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RTSP protocol for Ring devices?
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Any plan to enable the RTSP protocol on Ring Doorbells and Cameras? That's a standard streaming protocol for security cams that will enable Ring devices to work with 3rd party software like Blue Iris.

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04-11-2019 11:51:23

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I'd also like that.

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09-11-2019 05:38:29

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RTSP is indeed the predominant protocol used by IP CCTV cameras - that is what might be regarded as professional grade CCTV equipment. However it seems consumer or 'smart home' cameras more typically use HLS that is HTTPS Live Streaming instead. For example Netatmo use HLS on their indoor, outdoor and smart doorbell cameras. I believe NetGear Arlo might support both, I have seen a comment saying it (now) supports RTSP but that stream is encrypted. The fact NetGear Arlo now supports HomeKit suggests it also supports HLS since that is what HomeKit supports. So support for both protocols would be preferable. For what its worth the app 'SecuritySpy' for Mac only supports RTSP and not HLS. :cry: Also it seems older or simpler cameras may still only support MJPEG which as far as I am aware does not support audio. I believe the Ring doorbells support SIP and the Ring Stickup Camera uses MJPEG.

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11-11-2019 11:40:21

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I also need that for Blue Iris integration

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23-11-2019 05:47:27

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Same for me. My $34. Wyze pan cams have RTSP firmware that can be loaded and provides my Blue Iris with a stream. which works exceptionally well.

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09-12-2019 09:47:34

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Ive got 5 wyze cams going now with blue iris. Local internal storage! Yeah! I’ve tapped into all of them with rtsp. It’d be really cool to see who’s at the doorbell with blue iris too!!

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04-01-2020 10:41:23

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Have you had luck long term with Wyze and RTSP with Blue Iris? I kept having them disconnect.

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09-01-2020 12:24:37

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The cams with the weaker wifi signal do drop there connections. I have upgraded my wifi network with a medium duty router and that helped. I then took my old linksys router and used that as an extender. That helped.. I do have plans to expand my wifi network with a tp-link extender. RING/AMAZON - LET ME TAP INTO THE RSTP STREAM WITH MY SYSTEM PLEASE!!!

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09-01-2020 02:16:54

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Ok thanks. It's weird mine would drop connection every couple of hours. It wasn't the wifi signal though. I have terrific signal throughout my house. Blue Iris would have an error and wouldn't be able to stream the wyze again until I rebooted the camera. I spoke to wyze and basically they just said their rtsp isn't recommended and isn't supported and I should flash back to the original firmware.

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09-01-2020 05:49:02

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Hey Neighbors! Thank you for your feedback on this. I will make sure to pass on the ideas to the appropriate team. In the meantime, you can learn more about [the protocols and ports we do use here!](https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/205385394-The-Protocols-and-Ports-Used-by-Ring-Devices) Thanks for helping making our community great. :smiley_cat:

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10-12-2019 06:00:43

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Until Ring allows RTSP so I can use my Ring with my Blue Iris software, I will NOT recommend the Ring to anyone. I will tell everyone they should buy one of the other brands of door bell cameras that allow RTSP and work with DVRs including Blue Iris software. I would not have bought my Ring 2 doorbell/camera if I knew it was so locked down and non-compatible.

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29-12-2019 06:29:19

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Agreed. In fact I've been advising people against Ring ever since the first (and only) Ring camera I purchased. I was in disbelief that such an expensive product -- relative to generic onvif cameras -- actively seek to block you from accessing your camera stream outside of their cloud. If Amazon open up RTSP I will look at purchasing further products and revisit my opinion about them, until then I will vote with my wallet... elsewhere.

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30-04-2020 08:07:59

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AGREED! i will never buy a ring again.

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30-04-2020 12:20:59

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I might even get rid of my current Ring Doorbell and buy another brand if RTSP support isn't added.

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26-05-2020 04:28:09

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> @webbson wrote: > > I might even get rid of my current Ring Doorbell and buy another brand if RTSP support isn't added. I believe the Doorbird doorbell is one of the very few ones if only one that supports RTSP.

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26-05-2020 04:33:36

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Also voting for RTSP for ring devices for Shinobi and zoneminder integration

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20-08-2020 07:37:33

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