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Doorbells Feature Request

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

DMB: I think mine will do this in the timeline. I push the pause and then slide left and right
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New Neighbor II

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

Please allow people only mode to record all motion but only notify for people for hardwired cameras (pro doorbell and floodlight), so in effect it works like the battery powered version.

 

This way I can check footage to see what my cat has been up to without getting constant notifications about it. If I enable peole only mode no footage will be recorded but I want the footage just no notifications.

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

As you know, video replay of the most recent motion detected by the doorbell takes quite a while to process before we can see it. The result is that we hear the alert "motion detected at your front door" but, by the time we can review what's going on, it's long gone.

 

To solve this, store a small buffer of snapshots - just jpegs - that record only the most recent few seconds. When "motion detected" occurs, display one or more of these images so we don't have to wait for your site to build us a .mpeg file.  A rapid auto-scroll through these images would make an acceptable pseudo-movie. 

 

The buffer would cycle such that you're only storing the last five or ten seconds. Storage requirements would be modest. Encoding .jpegs is fast, and if image quality is kept low, file size could be kept down to ensure rapid transmission. 

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

Please change record length to equal actual motion sensing length.  Have user settable to stop recording after x seconds of no motion detected. 

eg. if it takes 2 min to come up driveway and person to get out of car walk up to door then record 2 min.  If it takes 20 sec to drive up and person talks on phone for 30 sec and then gets out then record 20sec.  Then new recording upon new motion for 30 sec.  

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

How do you activate siren speaker on ring doorbell ?
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New Neighbor

Regular doorbell

I don't want or need a video doorbell. I just need a wireless doorbell that the base can ding when pressed. My home has never had a doorbell and the wireless ones at the store do not connect to ring.
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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

Hi guys.

 

I think the ability to fine tune the max distance you can set the detection range without picking up vehicles would be a good idea.

You can then set it at a level whereas you don't detect vehicles passing by, but you do pick up regular motion of people.

So a visible percentage scale would go from say 1% to 100% when you slide the blue detection area and it would not notify me of vehicles if set at 75%, but if set to 76% then it would then detect vehicles also. I'm trying to maximise motion detection of people, but reduce the vehicle capture. I'm currently using something in the picture to reference against i.e. the top of a tree in the distance, or the top of somebodys house. It would be easier to have a scale to refer too.

 

Many thanks.!

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

Mine chimes at the doorbell.

If you goto doorbell in the app > device settings > General settings

You can adjust the volume of the outside doorbell so the visitor knows it has rung.

Hope this helps.

Rob

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

Please add the ability to turn off night mode.

 

My Doorbell Pro sits in the corner next to a wall because there is no other place to put the doorbell. At night, the IR turns on and will illuminate the wall which drowns out the rest of the picture. The doorbell is useless at night if I can't see past the first 2 feet. If I cover up the IR with electrical tape (which is a generic forum solution), then the picture becomes clear and I can see all the way down the street. Why would I place tape on a $250 device? This is unacceptable. Many people also complain that the device may overheat with the tape over the IR.

 

Please add a feature to disable night mode, or at least give the option to configure the IR (Off, On, Auto, etc.). The picture is perfect until the IR turns on. To me (and hopefully to Ring), this is a huge security issue. What good is a camera if it can't see.

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New Neighbor

Re: Doorbells Feature Request

Dwain posted a similar suggestion, but I require it for a different need:

At the moment there is no way to select video/audio quality (going from the ring to your phone) Dwain pointed out this can be an issue due to your phone plan, but for me I have a very slow internet connection at the network the device is connected to (with no way to upgrade)
Meaning speach going to the doorbell is received well (and alerts on the phone are instantanious) but the incoming video is VERY delayed, and the audio is very distorted AND delayed.
Making it really only a 1-way form of communication.

At the moment using a Ring 2 because it has a 720P camera and a 1080P from the Pro would make things even worse.

This option would be a must to be able to have customers that don’t want to or can’t upgrade internet plans (at home or for their phone) just to use the doorbell. I also have no need to view in 720P and having the ability to either lower the quality manually (480P) or disable the video feed all together would actually make it usable like intended. Or an auutomatic option where you could pick prioritize performance / quality.

At the moment hesitating to finding a different solution that supports lower quality video feeds to help make the connection performance usable.
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