You can mute or unmute an Alexa device through the device settings in an Alexa routine
Thanks! I hadn't noticed that option. I'll try it! If it works, that does seem to be most of what I'm looking for. I would still like the snooze features across the application to be user-selectable beyond four hours, but not having to do it on each device every time makes it better.
I use Simple Commands by kloee. In S.C. I create a routine to turn on the Ring Security system in "Home" mode. Then I setup an Alexa routine in "timed" mode and call the S.C. routine as a scene. In my Alexa routine, it also turns off un-needed lamps and changes my office lamp to color red. My normal bedtime Alexa routine does the same actions - Alexa, bed time"
Alexa by itself doesn't recognize the Ring Alarm System, but Simple Commands by kloee does. You have to get a free subscription to Simple Commands. S.C. can activate, deactivate and recognize the state of the Ring System as well as Alexa controlled devices, i.e., it knows it Ring is "alarming". Use these features to create an S.C. routine which can run autonomously on a timer or be used in an Alexa timed (or not) routine. I think that Simple Commands has an Alexa skill and your Ring devices have to be installed on Alexa before they can be used in Simple Commands.
This is easier than it sounds and S.C. really expands the usefullness of both Ring and Alexa devices such as smart plugs and ights.
My best use of Simple Commands is to recognize when Ring is in the "alarming" state and turn smart lights, smart plugs and an auxiliary siren.
I believe some improvements could be made to the motion sensors.
If the security system is in a mode in which the motion sensor doesn't trigger the alarm: