Ring Alarm Pro - Why can't I turn wifi off wifi?


So for a long time i have wanted to get my recordings OFF of the cloud which basically means that I have been looking to sell all of my ring cameras and buy another brand because, its just not possible…and because Amazon doesn’t really understand what privacy means…

Ring, comes out with a device that allows you to record your media locally and they don’t allow you to turn off the wifi? What is the thinking behind that? Do you not understand that this is not going to fit in every customers scenario?

This may be minor to people that have one router system and to them its no issue to replace their ancient system with fancy new hardware. I have 6 access points in my home for and literally cannot afford to add a different system that will affect my performance and coverage.

Also, when recording in offline mode, is all traffic actually secure? As in is it accessible by only my family and I or does ring have access to this?

I have a perfectly good wifi system that covers my entire house and all an additional network would do is clog up additional space in an already crowded airspace.

I already have one foot out the door with ring and this is just enough for me to step out completely.

Thank you for sharing this feedback with us, neighbor. The Ring Alarm Pro is designed to be used as the primary router, or gateway for your wifi network in order to use all features available. As mentioned in our Alarm Pro Help Center article, we do not recommend using Ring Alarm Pro as a wifi extender for your existing router. Using your Alarm Pro as an extender will prevent you from accessing many of the Protect Pro subscription features, including 24/7 Backup Internet.

In regards to the local storage, learn more about Ring Edge and local storage here.

As we always value our neighbors’ feedback, feel free to add any requests on our Feature Request Board. This way other neighbors can share their interest in one place, that we can organize and share with our teams here. :slight_smile:

The Alarm Pro with a built-in WiFi router needed to be a separate product. Many households already have a robust WiFi setup, even Eero where this is based on, or have built-in all-in-one modem/router/wifi units which can’t easily be replaced.

An all in one solution like this is ok for some but not all.