Local storage

Please develope RTSP functionality on your RING cameras for your advanced customers.

Many use their cameras with strong survelience software applications.

My use will be with BlueIris.



I would also pay for this feature RTSP is key for any CCTV system. It’s also industry standard and your product is being replaced in the market with cameras that support this feature.

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Having the ability to stream the video locally rather than via the internet would be a huge benefit for me. It currently takes too long for me to answer the doorbell video due to the time it takes to connect. By the time it does connect (If it actually gets there) who-ever pressed the button is long gone!

I’d also like to be able to record video locally in the event of an internet outage since the doorbell does not have any local storage.

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Yes please add this option even if it’s only for paying subscribers.

While home on my own wifi, if I go to stream live video from my cameras it currently has to go to Ring’s cloud and back which sometimes takes too long. I can’t quickly retrieve live video, it’s 15-20 seconds wait everytime and no reason for this. It should be programmed to recognize I’m on the same wifi and locally stream across my own network. While on the same wifi, it should connect to the cameras API directly. If this feature was enabled or setup correctly, it would allow me to automate more things within my house with other smart products.


This is a huge shortcoming of Ring. It will take me time to migrate away from Ring due to my investment and my wife is not happy about this but it is necessary in order to actually state that I have a home security system. Very disappointing.

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This hurricane showed us how useless Ring is without internet. I need local storage!

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I’d like to see Ring to support ONVIF and RTSP.

It would be helpful if have someone from Ring let us know where they stand on providing this capability.


It does not hurt to have multiple types of systems. RTSP would be great but also having videos in the cloud is good too. I have a combo of 4k cameras and ring all integrated into my alarm. you cannot come onto either of my properties without getting captured on 4k and Ring. I think it really stinks that in this day and age Ring/Amazon does not allow you to see your video except in the substandard app. I have also been noticing that I am getting my events late. so it really sucks to be down the road then think someone just came up to your door and it ends up being you leaving the house. Come on Amazon/Ring you can do better.


Can someone from Ring confirm or deny if this is on the roadmap or not so us consumers can stop wasting our time with your products?

Indeed for a device costing 200 EURO’s it should be made available.

I’ m also considering giving up my RING device and install a device with “open” protocols. I now am also have a subscription to their cloud service.

I will never buy RING products again.

Yup, after finding out I can’t add this video doorbell camera to my NVR, I’ll be returning my Ring Pro!

Please add this or onvif

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Please ad RTSP functionality, as it is pretty useless beside the strict app usage. Thanks.

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Please add…The fact that this hasn’t been added or at least projected is somewhat disappointing. I’d gladly pay my yearly sub cost, to be able to access the data myself when my internet is down.

Just so you know, we have choices where we spend out security dollars and RING will not be one of those places due to locking the camera streams down. i booted xFinity for lack of compatibility, if your concern is it opens your security model then offer a choice of open use or secured use so that those of us that want to not use the cloud for every thing can, local control is our goal and with out it im afraid i will have to return my ring items or sell them to some one who does not care about local control. i hesantly agree that i would pay the cloud fee as long as i was able to direct connect to my blue iris system

This should be implemented asap !

Another RTSP for paying customers vote, this would be really helpful, i am sure you would generate a lot more interest, the Ring system is good and is one of those just works products, integrates well with some other systems (Alexa echo), so having a RTSP stream available to customers who want to implement it in to there own system would be great, one of the reasons why some people don’t opt for Ring is because no stream feed.

I am sure if you went over to the camera forums (ipcamtalk) and put the feelers out you would gather a lot of interest.

RTSP and ONVIF functionality on your cameras, please !!!

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Ring should add storage on the camera itself, for say 15 minutes, in case the internet connection goes down. In addition, they could have a premium model of the base station, with local video storage for the cameras, say 24 hours worth of video, so if users have 3 cameras, it would be 8 hours per camera. Then new video recording would overwrite the old one when the video storage capacity is reached.
The video would be saved locally and to the cloud, so that it would be faster to view the video when at home, and the local storage only would be used when the internet connection would be down, and when the internet connection would be restored, the video would be uploaded to the cloud from the base station storage, or the cameras directly if users do not have a base station (though I think the base station would sell more if there was video storage).
It is easy to plug the wifi router in a back up power (UPS) in case of power failure. We have one, it is not expensive and can support more than 4 hours of power outage for both the wifi router and cable modem. The Ring base station has its own battery back up (it would need a bigger battery to handle stored video), so even if both the power and the internet connection are down, the video would continue to be recorded and stored for the cameras that are battery operated.
That would be a much better security system, and would definitely set it apart from the growing list of competitors.