What is Ring Alarm Security Kit and how to install it? – Its major features, pros, and cons
Before knowing how to install the Ring Alarm Security Kit, let us know what it is actually.
What is the Ring Alarm Security Kit?
The Ring Alarm Security Kit is a DIY(Do It Yourself) home security system that works on any house or apartment. It comes with a Base Station, Contact Sensor, Motion Detector, Keypad, and Range Extender. This is simple to install without any tools or professional installation. Just place the Contact Sensor on any door or window in your home, you’ll receive a mobile notification when it opens. You can also place the Motion Detector in any room of your home, and you’ll receive a notification when the motion is detected.
How to install the Ring Alarm Security Kit?
Step 1: Create a ring account
On your phone download the Ring application and open it. If you already have a ring account click log in, Otherwise create a new account by registering your email.
Step 2: Select set up a device
In the application select set up a device option from the settings menu or home screen.
Step 3: Specify your device
Choose “Alarm” from the list of options Ring provides to set up.
Step 4: Provide your address
If you already have an account the application will prompt you to confirm the address or to provide your address if it’s a new account. This information is needed to activate the Ring system, as each location can only have one Alarm Security Kit installed.
Step 5: Choose a spot
Setup the siren-equipped base station in a place where you’ll hear the siren and make sure it’s within range of your Wi-Fi router. The keypad is one of the main things to interact with your Alarm Security Kit. You’ll need it for arming/disarming and other features, so make sure to place it near the door you use most often when you’re coming and going.
Step 6: Connect the base station
Follow the steps in the Ring application to connect your base station. Plug the base station adapter into an outlet. The light in the center of the base station becomes blue. Now, press the pairing button to enter pairing mode. You have the option to enter your Wi-Fi info or you can connect directly to the router via ethernet cable.
Step 7: Connect your rest of the devices
Follow the steps in the application to install the keypad, the range extender, the motion sensor, and the door/window sensors. The keypad comes with a power adapter, but it’s able to run on the rechargeable battery for months. The door/window and motion sensors are also battery-powered. The range extender plugs into a wall outlet.
That’s it, Now you’re ready to use the Ring alarm security system. Switch your mode on the application like disarm, home, and away depending on your status. You can enable the siren built into the base station and customize the setting on the application.
- You’ll receive notifications when any part of your alarm system is triggered.
- You can check your Ring application to verify whether it’s simply a family member or something more serious.
- It’s also integrated with Alexa-enabled devices.
- It includes Ring Video Doorbells and Ring Security Cameras. So you always know what’s happening inside and around your home.
- Wildly affordable price
- Huge range of cameras
- Clever Neighbors app
- Few sensors in starting package
- Confusing keypad
- Tough features to reset
The Ring security alarm has come a long way to providing a multitude of security products that are as affordable as they are effective in protecting homes. With contract-free plans and low-cost monitoring subscriptions, our wallets didn’t hurt too much.