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Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

Community Manager

Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

The Ring Alarm Keypad is designed to allow you and anyone in your home to easily arm and disarm your system without a smartphone. You can easily move it around your home because of its built-in rechargeable battery that may last many months on a full charge, depending on usage. See the images below for an explanation of each button and light.

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  1. Network Connection Icon - indicates if there are errors connecting to the Base Station
  2. Battery Icon - indicates battery levels and current charging status
  3. Faulted Sensor Icon - let's you know one of your sensors is reading as tampered or faulted when you try to arm the system
  4. Disarm Mode Button - enter your access code and press to disarm your Alarm system
  5. Away Mode Button - enter your access code and press to arm your Alarm system when leaving
  6. Home Mode Button - enter your access code and press to put your Alarm system in armed home mode
  7. Check Button - used to bypass any sensors that can't be armed, and continue arming the system. When pressed with the “X” button and held for three seconds, it will trigger the Panic alarm.
  8. “X” Button - used for canceling any attempt to enter a code, and for triggering the Panic alarm.

Check out the video below to see how you can use your Keypad to "Arm" and "Disarm" your Ring Alarm or follow this link to see the steps in a Ring Help article.

 

 

Need more information about what the different Keypad lights mean? Go check out the Community article How it Works: Alarm Keypad Lights in Detail for more information. 

 

Have a question? Please let us know in the comments below.

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New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

7. Check button - used to bypass flow and Panic Alarm

 

What is bypass flow?

 

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Community Manager

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

Hi @TechGuy42, thank you for asking! This helped me see that I may have over simplified that description, so I edited it a bit. By "flow" I meant that it can be used to bypass any sensors that can't be armed, and continue arming the system. I have updated this article as well. Thank you again for your feedback!

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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

Is there a way to keep the status light on all the time when armed like home staying illuminated?
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Community Manager

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

Hey @DiabloDayv , good question! If you leave the keypad plugged in, the mode will show. We suggest unplugging the keypad once every few weeks to refresh the battery connection.



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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

Would have been nice to have that listed somewhere. I didn’t see it anywhere anyway lol.

I am guessing there is no way of turning off the bright green battery light that comes with plugging it in.

Should be the other way around illuminated when on battery!
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Community Manager

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

Hi @DiabloDayv , thank you for the feedback. Regarding the Battery Light being on when plugged in, you are correct that there is no way to turn it off while plugged in. The reason it is not the reverse is because when your Keypad is unplugged, it goes into power save mode. It will however light up yellow to notify you when the battery is running low.

 

Thanks for being a great neighbor!

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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

They should add it to the firmware so we can toggle it on and off within the app!
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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

If panic mode has been triggered on the keypad or a button, is disarming it the same as disarming the whole system? That is, press the Disarm button and then enter the PIN? Or use the app, or Alexa? Thanks.

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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm Keypad Lights and Buttons Explained

What happens in Power Saving mode?