So yesterday our internet went out for a short period of time. Our power rarely ever goes out, even during really bad storms or snows, so usually if the internet goes out it’s because of some construction in the neighborhood. It this case it was a neighbor having something worked on, and they had to reset the internet for just a couple of minutes. During that time, however, my wife called and said that the Spectrum guy was in our front yard doing some really weird stuff which made her a little uncomfortable. I tried getting on and looking at the cameras and, of course, there wasn’t anything because the internet was out. Now I know if the internet is out there is no way to possibly have a live feed option. But it seems like an easy addition that Ring could easily implement would be have a small amount of internal storage so that as long as the cameras have power, they could continue recording when they detect motion as they normally would, and then when internet connection is restored the video could be uploaded. Most of the cameras I have are wired because because at the time I bought them, my logic was that if I don’t have power, then I don’t have internet so the battery cameras would serve no additional benefit with the added con that I have to worry about changing and charging batteries. However I would be more inclined to purchase battery cameras if I knew that they were still recording even when power/internet was down and that I would have access to the video once power/interenet was restored.
An addition unrelated feature that I think could be easily implimented with just a software update to current cameras is a separate sensitivity setting for motion recording and motion alerts. I want my cameras to record EVERYTHING, I don’t care if it’s wind blowing the trees or someone actually coming up to my house. Can never have too much video, as opposed to having your sensitivity too low and missing something important. So I would love to have a feature where I could set the sensitity for recording as high as possible, but then only get notified when it’s “people motion”.
Does anyone else think these are some much needed features or am I just dreaming?