My scenario is I linked Ring with Alexa and setup a custom routine that will view my front door through my doorbell pro when a motion trigger occurs. In doing so, I found two issues that I believe to be caused by the current behavior of the Ring Doorbell and would like to see changed or customizable.
When the doorbell’s live view is active the doorbell button does not ring the doorbell through any means. It won’t trigger a ring app alert, internal door chime or even the feedback ringing sound the person pushing the button normally would get. I see this as an issue regardless of my configuration because I could be viewing the camera while away from home while a person at home will have no idea someone is trying to ring the doorbell.
The normally white LED ring around the button turns blue indicating that the camera is active AND someone is watching it. I would really prefer people not know if I am looking at them or not. I don’t see this as a privacy/consent issue because when they see the doorbell cam, it is safe to assume it is at least being recorded. I understand that pressing the button will turn the ring blue as well but I am referring to it doing so without a button push and how that is a dead giveaway. (I don’t want to have to acknowledge a solicitor just because they know how a ring doorbell behaves.) I have seen this issue reported with other cameras Ring offers and think it is a universally preferred option to not have the blue LED indicated the camera is being viewed in real-time.