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How to Turn On Ring Alarm Entry and Exit Delays

Exit and enter your home without triggering an alarm when you turn on the convenient Entry and Exit Delays.

When your Ring Alarm is armed, you’ll hear a series of chirps to remind you that there are only a few seconds to exit your home and close the door. When the Exit Delay ends, your Alarm will be in armed mode. Opening your door will trigger the Entry Delay to begin counting down.

The Entry Delay gives you a short time to disarm your Ring Alarm when entering your home. You’ll hear reminder chirps during the delay, and when the delay ends, if you don’t disarm, your Ring Alarm siren will sound.

To use Entry and Exit Delays, set the Contact Sensor Placement setting in the Ring app to Main Door. Next, customize each delay for any time between 0 seconds (no delay) and 180 seconds. Just make sure the duration you select gives you enough time to arm and disarm your Alarm.

To turn on Exit Delay:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    .
  3. Tap
    Settings
    .
  4. Tap Modes.
  5. Tap
    Home
    or
    Away
    .
  6. Tap
    Exit Delay
    .
  7. Select the amount of time you would like the Exit Delay countdown to last.

To turn on Entry Delay:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰).
  3. Tap
    Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Modes
    .
  5. Tap
    Home
    or
    Away
    .
  6. Tap
    Entry Delay
    .
  7. Select the amount of time you would like the Entry Delay countdown to last.