Scheduled motion detection

Ring spotlight camera battery.

To save battery power I went through the advanced motion settings and added motion schedules so the camera wouldn’t be used as much thus saving battery. I found out after that motion schedules only stop the notifications after a triggered event but still logs motion events so saves no battery at all. The idea I would like to see is actual motion schedules where the cameras are basically turned on and off on customiseable schedules so people with battery cameras aren’t wasting battery logging videos of themselves going to work at the same time every morning or putting out the rubbish in the morning etc. etc.

I am aware that there are modes that can be customised but they require you to manually get out your phone, open the app and change modes over making it harder than having motion detection on a pre programmed schedule.

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Yes! We need this for all camera but especially for battery powered devices. I use ring at my business. We have high traffic from 7am to 6pm. I have motion notifications turned off via schedule for those times but my batteries go dead very quickly since the cameras still detect and record motion. Its very tedious to manually turn off the motion detection on all of my cameras and make sure I turn it back on every single day.

I vote for this feature. The current motion schedule should be called notification schedule, since the only thing it does is to mute the notifications. There is no way to actually turn off the camera during the busy time. Thanks.

This is one of those things that I’m surprised isn’t an inherent feature. It is so obvious. You are absolutely right just turning off notications isn’t enough. If you’re doing this, you probably don’t even want events recorded at the expense of the battery! I was excited to see motion scheduling originally when I got my camera but then quickly saw this as a limitation. Therefore, I resort to completely disarming as a workaround - but it is a serious workaround because you have to do in manually.

Which leads me to this suggestion… Ring… if you can’t turn off recording with Motion Scheduling, then allow Arm/Disarm scheduling to do what the OP is asking. Thanks

I am a Doorbell and Camera user, no Alarm (so far). I use Modes with my cameras and I like they way they work, but it would be nice if there was a way to assign Motion Schedules to specific Modes.

Disarmed Mode is easy, nothing is recording motion, ever.
Away Mode is easy, everything is recording motion, always.
So for those two modes I would not want to use a Motion Schedule.

But Home Mode is kind of a special case. Ideally, what I would like to do is have motion detection disabled during the day, but turned on when I go to bed in case someone comes sniffing around in the middle of the night.

I was made aware that there are Mode Schedules in the Alarm product, and that is a step closer, but not perfect (and, as far as I know, Mode Schedules are not currently available for cameras). Using Mode Schedules, I could be in Home Mode during the day, and then switch over to Away Mode when I go to bed. But when I am truly away from home for an extended period, I would have to remember to go cancel the Mode Schedules so that it would stay in Away Mode the whole time.

If I could tailor a Motion Schedule just to Home Mode I could set it up so that during the day don’t record motion on these devices, and then when I’m in bed turn motion detection on. When I go away, I simply switch to Away Mode.

I think this is a pretty useful feature, not just for me but for many.

Please add feature for Ring stickups camera ( indoor ) to schedule for disable motion detection during certain time of the day and week. I use ring stickups camera to monitor indoor but do not want to record everything when we are at home. This feature can allow us to disable motion detection , which means it will stop recording . Today , I am doing it manually each day from ring app two times ( once for disable MOTION DETECTION and once to enable MOTION DETECTION) . Schedule will really help here to avoid recording and improve battery life for indoors. Please see attached picture and circle in blue .

We have motion alert schedules but not detection schedules.
It would be very useful to ‘turn off’ the cameras during programmed times.
I understand we can manually toggle detection in the app but a programmed setting would be very useful.

Yes it’s absolutely necessary! If you have someone working on your property, you have to turn off the motion detectors otherwise you get zillions of them and then have to remember to turn the motion detectors back on at night.

I live where wild life can unavoidably enter my cameras view. Being able to schedule detection periods (off midnight to 7 am) will allow us to sleep without deer waking us up to get into the yard :slight_smile: