A homeowner pressing in a passcode on Ring Alarm Keypad inside their home.

Understanding Ring Alarm Keypad (2nd Gen) Lights and Buttons

Learn about your Keypad's different modes, button functions, light patterns and power save functions.

Designed to allow you, or anyone who you authorize, to easily arm and disarm your Ring Alarm system without a smartphone, Ring Alarm Keypad (2nd Generation) provides an added layer of safety to your home.

It features a rechargeable battery that lasts months before needing to be recharged depending on usage or if it is using power save settings. When it’s time to recharge, use the provided USB cable and plug.

Ring Alarm Keypad (2nd Generation) modes

The Ring Alarm Keypad (2nd Generation) allows you to choose between 3 modes:

  • Keep Mode Button Lit.
    LED lights will stay on at all times (when plugged into a working power source).
    • If
      Keep Mode LED On
      is chosen but the Keypad (2nd generation) is unplugged, the Keypad will perform as if
      Motion Detection
      has been chosen to preserve battery power.
  • Motion Turns on Lights.
    LEDs light up when sensing motion.
  • Button Press Turns on Lights.
    LEDs light up only when you press a button on your Keypad (preserves battery power).

To choose Keypad modes, open your Ring app, navigate to your Keypad device on the main menu, then go to the LED Settings tile.

Ring Alarm Keypad (2nd Generation) buttons and light patterns

Image of Ring Alarm Keypad on wall with illustrated reference numbers.
  1. Network light
    - Only lights up during pairing or to indicate errors. If it's red, there is a network communication failure.
  2. Battery light
    - Indicates battery status. When off, there is plenty of battery power. Yellow means the battery is low, and Red means that the battery is very low. This light blinks green when charging.
  3. Police/Panic Button¹
    - Sounds the siren and sends push notifications² to emergency contacts when pressed. If you have enrolled in professional monitoring,³ it will also send the monitoring center a panic signal to request police dispatch.
  4. Fire
    - Sounds the siren and sends push notifications² to emergency contacts when pressed. If you have enrolled in professional monitoring,³ it will also send the monitoring center a panic signal to request fire department dispatch.
  5. Medical
    - The Base Station will flash and a push notification² is sent when pressed. The siren will not sound. If you have enrolled in professional monitoring,³ it will also send the monitoring center a panic signal to request medical / ambulance dispatch.
  6. Motion sensor
    - When power save mode⁴ is off, this sensor is used to detect motion near the Keypad and light up when needed.
  7. Disarmed Mode
    - Enter your access code and press to disarm your Alarm system when arriving home.
  8. Home Mode
    - Enter your access code and press to arm your Alarm system in Home Mode when people or large pets are in the home. Also used at night to secure your home while you sleep.
  9. Away Mode
    - Enter your access code and press Away to arm your Alarm system when no one will be home.
  10. Light Bar
    - Used to indicate remaining time during entry and exit delays.

Using Power Save Mode

There are two power save option for Ring Alarm Keypad (2nd Generation) devices that still have Power Save Mode:

  • With power save on:
    Mode buttons light up when a button is pressed. Numbers light up when it’s dark and any button is pressed. This option will conserve the most energy.
  • With power save off:
    Mode buttons light up when motion is detected. Numbers light up when it’s dark and either (1) a button is pressed or (2) motion is detected.

In order to turn on and off the Keypad power save mode, you’ll need to open the app and use the toggled on the Keypad settings page. From the menu, tap Devices, tap Alarm Base Station, then Keypad. On the Device Details page, tap the gear icon in the corner.

¹ Compatible Ring Protect Plan and professional monitoring enrollment is required for emergency response request. Additional permit or false alarm fees may apply depending on your local jurisdiction.
² Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third party products. Subscription sold separately. View ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.
³ A compatible Ring Protect subscription is required to enroll in the Ring Alarm professional monitoring service. Professional monitoring service is available only within the U.S. (all 50 states, but not U.S. territories) and in Canada (excluding Quebec). Ring does not own its own professional monitoring center. Smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring is not available for commercial properties. See Ring alarm licenses at: ring.com/licenses.
⁴ This applies to Keypad (2nd Generation) devices that still have Power Save Mode.