I’m brainstorming on how to prevent accidentally setting of the alarm when in Armed Home mode. What I would like is to turn on a light or something visible if a certain motion sensor detects motion and the system is still armed. That would trigger me to remember to disarm before opening an exterior door. I haven’t found a way to do this yet. As far as I know, Alexa cannot create routines that read the status of the alarm…only trigger when Ring is armed or disarmed. I also have Smartthings in my home. I’ve considered using a virtual switch in Smartthings and change its status through Alexa when ring is armed in home mode. Then, if that virtual switch is on, turn a specific light on with motion. But, of course i’ve got to keep the virtual switch in sync and change the light back when the system disarms. All that seems complicated.
Does anyone have a more simple solution for “Hey fool, the alarm is still armed. Don’t open the door.” I’d like to have some doors set to alarm immediately because they are never used for entry. However, it’s possible I may go out that door when in Home mode. I would like to limit the potential for false alarms.