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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 #180 on: October 02, 2019, 08:34:01 AM »
Why can't you simply cover the camera (with something like a sticker or tape) for Shabbat?

Over time the glue on the sticker tape can ruin the camera's focus/lens

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #181 on: December 10, 2019, 10:15:54 PM »
One for the alarm, one for Ring:
Was that custom made? I can't find any shunt switches remotely similar to those online.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #182 on: December 10, 2019, 10:25:25 PM »
Was that custom made? I can't find any shunt switches remotely similar to those online.
Local alarm guy installed them.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #183 on: December 10, 2019, 11:03:20 PM »
Local alarm guy installed them.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #184 on: December 11, 2019, 01:12:37 AM »
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Any kind of light switch will work though. Just need something to break the circuit.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #185 on: December 11, 2019, 01:18:18 AM »
Any kind of light switch will work though. Just need something to break the circuit.
A regular light switch would work for low voltage doorbell wires?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #186 on: December 11, 2019, 02:45:13 AM »
A regular light switch would work for low voltage doorbell wires?
thats what he said. light switch stops electricity flowing from one side to the other, regardless of voltage.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #187 on: December 15, 2019, 07:43:24 PM »
Exactly what I had done. Works like a charm
@bubbles @Ergel I found this on Amazon for $7, but the electrician I called was concerned about 2 things: 1) can this device go after the transformer when the power is 24v? and 2) if it goes before the transformer, is it safe to be cutting/restoring power to a transformer on a weekly basis?
Thanks for your advice/experience.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #188 on: December 15, 2019, 07:50:18 PM »
@bubbles @Ergel I found this on Amazon for $7, but the electrician I called was concerned about 2 things: 1) can this device go after the transformer when the power is 24v? and 2) if it goes before the transformer, is it safe to be cutting/restoring power to a transformer on a weekly basis?
Thanks for your advice/experience.
Wouldn't an electrician know the answers to those questions?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #189 on: December 15, 2019, 07:58:47 PM »
Wouldn't an electrician know the answers to those questions?
I would have thought so, but 2 guys I called never saw something like this device before. And 1 said he doesn't think you can put it after the transformer bc you're now at 24v and the device says 90v. So I'm wondering what the guys here did who got it to work.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #190 on: December 15, 2019, 08:08:02 PM »
I would have thought so, but 2 guys I called never saw something like this device before. And 1 said he doesn't think you can put it after the transformer bc you're now at 24v and the device says 90v. So I'm wondering what the guys here did who got it to work.
Is this an option?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=97433.msg2125611#msg2125611
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #191 on: December 15, 2019, 08:12:58 PM »
Is this an option?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=97433.msg2125611#msg2125611
It's basically the same thing - something smart getting added to the line to cut the power to the doorbell - so I guess my question goes to @joeb1 also. can a switch handle the 24v after the transformer?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #192 on: December 16, 2019, 06:48:27 PM »
Link for switch I used:
https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Wi-Fi-Light-Switch-TP-Link/dp/B01EZV35QU?mc_cid=6c0e78c542&mc_eid=43be528f8a
Does anyone know if smart light switches (similar to this one) have the ability to program them in advance what time to go on/off?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #193 on: December 17, 2019, 02:08:01 PM »
yup they do

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #194 on: May 03, 2020, 09:10:41 AM »
Seems like after I spent hundreds on getting a Pro and a transformer (with the smart kill switch linked above - itís on Amazon btw for $7) and wiring installed, Ring has added the option to set a schedule for turning off motion sensors. Has anyone tested yet? Does it alone seem to solve all the Shabbos issues?