Arming, Disarming, and Setting Modes on your Ring Alarm

Arm, disarm and set Modes on your Ring Alarm via the Ring app with a Ring Protect subscription,1 or directly from the Keypad only without a subscription.

Security modes

These three modes on your Ring Alarm will protect your home in different ways. You can switch between them depending on your needs.1

Disarmed Mode

In this mode, no sensors in your home will be monitored and no alerts will be sent to the monitoring station. Your Alarm system will still be powered on and functioning.

Use this mode when you're at home and want the freedom to easily go in and out of your house. Fire and CO sensors (if they are attached to the system) will still be monitored.2

Home Mode

In this mode, only your perimeter sensors (doors and windows) will be monitored. Use this when you'd like to move freely inside your home. You can control which sensors are monitored in Home Mode by setting them in your Ring app:

  1. Tap the menu (☰) on the upper left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap 

    Modes and Automations

    .

  4. Tap 

    Modes

    .

  5. Tap Home.
  6. Tap Sensors.
  7. Tap which sensors you would like monitored while in this mode.

Away Mode

In this mode, all your sensors are monitored and an alert is issued if any of them are triggered. Use Away Mode to secure your home when you're leaving it and will be out. You can control which sensors will be monitored in Away Mode by setting them in your Ring app:

  1. Tap the menu (☰) on the upper left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap 

    Modes and Automations

    .

  4. Tap 

    Modes

    .

  5. Tap Away.
  6. Tap Sensors.
  7. Tap which sensors you would like monitored while in this mode.

Arming your system

To arm your system using the Ring app1

  1. Open your Ring app. You'll see the same mode icons as on your Alarm Keypad.
  2. Tap the Home or Away mode.

To arm your system using the Alarm Keypad

  1. Enter your user code.
  2. Press the Home Mode button or Away Mode button.

When you've changed your mode, your Alarm system begins a countdown. This is an Exit Delay, and it gives you time to leave your home before the system arms itself.

You can set an Exit Delay of 0 to 180 seconds:

  1. Tap the menu (☰) on the upper left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap 

    Modes and Automations

    .

  4. Tap 

    Modes

    .

  5. Tap Home or Away.
  6. Tap Exit Delay.
  7. Set the exit delay for the amount of time you wish.

Disarming your system

To disarm your system using the Ring app1

  1. Open your Ring app. You'll see the same mode icons as on your Ring Keypad.
  2. Tap Disarmed.

To disarm your system using the Keypad

  1. Enter your user code.
  2. Press the Disarmed button.

When you enter your home, your Alarm system begins a countdown. This is an Entry Delay, and it gives you time to disarm the system before it goes off.

You can set an Entry Delay of 0 to 180 seconds:

  1. Tap the menu (☰) on the upper left.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap 

    Modes and Automations

    .

  4. Tap 

    Modes

    .

  5. Tap Home or Away.
  6. Tap Entry Delay.
  7. Set the entry delay for the amount of time you wish.

Panic alarm

This feature lets you send a panic alarm to the monitoring station anytime. To turn it on, press and hold the ✓ and X buttons on the Keypad simultaneously for 3 seconds.

The Keypad will then send an instant alarm signal to the hub, the Keypad LED Ring will quickly blink red three times, and the speaker will play the panic alarm sound.

 

1 Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.

2 A compatible Ring Protect subscription is required to enroll in the Ring Alarm professional monitoring service. Professional monitoring service is available only within the U.S. (all 50 states, but not U.S. territories) and in Canada (excluding Quebec). Ring does not own its own professional monitoring center. Smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring is not available for a business or commercially zoned address. See Ring alarm licenses at: ring.com/licenses. Additional permit or false alarm fees may apply depending on your local jurisdiction. Additional charges may apply in areas that require permits or guard response service for alarm verification.

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