I would like to be able to temporarily override and disable all motion alerts from a set of Ring devices without modifying the Motion Alert settings of the actual individual devices themselves. I say a set because it would be useful to group a set of devices, such as all motion-sensing devices outside the house versus those that are inside the house. A default group of All would always include every device that has motion detection capabilities.
The override option should be able to be set continuously until manually released and also have the ability to set a snooze time period for the override to end (the current snooze limit of up to four hours should be extended to at least 8 hours or a day).
From time to time, we know there will be a lot of activity around the house and we want to be able to set a single global setting to suspend all motion notifications around the entire perimeter of the house. A perfect example is when I'm mowing the lawn. For about an hour, I'll be repeatedly setting off all of the motion sensors covering all sides of the house. Another example would be for a party where people will be arriving, departing, and moving around the yard for many hours.
Unless I'm just not finding it, I cannot find any snooze operations that can temporarily suspend ALL motion notifications to the base unit and all mobile devices configured to receive motion alerts. I also cannot find any snooze operations that can suspend motion notifications from a single Ring device to the base station and all mobile devices.
We have two doorbells and multiple floodlight cams with motion sensors and generally have them enabled to provide motion activity notifications. Occasionally, wind or an animal might cause a particular sensor to repeatedly activate. For a single Ring device, there are app settings to snooze the motion notifications to that mobile device, but I believe the base station and other phones continue to receive the notifications even after I've snoozed mine.
We live on an acre and it takes a couple of hours to mow the lawn and trim the edges. That means that every motion sensor around the house sets off on every lap of the riding mower and as I walk around with the trimmer. Snoozing every single device from my phone takes a long time and it doesn't solve the other devices receiving the same notifications.
Or, we're having a cookout. The whole family will be running around all over the place, inside and out, all day and into the night...
I'd like to be able to open the app, choose All motion devices or a particular subset, and tell it to stop reporting motion alerts for a period of time up to at least 24 hours. I don't want to have to reprogram the settings on any of the individual devices and then have to remember what to set them back to after the event.
A global "Shhh" button with a timer, please!
Hey @Craig! Thank you for sharing your feedback with the Community. It sounds like you would benefit greatly from using the Motion Snooze feature, which allows you to disable motion alerts on all cameras for a pre-set length of time. Check out our help center article on Motion Snooze to learn more
I've tested this feature and it is a step in the right direction, but not what I am requesting. I was previously unaware that there was the app-level snooze settings that would snooze all of the devices at once. This is indeed better than snoozing each individual device, and I'm glad that I now know it is there.
However, this feature does not snooze the motion alerts to all apps and the hardware. It only silences my app. Other mobile devices continue to receive notifications and the hardware still chimes inside the house. So, my phone is nice and silent while I mow the lawn, and the Ring base unit continues chiming away per usual.
What I want is to be able to tell the system to stop sending any motion notifications to all devices or apps for a period of time. I don't see any way to do that without reconfiguring the actual motion alert setting on every device.
Sure thing @Craig! Glad to know the Motion Snooze added a level of customization for your app. You will be happy to hear about our upcoming Modes feature which takes this a step further. The Modes feature will allow you to control all of your devices based on three customizable modes (disarmed, home, and away). Specifically, Disarmed Mode will allow you to disable all of your Ring devices at once.
Learn more by visiting our Community post about Modes