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Alarm Feature Request

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New Neighbor

Apple Watch app

Please design a simple app for the Apple Watch that has the ability to arm and disarm the alarm system.
New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Feature Request

Hi,

I recently added a Z-wave light switch to my Ring Alarm system.  Can a timer/schedule feature be added to the app so I could set times for when the lights are on?  Currently there is just a button to activate/deactivate the light.  This didn't help when I was in a different time zone!  Maybe have an option to randomize the start/stop times a little bit too? (+/-30 min from scheduled time).

New Neighbor III

Re: Alarm Feature Request

I would like a temperature and humidity sensor (yes, it must also have humidity which does more damage than temperature).  It should keep a history of readings (let the user pick how often) available in the app, and also allow alerts at trigger points.  This would be a good companion for the water/freeze sensor you already have.

Community Manager

Re: Apple Watch app

Thank you for sharing @Justinb51! I've moved this over to the feature request thread to ensure it makes it to our engineer team. We love hearing everyones wishes, and sharing them with the team, keep 'em coming! 



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New Neighbor III

Re: Alarm Feature Request

The motion sensor should have an added delay setting of "auto".  If a delay sensor is triggered then the motion sensor would also be delayed.   But if no delay sensor is triggered then the motion sensor would be immediate.   Having to set a motion sensor to delay all the time so you can get in the house through a delay door defeats some of its effectiveness.

Jsd
New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm Feature Request

The motion sensor has “auto” built in already. If motion is detected after another sensor is activated on “delay”, the motion sensor AUTOMATICALLY is on delay as well
New Neighbor III

Re: Alarm Feature Request

That is not what it says.  The two options are "entryway" (delay) or "room" (no delay).  I see nothing in any documentation that explains anyting else.  If the sensor already has this "auto" option by default, then it is hidden, and which of the listed options do you pick?  And why would they be there?

Jsd
New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm Feature Request

Yes that is correct, those are your two options and rightly so. I have a ring and have tested this because I had the same question. By setting it on Entryway (no delay) and you were to enter that room through a door that has another sensor, the motion sensor will switch automatically to delay , Giving you time to turn off the alarm.

For example let’s say you have the motion sensor installed on a porch and a stranger were to enter the porch from the outside at night. The alarm siren would go off immediately. But if you were to enter the porch from a door leading from your house into the porch that has a sensor on it, the motion sensor would switch to delay because it knows that it’s you coming from the house And the countdown warning would sound giving you time to turn off the alarm. All you have to do is test it and you’ll see. So set your motion to no delay (entryway )
New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Feature Request

This probably should be in a different thread, but I would expect that if you set the motion detector to "room," it will always trigger the alarm, but if you set it to "delay," it will trigger the alarm after a delay only if an entry delay is in progress.  It should be easy enough to test the behavior.

New Neighbor III

Re: Alarm Feature Request

Just tested it.  Put motion sensors in "Room" (no delay) not "Entry".  And when I entered the front "delay" door the motion sensors did not go off.

 

But they really should have this be clear in the setup, rather than just "entry" or "room".  However, glad it works!

 

Thank you JSD for the replies!