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.