I would like to request a minor software update to the Ring Neighborhood app: please add a new post category of ‘Wildlife’.
It’s not that I personally want to post videos of wildlife. That’s not why we bought Ring. Instead, we bought it for security reasons and that’s why I have updated my Neighborhood settings to be notified only of Safety, Unexpected Activity and Crime postings.
We live in Colorado Springs in the foothills below Pikes Peak. Wildlife is common here. It’s neither news nor a safety issue, yet people constantly post videos of bears, bobcats or other wildlife. Because there’s no other appropriate category, they post these videos under ‘Safety’ and consequently I get notified. In some instances, we are awakened by a “Safety” notification that turns out to be a bear taking a bath in someone’s backyard water feature. When I post a comment complaining and suggesting these kinds of posts belong on Facebook or Nextdoor, I get a few neibhbors who agree with me, but mostly people either say how cute the videos are or they attack me personally for objecting. I don’t mind others posting widllife. I just don’t want to be notified and that’s not why we bought a Ring doorbell and Floodlight Cam.
Please, please, please add this minor change to your next release.