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Auto Lock Doors

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Auto Lock Doors

Loving my Ring alarm so far! The system seems rock solid and has been working great. I would love to see an option to have the door locks autolock after the countdown delay.

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Community Manager

Re: Auto Lock Doors

What an excellent idea to further automate security. Thank you for the feedback @Anonymous ! 



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New Neighbor

Re: Auto Lock Doors

Great suggestion! I also would like to see this feature added. I am pretty good about locking up when leaving house but my wife and kids forget at times so this would be great as a back up. 

New Neighbor II

Re: Auto Lock Doors

I've been able to make this work through Alexa and Smartthings. Not the best way to do it, but so far its working. Have to use alexa to arm the system though.

Converted from Iris. Currently have a ring alarm, doorbell, wired spotlight cam, and waiting on the new ring lighting!
New Neighbor

Re: Auto Lock Doors

I would like to see a feature to automatically lock the door 5-30 seconds after the Ring door sensor has sensed the door is closed.

The locks built in autolock is a no-go for me as sometimes you have the door open for awhile, talking, coming/going and don't want the deadbolt thrown. . ..but since Ring can sense when the door has been closed, it could lock the door afterwards.

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Community Manager

Re: Auto Lock Doors

Fantastic thought there @SVLowlander ! Alexa routines allow for some great automation such as locking at a specific time or for a specific reason. Hey @SonofLiberty82 , you seem to have some firsthand knoweldge with this integration, wondering if you have any insight as to how one could obtain this?

You’re right about the Alarm components indicating status changes to the Base Station, and we are definitely working on some integrations that should take full advantage of this. Thank you for sharing with us!



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New Neighbor II

Re: Auto Lock Doors

I will take a look. May be possible with IFTTT. Right now Alexa can see the door contacts but can’t run any routines based on the status of the contact sensor. If so, she would be able to Lock the doors when the sensor is closed.
Converted from Iris. Currently have a ring alarm, doorbell, wired spotlight cam, and waiting on the new ring lighting!
New Neighbor II

Re: Auto Lock Doors

I take that back. Alexa is now letting me use the status of the door sensor to lock the door. You can set a delay and have it only work during certain days of the week or time frames. Hope this helps!
Converted from Iris. Currently have a ring alarm, doorbell, wired spotlight cam, and waiting on the new ring lighting!
New Neighbor

Re: Auto Lock Doors

I don't have Alexa, Dots or Echos.

My thought is that in Ring Devices, specifically the smart lock device setting, that one could select the sensor that is attached to the door of the lock, and then either enable or disable auto lock feature.

New Neighbor II

Re: Auto Lock Doors

Hopefully they will have native integration at some point to do that. You should still be able to do it with Alexa, even though you don’t have any devices. Just download the Alexa app and link it to your Ring account and it should work
Converted from Iris. Currently have a ring alarm, doorbell, wired spotlight cam, and waiting on the new ring lighting!