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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 #60 on: April 03, 2019, 03:26:12 PM »
Time for someone to start marketing a Kosher Ring installation service...
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2019, 04:39:31 PM »
I'm quite surprised nobody is doing it in NYC for an affordable price.
because the install tech is paying NYC cost of living...

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2019, 04:51:35 PM »
because the install tech is paying NYC cost of living...

And I'm the 5 towns, cost is even higher
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2019, 08:36:54 AM »
Time for someone to start marketing a Kosher Ring installation service...

Or better yet, a simple kit that you could wire up a shunt switch. It would contain a $0.50 switch, some wires that cause pennies, and little note that explains how to install it. It'll sell at large kosher markets for $29.99

I'm sure people will buy it, just like they buy bedikas chametz kits and pre-packaged 10 pieces of bread

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2019, 08:38:01 AM »
Exactly.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2019, 09:32:37 AM »
Or better yet, a simple kit that you could wire up a shunt switch. It would contain a $0.50 switch, some wires that cause pennies, and little note that explains how to install it. It'll sell at large kosher markets for $29.99

I'm sure people will buy it, just like they buy bedikas chametz kits and pre-packaged 10 pieces of bread
get ner mitzvah logo and go ahead

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2019, 09:33:41 AM »
Or better yet, a simple kit that you could wire up a shunt switch. It would contain a $0.50 switch, some wires that cause pennies, and little note that explains how to install it. It'll sell at large kosher markets for $29.99

I'm sure people will buy it, just like they buy bedikas chametz kits and pre-packaged 10 pieces of bread

You forgot the salt water, people buy that also!
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2019, 10:17:48 AM »
You forgot the salt water, people buy that also!

forgive my slightly OT rant for a moment->

The level of laziness of some people never ceases to amaze me.  As a kid, I enjoyed helping my parents and grandparents prep for the seder. Whether it was building the matzah 'tower' and kaarah, chopping stuff for charoses, and yes - mixing the salt water, it was a labor of love, and a hands-on lesson in chinuch.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2019, 10:22:06 AM »
Now back on topic - was looking something up on Ring's site, and found this:

https://shop.ring.com/collections/accessories/products/plug-in-adapter

So -
If you don't have doorbell wiring, get a ring pro, get this, and then plug it in to a shabbos timer/automated switch - problem solved :)

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2019, 02:29:01 PM »
this is what i did.  i bought a regular light switch https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-15-Amp-Single-Pole-Toggle-Light-Switch-White-R52-01451-02W/100026991 and a over the switch 7 day timer  https://www.homedepot.com/p/AutoChron-Wireless-Programmable-Wall-Switch-Timer-White-82000/205190965 and i connected the doorbell wiring through the switch and set it to turn off every friday at 4:30 and turn on every saturday at 10 pm . (of course it didnt end up working for me because i have a build in battery and when i removed it the ring would not behave even when hard wired) but it should work for a ring pro or ring 2 if you can hardwire it

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2019, 04:31:47 PM »
this is what i did.  i bought a regular light switch https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-15-Amp-Single-Pole-Toggle-Light-Switch-White-R52-01451-02W/100026991 and a over the switch 7 day timer  https://www.homedepot.com/p/AutoChron-Wireless-Programmable-Wall-Switch-Timer-White-82000/205190965 and i connected the doorbell wiring through the switch and set it to turn off every friday at 4:30 and turn on every saturday at 10 pm . (of course it didnt end up working for me because i have a build in battery and when i removed it the ring would not behave even when hard wired) but it should work for a ring pro or ring 2 if you can hardwire it

Wow, that's a rube goldberg device if I've ever seen one. You also *could* have just gotten this - https://smile.amazon.com/Century-Programmable-Compatible-Required-Backlight/dp/B075H1WLJ1/

I think that I'll need to DIY Dan's solution and post a video - Bli neder, of course



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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2019, 04:36:48 PM »
One for the alarm, one for Ring:
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2019, 05:07:29 PM »
One for the alarm, one for Ring:

Do you need to press anything or is it automated?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2019, 05:09:21 PM »
Do you need to press anything or is it automated?
Need to press them. Do it the same time as the fridge/freezer, so not really a big deal.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2019, 12:06:10 AM »
Need to press them. Do it the same time as the fridge/freezer, so not really a big deal.

Eh, I prefer something I can preprogram :). Most of my stuff that are IFTTT compatible I link a trigger to a google calendar I have from myzmanim based on events called "Candle Lighting" and "Havdallah". Unfortunately, my Nest Hello isn't yet supported so I do it based on rough times.