Agreed, it could be more straight forward with a slider...hopefully that's on the way. Until then though I'm glad this takes care of it.
Great team work @Dwain77 and @JoEbYX with finding a solution that works for you! Sorry to hear support did not mention this. I'll certainly be notifying the team of this experience and wording on the site. Thanks for sharing
Hi to everyone. Already posted a while ago about these two improvements that would be a real plus .... In hope I am posting them again as last weekend we were at a friend house who has decided to go the other way all in (nest & G home) and he has a point in his purchasing decision that I can't argue with. Actually if I would need to buy again I think I would also go his way and not mine. The only difference where I have a point is that Ring is cheaper but ...
- The main improvement would be the automatic display of the video feed when someone rings your bell on the Echo devices ar at least the ability to make it happen with a routine, IFTTT, HASS ... Anything. Think this way. You are home, you don't want people to know you are home but you are also waiting for the postman. You will have to wishper to Alexa to open up the video stream ? We are in 2019 a video doorbell must open up the video feed. I want to see I don't want to ask to see. Nest does it instantly on the Home why can't you do it ? Also a speed up of the connecting time would be great.
-Facial recognition would be also a plus. Now with GDPR here in Europe hummm that could lead to problems of people blah blah blah. But could be nice. The other one is doing it why can't you .
In all honesty you are loosing people with these two missing features. The only one where you have a point is the Elite doorbell that you can cable on RJ45 however the price is a bit ouch ...
Thanks for considering them.
I'd love to see real integration with the Google/Chromecast ecosystem. The existing 'skill' integration is basically usesless; I feel bad for whatever developer had to waste his time on it just so marketting could check of the 'supports Google' box.
I know this won't get any real traction as the Amazon pettiness re: Google is well known; but I'm still hoping Ring will prove me wrong since there has been some thaw in relations re Youtube/Alexa/FireTV.
There is really no reason that Ring shouldn't be on this list (lifted from Googles 'Supported Cameras) documentation. There are a few Tier1 vendors on this list, but the bulk of these are economy-grade products - and if they can manage to develop this, then there is no reasonable excuse for Ring/Amazon not to. Please stop with the petty bickering and actually serve your customer's needs.
You can stream video from these security cameras to your Nest display.
Yeah, I agree here. I don't know if the app can be iOS app can be redesigned to open faster, but it is rather too slow right now (I have an iPhone 5S). When someone presses the button on my Ring Pro doorbell, I get notified right away, but when I then tap on the notification to open the Ring app, it can take upwards of 20 to 30 (or more) seconds for it to open, and the person who rang the doorbell has already left. It would be nice to make that whole transition faster so that you can actually answer the doorbell. Does this make sense? :-? :-)
I just installed a ring pro and really like it so far. If these features already or have already been mentioned my apologies. If I have the orientation locked on my iphone and go full screen on the live view, there's no way to back out of it. A "back" button or "X" would work I think.
Also, it would be nice to receive a notifcation thru email or such when the doorbell went offline.
Again, if these already excist my apologies.
I would love to see a feature in which I could set a timer to disable motion detections after the first detection. For example, I come in and out of my front door frequently for things like taking the dog out, taking out the trash, etc. As a result, I'll get several notifications of motion. It would be great to have a feature by which I could snooze alerts for a certain time frame after detection - even 1-5 minutes would do the trick!
Since I don't see a pinned thread in Accessories, I guess this is the next best place.
I purchased a Doorbell Pro for both the front and rear entrances to our home. Because there is also a senior citizen who resides here, I installed a couple of Chime Pro modules for strategic placement in the house. Much to my surprise, I can link each doorbell to a single chime, but there is no way to have the front door play a different chime than the back. As a result, I've had to double the number of Chime modules as a workaround. Unfortunately, I'm at the point of needing to install additional power outlets, or unsightly power bars to accomodate them. I really don't care about hearing a chime whenever motion is detected, so even if the motion detected chime can be reconfigured to a second doorbell, I'd be thrilled. The original plan was to have announcements made over our Echo devices since there is one in virtually every room, but to have the alert volume loud enough for my mom to hear deafens us anytime other alerts or audio is played over the Echo.