As someone who is using the indoor stick up cameras it's very disappointing to me that there isn't an easy way to only record when I'm away. Competitors do this with geofencing via your phone (one option). However I've also got a full Ring Protect security system that seems to have zero (or near zero?) integrations with the camera...? Why can't I set the camera to only be on when I'm away in the security system? There's also IFTTT/Alexa integrations, but they are shallow enough that they don't support functionality which would let me solve this problem there either...
To elaborate on this, for us "lucky" folks that have data caps on our Internet plan, in a setup with 4 cameras + online streaming (no cable, of course) the ability to have the system NOT upload video when we are home would be beneficial. I thought setting the motion 'schedule' would accomplish this, but that however just prevents the alerts. Maybe it could be a toggle option when setting up the scedule.
Request the Ring doorbell cam and security cams ignore small animals. Besides my cats and neighbors' dogs the doorbell picks up squirrels and snakes. It would be a lot less busy if the outside cameras could/would ignore small animals like my inside cameras do. Thanks!
I hope they DON'T change the fact the cameras record small critters. That is one of the reasons I got the cameras for around the outside of my house. If someone doesn't want the cameras recording small critters, change the sensitivity. If that doesn't work, then maybe Ring can include a different setting that is for people only. Then those who want to record small critters can, and those who don't can as well.
There IS a people only setting. problem is it doesn't work at night. So if I were to have my phone set to alert me at night, I would be woken up a LOT. Mine has picked up blowing rain/stuff, a neighbors cat, my wife's van pulling in, all while on "people only". It works during the day fairly well.
I wish people would contain their cats. I don't have any animals, I shouldn't have to deal with the animals of others on my property. Should be illegal.
Will Ring come out with a garage door controller with a camera, similar to Momentum's Niro universal WiFi garage door system? I find myself sometimes questioning if I closed my garage door, which I did forget to do a couple of times... It would be great if I could verify with camera and remotely close the garage door, if it was open. Plus, use the camera as a security camera, with motion detection, if someone entered the garage...
Integrate it with a garage door opener, similar to Momentum's Niro Universal WiFi garage door system. I have accidentally left my garage door open a couple of times. I can put an indoor Ring camera in the garage. But if I found that the garage was open, I would have to drive home to close it. If I could remotely close the garage door via the Ring app, that would be awesome! Plus, still have the camera as a motion detection device for the garage, to see who is coming and going from the garage…
I'd like the ability to view my ring camera LIVE feeds (not recordings) from the website, rather than from my phone app. This way I can peep in on my cameras from a computer, without having to use cell phone data to view the live feed. An ability to share the live feed via a link would also be nice, so that I could share the LIVE feed with family or friends.
I love my Ring Cameras and have recently began going 'smart' with my home. I do not have a Ring security system as it is not currently feasable financially. I noticed that through Alexa Guard, you can arm/disarm/change the mode of your ring security system. I would love to see the same capabilities with the ring camera modes.