Merging this to the feature request thread, with the other great ideas. We are always looking to improve our device and app features, so thank you for sharing this with us!
I'll be honest, I'm really not liking the camera system. First off, I have the security system but Ring doesn't tie in. If my alarm goes off, or entry is detected, it should start recording.
The 30 second recording is a joke. It'll record me for 30 seconds but suddenly stop. If I were a criminal, I would just have to set the camera off for 30 seconds and then I can commit crimes because it never records again for about two minutes. What a joke! Not that it matters since the sensitivity settings are an absolute joke. I have to visualize in my head where it's trying to record, but it takes me weeks to get it set right. Even then, I get bombarded with false positives alerts. Most of the time it's nothing. And that's with the sensitivity set to light.
Even though I installed outside AP's for the cameras and they all have really good signal, I still get the "black screen" when connecting (and it's remarkably slow, even on local wifi with a 1gbps backend). I have a combination of Unifi APs and Synology router, so no, it's not a local wifi issue.
I think my biggest issues are:
I don't care if my battery is low. I'd rather catch someone stealing things out of my yard. Allow us to increase the 30 second recording and give us better motion zones.
Ironically, to top things off, this st*pidforum software also breaks Chrome's spell check to use it's own bad third party spell check.
I regret buying the ring products completely.
Hi mackhax0r, have you set the Motion Frequecy to “frequent”? This will help reduce the cooldown/gap between motion triggered videos to the minimum.
Yeah, I can't set it to "frequent". I'll get bombarded by false-positives because the frequency is to high. Give thanks to the genius way of setting up the motion zones.. it's nearly impossible to properly setup.
Outdoor camera with Solar and duel bateries should have more more motion settings avaialble like a plug in camera does. With Solar and Duel bateries you have a ton a batery life mostly with the solar I can't get one below 88% even after doing a lot of lawn work around them. With in a couple hours I am back to 100%.
I just got the duel setup because knowing once winter comes cooler temps and less sun might into to the bareries more.
I'd spend so much money if I could get real options with the dual batteries. There's no point in having dual batteries right now since the single battery never goes below 90%. The design decisions in the software is absolutely terrible.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I wanted to remind everyone, this is a feature request thread for new features that can be implemented to improve our devices for everyone. Our battery devices function in a way that is common for streaming battery devices in the industry, in which there are battery preservation settings that can be turned off, such as smart alerts.
If a battery powered device is not fitting your needs or environment, this is what we have powered devices for. They natually allow for much more customization and robust operation, due to having constant power resources. Some of these concerns listed can certainly be resolved with our support team who will know just how to tailor these to your environment.