I second this suggestion! Having a key fob would really be terrific. The keypad is ok, but I like to be able to arm/disarm from outside the home. I know we can use the app. But a key fob would be so so much better. Also, when I have a pet/house-sitter come stay at my house, giving them a key fob to arm/disarm is way better than requiring them to punch in the code on the keypad. (I'm not going to have someone petsitting for me download and use the app, to access my home.)
Awesome feedback @davefrombostons! We are glad you are ok! Thank you for sharing this request, we've noticed the growing value in a medical panic type of feature. I've moved the post here to be included with the other great feature requests when we share them with the team.
As more information becomes available to us, we will certainly keep the Community informed with any updates on upcoming features such as this one and others. Thank you all for being the best part of the Community!
I just converted our alarm system from Spectrum and am frustrated with the lack of a specific feature on the Ring system.
Why is there no "delay" for arming or disarming the system in the HOME mode?
I called the company and a representative informed me that the "delay" function in settings on the app does not work. This is problematic for me for a number of reasons.
Here are the scenarios under which it is problematic:
1. I have a dog in the house who doesn't always leave with me when I leave the home (i.e. going to work). If I were to use the "Away" mode, the dog will probably trip the motion detectors in the home. Therefore, if I want to arm the system, I would need to use the "Home" mode. This causes the following issues:
A) I can't arm the system with "Home" from the keypad and subsequently exit the house without the Alarm going off. I could use the app on my phone, but this does not hold true for my children who do not have smartphones and want to leave the house with the dog in it.
B) If someone returns home (without a smartphone or if we do not know the system is alarmed), we cannot come home and disarm the system without going off.
To me I do not understand why the same USABLE "delay" functionality isn't an option in the "Home" mode.