How to make your Ring Alarm ignore certain sensors

When you bypass a device, you instruct your Ring Alarm to ignore a particular compatible alarm sensor when the Alarm is armed. There are several reasons you might do this:

  • You want to leave a particular sensor unmonitored (whether you choose self monitoring or Assisted Monitoring) while continuing to monitor the other parts of your system.
  • Example
    : You're at home and want to monitor the exterior sensors but leave the back door open for the dog.
  • A particular sensor has malfunctioned but you don't have time to replace it before you need to arm your Alarm.
  • You’ve pulled the tab on a security device that has been paired to your Alarm Base Station, but haven’t yet finished setting up the device.
  • You are updating your compatible Alarm sensor firmware and need to bypass a particular sensor.

How to bypass a sensor with the app

  1. Select your arming mode (Home or Away).
  2. The app will show a message listing any sensors that need to be bypassed. That includes devices that are tripped, scheduled to update, or in the process of updating. You’ll be asked if you want to bypass them. If confirmed, the Alarm will arm. If declined, the Alarm will remain disarmed.

Note: Your Alarm can bypass any sensor when in Home or Away mode. The Ring app will inform you of the bypassed sensors before changing mode and a push notification will be sent when all sensors are bypassed. Bypassed sensors will also be listed in the Alarm event history timeline. A bypassed sensor will not trigger the alarm and will not trigger emergency response for those with Assisted Monitoring.

Note: When the Ring Alarm is on Alarm Cellular Backup, arming the system will cause any faulted sensors to be automatically bypassed.

How to bypass a sensor with your Keypad

  1. Enter PIN.
  2. Select your arming mode (home or away).
  3. Your Keypad will state that a sensor requires a bypass.
  4. Press the ‘check’ button to confirm the bypass.
  5. To decline bypass, wait and allow to timeout.
  6. To view the sensors that require bypass, open the Ring app.

Note: Your Alarm can bypass any sensor when you arm in Home or Away mode, in Mode Settings. The Ring app will inform you of the bypassed sensors before changing modes, and a push notification will be sent when all sensors are bypassed. A bypassed sensor will not trigger the Alarm.

Note: When the Ring is on Alarm Cellular Backup, arming the Alarm will cause any faulted sensors to be automatically bypassed.

Additional notes:

  • If you have a Z-Wave lock, arming via lock will automatically bypass faulted sensors.
  • When using
    to arm your system, sensors that are tripped, not fully set up or updating will be bypassed automatically. The Alarm event history timeline will indicate that a sensor or sensors have been bypassed by a schedule.
  • Your Ring Alarm will still arm even if all sensors are bypassed.

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