Allow linking of Ring Alarm sensors to cameras and other Ring products

I recently installed a Ring Alarm system, and overall I like it very much. I would love to be able to link some of the alarm devices/sensors to my cameras. For instance, if one of the door/window sensors, or one of the motion sensors trigger, I’d like to be able to have one or more of the cameras start recording. This would make the system overall more useful for me.

This Ring page on device linking ( indicates “Device linking works with all Ring devices including Video Doorbells and Security Cams.” But this doesn’t appear to be true: if I understand what the app is telling me I can essentially only link cameras to each other, and to Ring Smart Lighting.

I’d love it if I could get some additional versatility out of my Ring Alarm without having to purchase yet more equipment.

Also see: Link RingDoor Bell to Alarm Contact Sensor - Smart Responses

This would be amazing to have. People have talked about getting this feature from many many months ago and still no changes. Ring please add this feature.

Hi neighbors. To clarify, you can use the Linked Devices feature to link your Cameras or Doorbell to your Ring Alarm system. This allows you to set it so that your Camera or Doorbell begins recording when the Ring Alarm is triggered. You can learn more about this feature here.

What I want is a finer level of control. For instance, if the system triggers because, say, the front window sensor trips, I want the front room camera to start recording, and any exterior cameras on that side of the home. I don’t necessarily want the basement family room camera to start recording.

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What us customers are wanting is an additional feature that does not exist. We know the cameras can start recording once an alarm is set off. That’s not what we are talking about here.

What we want is to that if a specific sensor or event occurs, that we can tell a specific camera to start recording even if no alarm is tripped. For instance, suppose I have my system set so that no alarm goes off if any sensors is opened when my system is disarmed. Now, even if disarmed, I would like Camera A to start recording if Sensor C is opened. Assume Camera A Connor see activity where Sensor C is, so the camera motion detection would not be useful in this case.

This is what more robust and useful security systems allow. It appears Ring is attempting to get customers to buy another camera.

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