Local storage

my area is seeing bandwidth issues, with everyone staying at home… I want a local DVR that uploads to ring after it does it work, setup with modes, or different cams upload in different ways. also the ring app needs to be able to view from the dvr, before going to ring servers.

I want to be able to buy a local storage device. The device cache my video when my internet is down or my internet is slow. The device would also cache 1tb of videos so my app could play them with speed when there is bandwidth issues. The device would still upload to ring, just in a different way. For example, my out door cams could upload to both right away, but my indoor cams only upload to ring depending on my alarm mode or time of day. Eventually all data would still be uploaded.

How will this help the consumer:

It will make ring work faster at homes and businesses.

No more latency issues causing sound and video issues.

No downtime due to internet outages.

Less impact on bandwidth when motion is detected or when reviewing the last 1tb of videos.

How will this help ring:

A device to sale creates revenue.

Using locally stored video, has less backhual/work for ring servers.

Less client downtime, when ring has outages, means more client satisfaction.

Possible throttling bandwidth if setup with modes or only sending motion to ring.

Coding could also happen locally, creating less of an impact on ring servers.


I have the same issue

Please consider supporting RSTP streamming on both the DoorBell and Security Cameras. This protocol is widely used by most security cameras and would allow users to do personal integrations with other devices and products within their home.


To be clear this will not be solo local storage, ring server would still be used. Also you could maybe charge a small monthly fee for it. Kinda like a feature on demand or a subscription to keep it working.

Ring could create the device to do this and customers could supply the local storage. less cost for ring and ring doesn’t become a hard drive dealer and warranty provider for failing hard drives, also the customer could store as much video as he or she wanted and only have the last 30 days upload to Ring servers.

This DVR device should also have a port to add a hdmi monitor to display all cameras at once also, would also need a hard wire Ethernet port.

I want to put a monitor in my office that shows the video output from cameras around the house. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be possible with Ring’s products. This would be far easier if one could consume an RTSP (or equivalent) video directly from the cameras.


Please revise the software to be used to protect our families during emergencies when internet is down.



Dear Ring,

Please consider RTSP functionality on your cameras thus enabling them for other surveillance software like e.g. SecuritySpy where I can’t add them now. You could start making this available to customers with full service plans.




Please consider adding onvif support so we can access our camera on our NVR. I don’t want to put up another camera for the system when there’s already one there.


I would love this feature. Plus for privacy I don’t want my personal images on your servers and you don’t really want to store them either… win/win. No creepers looking at my videos on your servers…

Many other companies already have such a feature. Ring, you are behind the times. Please! This is a vital, and necessary feature. I have a total of 10 cameras (including Ring doorbells) inside and outside my property. Although I have Ring Cameras, I never got rid of my old systems cameras because its connected to a dvr. But that system is becoming too old. I don’t want to buy cameras for another system just to have a local dvr.

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I wonder if anyone on the Change team is even reading this. I agree it would be SOO much nicer to have that as an option.

Completely agree and I can’t even imagine how the security fire abd burg protections systems work.

The app should be smart enough to use the local network when the internet is down. It jas to do the discovery broadcast on the local network so why if the app is on the same LAN doesn’t the app pull directly from the cams and grey out recordings that aren’t accessible on the cloud.

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.

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This needs to be an option ASAP, the system outages are saftey issues because Ring dictates how we can use our products we bought fair and square.

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ONVIF/RTSP support would be fantastic.


I know local storage will affect company income. But I (in home) wait 30 sec or longer live view after someone hit the doorbell. you must add a device for local cache (this device does not affect company income) when my network fails or slows.

  1. the doorbell is part of your ring alarm system, local cache is helping cam fast response. I am at home but the network/server fails so I can not know who comes.

  2. the device (addone) for the local cache is easy to upgrade for the exit system.

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  1. strong last one day video in the local cache. this is very helpful.

  2. strong size is 1gb or 4gb will help cut price. more people can buy it.

  3. local cache only works with ring system, can not read with other systems for privacy.

Yes, RTSP or ONVIF needs to be supported. Will be happy if this has to be combined with a subscription, but currently the doorbell is almost useless in the Home Automation setup.

Will probable drop the doorbell and subscription in the coming year (if it would br supported, I’d probably buy additional Ring cams)


Id pay for a full subscrition for access to the RTSP stream!!