How to Set Up Alexa to Arm and Disarm Your Ring Devices

Here's how to enable Alexa to change your modes (armed or disarmed) with voice commands if you have a compatible Amazon Echo device and a Ring Alarm, security camera, or video doorbell.

  • When you leave your home or business, simply say “Alexa, arm Ring” to set your Ring device(s) to Away (armed) mode and monitor your property while you are away.
  • When you return to your home, simply say “Alexa, disarm Ring” and provide your 4-digit passcode to disarm your Ring cameras and Alarm devices. Your Ring devices will return to Home (disarmed) mode.

Enable modes in the Ring app

For Ring Video Doorbells or Cameras:

First, enable mode settings for your Ring doorbell or camera (if you have one of these devices).

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the menu (≡).
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Modes and Automations.
  5. Tap Modes.
  6. Tap Enable Modes.
  7. Tap the mode you want to configure.
  8. Set how you want your devices to behave in that mode.

For Ring Alarm:

By default, Ring Alarm users have modes (armed and disarmed) enabled.

Enable modes in the Amazon Alexa app

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Enable the Ring Alexa skill.
  3. Tap Skills & Games on the main menu.
  4. On the next screen, search for Ring in the search box. After you've found Ring, tap the Enable button.
  5. Next, Alexa will ask you to sign into your Ring account. Doing so will link your Ring account to your Alexa account.
  6. After signing in, you'll be asked to discover devices. Tap the Discover Devices button. All of your Ring devices should appear and be connected to Alexa automatically. If you don't want Alexa to integrate with a particular Ring device, simply tap Forget on the right side.

If none of your Ring devices appear automatically, you can:

  • Check if your device is already set up.
  • Tap Try Discovery Again.
  • Ask, "Alexa, discover my devices."
  • Choose the option to get help connecting or contact customer service.

Set up your passcode

All of your Ring devices should appear and connect automatically to Alexa. After discovery, your device should appear as "<location> Ring" in the Alexa app.

Next, you’ll need to set a passcode to disarm your device:

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

Try your new voice commands

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

Learn more about Ring Modes.

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