I have a Ring Floodlight camera in my back yard. I am in Arizona. When I am in the backyard, day or night, I would like to be able to make the camera stop detecting motion, stop recording, and prevent the floodlights from turning on all with one control until I am ready to go back inside the house.
I know how to snooze the camera motion detecting with the Motion Snooze button. I know how to stop the camera recording with the Motion Detection option, and I know I can turn off the motion control for the lights with the Turn Lights On With Motion button under Device Settings.
Theoretically I should be able to prevent the lights from going on with the Lights button, but it just doesn’t work that way. I can turn it off, but if there is motion, it goes right back on. During the day the option just turns the lights off and on.
I don’t want a complicated, multi-step process to accomplish this suspension of the functions. It is not on a switch, so I can’t just kill the power. I’m not even sure if that would be good for the Ring itself to turn it off and on so often as it would probably reboot.
Is there an option that I just haven’t found that would just suspend all functioning for this product until change I it back? If not, would it harm the product if I do install a switch that would kill the power to it?
Another option I’m told would be to wire the Ring Floodlight Camera to an outdoor cord and install a wifi controlled duplex receptacle and just turn the whole thing off with an Alexa command. Could this harm the product turning it off and on this way?
This is something I would be doing everytime we spend time outside. Can anyone offer any solutions? Thank you for reading all of this!