With the supernatural season upon us, it’s time to think about how you’re going to get your home ready for Halloween. At Ring, we have some frighteningly fun ideas that will help you turn your humble abode into a haunted home.
Get ready to greet every visitor with a surprise reply whenever they press your Video Doorbell this Halloween. With the Quick Replies feature you can choose from a selection of Halloween-themed automatic responses that can answer the door for you. So whether you are home or away when a trick or treater drops by, you’ll be able to answer the door with a suitably startling message.
To set up Quick Replies, you’ll need to open the Ring app and then follow these steps:
- Tap the three lines in the top left of your dashboard
- Tap Devices
- Select your Ring Video Doorbell
- Tap the Smart Responses tile
- Toggle Quick Replies on
- Tap Enable Feature when it appears on the next screen
- Tap Quick Reply Message
- Choose your favourite Halloween-Themed Quick Reply Message
- Tap Save to finish.
It’s as simple as that! Now, whenever a visitor presses your Ring Video Doorbell, they will be greeted by your chosen mischievous message that is sure to add to some extra eerie atmosphere this Halloween.
Bring the Halloween fun inside your home with a chilling Chime tone. From creaking doors to cackling witches, there are plenty of scary sounds to select from. Here are some examples:
Available on your Ring Chime or Chime Pro, these seasonal tones are easy to activate in the Ring app. Navigate to the Devices section, just like you did for Quick Replies, and select your Chime or Chime Pro. Tap Audio Settings and then tap Chime Tones. You can then scroll through a selection of tones to find your favourite Halloween sound. Once you have chosen your terrifying tone, just tap Save Changes and you’re done! Now your whole household can get into the Halloween spirit.
Why not take the fearful fun to the next level with Alexa’s Halloween Routine? Set it up by saying “Alexa, enable Halloween Routine”. Once the routine is enabled, you can say “Alexa, start Halloween” to launch the routine which will play the sound of a creaking door opening, a game of trick or treat, a Halloween rap and more. If you have smart lights connected to Alexa they will start flashing too.
Share the fun
From a haunting Halloween faceplate to surprise Quick Replies and creepy chime tones, you’ll have everything you need to create thrills and chills during the scary season, thanks to Ring.
Have you captured an excitingly eerie video this Halloween? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might highlight your haunted home on Facebook!
Dress up your Video Doorbell
Why not start the spine-chilling surprises at your front door with a gloriously ghoulish Halloween faceplate for your Video Doorbell 3, Video Doorbell 3 Plus or Video Doorbell 4? Our seasonal Interchangeable Faceplates are easy to swap out and swap back in, making it easy to get your Video Doorbell dressed for the occasion.
. Please note that Quick Replies are currently only available in English.