Hello! Just got Ring Alarm and so far, I'm loving how simple the system is to install and use. There is one thing that I'm trying to figure out.
For the motion sensor, I wanted to see how I can activate the motion alerts only for the away mode. I know I can turn the alerts on but then I get tons of alerts when we're home, etc.
I want to have this kind of set up just in case someone is able to come into the home without tripping any of the door and window sensors. I know that once the motion sensor is tripped and the alarm is in away mode, it will start the count down before sounding the alarm but I'm still looking to get an alert regardless. Can you assist?
Thank you so much!
Thank you for your thoughts. Yes, I thought this would have done this too and I tried this when we first got it installed but for some reason, the motion alerts still come on when we're home.
I think what I'm looking for is a setting where the motion alerts don't come on when it's "disabled" instead of being "home". When it's disabled and we're home (but the alarm is not set to "home"), it still send alerts to our phone.
What do you think? Any workarounds? Thanks!
Hey @Gemajean , this would make for an excellent feature request! At this time, motion alerts can only be enabled or disabled, and cannot be automated or set based on Alarm Mode. It can still be manually toggled to be on or off, each time you are "home" or "away", but not preset as a rule. I'll be happy to share this wish with the team
Thank you for sharing it with the team and hopefully this can be implemented in a software or app update. When we come home, we always just leave the system as disabled and then activate it to "home" mode when we go to bed. My guess is that a lot of other users may do the same thing.
Thank you again for your consideration. We're just getting used to the system after having ADT for 20 years and so far, we're very impressed. Great job guys!
I know I can turn the "Motion Alerts" on & off.
But, even if I turn the "Motion Alerts" off, the Motion Detector is still detecting Motion & I get a sound on the Base Station - even when the Alarm System is "disarmed".
Isn't this depleting the battery when it constantly detects motion?
Or, am I just doing something wrong?
I don't want to have to constantly "disable" the Motion Detector.
But, I assume the Motion Detector is still detecting motion?
What is the reasoning for the Motion Detector detecting motion even when the Alarm System is disarmed?
Isn't that depleting the battery in the Motion Detector if it is detecting motion even when the Alarm System is disarmed?
Why would I want the Motion Detector to detect "my" motion when I am home & the Alarm System is disarmed?
I already have it to not detect motion when armed in the Home mode.