Options for Setting Up Your Alarm Pro
Designed with flexibility in mind for keeping your home armed, the Ring Alarm Pro** can be set up in other ways to fit your needs. It has a built-in eero router, offering wifi capability, ethernet, LTE, and additional advanced features to give you multiple options for setting up your alarm. Here are the ways you can set up your Alarm Pro Base Station to best meet your needs.
Setting Up Your Alarm Pro As Your Primary Wifi Router
The image below shows how to set up your home network with Alarm Pro as the primary router:
Use Your Alarm Pro As a Wifi Extender with Your Existing eero Network
If you have an existing eero network,* you can opt to use your Alarm Pro Base Station as an extender. With 24/7 Backup Internet,** a feature that requires a Ring Protect Pro plan, your Alarm Pro will become a backup option for using the internet in case of an outage while also keeping your Ring Alarm online and actively helping to protect your property.
How to Set Up Your Alarm Pro As a Secondary Router
Instead of plugging your Alarm Pro directly into your modem (or modem/router combo device) as the eero app suggests by default, plug your Alarm Pro into an open ethernet port on your router. You can keep using your existing wifi network and the devices connected to it as before. You may need to add a network switch to set up the Alarm Pro as a secondary router.
Using Your Alarm Pro As a Bridge for Ring Smart Lighting
The Alarm Pro Base Station can be used as a bridge (or hub) for Ring Smart Lighting devices. This includes motion sensors and spotlights. When you’re setting up a Ring Smart Lighting device in the app, you’ll have the option to connect it to your Alarm Pro Base Station as a bridge.
A bridge is the central connection point for all of your Ring Smart Lighting devices. It allows you to enable smart lighting control from anywhere using the Ring app. Your Ring Smart Lighting devices can also interact with other Ring devices for enhanced security.
* Built-in eero mesh wifi router provides up to 1500 sq. ft. of coverage. Use as an extender requires an existing eero network; adding eero extenders expands coverage in larger homes. Internet connection speeds depend on your internet service provider. Maximum wireless signal rates are derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specification. Specifications assume wired ethernet connection, experienced speeds may vary based on network configuration. Coverage estimates are based on normal use conditions. Actual range and performance can vary, including due to factors such as interference, connected devices, device usage, building materials and obstructions. Specifications are based on use of a Wi-Fi 6 or later generation client device. Use of eero products and services, including the eero wifi router, requires creation of an eero account and agreement to eero’s Terms of Service, found at eero.com/legal. You can review eero’s Privacy Notice at eero.com/legal/privacy.
** Compatible Ring Protect subscription required (sold separately). Extra data charges may apply. Cellular data is provided by a third party carrier. Coverage, uptime, technology, and speeds will vary. Will require backup power if the power goes out. Visit ring.com/alarm-pro for more details.