Alexa routine trigger for when alarm is going off

Right now when setting up an Alexa routine for the Ring Alarm, the available triggers are “When Ring is set to”

  • Armed Away
  • Disarmed
  • Armed Stay

Please add “Alarming” so that we can use Alexa routines to automatically perform tasks (like turning on all the lights in the house) when the Ring alarm is triggered.

This is one of the biggest flaws in the system. It is insane that there is no trigger for Alarm Triggered.

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Agreed!!! Why not have a routine to activate your lights so you can actually SEE who’s breaking into your house!!! Fix this!

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Is it even possible to do an Alexa routine for when you set alarm to stay mode (for example) as the trigger and then add an action , like turn a light on?

I’ve tried it and it doesn’t seem to work, unless I’m doing something wrong…

You should be able to create a routine to do that, like this:

Alexa Guard can also control/randomize your lighting when you arm Ring in away mode. I use Homeseer to handle all the automations, but do have a lot of routines in Alexa that toggle “virtual” devices in Homeseer based on Ring devices (contact sensors, motion sensors, etc.).