Heard that Battery-Powered Video devices now have a Recording-Length up to 120-seconds!
Ring Doorbells are Battery-Powered (When Hard-wired, the battery still really powers the unit while getting a ‘trickle-charge’ from the Hard-wire). The Ring Doorbell Pro is the only exception because it truly is powered by the Hard-wire.
About 5 days ago (Aug 21), a new firmware got automatically downloaded into my Plug-in Stick-Up cameras. Since these are outlet powered (no battery) the default recording-time maximum was 60-seconds. But with this new firmware, I now have multiple-interval-options for my recording time (15-seconds up to 120-seconds)!
Now all my Plug-in Stick-Up cameras are set for a the new maximum of 120-seconds recording length! When I checked my other video devices, this new Video recording option was not available . . . . UNTIL today (Aug 25)! Now my Video Doorbell 2 is also set for 120-seconds! So I’m guessing when a device receives the ‘roll-out’ for feature, it can vary between device models and your location (I’m located on the east coast of USA).
When this new option appeared, I found it in the “Video Settings” part of my App, and you have to tap on the ‘30-seconds’, not on the words “Max Recording Length.” And in every case (for 4 cams), I had to re-attempt multiple times before it finally ‘took’ the new selected time (it kept displaying ‘Failed’). Stubborn cameras I guess . . . or my cameras were in as much shock as I was. LOL, Cameras were ‘stubborn’ only on the initial set-up with this new feature. After the new time-length finally ‘Saved’ successfully, I can now change/adjust/save these time-setting with ease.
THANK YOU RING!! Yes Yes! We are very excited!
Now, I’m eagerly awaiting for this video option to show up for my Ring Indoor Cameras (which are still at the default max of 60-second length) and these are true non-battery devices .