Armed Status Lights

On the Base Station whenever the system is armed the light is red. It would be great if the keypad’s status bar were red or even whichever mode it was in (armed and away or armed and home) were lit as a visual reminder of what mode it’s in.

Hi @thisisjonathonm. If you have a 1st generation Keypad, there are a few different rules for how the lights will behave based on the settings:

  • Plugged in: Mode buttons light is always on. Numbers light up when it’s dark or motion is detected.
  • Battery-powered, with power save on: Mode buttons light up when a button is pressed. Numbers light up when it’s dark and any button is pressed. This option will conserve the most energy.
  • Battery-powered, with power save off: Mode buttons light up when motion is detected. Numbers light up when it’s dark or motion is detected.

If you have a 2nd generation Keypad, the behavior on the lights will be a little different than the 1st generation Keypad:

  • With power save on: Mode buttons light up when a button is pressed. Numbers light up when it’s dark and any button is pressed. This option will conserve the most energy.
  • With power save off: Mode buttons light up when motion is detected. Numbers light up when it’s dark and either (1) a button is pressed or (2) motion is detected.

The Power Save Mode can be toggled on or off in the Ring app by tapping the menu in the top left > Devices > Alarm Base Station > Keypad > Power Save Mode.

Other neighbors have requested for the behavior of the lights on the 2nd generation Keypad to be the same as the 1st generation Keypad, which you can find in this feature request. Feel free to add your feedback there, and I hope this information helps answer your questions. :slight_smile: