I read many improvements in the comments.
I'm impressed that I couldn't find a connection with HC2.
These enhancements, which I read here, could be incorporated into this control unit ..
Possible pairing with home center Fibaro 2: heart:
Notification of the bell notifications, sending a command to the siren so that the bell can be heard throughout the house (be sure to keep the video bell on the phone !!)
, ip camera with possible recording directly in HC2 (when detecting motion), motion detection. Finally, a temperature sensor for measuring the outside temperature.
+ Possibility to record you my music from phone = pc ! )
I am sure that if the camera did not record 24/7 but only movement, pressing the bell button.
It would still be able to communicate via wifi.
Now I have to have another device between the bell and HC2.
It is a very ungrateful and quite flawed method.
And when I build a brand new device. :-D
So 100% have RJ45 So Internet and PoE at the same time! )
I would bow down to my death. (if everything solves ONLY new firmware.: -O :-D (not including RJ45) :-D
Music TV Eye
Little frustrated. After reading Ring was compatible with Google Home it appears that it is NOT. This childish asinine incompatibilty of these two companies (Ring i.e. Amazon) and Google is stupid. I received several Ring devices (two stick-up cams and Doorbell 2 and spare batteries for each) for Christmas from my kids and I have hooked them up only to find out Google Home cannot see them. They "used" to work, but since Amazon has purchased Ring they are now forcing you to Alexa. I have everything setup with Google. I'm now planning on taking back over $500 in devices and I'm going to purchase Google Nest products. It's a lot of money they Amazon is pis^^ing away because of their childish antics. It's ridiculous that Ring engineers are playing this game as well. Oh well I guess they will be happy falling behing because of Lock in. Lots and Lots of complaints out there on the web. What a major faux pas by Ring/Amazon. I'm very happy I dropped Prime ... they are a mess. My recommendation - go by Google Nest Products, you have more open compatibility because Google allows Nest Products to work with Alexa.
A big one and potential loss of revenue. Have your engineers allow Ring products to work with Google Home. I have over $500 of Christmas gifts from my kids that will not work with my Google Home setup (kind of Childish IMO). But you know what Google Nest works with Alexa, I would think Ring was smart enough to do that same, but I guess not. Looks like I may be taking all of this back and getting Nest Products since they work.
It would be really nice to get:
- the app calling the phone when someone press the doorbell instead of a notification like the new Arlo video doorbell has.
- the name of the zone when motion is detected in that zone.
- Apple homekit support
Like others have posted, I think it would be great to have the ability to have the app (or something) automatically open when the doorbell is pressed.
However, this brings up some other issues, such as:
(1) If you have the app on more than one device, which of the devices would automatically receive the live stream?
(2) I could see it being configured so that only one device can have the automatic-open feature, but then what if you want to view the stream on a different device? Does the first device automatically disconnect when you answer it via the second device?
(3) Or do you allow multiple connections to the door bell? If so, then what about the audio that comes from the devices -- if someone on device # 2 speaks, the audio will go to the door bell, but will/should device # 1 also hear that audio?
(4) I'd really like to have things setup so that when the doorbell is pressed, my Echo Show automatically opens the doorbell stream, however, when no one is home (e.g., during the work day) my phone would be notified so I could answer it there (via the nice Rapid Ring app). Perhaps the auto-answer feature could be scheduled -- during the work day, nothing does auto-answer; during non-work hours, the Echo Show would auto-answer.
Just some thoughts... Thanks for taking the time to read this.