[RELEASE] Ring Alarm Keypad (1st Gen) Device Handler

Introducing the Ring Alarm Keypad Gen1 device handler

Make your Ring 1st Gen keypad work like a lock keypad in SmartThings so it can work with SmartApps designed for managing locks/doors/garage doors, user codes and lots more. (see below for more details). It’s only used as a lock keypad and not as security keypad.




Where to buy Ring Alarm 1st Generation keypad

This device handler supports the following features (refer to the release notes/website for latest updates):

  1. Works as a keypad lock in SmartThings
    • Set/use 4-10 digit codes
    • Enable/disable keypad
    • Enable/disable auto lock
    • Lock and unlock using user codes
    • Invalid code notifications
    • Direct locking (lock directly with buttons without user code)
    • Detect Main/Battery power
    • Battery level
    • Panic button (press X and √ simultaneously)
  2. Ability to configure the following parameters:
    • Pin code length
    • Pin code timeout
    • Auto lock delay
    • Enable/disable direct locking

Compatible SmartApps

  1. Lock User Management (LUM)
  2. Rental Lock Automater (RLA) to automate your rental properties with keypads
  3. Lock & Door Synchronizer to control Garage Doors, Patio Doors and synchronize with other locks/devices

Sample Use Cases for Keypads in SmartThings (requires compatible SmartApps)

  • Panic button
  • Secondary keypad for locks
  • Primary keypad for garage doors/patio doors
  • Program codes and create custom actions for each code and for each button (away/night/home)
    • Run/activate/deactivate switches/controls etc
    • Create custom actions


Install the Device Handler using the step by step instructions here


It is recommended to install the Device Handler BEFORE paring the device for easier setup.

  1. Bring the keypad close to the hub
  2. Plug the USB cable into a USB charger, the Network LED should be red (if not factory reset the keypad) and Ring LED be either rotating blue or off
  3. Open the ST app, click +Device → Select Generic Z-Wave Device from the list and then follow the instructions. It will prompt you for the QR code or DSK key. NOTE: If you don’t use this S2 pairing method, the keypad will not pair with the hub (red network light)
  4. Press the 1 key for about 5 seconds until the Blue Ring LED starts flashing slowly and then release the key (if it doesn’t start flashing blue it won’t pair, exclude/factory reset and try again)
  5. Once the pairing is successful the Ring LED will become solid blue and then turn off, the (red) Network LED will turn off. If the network LED remains red and the blue Ring turn off, then the pairing has failed. Reboot the hub, bring the keypad closer, exclude/factory the keypad and try again.


  • If you’re having trouble pairing the device, power cycle your hub and try to exclude/factory reset the device first
  • If Network LED starts flashing red, this means that the keypad has lost it’s connection with the mesh. Move the keypad closer to the hub (or add a Z-Wave repeater)
  • If Network LED is red, that means it isn’t paired with the hub


  • Bring the keypad within 5ft of the hub
  • Put the hub into Exclusion mode
  • Press the 1 key until the Ring LED starts flashing blue, when the exclusion is successful the Network LED will turn red


  • Keep the 5 key pressed and use a pin to push the button in the pin hole behind the keypad, the Ring LED will flash white, after the Ring LED turns off then release the 5 key

Locking/Unlocking the Keypad

  • Program the user codes using a supported app like LUM, RLA or Smart Locks
  • Enter a valid code followed by one of the 3 buttons around the ring (Disarm to Unlock, Arm Stay or Arm Away to Lock)


  • Since the device has no “physical” locking mechanism, it is recommended to use it in conjunction with SmartApps like CoRE, WebCORE, LUM or RLA to control a physical switch or lock etc.
  • When set to lock directly, it does not use a code to lock

Low Battery: If your battery falls below 20% consider charging it. The unit will start flashing a battery light when the battery level is low.


To trigger STHM changes using the keypad with the help of virtual switches see the instructions here.

Comparison of Keypad Features

Check out the Ring Gen2 Keypad Device Handler

Check out the ZigBee Keypad Device Handler

More features to added, if you have any suggestions or ideas please feel free to ask and we’ll try to add it.

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