I finally figured out why the Ring system does not have the silent exit delay feature.
Just look at some of the responses to this thread and you will understand too. Some people have no concept of logical functionality and it seems some of those people are in Ring security product development. Don't mean to sound offensive, but good gosh, this is a feature my 30 year old alarm system had and worked like a charm. This seems even easier to implement because it is likely all software control.
Wow.. 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't!
While manually changing volume works - and is what I have to do - it's a royal pain. A "quiet set" option would be perfect, a long-press maybe in the app, or at least the ability to create a routine which lowers volume, sets alarm, resets volume. Even turning off the voice independently of beeps would be better.
And the countdown chime needs refining, it's easy to miss even on high volume. I switched from SimpliSafe, it's chime was crystal clear around the house during a countdown. Now we regularly have accidental alarms from not hearing the countdown.
@Tomalt60 Keep dreaming! You can see its been almost a year and even after serveral other product/app updaets from Ring, they haven't paid this any attention. Its just unbelievable since its the single most annoying thing about the product.
I really believe a lot of ppl who buy into Ring have no experience with other alarm systems (such as my 30 year old system) that handled this properly. So to these consumers.... thats just how it works.
I really wish someone from Ring would "chime in" on this topic and explain why a simple software change can't deliver the fix for this....
Please listen to your customers and make an option to arm the system silently at night so not to wake up the entire house. I understand you can turn the volume all the way down, but that is very cumbersome. It would be best if you could have preset "quiet hours" or some other easily accessible option to arm silently. Thank you.
Why has this not been made yet?? It seems like such a simple thing to integrate into this "smart" system. My old alarm system had it.
@adamsp the answer to your question is quite simple. The user-base does not demand it. Your voice, mine and the few other people who have chimed in on this thread is not enough to cause any change. One of my favorite quotes is "if everyone was capable of genius ideas, there who be no such thing as 'genius' ".
This of course is not a genius idea, as you and I have both had alarm systems, made since the 1990s with the feature we ask for. The point is that until decision makers within Ring get the conviction to do something about it, or the users make a bigger stink about it, most users will just accept it as is like sheep and Ring keeps on trucking.
It sure is annoying when you see the software updates they make, many of which I doubt most people even use, yet a simple annoying thing like this can't get done. Simply frustrating. .... ....
@mmediaman Get the hell out of here with your philosophy.
This a feature request, and the only way for it to gain traction is to ask for it.