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Show start of video when motion triggered

Show start of video when motion triggered

When I get a motion alert, the default setting starts the live video, but 99% of the time the event that triggered the alert has moved. Was it something moving left past the camera? Moving right? I dont' know, and I have to wait until the video stops recording and I can review the motion alert from the beginning.

Instead, you should have an option where when an alert is responded to on my phone, it takes me to the beginning of the recorded video. Then I can see what caused the alert and if it's worth pursuing. And if it's someone who went to the right, I know to look on that side of the house.

Obviously ring the doorebell is a different situation; I'm just talking about alerts.

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New Neighbor

Device Settings > Video Settings > Tap Camera Preview for Live View

 

you should keep this on as it will show you real time first. If nothing there than it was light from a car or something like that. You still need to wait for record to finish to be able to see what happened as notifications was sent to you at the same time as it's recording, Not after

New Neighbor II
@Marsha11 ,  please carefully read the entire post before commenting.  You misunderstood what 
@pjpace is saying.
 
 
 

 

You said, "You still need to wait for record to finish to be able to see what happened" and Pjpace clearly knows that already.  You are just repeating what PjPace already said, "I have to wait until the video stops recording {so} I can review the motion alert from the beginning."  The point that Pjpace is making is that he does not want to wait.  He does not want Live View.  He instead wants a new feature option that would enable him to, " .  .  .  takes me to the beginning of the recorded video.  Then I can see what caused the alert" and he wants to do that immediately.  

 

 "99% of the time the event that triggered the alert has moved."   When Live View is displayed, often the actual person/animal/motion-event that triggered the recording is already gone.   Then having to wait until the recording is finished, and then going back to select, and then view the recording .  .  .  that all takes quite awhile.  By that time, it might be too late to, " .  .  .  see what caused the alert and if it's worth pursuing."

 

If this clarifies Pjpace feature request, and you now think it might be a nice option to have, click on the Thumbs Up Icon on Pjpace post.  Ring Teams notice Feature Requests with higher Thumbs Up numbers, and then are more likely to incorporate his new feature.  There are quite a few similar posts requesting this type of feature (to start immediately at the beginning of the recording instead of Live View) so many people are in agreement with him, as am I.

New Neighbor

Agree

New Neighbor II
 wrote: Agree
 
Then  , add your "Agree" vote .  .  .  go to the top of this thread, and click on the "Thumbs Up" of  @pjpace request, and add your Kudo vote with our's!    Smiley Happy