Night mode, no delay on alarm?

As far as I can tell, there are only 2 modes for the Ring alarm, Home and Away. On Away, the alarm activates immediately if a sensor is triggered. On Home it gives a delay so that you can disarm it before it activates the siren.

I would like a “ night” mode that is set up like “home” but will activate the alarm and siren if a door is opened. Right now, if someone were to break in while we’re sleeping, it would just give the delay. My old system had the night mode and we loved it. The only reason we switched to Ring is because Time Warner dismantled their Intelligent Home Security System.

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Hey @Amahle1. Just wanted to help clear up any confusion about those two modes! The differences that we have between Home and Away mode are going to be the sensors monitored in those modes. If you go into your Ring app > Main Menu > Settings > Modes and then click on Home and Away each at a time, you will see that you can click on “sensors,” and then you will see the sensors that are monitored in this mode. By default, all contact sensors are monitored and no motion detectors are monitored in Home mode. For away mode, all sensors are monitored, no matter if it is a contact sensor or a motion sensor.

When it comes to the individual sensor, this is where you can change the configuration of if it will immediately set off the alarm when tripped, or if it will give you a delay. For example, if you go into the Ring app > Main Menu > Devices > Alarm Base Station > and then select any contact or motion sensor, this will take you to the profile for that sensor. On the profile, click on the gear icon at the top right. In that section, select Placement. You will have an option to change the placement for both contact sensors and motion detectors. The three options you pick from will all have different effects on how they will trigger your system, whether you are in Home or Away. If you select Main Door (for contact sensors) and Entryway (for motion detectors), this will give you a delay when the door is opened/motion is detected, giving you time to disarm your system. In comparison, Secondary Door/Window (for contact sensors) and Room (for motion detectors) will sound the alarm immediately when they are tripped.

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To get the night mode functionality that you want:

Open the Ring App and go to the Settings area. Select Modes, and Select the Home mode. In the Home mode, open the Devices and enable the sensors you want to instantly send an alarm. Note: by default Motion sensors are not enabled. I want my basement Motion to set off an alarm so I enable it, since there is no glass break for Ring.

Then back out of the devices to monitor in Home Mode and set the Delay Entry and Delay Exit times to 0 seconds.

That’s it. Works like a charm.
Hope this helps !


Can you please make an extra MODE like Night/Sleep mode.

Now i have to change evertything and i dont like it.

Thank you!

Hey @Patman1. As we value our neighbors’ feedback, we’ve created a Feature Request board. Feel free to add this additional mode suggestion and any future feature requests there. This will help us to organize and share your requests with our teams here, as well as allow other neighbors to comment and add interest, all in one place. Feel free to link that post you make in the Feature Request board here so other neighbors that come to this thread can easily find your feature! :slight_smile:


I’ve been tempted to set entry delay to zero in home mode but I’m concerned that I might forget to disarm the system before I leave and trip an immediate alarm. So, not sure just yet but I’m glad it can be done.

@Caitlyn_Ring and @Chelsea_Ring perhaps instead of constantly sending people to a Feature Request Board to be ignored ring should do something about it.

I posted about this same issue a week ago, and was directed to the same board by a poster. In fact that same poster also said it was a most requested feature. Why is Ring not listening?

Additionally, they referenced me to several other posted that were made all about the same thing! Why is Ring not listening?

Hi @kxb177. Chiming in here! The Feature Request board, as mentioned earlier, is where our teams gather information on how to improve Ring. Many of the updates that happen in the Ring app, actually stem from these Feature Requests. Most recently, we’ve added Customizable Motion Zones and Rich Text Notifications, to name a few. We value your feedback and we appreciate your patience as we work to improve your experience with Ring.