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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2018, 05:41:48 AM »
Hello All,
I recently got a Ring doorbell but realized today that even if I turn off the motion alerts, the device will still record motion and will turn on when someone approaches it.  The only way I can find to turn off the motion detection is by turning off all the zones for motion detection in the "motion zones" section of the app.  Does anyone know of any easier ways to turn off motion detection that would allow me to put it on a schedule rather than having to remember to turn it off every shabbos?  TIA
I picked one up not long ago, but ever since I took it out of the box I never ended up wiring it to the existing bell due to my intercom which I would lose, unless there's a way to connect my intercom to the bell as well on the Ring2 or newer models.
 Kept my camera on the counters and set the motion detection off, but to my surprise I still saw all the activity, so been twisting the camera backwards facing the wall now and back around after shabbos.
 Good thing I didn't install it yet.
 Is there anyone here who had an intercom which was connected to the bell and was lost after using the ring doorbell? Or you guys just wired up a 2nd bell and bought the chime, while leaving the existing doorbell with the intercom?   
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2018, 01:18:24 PM »
Not a wiring expert, but I can imagine you can wire up the bell in parallel with your intercom, the caveats would be:

- If someone presses the ring button, you'd get notified through the app and not the intercom.
- If someone presses the intercom button, you'd be able to speak with them through the intercom and ring would probably capture them with motion sensing.

I assume your intercom is one with a pushbutton for opening the door, or else, you could simply use ring to figure out who was outside

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2018, 10:35:38 AM »
You can just turn off all of the motion detection zones before Shabbos and it won't detect any motion. Problem solved.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2018, 12:40:13 PM »
You can just turn off all of the motion detection zones before Shabbos and it won't detect any motion. Problem solved.
Yes that was mentioned but OP was looking for a better option that can be scheduled.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2018, 12:54:35 PM »
Yes that was mentioned but OP was looking for a better option that can be scheduled.
Look into creating a scheduled task with ITTT (If This Then That) or a similar program.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2019, 05:43:02 AM »
Just a heads up for anyone buying the ring system. The contact sensors for doors and windows can't be turned off once enabled unless you open and remove the batteries. Even if you disconnect them from the system, so they don't trigger the alarm or chime, they still flash a light every time the door or window is opened.
If anyone figured out an easier way around removing the battery, please share.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2019, 10:32:21 AM »
Just a heads up for anyone buying the ring system. The contact sensors for doors and windows can't be turned off once enabled unless you open and remove the batteries. Even if you disconnect them from the system, so they don't trigger the alarm or chime, they still flash a light every time the door or window is opened.
If anyone figured out an easier way around removing the battery, please share.

that is precisely what this thread has concluded several times.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2019, 01:19:21 AM »
that is precisely what this thread has concluded several times.
Curios if he read the thread or found a thread which has the same question he was about to ask and asked?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2019, 04:23:21 AM »
that is precisely what this thread has concluded several times.

No, that thread is talking about the doorbell/ cameras. I'm talking about the contact sensors.