I like that I can look at who is at my door by asking Alexa who is at my front door but I wish it worked like google does and just automatically show me when the door bell gets pushed. Also I would like to be able to ask Alexa to show me the other cameras I have.
Suggestion: Increase API functionality to provide Live video access, and Real-time Ring Events such as Motion & Doorbell Ring.
Many of us have 3rd party security or home automation products or services that we wish to use alongside our Ring products. Home Assistant is an example of an excellent, open source product that integrates very well already with many products, including Ring. Sadly, because of the lack of API features it is not possible for them to provide access to the core product i.e. live real-time video, but only to secondary features such as the latest recording and battery levels.
I love my ring doorbell, and I would love to recommend & purchase other Ring products such as security cameras, but due to lack of API support I believe it to be more prudent to seek out products that do have integration options.
With security cameras in particular I would be stuck with Ring software as my security camera software. You can not possibly have the hubris to think Ring makes the best security NVR software; I would prefer to use my own NVR software, but I do not think this is an option, unless I am mistaken.
In my mind there could be nothing more awesome than if my Kodi-enabled TV could pop up doorbell video when someone is at the front door. But sadly, I don't see this happening without allowing 3rd parties some kind of API access to your platform.
Thanks for your time.
Suggesting Ring integrate with iphone or apple store such that iphone users can create shortcuts (via Apple shortcuts app).
It would make it tremendously easy for a ring user to set mode as 'away' instead of having to do it manually each and everytime they leave their home.
I keep forgetting to arm my ring alarm every night. This leaves me at a lower security level which is probably not what Ring designers wanted. Would be great if I could use say homekit automation (I've already automated all my other homekit devices) to arm the alarm at a certain time every night. I realise that this might be annoying if say someone sets the alarm off without realizing automation turned it on. However, in that case you could require the user to acknowledge this action! My schalge lock does that (since they probably feel it's risky to trigger that automation by itself), wherein it asks me if it can run the automation which locks all my locks when everyone has left the home.
Please make this happen since the first step of being secure is not forgetting to arm the system, and we as humans are prone to forgetting things