Request for Ability to Disable Motion Detection (NOT Alerts) by Group?

I am new to the Ring Smart Lighting world and imagine I’m probably just not understanding how all of the fabulous features work together… In a new home with newly-installed Ring Smart Lighting. In my “Front” group, I have a battery step light, two wired floodlights, and six path lights.

Last night, my new neighbor messaged me, “Are your lights on a motion detector? They’re freaking me out because they keep flicking on and off!” Last night was particularly windy and the flag on the front of my house was triggering motion on one or more of my lights and probably had the ENTIRE GROUP OF LIGHTS going on and off ALL NIGHT.

I know I need to play with motion sensitivity and might even need to disable motion detection for the wired floodlight nearest the flag. There’s also a path light relatively close to that flag that might also have to have motion detection adjusted or disabled. However, this incident generated the following question/request:

Is there or can we get a “panic button” for disabling motion detection on groups? There seems to be a nice, Motion Alerts “panic button” to disable the alerts en masse, but it would be GREAT to be able to also disable motion detection for all devices within a group, with the simple push of a button. Right now, to disable motion detection, you have to go to the Group: SETTINGS: Motion Settings (Group Motion Settings menu) and then select each device individually. That’s a lot of work when you have nine lights in one group, like I do.

There are SO many settings/options that it often takes a good bit of time to setup and test to get things right. In this instance, I just wanted to shut motion detection down until I could figure it out later and there wasn’t a really quick/easy way to do it. Having a “Motion Detection Panic Button” to disable all motion detection at the group level would be a GREAT feature. It would allow you to disable motion detection, by group, without losing the ability to control those groups via the app or Alexa, in the meantime.

Thanks, in advance!

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Hi @RonH2K. This Help Center article here has a great video that highlights some of the features in a Light Group. I hope this helps.

I’m sorry, @Tom_Ring … did you even read my post? That video addressed nothing I posted about… except maybe that there are a lot of options. I get that.

Is there somewhere I can simply put in a feature request/enhancement to have a button to turn OFF motion detection for an entire group, without having to go in and do it at the per-device level?


Hey @RonH2K. I did read your post. I hoped the Help Center article that showcases some of the capabilities of the Ring Smart Lighting Groups would be helpful. If you’d like to share a feature request, the best spot for that would be our Feature Request board. Feel free to add this and any future feature requests there. Thanks, neighbor!