Keypad LEDs

Is there a setting to always show which mode is active on the keypad in battery mode. I would like the status light to be constant like the base station

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I 1000% agree paul022. I think it’s an oversight on rings part to not illuminate the alarm keypad with the current alarm mode. Hopefully, they can address this with firmware. Every alarm system I have had experience with indicates via the keypad the alarm state.

@paul022 wrote:
Is there a setting to always show which mode is active on the keypad in battery mode. I would like the status light to be constant like the base station

Hello @paul022 and @halbertech ,

Currently, there is not a way, nor a setting, to keep the Alarm Mode buttons on the Gen2 Keypads always illuminated. It is kind of ironic because the original Gen1 Keypad light always remained on, and there were numerous complaints about not being able to turn them off. Some found it very distracting, especially when an additional keypad was in the bedroom at night. So, Ring listened to the complaints, and designed the Gen2 with a motion sensor, so when you approach it or your hand gets close to it, then the Alarm Mode lights do illuminate. This is one reason to mount your Gen2 Keypad in a location where as you depart/enter the keypad’s motion sensor will detect and turn on the lights.

https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042894911-Ring-Alarm-Keypad-2nd-gen-Lights-and-Buttons-Explained

The Gen1 Keypad is still available (and on sale) and IS compatible with your Gen2 Alarm Base Station. You could purchase a Gen1 if you do indeed prefer the lights always on:

https://shop.ring.com/products/alarm-keypad

https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360037666912-Ring-Alarm-Keypad-1st-gen-Lights-and-Buttons-Explained

In the meantime, you aren’t alone! Although there are several regular forum posts already (like here in the Ring Alarm forum) about this additional option you want, the Feature Request Board forum is where Ring Team look to see what improvements people might want. And the more “Thumbs Up” Kudo votes they see there will better get their attention, increasing the chances of them providing that request. You should click on the below links and add your Kudo vote, if you like the requesting author’s idea (add your “Thumbs Up” Kudo vote on the left side of the author’s starting post), to help get the attention of the Ring Teams on the links below (these are similar requests for a “2nd Gen Keypad Light Option”, and I’ve probably missed quite a few others):

Submitted by Braydenw3

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Add-feature-of-always-on-status-lights-on-Ring-Gen-2-Keypad/idi-p/43970

Submitted by 5150Joel

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Keypad-Gen2-Mode-Lights/idi-p/38163

Submitted by nra4him

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/2nd-Gen-Ring-Alarm-Keypad-Needs-Option-to-always-show-mode/idi-p/47116

Submitted by Delqath

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Alarm-panel-gen-2-always-keep-light-on-for-current-status/idi-p/58665

Submitted by ppal1981

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Ring-are-you-listening/idi-p/59599

Submitted by SoCalTan

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Features/idi-p/28078

I hope you find this information useful. :slight_smile:

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Thank you Boone! The power save off mode was the key to resolving this. I didn’t see this in the guide.

Motion detection is quite an elegant way to fix. Had it been up to me, I would have simply designed a cover to shade the status LED’s.

Thanks again!

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