Two things could make this work much better:
1. Link the peephole cam to the contact sensor. If the alarm is off and the door is open disable motion detection on the linked peephole cam.
2. I snooze the motion detection notifications on my phone which is okay (point 1 would be better in my opinion), but the Chime Pro still goes off every time I trigger the motion detection. If I snooze the motion detection notifications snooze them system-wide: my phone, the Chime, and wherever else.
I use a Ring Pro and have Amazon Echo. When the doorbell rings I ask Alexa to show me the front door. After several seconds delay, I eventually see the doorbell view. It works, but takes way too long. There should be an option for the doorbell cam to automatically open the camera view so I don't have to tell Alexa to do it, then wait for Alexa to perform the action. The doorbell rings through Amazon Echo, please add the option to connect to the camera automatically on motion or button press.
Since the doorbell camera display requires connecting via slow Echo Show or a Ring App on a phone that may or may not be readily available, I often need to repond to the front door without knowing who is on the other side. The Peephole cam is interesting, but would be much better if there was a viewable screen so you don't have to mash your face into the door to look through the tiny hole. It is not convenient for children to view. I'm tempted to buy the Brinno Duo (https://www.brinno.com/smart-peephole-doorcam/brinno-duo) which does what I want, but it would be great to use a Ring device if you had one that did the same thing with a real viewer. Also, my door is 2.25" thick; what is the maximum door thickness supported by the Ring Peephole Cam?
This is a good idea and not the1st time ive read this either, see it a fair bit on the FB groups, i can see one issue though, and that is that Amazon Skills need to be invoked by the user, having the Live View automatically show i think wouldneed to be sorted by Amazon, ie built into the firmware of the Show's. There may be a way around this for the time being but its not ideal, get yourself a cheapo dot, 1st gen will do. Create a routine, If doorbell pressed, say, Alexa, show the front door, and choose the dot that you want her to respond from. The place that dot next to the Show where you want the Live View to automatically show. Like i said, its not ideal for a few reasons but unless Amazon have recently prevented Her from hearing her own voice from another unit next to Her then it should still work, this is how folks manage to invoke a skill in a routine
We have two ring Doorbell Pro cameras and a three Chime module spread about the house. When the doorbell is pressed we hear sound from the Chime modules, our phones, and the outside doorbell that was pressed. I can change the tones the Chime modules make, that my phone makes, but not the sound of the outside doorbell. I would think that it would be a nice feature to be able to change the doorbell sound, too. Especially at times of the year like this when I would change to a Halloween related sound. Is there any activity to be able to do that?