For context: I have 6 ring floodlight cams. These are all hard wired to 110v power. All operate on a wifi network from an Apple Airport Router. They are on 2 different physical property locations approximately 2.5 miles apart. 4 of these floodlight cams are at location “A” - 2 of which are linked to a chime pro. Location “B” has 2 floodlight cams 1 is linked to a chime pro, the other is not.
At location B, the floodlight that is not hooked to a chime pro, I have noticed that the lights are coming on at random times, most of the time with out recording any video event (I have video motion zones set for all 6 of my floodlight cams) and at least 75% of the time it does record video there is NOTHING MOVING.
This was baffling to me - I have reconfigured my Wi-Fi network, I have deleted the network and remade it, I have changed Wi-Fi passwords which make the floodlight cam be reconfigured ( re set up) to my Wi-Fi. I powered the floodlight off for 24 hours and changed the Wi-Fi password ( in -30 degree weather it’s a real pain in the backside to climb up a ladder 30 feet in the air to hold the reset) all of that and still something is making the light turn on and off.
I noticed this by having my living room drapes open and even during the day the lights are doing this.
I am stumped - the other floodlight cam on this property does this as well but nearly as often, same as my other property- all 4 cams do this as well, just not as often as the one outside my living room.
I review my alerts as they come to my phone and basically have got to the point now where I IGNORE THE SECURITY ALERTS THAT I GET FROM THESE FLOODLIGHT CAMS.
Wait I paid close to $200.00 per cam plus 2 Chime pro’s that’s almost $1000.00 for a system I purchased so I could get a warning for a potential threat or someone stealing from me.
I noticed by accident that the audio recording of the cross street ( I live on a corner lot) that is NOT in the view of the camera or the sensor, coincides with the lights coming on and a video (& audo) recording WHEN a car goes by on that street.
I started watching closer and verified that as well as the time that the light comes on and there is no video (&audio) event recorded- that the noise of the traffic on the street behind and out of view of the floodlight cam and out of sensor view is turning on my lights.
There is some sort of audio trigger for these and as far as I can tell there is no user adjustment for this part of the way this system works.
I have spent hours on the phone with ring and no solution.
I believe that the side of my house that faces this busy street and out of field of view for both the sensors for lights and movement is acting like a microphone to make this floodlight cam sensitive to that traffic noise.
I tested my theory with a stand alone security cam made by a different company, it also was not on my power grid (battery operated) and not on my Wi-Fi ( it records to a SD card both still photo and video) plus it does not have audio capabilities.
I placed this stand alone cam in different locations near all 6 of my Ring Floodlight Cams and got drastically different event recordings. As I mentioned the other 5 floodlight cams also turn on the lights randomly with and without video/audo recordings just not as often as the one by my living room. Additionally when I used this stand alone cam I got recordings of wildlife ( a moose and a arctic fox) when it was mounted near two of the floodlight cams THAT DID NOT RECORD THE ANIMALS OR TURN ON THE LIGHTS.
I hope this information helps someone if it is not taken down by Ring first. ( I am reposting in a couple other locations to get this information out)