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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?

Hi Brian,

Finally got back to this.  Using simple commands would be a lot easier than the smarthings/webcore approach.  Unfortunately, Simple Commands is NOT seeing the state change for Ring when the alarm is triggered.  It can see and issue commands to change the Ring state to armed home/armed away/siren on/siren off etc, but when the alarm is triggered, there is no change in state so the routine I wrote to turn on lights and set off a utilitech siren does not execute.   

Did you turn off two-factor authentication to get this to work?  

I have seen a thread, https://simplecommands.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360034851934-Ring-Alarm-Triggers that seems to confirm that ring triggers are not working in simple commands.

What am I missing?

Gary

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New Neighbor

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

Update.  Seems to be working now.

 

I had set up a simple routine to turn on a smarththings lamp when a ring motion sensor triggered.  Suddenly, about 4-6 hours after creating the routine, the light went on when I entered the room.

 

So today I turned off PM again and tested my Ring alarm routine.  Worked like a charm, turning on two lights and setting off a Utilitech siren.  

Will continue to test periodically, but Simple Commands seems to be the simplest solution!

 

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New Neighbor

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

When I connected Simple Commands I created a 2nd account inside ring, DISABLED access to that 2nd account for all video (so just alarm / contact access)  and then used that 2nd account for Simple Commands access.

 

Try that.  Then if you need to turn off two factor, it's not AS big a deal (but still not a great answer).

 

 

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New Neighbor

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

Hello,

 

I am new to the Ring community.  When you say "Add a second account"  do you mean adding a new "User" in my existing account, or creating a completely new ring account?

Thanks!

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New Neighbor

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

Best to direct your question to  BGorgas

I do not use Ring camera's just Ring Alarm.   I only needed to use two-factor authentication once when  SimpleCommands was first set up.  I am guessing that SC is communicating directly with the Ring hub and NOT the Ring server, since I can now log into SC without 2-factor (though to reply to your question, I needed to log into Ring Community with 2-factor Smiley Happy  )

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New Neighbor

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

Please let me know is they figure this out I ll be the first one to buy the systems if when trigger connect to and outlet for lights etc
Please share any info thanks
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New Neighbor

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

No sadly they will not step up and let any z wave add on work with their alarm system for a real loud alarm or siren let alone the ability to turn on what lights you want to turn on. You have to buy their junk add on lights and alarms. The alarm and their add on Dome siren is only as loud as a small smoke detector which can not be heard outside your house.
... It's an total failure by Ring ... They call themselves an alarm system .... With an alarm that will only scare you cat.... Dumb
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New Neighbor

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

It’s interesting that your focus is the alarm noise. I’ve had 3 different security systems and neither ADT or Simplisafe were any louder? I have 2 floodlights that have the speakers with a “siren” and find it quite silly that you can’t have those linked to your alarm.... seems like a glaringly easy integration to miss. I also wish the chime had more integration and better support, it’s clearly a very poor afterthought. (I have my chime linked to camera motion outside, snoozing it when I leave for work every morning is a blast...)

I am baffled that we can’t link our smart lights to turn on.

For clarification, are you saying that turning off two-factor is the only way to get simple commands to work?
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New Neighbor

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

Please see my post on 03-23-2020 11:03 AM.

 

You DO NOT have to turn off two-factor authentication.

 

Some with Ring cameras may choose to...

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New Neighbor

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

Is your Simple Commands Ring Alarm - Smarthings integration still working?  Everything was fine for three months, then a couple of weeks ago, some of my routines stopped working.  Came back for a couple of day's and haven't worked now for about 10 days.

Tried to contact SimpleCommands support and also posted in the forums, but it looks like there hasn't been any life at SimpleCommands for a couple of months...

Also looked into IFTTT integration with Ring Alarm, still doesn't seem to be any (but Ring Doorbell is fine...)