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Introducing: Modes

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Introducing: Modes

Having control over all of your Ring devices in one simple, easy to use app is important. I know when I’m running around town, having the ability to press one button to monitor my home is key. That is why we are introducing Modes - a feature I am very excited to share with you! Modes, is a new Ring App feature that simplifies how you interact with all of your Ring devices. When Modes are enabled, you have the ability to customize how your Ring devices operate in three different ways: Home, Away and Disarmed. This feature will be available for all Ring Cameras, Video Doorbells and Alarm devices. See below for more information about each mode:

 

    • Disarmed Mode - is best if you are looking to disable all of your Ring devices at once. By default, in this mode, all Ring Doorbells and Cams will not detect motion or provide access to Live View, and all Ring Alarm sensors will not be armed. 
    • Home Mode - is great when you’re heading to bed and are looking to monitor just the outside while you move freely and privately indoors. By default, in Home Mode, indoor cameras do not detect motion or provide Live View, but outdoor cameras remain fully active. 
    • Away Mode - is for when you want to monitor your whole home, inside and out. You can select this mode when heading out of your home to activate your Ring Doorbells, Cams and Alarm. In Away Mode, by default, all cameras detect motion and provide access to Live View. All Ring Alarm sensors are active and armed when set to Away Mode. 

 

Be on the lookout for Modes to become available starting November.

 

Are you excited about this feature? Feel free to ask questions or share how you’ll use Modes in the comments below.

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Re: Introducing: Modes

Hey neighbors! The Modes feature started rolling out November 25th, 2019 and will continue to slow roll to Ring accounts until all neighbors have this feature. Ring has millions of users, so we have to conduct phased rollouts. We appreciate your patience while we roll out Modes.



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New Neighbor III

Re: Introducing: Modes

I just saw that after my other post.  Is there an update that still needs to roll out for this?  When I check for hardware in my mode settings it still only shows items for my security system.  I can't see my cameras.  

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New Neighbor

Re: Introducing: Modes

This is great! Thank you to the team for bringing this out. How do we enable and tweak the feature?

I love that Ring listens to customers and enhances these products so quickly.
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Community Manager

Re: Introducing: Modes

Hi @veener79 & @RingUser ! Modes will become available in November Smiley Happy 

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New Neighbor

Re: Introducing: Modes

Will we be able to actually customize these modes? If I select “Disarm” mode and this turns off motion detection will this now make my floodlight cam not turn on the lights when there is motion in my driveway?  

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New Neighbor

Re: Introducing: Modes

I've been using Amazon Smart Plugs with Alexa routines to power down my indoor cams when I'm home... it sounds like the Modes functionality will let me ditch those smart plugs. #woohoo

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Re: Introducing: Modes

Glad you asked @YK2000 ! The modes are indeed customizable.  The above breakdown of what each mode does are in reference to what they default to, however, neighbors can certainly customize how each mode works best for their home. Smiley Happy 



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New Neighbor

Re: Introducing: Modes

I will probably delay buying until this is available!  It is exactly what will make the Ring cameras fit my situation.

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New Neighbor

Re: Introducing: Modes

Sounds nice, except I have a question about when you say if a camera is not detecting motion (i.e., not recording a video) you also imply it disables "Live View." I'm all for being able to turn off the recordings & notifications due to motion detection, but even still in that mode I would want to be able to manually do a Live View. Use case: I think I'm the only one home so I go to Home mode, I plan to take a nap, I hear a noise in the other room, I want to be able to do a Live View to see what's going on.

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Re: Introducing: Modes

Good question @Jabba! The description of each Mode above is in reference to it's default configuration. The great thing about Modes is that they will be customizable to perform in whichever manner works best for your home. Hope this helps! 



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