If you’re like us, you want to know everything there is to know about your smart home tech, especially when it comes to your home’s security system. What could be more important than having the facts about the devices you trust to protect what matters to you? That’s why we hunted down all of the essential answers to our questions when we looked into the Ring Alarm System, and we want to share those answers with you!  

Navigating a new security system can be a challenging process. You don’t want to spend a lot of time bogged down in internet research when the point of home security is to protect your home for you. You need your questions answered fast so you can enjoy your life with the confidence your alarm tech is there to provide. That’s where we come in!

In this article, we answer the most common Frequently Asked Questions about the Ring Alarm System, including the life of the sensor, the detector, and more!

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The most Frequently Asked Questions for the Ring Alarm System are: 

  • What is the expected life span of the Contact Sensors? 
  • How do I prevent false alarms when setting up the Motion Detectors? 
  • How do I change the batteries in my devices? 
  • What devices come with the Ring Alarm System? 
  • What devices come with the Ring Alarm System?
  • How do I set the Entry and Exit delays? 
  • What would I do if I accidentally pulled all the tabs at once? 

These are the most frequently asked questions about the Ring Alarm System. In the rest of this article, we will answer each of these questions in detail. You’ll find the information you’re looking for, along with some troubleshooting tips and tricks to help out if you need them! 

What is the Expected Life Span of the Contact Sensors? 

The Contact Sensors’ average operational lifespan is three years. Please keep in mind that if you live in an area that experiences very cold weather you may need to replace them sooner. The ideal temperature range for optimal use is between 32 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.   

How do I Prevent False Alarms when Setting up the Motion Detectors? 

To prevent false alarms when installing your Motion Sensors for your Ring Alarm system, there are a few simple steps to customize the process that we have listed for you here:

  • Install the detectors 7 feet from the floor 
  • Make sure there are no movable objects such as helium balloons in the room that could trigger movement
  • Go into the Device Profile Menu and adjust the Motion Detector Sensitivity Controls using the sensitivity slider. 
  • Utilize the Seven Day Practice Period to make adjustments to your Motion Sensors to customize your preferred settings. 

How do I Change the Batteries in my Devices? 

While many of the devices in your Ring Alarm system have rechargeable battery packs, some s require the use of other types of battery power. All Ring Security devices come with backup batteries that easily clip in and out.

The Motion Detectors and Contact Sensors require the use of traditional batteries that are replaced the same way you would in similar devices. The Motion Detectors use three AAA batteries, the Contact Sensors use CR2032 Cell batteries.    

What Devices Come with the Ring Alarm System? 

There are three Alarm System Kits to choose from, but the Ring Alarm System is customizable with several options. To save you time, we made a list of devices included in all three Kits.

  • Base Station
  • Range Extender
  • Keypad
  • Contact Sensor
  • Motion Sensor

How do I Set the Entry and Exit Delays? 

Set Entry and Exit Delays on your Ring App by selecting the three-lined Menu icon on the upper left side of your screen, then select Settings. 

To set your Entry Delay, Follow these steps: 

  • Select Modes
  • Select Home or Away
  • Select Entry Delay
  • Enter the amount of time required

To set your Exit Delay, follow these steps:

  • Select Mode
  • Select Home or Away
  • Select Exit Delay
  • Enter the amount of time required

What Would I do if I Accidentally Pulled all the Tabs at Once? 

The devices included in your Ring Alarm System need to be powered up and installed in a specific order to ensure they will communicate with each other. If you made the mistake of pulling all of the battery tabs, unplug or remove the batteries in each device and wait for a short period of time to reset the devices. 

In Conclusion

There you have it, the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Ring Alarm System with tips and tricks to assist you when you need them. You can proceed with confidence knowing you’re prepared with the knowledge you need, without all the scrolling!