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Alarm Feature Request

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New Neighbor II

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

I just got ring set up in the beginning of the month in a very similar way using actiontiles.

Currently I am launching ths ring app with a dedicated Tile. Which has caused false alarms due to the slow processing on the Fire HD tab.

However, I would love to have a button in action tiles that arms and disarms. Can you point me in the right direction of how to set up simple commands to do this??

Heres an image of my current action tiles to give others an Idea of how it can look.

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Neighbor II

Re: Alarm Feature Request

I use Simple Commands. No problems with it so far. Wish that Ring would make it part of the app though.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm Feature Request

AGREED! I'll have to dig into simple commands Ive never used it before.

It almost seems that Ring should consider creating a semi dedicated app just for their alarm users with some mega enhancements, automations and alexa integrations. The current app is way to Camera Centric and now that Ring is fully involved in the full scale home security its time to grow up the interface a bit.

Many of us coming from the antiquated Spectum/TWC Intelligent home are finding some major shortcomings in our new systems.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm Feature Request

Please make it so I can set the alarm to away mode with my main door open. It's daft that I have to make sure the door is closed first to start the away countdown, but can then open and close it without affecting arming. My basic wired alarm has no issue starting the arming countdown with my main door open.

Also if any sensors are bypassed please make it obvious in the app. You could have them all bypassed yet in the app it appears as if the system is fully armed.

For those who want auto arming I use an nfc tag which arms it when I go to bed, but it's a bit clunky.

Also can you add more options to ifttt? I could have alarm arm when nest goes to away etc. I can't get simple commands in uk.
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New Neighbor

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

See my other reply but simple Commands is much like IFTTT. To do what you want you will use IFTTT to post a webhook when the virtual switch is turned on or off and when SC sees that webhook post from IFTTT it will arm or disarm Ring.
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New Neighbor

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

I don't think this would work for me unless I am not understanding you.  I don't want a panel that just lets me arm ad disarm from software UI without logging in.  I want individual people to be able to enter their pin code to disarm the alarm like a traditional alarm keypad, but just have the keypad to be software-based.  Then I could run the app on a tablet and let the tablet be the keypad for our Ring alarm.

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New Neighbor II

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

Ring app doesnt have that ability. Thats what we have also been requesting. The app is highly insecure and does not require pin to arm/disarm.

You can create a work around to use a panel like we are talking about.

Or you can mount one of their fisherprice toy looking numeric keypads in its place.

They do allow you to program different users. Not sure how many though.. My wife and I use different pin codes.
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New Neighbor

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

What was your work around?  Do you use a 3rd party software panel?  How do you enable different people using different pins and then validate they entered the correct pin?

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New Neighbor II

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

3rd party Actiontiles. However with out smartthing I dont know what you would need it for maybe someone else can help with what you can do without smartthings and just Ring.

With the standard keypad you can invite additional users who create their own profiles.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Software Alarm Panel for Ring Alarm

Thanks for the tip on simple commands. That made my life much easier and my wife much happier. Happy wife happy life!!

Now if we can get the entry exit delays to sound on my panel/fire hd ill really be in business. Any suggestions??? I really dont want to pay for another smartthings app just to get the delays and havent been able to get them running through anything including my WAM R3s...
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