The way Rapid Ring app works is really good and fast. Not sure why this isn't just integrated inside the Ring app.
But same functionality should be made available for Echo Show, with an option to automatically show live view of camera or door bell when motion is detected or button is pressed.
Oh, and HomeKit...
The Alexa voice commands for setting and deactivating the Ring Alarm were introduced this year if that is what you are asking for. this Ring help article explains hot to use the voice commands for Ring Alarm. https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020893671-Arming-and-Disarming-Your-Alarm-with-Alexa Note that disarming the Ring Alarm requires a pass code to work. This is pretty much standard with all alarm systems that have implemented voice commands. The same goes for unlocking a smart door lock or opening a garage door with a smart controller.
Thank you for your answer, but I'm not asking about Alexa commands, which are great for arming the system (Alexa, I'm leaving).
But when I am arriving at home, I wish I could simply say "Siri, turn off alarm". This would simply launch the Ring App in the background and turn off the alarm.
In order to do this, Siri will require passcode or the corresponding device to be unlocked. I currently have this enabled with my smart lock, which detects me by geofencing and prompts me to unlock the door. I can also issue the Siri command to "open the door" which will do by simply looking at the phone (FaceID enabled).
Since HomeKit will never be implemented, it would be great if we could at least get these shortcut integrations. This is a simple enhancement to the mobile app.
I would like my Facebook Portal to automatically display either my front door or my back door camera when the doorbell button is pushed.
Look up "Project Connected Home over IP Intends to Simplify Development for Device Manufacturers and Increase Compatibility for Consumers ". Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance are supposed to start working to gether to create a standard. It will probably take a while but at least it is a start.
Integrate the interior camera with the base unit. I.e., I should not have to install a motion detector wherever I have a camera if I want violation of space to sound the alarm. I mean, I mean, how come a camera with built in motion detector can have the base unit send me a notification, but cannot have the base station sound its alarm and contact the monitoring company ??? Further, why can't the camera trigger turning on a lamp ???
Concerning doorbell integration with Alexa, I have multiple Echo speaker devices throughout our home, some of them even located in the same room (FireTV Cube and an Echo show for instance). When I enable notifications for a press or motion detection to be broadcast, it comes through on all of my devices simultaneously. I would love to be able to designate the notifications to only go on specified devices or a device group. I happen to have devices tied to my account at different physical locations as well and it's inconvenient to have them alert as well.
I've worked around this a bit by creating routines for each speaker/show device that I want to alert based on the but that reduces some of the feature capability and isn't as simple as being able to simply select a specific device or device group. This would also be useful for security systems.