Let me be clear... my videostream contains my data and is not owned by Ring.
So please let me also access my data with standard protocols if I decide to do so.
I need to share.
I have just bought and set up my first Ring device. A Doorbell Pro. £230! I even just subscribed to the Cloud service for a year. I was hoping to use it with the rest of my Smart Home ecosystem (Home Assistant), but the support (read as purposeful locking out of any 3rd part integration) has completely put me off Ring entirely.
I massively regret buying anything Ring, and like everyone else here will not recommend it to ANYONE until you include support for people to access the stream of THEIR OWN camera feeds. This is ridiculous and disappointing. To be honest, I almost want to go out of my way to warn people off of Ring.
Right now in you are in the aftermath of a storm you have no protection or access to your cameras if the internet is down which is a major reason not to s ell customers Ring devices. If Ring wants to expand to a wider market and appeal to integrators they should include tue protocol.
SO, with the storm that went through MANY states and interrupted MANY services, GUESS WHAT .. NO RING!!!!
IF i had RSTP and NO internet, I COULD still monitor the vagabonds rooming my neighborhood ... BUT NO!!!! Amazon and Ring will not let me tap into the stream ... NO RTSP ... DO NOT BUY !!!
AGAIN ... amcrest has has doorbell that you can tap into RTSP when there's no internet.
Everyone on this thread should upvote this idea in the feature request section. https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/RTSP-Real-Time-Streaming-Protocol/idi-p/29869
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RTSP NOW, enough is enough its midnight and I have to sleep with no camera alerts....
one year later - still no news about RTSP even for subscribers. I'm so extremely dissapointed over Ring's lack of attention to the smart home community.
If I could only sell my Video Doorbell 2. Now it's just an expensive book case.