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?
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!
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).
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?
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 )
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...
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...)