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Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

New Neighbor

Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

Hello Ring Community!

I’ve been searching through posts trying to find an answer to my issue with the Ring alarm. I really hope the feature is available, and that I’m just totally missing it, to arm and disarm the Ring alarm by the time. I really need it to set at 11:30pm and disarm at 5:30AM. Lately I’ve been up later than my kids and they’re setting it off! Hoping you all may have solutions for me. One thing I did try was an Alexa routine...epic fail!! Only work 10% of the time. That Alexa is a very finicky woman!!! 😩
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Community Manager

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

Hello @Jbros55 ! At this time Alarm mode scheduling is not a supported feature. I'll be happy to share this with the team to reinforce the value behind it, as other neighbors have also shared interest in this. Thank you for checking and sharing with the Community! Smiley Happy



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New Neighbor

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

Thank you! Fingers crossed that it will be available soon!!
New Neighbor II

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

This is eay to do with Simple Commands by kloee ( Free app) or with Amazon Alexa if you want to get an Echo

New Neighbor

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

Thank you for the response @LSchaub. I’ve tried Alexa. It works 10% of the time. I’m interested in trying out Simple Commands. I’ll check that out! Thank you!
New Neighbor II

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

I use Alexa routines to Arm/disarm my Ring every night/moning by voice but use Alexa routines to turn on/off several Tula plug controlled lights by Alexa timer. Also use Simple Commands by kloee to detect Ring "alarming" to turn on ights and auxiliary siren. Have not seen a single failure in the four months that I set it up.  Since Alexa and some or all of these devices use wifi to communicate, maybe your wifi is "spotty" in some parts of ypur house.

There are free Android/IOS apps that check wifi signal strength. I used one to find out that I did not have enough wifi signal to operate a smart light at the far end of my basement

New Neighbor

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

Very good suggestions. The issue I have with Alexa is the disarming. She’s great arming but the code makes her unable to disarm. Is there a specific phrase you use to disarm? I’ve trying spacing it out a bit and even creating a separate phrase to time it properly. Worked a couple of times but too unreliable and my son was setting the alarm off every morning since he’s the first one up.

Just signed up with Simple Commands. It too did not disarm this morning. Seems like such a simple thing to have done yet impossible for me to do so. 😩
New Neighbor

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

And also my WiFi is quite strong all over the house thanks to several Orbi satellites!
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New Neighbor II

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

I just tested this and it worked. Set up a routine in Simple Commands by kloee to disarm ring. No other actions or any triggers. Create a routine in Alexa with a time scheduled and set the Simple Command routine in the Alexa routine as a "Scene".  My test worked just fine. I don't personally have the need to arm/disarm Ring on a schedule but I was sure there was a way to do it.  Actually, I might set up a routine to arm Ring in case I forget to do it at bedtime. 

As a side note, Simple Commands by kloee has the ability to recognize when Ring is the "alarming" state and I use that trigger to activate all of my Tula smart plug controlled lights and auxiliary siren. If you do not define a trigger in SC routines, you can embed them into Alexa routines. If you define triggers, they will function autonomously and control any Alexa compatible devices.  I find that S.C. by kloee adds a great deal of functionality to both Ring and Alexa

New Neighbor

Re: Disarm/arm Ring Alarm based on time

Thank you! I’m not quite convinced With SimpleCommands. Arming works but disarming does not. Found out the hard way again. My family wants to strangle me!

I have tech support looking into it. Maybe they can fit it out. I’m a little concerned putting my Ring info into SimpleCommands as well. Free service and all. Anyone else feel a little uneasy?