Ring Alarm (1st Generation) Keypad mounted to a wall inside a home.

Ring Alarm Keypad (1st Gen) Lights and Buttons Explained

The Ring Alarm Keypad (1st Gen) is designed to allow you and anyone in your home to easily arm and disarm your system without a smartphone.

The rechargeable battery allows you to move it around your home easily, and the power should last a few months before it needs to be recharged (depending on usage and power save settings). To recharge your Keypad, use the provided USB cable and plug.

Ring Alarm Keypad (1st Gen) Buttons

  1. Network Connection Light
    - Indicates if there are errors connecting to the Base Station.
  2. Battery Light
    - Indicates battery levels and current charging status.
  3. Faulted Sensor
    - Lets you know one of your sensors is reading as tampered or faulted when you try to arm the system.
  4. Disarm Mode Button
    - Enter your access code and press to disarm your Alarm system when arriving home.
  5. Away Mode Button
    - Enter your access code and press to arm your Alarm system when leaving.
  6. Home Mode Button
    - Enter your access code and press to put your Alarm system in armed home mode.
  7. ✔ (Checkmark) Button
    - Used to bypass any sensors that can't be armed, and continue arming the system. When pressed with the “X” button and held for three seconds, it will trigger the Panic alarm.
  8. X Button
    - Used for canceling any attempt to enter a code, and for triggering the Panic alarm.

Tap here to see a video about arming and disarming using the Keypad.

Ring Alarm Keypad Lights

Ring LED Color
Keypad State
White light is solid for a few seconds
This indicates that the keypad has rebooted. This can happen after an update, by tapping the pinhole button on the back, or if the Keypad battery drained completely and is powered back on by plugging it in with a charging cable.
Before the Keypad has been added to the Base Station
Blue, rotating
Ready to pair via Z-Wave
Blue, slowly flashing
Z-Wave pairing in progress
Blue, solid for five seconds
Z-Wave pairing successful
Blue, with four corners flashing a few times
Z-Wave pairing failed
Once Keypad is added to the Base Station
Blue light is solid
Disarmed - Home Mode (no sensors monitored) 
- Illuminates when the alarm system state changes to Disarmed
- Will not illuminate when Power Saving is On
Red, with a pattern. one segment at a time will quickly light up clockwise until the LED ring is fully lit.
Armed - Away and Stay Mode (one or more sensors monitored) 
- Illuminates when the alarm system state changes to armed (Away or Home)
- Will not illuminate when Power Saving is On
Red, with a pattern. One segment at a time will light up in a clockwise direction as the countdown progresses until the LED ring is fully lit.
Exit delay is counting down
Red, with a pattern - First, the LED ring is fully lit, then one segment at a time turns off in a counterclockwise direction as the countdown progresses until all the segments turn off.
Entry delay in progress
Red, flashing
Alarming.
If you have Ring Protect and have signed up for professional monitoring, the monitoring center is being contacted.
Red, four corners blinking
A command failed to send or was rejected. Most often occurs when an incorrect PIN is entered.
Yellow, four corners blink three times
One or more Contact Sensors need to be bypassed. 
(Note, the ring LED is only used in Bypass when Power Save is off. See Bypass LED below.
)
Yellow, four corners blink one time
The “X” button was pressed to cancel the access code  PIN.
White, slowly blinking
Receiving firmware update from the Base Station.
White, solid for three seconds
The firmware update and reboot complete+.
Network LED Color
Keypad State
Red, solid
The Keypad has no connection and cannot communicate with the Base Station. We recommend updating your Keypad firmware to resolve this issue.
Battery LED Color
Keypad State
Yellow, solid
Battery is low (10% to 30%)
Red, solid
Battery is extremely low (less than 10%)
LED Light off
Battery has enough power (31% to 89%)
Green, blinking
Battery is charging
Bypass LED
Keypad State
Yellow light is on, and you hear “
Sensors require bypass
After you’ve entered a valid PIN to arm Ring Alarm, if there are sensors that must be bypassed (temporarily ignored) in order to proceed with arming, the Keypad will display:
- The “
" (checkmark) button and LED ring will blink simultaneously and the voice prompt “Sensors require bypass” will be played.
- When the user accepts ‘Bypass’ by pressing the "
” (checkmark) button and the system will proceed with arming.

Using the Keypad Power Saving Mode

Get the most out of your Keypad by understanding its Power Save Modes and how they work to maximize your device’s energy usage.

  • Plugged in:
    Current mode buttons light up when motion is detected. Numbers light up when it’s dark or motion is detected.
  • Battery, with power save on:
    Current mode buttons light up when a button is pressed.
  • Battery, with power save off:
    Current mode buttons light up when motion is detected. Numbers light up when it’s dark or motion is detected.

To turn off Power Save Modes:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
    .
  3. Tap
    Devices
    .
  4. Select the
    Keypad
    .
  5. Switch off the
    Power Save Mode
    toggle.

Last updated 6 months ago