I have several ring cameras and the video doorbell which I have used through the app. Recently I also added the security system to the mix. I’m a little confused how they all tie together though. This is my understanding, am I correct?:
_The cameras I control and monitor through the app, and the Modes. _
The security system is controlled through the keypads, that I activate when I enter or leave the house.
The cameras and the security system (base station, keypads, motion sensors) seem to be two separate systems I think? Cameras for monitoring, Security Alarm for break-ins and emergency services.
And I activate them separately? I set up all the motion sensors through the app yes, but for the security system is there any further control done in the app?
I’m playing around with it trying to get familiar and I’m not sure what is happening with the security system when I change between Modes. I think it is arming but I’m not sure why. It’s a little terrifying actually.
I have also found this to be a very tricky - and fragile - set of products to use. My internet went down for a couple days and my entire RING security/camera set up was offline and totally useless. I don’t understand how the cellular data plays in, because no cellular back up kicked in while my internet was down (Is that how it is supposed to work?)
Thanks for any feedback on managing these systems together.
Additionally, when my internet came back I had to reconnect every device and it took half a day. Honestly the whole thing is a total pain in the a** to manage in my opinion.