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Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

New Neighbor II

Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

When I leave for work early and the Mrs is still asleep, it would be great if I could arm the alarm without waking her.


I've been thinking how I wish there were a way to silence the exit delay and arming announcment from the keypad but only on demand basis. Typically during the day we want to hear these announcements, but in the above example it would be perfect for a silent arming.

 

Please let us know if this can be implimented soon!

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Community Manager

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

Good question @TechGuy42 ! This is something that is currently obtainable through the audio settings of the Base station and Keypad in the Ring App. Turning the volume down completely on both will ensure for a silent changing of Alarm modes.

Check out the last two questions on this FAQ for a walkthrough on silencing the Alarm components during mode changes.



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New Neighbor II

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand


@Marley_Ring wrote:

Good question @TechGuy42 ! This is something that is currently obtainable through the audio settings of the Base station and Keypad in the Ring App. Turning the volume down completely on both will ensure for a silent changing of Alarm modes.

Check out the last two questions on this FAQ for a walkthrough on silencing the Alarm components during mode changes.


I think you misunderstood the specific part which I clearly stated I only wish to silence this on demand because I still want to hear the announcements during the day when we're awake...

 

Your suggestion would permanently silence announcements or merely lower the volume.

Community Manager

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

As of right now there is no silent/ snooze feature for the audible indicators for arming, delays, or state changes. The best solution would be to manually decrease the volume completely on both the Base Station and Keypad through the application. This can be reversed just as easily during the times when audio is desired.



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New Neighbor II

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

I agree with this as well. I would like to see the ability to arm the system in stay  mode with no sound. Currently, I have my system to set instantly so it doesn't make much noise, but I have to do it through the app, otherwise I cannot set and exit.

Converted from Iris. Currently have a ring alarm, doorbell, wired spotlight cam, and waiting on the new ring lighting!
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New Neighbor II

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand


@Marley_Ring wrote:

As of right now there is no silent/ snooze feature for the audible indicators for arming, delays, or state changes. The best solution would be to manually decrease the volume completely on both the Base Station and Keypad through the application. This can be reversed just as easily during the times when audio is desired.


I'm not sure how to better clarify this request, because yet again your suggestion will inevitably leave the alarm on silent or arm with full volume when I inevitably forget to change the volume slider... 


Don't forget the fact of how tedeous this work around is when a much simpler solution would be to make use of the check and/or clear buttons that users could press while arming from the keypad. Additionally, a long press option could be implimented into the app, so when I long press the "home" arming button I can get an option to silently arm the system.

 

Silent arming was quite a standard feature on traditional home alarm systems from back 10-20 years ago, I'm shocked this seems to be such a unique request to y'all.

 


@SonofLiberty82 wrote:

Currently, I have my system to set instantly so it doesn't make much noise, but I have to do it through the app, otherwise I cannot set and exit.


I have also wanted to suggest that with this silent arming, we could actually use the exit delay for arming "home" mode at the keypad while walking out the door instead of needing to pull up the app after we leave the house, which I sometimes forget to do and the Mrs gets upset I left her home alone without arming the system.

New Neighbor II

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

I agree it isn’t the solution to use the app but for now it’s a workaround. I hope they add silent arming for each mode (and in fact I would love to see an additional “night” mode)
Converted from Iris. Currently have a ring alarm, doorbell, wired spotlight cam, and waiting on the new ring lighting!
New Neighbor

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

I agree. My IRIS system had a feature to arm immediately in addition to the usual delayed arming while exiting the house. I am usually the last person to go to bed in my family, so when I arm the system, it goes through the countdown. Going into the app to silence the volume, then set the alarm, and then bring the volume back up is a workaround but not a good one.
New Neighbor

Re: Silence exit delay and armed announcement on demand

I'd also like this feature.  Arm Stay ( Silent ---- Just lights. )