So, it’s been about 20 minutes since the mail deliver guy parked his truck in the driveway, got out, walked up the driveway towards the house, walked back to his truck, and then drove away. It’s entirely possible that I will get a notification in another 20 minutes because my wife and I have taken walks around the neighborhood, leaving and returning via the driveway, and got notifications 40 minutes after we left. Full disclosure, we did get immediate notification about cat that ran across driveway this morning, even though I have people only setting on driveway cam.
About a year ago I bought a Ring Doorbell 2 for front door, wired Floodlight cam for driveway, two spotlight cams for the sides of the house, two chimes for inside, a chime pro, and a range extender signal booster. Generally speaking, the cameras record really well so I can see all the activity from the night when I check in the morning (cats, bats, racoons, spider, spider webs) even though I have sensitivity and motion set to low sensitivity, frequency, and people. I admit I did turn off notifications from two spotlight cams on sides of house so I could get some sleep. I get notifications for a lot of non-humans, and not many from humans. The notifications I do get from humans is almost always late, after they’ve left (think UPS, FedEx, mail, neighbors). This is both from at home on wireless or using cell connection anywhere (AT&T and Verizon). Live View connects about half the time. About a quarter of the time it takes over a minute to connect. About a quarter of the time it connects in less than a minute. From anywhere.
I have good wireless network connectivity, good network speed 100mbs at the wall, lot’s of Apple devices (hmmm, maybe that’s the problem ;-). I have no problems with any other technology in the house. The support folks I contacted in the past have been responsive with a boatload of technical instructions and links to check and try, mostly uninstall, reinstall, power off and on, disconnect and reconnect, wireless, bluetooth, router, devices, signal strength and speed. Usually means climbing up ladders with phone in hand to to manage ring device, ring app, wireless settings.
The positive is that if someone comes to the house, I will have a video recording of it (i.e., I can see in the morning who broke in last night), and there is the deterrent effect if they notice the lights come on and the doorbell and walk away, which has happened justifying the cost.