring app.
  2. Tap the menu (≡).
  3. Tap Settings, then Modes and Automations.
  4. Tap Modes.
  5. Scroll down and tap Enable Mode Settings for Cameras.
  6. Tap Default Mode Settings or choose the option to Customize Mode Settings.

Next, open the Alexa app and enable the Ring Alexa skill.

If you're new to Alexa, install the Alexa app on your mobile device first.

  1. Check if your device is already set up.
  2. Tap Try Discovery Again.
  3. Ask, "Alexa, discover my devices"
  4. Choose the option to get help connecting or contact customer service.
  5. Tap Skills & Games on the main menu.
  6. On the next screen, search for Ring in the search box. After you've found it, tap Enable.
  7. Next, Alexa will ask you to sign into your Ring account. This will link your Ring account to your Alexa account.
  8. After you sign in, Alexa will look for devices to connect. All of your Ring devices should appear and connect to Alexa automatically. If you don't want a particular device to connect, tap Forget.
  9. Your device should now appear as <location> Ring in the Alexa app.

After the Ring Alexa skill is enabled, try the following commands.

  • Say "Alexa, arm Ring" or "Alexa, disarm Ring" to change the Mode for your doorbell or camera. When disarming, you must say your voice passcode.
  • You can also say "Alexa, I'm leaving" or "Alexa, I'm home".

Learn more about using modes.

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