The Neighboorhoods app could benefit from better filtering and confirmation of posts before they go live. I know, this is probably super difficult but below are my reasons why. Lately I've found the Neighboorhoods part of Ring to be less and less useful because the signal to noise ratio is getting worse.
I'm running into a problem where there are so many false alarms or frivolous posting where it's hard to know what is real and what isn't. It seems like people are using it like a social network.
Specifically, I get posts asking if anyone knows whats going on down the street. Or "I heard a loud boom, anyone else here that?"
The worst right now is the constant reports of gun shots. If I were to believe the number of posts about shots fired I'd think I was in a war zone. It's having a "boy who cried wolf" sort of effect in that I don't take them seriously anymore and that's going to cause a real event to go ignored when it actually does happen.
Is there a way for Ring to verify posts before they go live? I'd rather have a slighly delayed but confirmed post than a shower of bogus ones that drown out legit concerns.
I've taken to reporting these as inappropriate but I don't like that solution either because I could make a mistake in the opposite direction and flag something that's legit which is just as bad.
I'd like to have the ability to activate cameras based on my location using geofencing.
I have an indoor camera that I don't need, or want, active while I'm at home ... I'd like it to only be active when I'm away.
I would prefer using the main event history button because all 5 of my cameras are listed but the problem with that is when I scroll to a certain time frame and watch a clip, then back to the list to watch the next one it immediately goes back up to the top of the list so I have to scroll back down to find the time period again. It does not do this when I go to each individual cameras event history, I can scroll down to a clip, watch it, go back and I am still at the spot where I found the clip. With 5 cameras this really adds time having to go into each camera.
I agree with Rignes, those and animals lost or found are what I am bombarded with. I love animals but I do not think Ring app is the place to post them. I just did a quick check, the last 8 posts were 2 "did anyone hear gunshots", 1 spray painted house and 5 lost/found pets. There are other alternatives to seek or post lost pets.
It is because of these posts that I don't even go look when I get an alert anymore.
It would be great if you could create different schedules for different zones. Example may be having motion alerts just near the front of your house during the day but having alerts for a bigger zone / zone 2 at night.
I'm planning to have a wall mounted tablet with Ring on it (android). I'd like a setting to 'auto-open' ring live feed when motion detected. After a period of time (setting), go back to what was displayed on the screen before... Not sure if it is possible, but I'd find it useful!
Thank you for the feedback @apple2e, I moved your request to the feature request board so other neighbors can kudo it if they are interested in this feature as well.
I have my office in the Garage and I have separate wifi chime there.
I need it to work at my working hours and my other home chime to not work at these hours.
Basically some kind of schedule.
This will prevent all family to come from all places at each doorbell ring event.