Thanks for your suggestion. I did play with the Exit and Entry delays and can definitely see the usefulness of those features, especially when using the keypad.
We use the mobile app 99% of the time to change modes (though I typically use the keypad to enable Home mode when I’m locking the front door for the night).
For the use cases I mentioned above – basically when we have Home mode enabled and we want to go in or out the door but leave Home mode enabled, it is currently easier to just Disarm, go out the door and re-arm with Home. But in the process we get 5 notifications (disarm, door open, door close, front door motion, alarm Home) and the base and keypad are all yappy about the alarm modes changing.
Ideally (and this seems like it would be a common use case), if the alarm is set to Home, if someone authorized is just going outside or back in, it would be great to have a one click “quick mute” that would say mute all notificatons and prevent alarm triggering for 60 seconds, without disarming and re-arming manually. Motion detectors would still record, etc. But since it’s not a security event, it would be useful to have a quick way around this.
I can also see other use cases: Need to briefly open a window that has a monitor, walk through an area that has a motion sensor, etc.
I realize there are many other design considerations, but just wanted to give a general feature suggestion since I think it could be very useful and encourage people to use Ring Alarm even more since it helps overcome what can be mild annoyances that weren’t present before a security system.