Linking Devices

Prior to the addition of MODES, I could have one active camera trigger all the cameras, even if not active. It would be great to have a switch added in the MODE selection area allowing non-active cameras to be activated when linked.

I have Ring Doorbell Cameras inside and around my truck. When parked during the day, only the inside cameras are active. If someone were to break into the cab and activate the inside cameras, I want ALL the cameras to go into record mode.

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Totally agree, we need this.

I have cameras inside my house that I don’t need recording every motion event while I’m home with the alarm disarmed. But, I do want the ability to trigger them to record for certain events, like a door opening (sensor in Ring alarm shows opened) or if some other Ring linked device triggers an event (like doorbell ring/motion sets my interior camera pointed at the front door to start recording).

As it is now, you either have to record everything or nothing - there is no in between. I don’t want hundreds of recordings from my family room showing us just going about our day. I want recordings when a specific event or linked device triggers it.

Yes… please add the ability to link door sensors to cameras and provide the option to make the camera(s) start recording when the sensor is opened.

I agree, please make this a possibility

want the ability to have linked devices override the motion or recording settings.

For example, I have cameras inside my house that I don’t need recording every motion event while I’m home with the alarm disarmed. But, I do want the ability to trigger them to record for certain events, like a door opening (sensor in Ring alarm shows opened) or if some other Ring linked device triggers an event (like doorbell ring/motion sets my interior camera pointed at the front door to start recording).

As it is now, you either have to record everything or nothing - there is no in between. I don’t want hundreds of recordings from my family room showing us just going about our day. I want recordings when a specific event or linked device triggers it.

I would also like external sensors (SmartThings) to trigger recording events. I have cameras aimed where I want, but I have restricted the motion sensor area to avoid unnecessary motion alerts and excess recordings, i.e. I don’t want to record every car driving by, but if a certain motion sensor is triggered, a Ring camera that can “see” it could record the action. SmartThings can use the Ring cameras for motion automation, why can’t the two be reversed?

BACKGROUND : You have some device (lets say Ring Pathlight) that is out of vision of a Ring Security camera. You would like to start recording when that device detects motion to capture the full context of what might happen next. This is needed because the Ring Security Camera can be slow to detect the motion and record, missing information at the start of an event.

You setup the Ring Security Cam as a linked device when the Pathlight detects motion. Someone walks by, triggering the Pathlight motion. The camera begins recording.

PROBLEM : (1) The camera ONLY records for the “default video recording duration” and then stops. There’s no intelligence that it’s actively detecting motion and that it should continue recording until the active motion event stops. It simply cuts off mid-frame and then there’s some delay before it is triggered again to record by active motion.

(2) Motion notifications do not get sent for this situation.

SUGGESTION : (1) Ring Security Cameras, in any situation, regardless of how they are triggered, should continue to record while there is active motion happening. If I decide to walk around in a circle in front of the camera for 10 minutes straight it should be recording that entire sequence. Not stop after it hits the “video length” setting and then start again after some delay.

(2) If I’m configured to get notifications when a camera detects motion, then it should send me these even if it’s been triggered as a linked device.

The linked devices feature lacks capability. I have a doorbell pro, a spotlight camera, a stickup cam and an alarm. I would like to turn on the stickup cam when the doorbell is pressed but the only automation available is “on motion” … there is no “on press” choice

When an event is triggered, the only option for linked cameras is to record all the time. Could a similar setup to the lights be made available to set timeframes users would like to record?