Creating a routine with Alexa and your Ring device

Routines are series of commands you can set your Alexa to perform when it is connected to a Ring device (such as a Video Doorbell or Security Camera), usually triggered by an event such as motion detection. Routines follow a simple formula: when this happens (for example, your doorbell detects motion) do that (your Alexa could announce "Motion at the front door" or your cameras could start recording). Important: To get started, first make sure that you've integrated Ring with Alexa. Learn how.

Create a Routine using Alexa

Once your devices are linked, to create a Routine in the Alexa app for your Ring Video Doorbell, Security Camera(s), or other devices:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap
    More
    .
  3. Select
    Routines
    from the menu.
  4. Tap the
    +
    icon to
    Create Routine
    .
  5. Tap
    Add an event
    .
  6. Tap
    Smart Home.
  7. Select your device from the
    Choose Device
    screen.
  8. Choose the Ring device you are creating the Routine for.
  9. Select which behaviour will trigger your Routine.
  10. Tap
    Next
    .
  11. Tap the
    +
    icon under the
    Alexa Will
    section to
    Add an action
    .
  12. Choose which action Alexa completes and which Ring device to control.
  13. You can tap
    Smart Home
    to select a Ring camera to record
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    , tap
    Announcement
    to enter an announcement message or tap
    Send push notification
    to receive a push notification when the device is triggered.
  14. Tap
    Next
    .
  15. Tap
    Save
    .

Note: To modify or delete a routine, go to the Routines section in the Alexa app. Choose a Routine to make your changes.

Create a voice command for snoozing Ring Motion Alerts on your Alexa device

Follow these steps to create a voice command Routine that can snooze alerts from your Ring Video Doorbell or Security Camera.

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap
    More
    .
  3. Select
    Routines
    from the menu.
  4. Tap the
    +
    icon to
    Create Routine
    .
  5. Tap
    Rename
    enter a new name for your Routine (for example, “you’ve got mail”).
  6. Tap
    Next.
  7. Tap
    Add an event
    under
    When
    .
  8. Tap
    Voice.
  9. Type out what you'd like your voice command to be, in this case "
    Alexa, snooze alerts".
  10. Tap
    Next.
  11. Tap
    Add an action
    under
    Alexa will
    .
  12. Tap
    Device Settings
  13. Tap
    Do Not Disturb.
  14. Tap
    On
    and select the Alexa devices for which you’d like to snooze alerts, or tap
    All Devices
    to select all.
  15. Tap the checkbox next to
    Duration
    to set the duration of the snooze.
  16. Tap
    Next
    .
  17. Tap
    Save
    .Wait about one minute for the Voice Routine to be ready to use.

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