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Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

Absolutely none...would seem to be a capability that would be universally needed/accepted.

 

I have gone down the road of integrating smartthings with ring, see https://github.com/asishrs/smartthings-ringalarm.  However, this also requires webcore in order to control other devices based upon alarm status.  It's still a work in progress...

NB - don't think about using two-factor authentication if you try to integrate with smarthings...

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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

It looks like Simple Commands will do this.

I added a routing to say "When the Ring Alarm goes off / alerts, turn on all the lights".

 

I haven't triggered it yet but it should work.

It only took 5 minutes to setup with Simple Commands app on my iphone.

 

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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

I'm just trying to add a strobe light and a real alarm that can be heard more than 10 feet from my house....I have an alarm system that is embarrassing... No one can hear it unless your inside my home... Yeah that is impressive
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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

Would be interested if this has actually worked when triggered.

Based on Ring architecture, seems unlikely, unless something has changed.

 

New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

I have this working with SimpleCommands integration..

 

SimpleCommands can sing when ring alarm is in "alarm" state, then it just turns on my lights.

 

 

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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

Downloaded simple commands ... They want my ring log in info!!!!! I switched over to the two password log in ... I'm not comfortable giving a third party full access to my alarm ...
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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

Agreed... That's why I created a 2ng Ring account, added it to my house Ring Alarm, and reduced a whole bunch of access.  

 

That 2nd account is what SimpleCommands uses to do things with Ring Alarm (yet that 2nd account has no access to cameras, etc...)

 

 


@AMM112 wrote:
Downloaded simple commands ... They want my ring log in info!!!!! I switched over to the two password log in ... I'm not comfortable giving a third party full access to my alarm ...

 

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New Neighbor III

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

I recently added the Ring Indoor Cam, and bought a GE Smart Switch since I amazingly don't yet have the Modes update pushed to my account.

 

Functionality is basic within the Ring app--you can pretty much only turn the switch on and off.

 

HOWEVER, if you install the Amazon Alexa app on your cell (I have no other Alexa devices.... no Dot, no Echo... you don't need one to do this):  Link your Amazon account to Ring by adding the Ring Alexa Skill.  Then, I've created 3 Alexa Routines for that GE Smart Outlet which I named "Indoor Cam Power."  I have it setup so if I arm my Ring alarm to Away mode, Alexa also powers on that GE plug, therefore applying power to the Indoor cam.  Likewise, when I disarm the alarm, Alexa then powers off that switch.  Works PERFECTLY.

 

--hope this helps

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New Neighbor

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?

Thanks 5150Joel for the input and using Alexa along with your ring system...I did try using Alexa myself and even had their tech support give it a go but so far no one has been able to get my GE switch to come on when the alarm is tripped....I need this switch to do that because ring siren is terrible... No one outside the house can hear it...I need to add a real siren and hopefully a stone light so that people driving by can hear and see my house is compromised. I'm embarrassed to tell anyone that I have a ring alarm that can not be heard when tripped... It's a joke... My barking dog is louder than their siren... And the add on one.... That one is even more of a joke
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New Neighbor III

Re: Ring Alarm - Turn on GE toggle switch when Alarm triggers?


@AMM112 wrote:
Thanks 5150Joel for the input and using Alexa along with your ring system...I did try using Alexa myself and even had their tech support give it a go but so far no one has been able to get my GE switch to come on when the alarm is tripped....I need this switch to do that because ring siren is terrible... No one outside the house can hear it...I need to add a real siren and hopefully a stone light so that people driving by can hear and see my house is compromised. I'm embarrassed to tell anyone that I have a ring alarm that can not be heard when tripped... It's a joke... My barking dog is louder than their siren... And the add on one.... That one is even more of a joke

Sorry about that... I obviously misread or misunderstood your post of what you wanted to try and achieve.  I'm not sure what you're after is possible at this time.