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New Neighbor

Dvr system

Hi to everyone, I have a Camera system that was install before the ring devices and wanted to know if the video feed can be used on the ring system

any suggestions

Thanks in advance

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Neighbor II

Re: Dvr system

There's no way to use a DVR with the Ring system. Also be aware that Ring only has cloud based storage. There's usually a trial period but after that you need a plan to see recorded videos.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Dvr system

@edgarhsnell 

 

Another point to consider is that Ring video cams do not stream 24/7.  

 

They video record primarily when Motion is detected.  Then, they record for a short amount of time (approx. 30 seconds).  If there is more detected motion, they will record another segment over and over again.  You can manually initiate a "Live View" via an App or on your PC, but that recording will terminate if you close the App or it reaches the maximum duration (which I believe is around a 10-minute segment). 

 

These videos stay on the Ring Cloud for 60 days and then are deleted automatically.  Ring cloud storage Plans are $30 annually for the "Basic Plan" (for one cam) and their annual $100 "Plus Plan" (for 2 or more ring devices).  You can download the video files onto your personal storage, before they are deleted.

 

There is a new Snapshot feature which takes a "still' pictures at a set interval.  Most externally (plug-in) powered Ring cams have Snapshot intervals of: "Every 30-seonds", or "Every 1 Minute", or "Every 3 minutes."  Most battery powered cams have Snapshot intervals of:  "Every 5 minutes", or "Every 14 minutes", or "Every 1 hour."  When viewed, it's like a time-lapse video comprised of all the still pics.  These Snapshots stay on the Ring Cloud for 7 days before deletion.  They too can also be download in '15-minute' batches.

 

Hope this helps you out.  Smiley Happy