Regarding app launch and connect times being very slow -
If a still image could get sent to the phone quickly while the video was trying to launch, that would give me 90% of what I want. Or maybe have the option to have the motion and doorbell notifications open the overview screen, as I get stills off all three of my Ring cameras faster than I get video connected to one.
It seems like that adds fewer engineering challenges than optimizing the launch and connect speeds, that I'm sure Ring engineers are already hard at work on.
@just1Rick, I'm pretty sure they have this capability. There was one time (and only once), I actually got an iPhone notification with the image of what set it off from one of my floodlight cams. I was so happy and thought this was a huge turning point. Unfortunately, that was a week ago and it's never happened again. What I sadly do now is open the Ring app directly and not through the notifications and wait for the video to become available or watch it live. As I'm sure it most folks experience, by the time you open the app, whatever set off the motion is no longer visible. So I'd rather wait for the video to become available or watch live. My reasoning is, I want the initial event video to be as small as possible, so it'll become available more quickly. If you click on the notification, then it'll start adding to the initial recording, making it longer, and delaying the time to see the beginning of the video, which is generally all you care about.
I have a Ring Pro (wired only), as well as a pair of Ring Spotlight Cams (the battery model), and I was wondering if Ring was thinking of adding any ability to either get time lapse videos from the app, or maybe adding a way to get still pictures in an automatable fashion (so I can make my own time lapse).
24 hours in 30 seconds seems a good ratio in this video, which I guess is a picture every 2 minutes or so.
Don't forget to watermark the videos - your competition didn't, and that video is getting spread widely.
Is it possible for Ring to increase the record time from 20 seconds to at least 1 minute or 30 seconds beyond the detected motion period? 20-30 seconds is way too short.