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RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

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New Neighbor III

RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Any plan to enable the RTSP protocol on Ring Doorbells and Cameras? That's a standard streaming protocol for security cams that will enable Ring devices to work with 3rd party software like Blue Iris.

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

I'd also like that.

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

RTSP is indeed the predominant protocol used by IP CCTV cameras - that is what might be regarded as professional grade CCTV equipment. However it seems consumer or 'smart home' cameras more typically use HLS that is HTTPS Live Streaming instead.

 

For example Netatmo use HLS on their indoor, outdoor and smart doorbell cameras. I believe NetGear Arlo might support both, I have seen a comment saying it (now) supports RTSP but that stream is encrypted. The fact NetGear Arlo now supports HomeKit suggests it also supports HLS since that is what HomeKit supports.

 

So support for both protocols would be preferable. 

 

For what its worth the app 'SecuritySpy' for Mac only supports RTSP and not HLS. Smiley Sad

 

Also it seems older or simpler cameras may still only support MJPEG which as far as I am aware does not support audio.

 

I believe the Ring doorbells support SIP and the Ring Stickup Camera uses MJPEG.

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

I also need that for Blue Iris integration

 

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Same for me. My $34. Wyze pan cams have RTSP firmware that can be loaded and provides my Blue Iris with a stream. which works exceptionally well.

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Community Manager

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Hey Neighbors! Thank you for your feedback on this. I will make sure to pass on the ideas to the appropriate team. In the meantime, you can learn more about the protocols and ports we do use here! Thanks for helping making our community great. Cat Happy



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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Until Ring allows RTSP so I can use my Ring with my Blue Iris software, I will NOT recommend the Ring to anyone. I will tell everyone they should buy one of the other brands of door bell cameras that allow RTSP and work with DVRs including Blue Iris software. I would not have bought my Ring 2 doorbell/camera if I knew it was so locked down and non-compatible.

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Ive got 5 wyze cams going now with blue iris. Local internal storage! Yeah! I’ve tapped into all of them with rtsp. It’d be really cool to see who’s at the doorbell with blue iris too!!

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Have you had luck long term with Wyze and RTSP with Blue Iris? I kept having them disconnect.

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New Neighbor

Re: RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

The cams with the weaker wifi signal do drop there connections. I have upgraded my wifi network with a medium duty router and that helped. I then took my old linksys router and used that as an extender. That helped.. I do have plans to expand my wifi network with a tp-link extender. RING/AMAZON - LET ME TAP INTO THE RSTP STREAM WITH MY SYSTEM PLEASE!!!