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Before you post, here are some quick notes about the ring (Updated August 2019), that have been discussed in this forum:

- More important that anything else - AYLOR before you buy as YMMV
- There are two types of Ring Doorbells - those that are battery powered (Doorbell/Doorbell 2/View Cam), and those that are hardwired (Pro/Pro Elite)
- Disabling the Wifi works to prevent recordings, and disabling motion zones won't alert you, but most people still think that ring will still be triggered on by motion
- There are many tools with modern Wi-fi routers - Circle, Google Wi-fi, etc that enable you to cut off your rings Wi-Fi on a schedule or manually
- If you have a hard-wired Ring, you can add a switch to the circuit to completely turn it off before Shabbos
- Some people have a manual switch, others have added a programmable relay.
- Other people cover the doorbell

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2019, 09:51:32 AM »
I don't have motion detection on at all. I guess I could turn it on and turn it off before shabbos, but I feel like I'd always forget and not really sure I want it in the first place.
The other option I think would be to order something like this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32995014520.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.1af01f677jibtl&algo_pvid=9e320396-5ba0-451b-a27c-6ae30f193d7b&algo_expid=9e320396-5ba0-451b-a27c-6ae30f193d7b-12&btsid=13db5839-cbc6-4cee-8ade-f6ff98ea23be&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5,searchweb201603_52 and install it on the wire leading to the ring. Then you can set it to automatically go on and off based on shkia.

Exactly what I had done. Works like a charm

Install a smart relay that will shut the power to the doorbell?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #106 on: August 01, 2019, 09:57:56 AM »
I think the red lights come on if you don't have a front porch light on.
I'll try to check again tonight. I thought the light was on.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2019, 11:18:28 AM »
His solution was to have his router turn off the wifi to the Ring. Which solved the problem. Only remaining problem is red lights from @Geshmak25 although he (and myself) haven't seen any red lights yet.
that only stops the detected motions from being recorded long term at the server.  the detection sequence is still triggered locally, no? AYLOR if that solves it...

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2019, 11:20:07 AM »
I believe that even if you have it set to off, it still records motion but it doesn't notify you, no?
Not if you've never enabled motion detection
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2019, 11:20:57 AM »
I feel like motion is pretty important - that's what alerts you when someone unexpected is at your house - potentially stealing packages, etc. - I personally wouldn't be willing to part with that. The item you're showing is basically a kill switch like Dan suggested, it's another nice idea.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2019, 11:22:58 AM »
Exactly what I had done. Works like a charm

Now to find one that uses Smart Life instead of eWeLink....
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2019, 09:02:49 PM »
I'll try to check again tonight. I thought the light was on.
Red lights went on even with front porch light on
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #112 on: August 02, 2019, 12:01:16 AM »
I don't have motion detection on at all. I guess I could turn it on and turn it off before shabbos, but I feel like I'd always forget and not really sure I want it in the first place.
The other option I think would be to order something like this https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32995014520.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.1af01f677jibtl&algo_pvid=9e320396-5ba0-451b-a27c-6ae30f193d7b&algo_expid=9e320396-5ba0-451b-a27c-6ae30f193d7b-12&btsid=13db5839-cbc6-4cee-8ade-f6ff98ea23be&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5,searchweb201603_52 and install it on the wire leading to the ring. Then you can set it to automatically go on and off based on shkia.
Does this work even with the original Ring which is battery operated to shut it off? or only on hardwired?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #113 on: August 02, 2019, 12:24:11 AM »
Now to find one that uses Smart Life instead of eWeLink....
I used ifttt integration to control it from smartthings

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #114 on: August 02, 2019, 12:24:32 AM »
Does this work even with the original Ring which is battery operated to shut it off? or only on hardwired?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #115 on: August 02, 2019, 02:46:48 PM »
Red lights went on even with front porch light on
Thank you. Will either keep Ring 2 if my electrician installs switch for cheap, or will return for a Pro which I'm told has no red lights.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #116 on: August 02, 2019, 04:35:49 PM »
Thank you. Will either keep Ring 2 if my electrician installs switch for cheap, or will return for a Pro which I'm told has no red lights.
Just remember the Pro needs to be wired. I originally bought the Pro and then it didnt work because my old doorbell didn't have the right voltage to power the Pro. I didnt want to deal with that so I returned and got the Ring 2 instead.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #117 on: August 04, 2019, 08:18:24 PM »
Is there a smart timer that can act as a kill switch on a timer ?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #118 on: August 05, 2019, 01:13:03 AM »
covering it solves lights and motion, I would think

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #119 on: August 05, 2019, 08:24:08 AM »
covering it solves lights and motion, I would think
So does going into the app and shutting off the motion every week.
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