Security Cams Feature Request

@thptrek wrote:

The motion schedule just seems to disable the alerts. The camera is still picking up motion and logging history events. This causes the camera to still be active and runs the battery down real quick.

Ah, forgive me, i misundersood. This is a very good point.


All of this. Plus, on Solar Cameras, make the 30 second video keep recording if motion continues to be detected. The 30 seconds is a joke. I’d rather have a dead battery than miss someone breaking into my house.


Hi mackhax0r, have you set the Motion Frequecy to “frequent”? This will help reduce the cooldown/gap between motion triggered videos to the minimum.



I would like a feature to control multiple motion zones independently.


Motion Zone 1 set to record motion (but not turn on lights or send alerts).

Motion Zone 2 set to record, turn on lights and send alerts.

Motion Zone 3 record, turn on lights, send alerts, sound alarm.

Thank you.


Hi to the Community.

Forgive me if this might have been requested elsewhere (I’m a newbie), but what about a date/timestamp on recorded video? I think it would be quite useful.


I installed both of my Spotlight Cam that use Batteries, and compared to my Wired one, wired floodlight, and Pro doorbell I am a little disappointed with the motion settings. When I go to motion settings, then to zones it asks me how far out I want to do all 3 zones, but it does not visualy show me how far those zones go. I wish the zone was overlaidover on a picture of what the camera sees. Also wish you could adjust each of the 3 zones with a different depth. Two of the zones I would like fully used and one of the zones I would online only the first 3rd.

I get that these motion settings are to conserve battery, but when when you have two batteries in each camera and Solar I should have more then enough power for better motion settings. I just wish there was a way to unlock those settings if you are using duel batteries and Solar.


Outdoor camera with Solar and duel bateries should have more more motion settings avaialble like a plug in camera does. With Solar and Duel bateries you have a ton a batery life mostly with the solar I can’t get one below 88% even after doing a lot of lawn work around them. With in a couple hours I am back to 100%.

I just got the duel setup because knowing once winter comes cooler temps and less sun might into to the bareries more.


Hello, I have used my Spotlight cam to observe my back door on a patio. It seems to work great except for one significant issue. There are many times that I would like to turn off the motion and video features all together while I have a patio party for example… Also, I sit on my patio everyday to enjoy my back yard and I am always being recorded. This is a problem for me. The only way I have been able to accomplish this is to get my ladder and pull the battery. This pretty much makes my cam useless for practival use. Therefore, I request that the development team add the ability to choose either or both motion and recording as options to suspend using snooze. Then I could not only defeat the motion notiifications, but I could also defeat recordings. This is prudent in many ways: first, it will allow my battery to last more than a month, second, it will save enermous amount of space on the recording server and internet bandwidth, and lastly, it will reduce the ridiculus amount of email notificaitons I receive. It would be similiar to conserving water or electricity. It will make this device more ECO friendly. Thanks


Hello, we love the floodlight cam, but would really like to be able to have different detection zones for night time and day time use. I know there is a way to turn off motion detection based on schedule but that’s not good enough.



I agree. I want this to be possible on the spot light camera just like it is on the doorbell pro.


We thought these would go well with the other feature requests, so I moved it over to this thread. Thank you for sharing this detailed request @veener79 and for sharing your interest @barta2019!

I’ve done the same for your request @BeSafe. As it is a popular one, let’s compile it with the others for reinforcing value while we share these with the team :slight_smile:


As someone who is using the indoor stick up cameras it’s very disappointing to me that there isn’t an easy way to only record when I’m away. Competitors do this with geofencing via your phone (one option). However I’ve also got a full Ring Protect security system that seems to have zero (or near zero?) integrations with the camera…? Why can’t I set the camera to only be on when I’m away in the security system? There’s also IFTTT/Alexa integrations, but they are shallow enough that they don’t support functionality which would let me solve this problem there either…


To build off this last message with having a Ring Alarm system I would love to setup my cameras to interact more with it. When the system is Disarmed I could pick what cameras I want recording or disarmed. When Armed all cameras are armed.


I would like an API that will allow me to turn the light on and off. There has been an issue with the Light Schedule being erratic for over a month now with no fix in sight. An API will allow me to schedule the light on and off outside the Ring app.

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It already has that. It’ s under motion settings.

It would be so much better to just have a calendar and we pick the day we want to view events instead of having to scroll through a whole bunch to get to the day we want. Look at the way Wyze has theirs setup. It so much easier.
Also the trigger on the battery cameras needs to be improved. I get hits all night long because of cats.


Merging this to the feature request thread, with the other great ideas. We are always looking to improve our device and app features, so thank you for sharing this with us!

As I said in my post, the Light Schedule has not been working properly. My Floodlight Cam will sometimes ignore the Light Schedule and not turn on or off according to schedule and will sometimes turn on and off at seemingly random times.

There are a handful of us that have opened a trouble ticket and have a couple of threads open discussing this. The only thing we’ve been told it’s that they know about the issue and they’re working on this issue. But it’s been going on for a couple of months now. Hence, my request for an API.

I’ll be honest, I’m really not liking the camera system. First off, I have the security system but Ring doesn’t tie in. If my alarm goes off, or entry is detected, it should start recording.

The 30 second recording is a joke. It’ll record me for 30 seconds but suddenly stop. If I were a criminal, I would just have to set the camera off for 30 seconds and then I can commit crimes because it never records again for about two minutes. What a joke! Not that it matters since the sensitivity settings are an absolute joke. I have to visualize in my head where it’s trying to record, but it takes me weeks to get it set right. Even then, I get bombarded with false positives alerts. Most of the time it’s nothing. And that’s with the sensitivity set to light.

Even though I installed outside AP’s for the cameras and they all have really good signal, I still get the “black screen” when connecting (and it’s remarkably slow, even on local wifi with a 1gbps backend). I have a combination of Unifi APs and Synology router, so no, it’s not a local wifi issue.

I think my biggest issues are:

  • 30 second recording
  • Not recording for a few minutes after recording for 30 seconds, I can literally wave my hands in front of it
  • Sensitivity settings are a complete joke/disaster
  • No way to see where I’m actually setting the zones, since it’s just a poorly designed graphic
  • Mic/Audio feedback is an absolute joke - I get mostly static and people can’t hear me at all on any of my 3 cameras
  • 2 hour snooze? really? And i can’t snooze it two times to make it 4 hours? Really? What are we in 1950s?
  • Slow, black screen, even with good signal (45, 42, 62 RSSI) Ironically, the device with the worst signal loads the fastest.
  • I have to use the light motion sensors to trigger my cameras because of the junk sensitivity issues with the solar cameras.

I don’t care if my battery is low. I’d rather catch someone stealing things out of my yard. Allow us to increase the 30 second recording and give us better motion zones.

Ironically, to top things off, this st*pidforum software also breaks Chrome’s spell check to use it’s own bad third party spell check.

I regret buying the ring products completely.


@Murray wrote:

Hi mackhax0r, have you set the Motion Frequecy to “frequent”? This will help reduce the cooldown/gap between motion triggered videos to the minimum.

Yeah, I can’t set it to “frequent”. I’ll get bombarded by false-positives because the frequency is to high. Give thanks to the genius way of setting up the motion zones… it’s nearly impossible to properly setup.