Extend the length of Live View (24/7 recording)

I see Xfinity is now advertising 24/7 continuous recoding with a 1 week buffer. Ring needs this. Make it a small up charge, offer compatibility with available OTS local hardware, make your own. Something needs to be provided.

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So Disappointing! Not having Continuous 24/7 Feed.
There’s a reason they don’t put the 10 minute limitation on the package.
Looks like customers have been asking for this feature for years and it has not happened. I wish I would have read this forum before my purchase. It’s a shame I did all the installation only to have to return it.

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I 100% agree. Devs hook us up!

The problem is the people who want to locally store 24/7 records and the like aren’t even looking at the ecosystem.

Not everyone who gets a Doorbell or Camera is going to sign up for the service. Sure there will be the ones who do because they want the timeline where they can scrub through the motion based events to get an idea of what is going on, but a lot of people just want live view and notifications.

The people who want to store video locally aren’t even considering these cameras because they don’t do it.

By adding in 24/7 continuous recording and local storage Ring increases sales gets more people to buy into the ecosystem. They can use the continuous recording aspect to more accurately record the motion that is going on rather than hoping it is still going on by the time the event triggers. They could take based on what the customer wants some of the before event recording, add it to the event recording and give you a fuller picture.

This fuller picture they could advertise as a feature of their subscription based service which would honestly get more people to look into buying it. Because currently their motion based recordings suck quite a bit.

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If Ring is not paying any attention to all of your ideas they are missing some great opportunities. This would create more jobs, increase sales and most importantly move Ring to the top of security networks.

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I use a lot of ring products and tons more nest on various property’s. I pay for the best plans yearly on both. Nest blows ring away by a mile. Whoever is saying pay for your ring plan and you’ll be able to use the 24/7 feature has no idea what they are talking about. Ring only allows for 90 second clips at most. Do yourself a favor and buy a nest if you want the 24/7 recording. May/2021

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Insane! I was going to switch everything over to the Ring ecosystem but now Im going to stick with Nest for all my cameras. This is boneheaded Amazon, wake up…

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My cameras missed someone going around and trying car doors and breaking windows at 5:30am today. If I had continuous recording it would have gotten the guy going past several times, checking the cars parked opposite out my my motion zone etc. Very frustrating that my neighbours nest doorbell caught it all.

I think a good option for Ring and Consumers would be to offer a local storage cache that is locked down. If someone buys one and adds to their setup it could unlock continuous recording and as long as it were on the same LAN, cameras record there and it acts as a master for cloud upload of actual events so they are off site and sabotage proof. Would also provide a neat uninterrupted option for temporary caching if your home network went down briefly.

This way you’d still need a subscription so ring don’t lose out but it offers a local NVR providing additional features.

A simple 1tb HDD, enclosure, small raspberry pi type brain with a network port would do. Come on Ring, Please!

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Didn’t see your reply until after posting essentially the same thing! Ring really are missing a trick with this.

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Please add this, :slight_smile: It would make Ring so much more attractive to a lot of people looking for home security cameras.

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I previously had only a Nest camera. I bought a Ring doorbell and FloodLight, mainly because I liked the FloodLight.

I did lots of research on the products, but not so much the software - I made the mistake of assuming it would offer the same features as Nest as it appears to, until closer inspection. Big, big Mistake.

Here’s what’s missing (and why I’d recommend staying clear of Ring):
-No support for Live View on web browser, only previous events (Nest has live feature)
-No continuous 24-hour recording (as this thread states, again Nest does this)
-No compatibility for Ring FloodLight with Ring app on Mac. This means there’s NO WAY to get live view on a Mac.

How can it be that such basic things are missing/that there are such basic issues?

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come on Ring! It’s 2021… you need 24/7 record option. Make a camera that has an SD card or NAS option w/ paid subscription and the ability to go back and view on app ( none of that blink garbage of having to use a module to record) I have to use two camera systems because - I need one w/ 24/7 recording because my ring won’t pick the moment when I needed it; which has already happened numerous times.

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This is a very much needed feature.
Even lower quality would work better than nothing.

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Another vote for this feature. I know of quite a few people that would use it, and I certainly would for as many of my Ring devices as my bandwidth would allow!

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Not sure why this is not the #1 most requested feature on the list (and by a huge margin). Without 24/7 recording, Ring security camera isn’t providing much security at all. Record upon motion is not good enough (motion events get missed, or length not long enough or things happening outside of motion zone or things happening without humans at all, like animals or objects )

Granted, there might be hardware limitation that doesn’t allow 24/7 recording with the current cameras. I really hope they have something in the works that can do it. I’d gladly cut my loses with the old cameras and shell out to buy the new ones.

Ring community should be up-voting this feature like crazy.

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Ring, take notice your community elders have spoken!

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had criminal activity in the neighborhood. Each time my ring and everyone else’s caught them after the fact. Leaving crucial seconds before and after that could of helped identify them and be arrested. it wasn’t until someone had a 24/7 system that captured them and quickly lead to the arrest.

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Pretty choked that this wasn’t made more clear on the product details page pre-purchase or anywhere where the 60 day storage is mentioned. Was moving over from Nest and just assumed that 24/7 recording was to be expected. There were a few times in the past where 24/7 recording really helped us see something we would have otherwise missed if motion alerts were relied on.

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This is exactly the reason why we need 24/7 recoding. Ring needs to wake up and allow us to have TOTAL peace of mind….

I am actually now disappointed I have invested in a door bell, a camera and two flood cams and had thought the hard wired flood cams would record 24/7. I should have gone with a different product if Ring cannot offer this! I would pay extra in the subscription for the feature!

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