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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 #75 on: May 06, 2019, 01:26:05 PM »
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 #76 on: July 05, 2019, 09:25:30 AM »
What about using the adapter that was posted up thread
(https://shop.ring.com/collections/accessories/products/plug-in-adapter)
+ a wifi outlet (wemo) or a simple outlet timer like this
https://www.amazon.com/Century-Heavy-Digital-Programmable-Timer/dp/B00MVF16JG

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #77 on: July 15, 2019, 07:06:23 AM »
Whatís the actual deal here? I know tons of people who have Rings and Nests (doorbells) but Dan is the only one Iíve heard of installing a Shabbos switch. Does everyone else just rely on whatever off switch it comes with?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #78 on: July 15, 2019, 08:07:02 AM »
Does everyone else just rely on whatever off switch it comes with?
No. You can turn it off manually every week, its just a pain.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #79 on: July 15, 2019, 08:31:38 AM »
No. You can turn it off manually every week, its just a pain.
Did anyone post the best way to do that?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #80 on: July 15, 2019, 09:49:20 AM »
Did anyone post the best way to do that?
you mean here in ddf? Who would have possibly done that?!? ;D
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #81 on: July 15, 2019, 09:53:22 AM »
you mean here in ddf? Who would have possibly done that?!? ;D
WIYF.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #82 on: July 15, 2019, 10:11:44 AM »
Did anyone post the best way to do that?

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. 
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #83 on: July 15, 2019, 10:14:57 AM »
I can see what my electrician say about the kill switch, but for now, is it annoying to turn off the motion zones and turn them back on every Motzai Shabbos? From reading the other thread, it really seems like Nest is the better option since it has a simple off option.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #84 on: July 15, 2019, 10:26:12 AM »
I can see what my electrician say about the kill switch, but for now, is it annoying to turn off the motion zones and turn them back on every Motzai Shabbos? From reading the other thread, it really seems like Nest is the better option since it has a simple off option.
It's not hard, so just think about whether you would be annoyed if you had to do it...
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #85 on: July 15, 2019, 10:27:58 AM »
It's not hard, so just think about whether you would be annoyed if you had to do it...
I mean the same way I have to turn on my Echo Plug for my crockpot and turn on my Shabbos lamps, or like others said, set their fridge lights. It's just another pre-Shabbos to-do.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #86 on: July 15, 2019, 12:28:54 PM »
I can see what my electrician say about the kill switch, but for now, is it annoying to turn off the motion zones and turn them back on every Motzai Shabbos? From reading the other thread, it really seems like Nest is the better option since it has a simple off option.

Two thoughts for you:
- If you have any wiring aptitude, it's not difficult to buy an inexpensive <$1 switch and wire it in to your nest battery, and hide it in the same box as your chime (not every wired doorbell has it accessible though).

- While going with nest is a good solution of avoiding this problem - if you need to retain video from your doorbell camera, it will be more expensive with the nest.

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #87 on: July 15, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
Thanks. Once I'm doing wiring, I'd have it hooked up to a smart light switch so I can set it to automatically go on and off.
I don't need to retain video because I'd be using it to see who's at the door, not as a security feature.
Also someone above said even the Nest off switch isn't perfect because something still happens even in off mode...?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #88 on: July 15, 2019, 01:15:49 PM »
Thanks. Once I'm doing wiring, I'd have it hooked up to a smart light switch so I can set it to automatically go on and off.
I don't need to retain video because I'd be using it to see who's at the door, not as a security feature.
Also someone above said even the Nest off switch isn't perfect because something still happens even in off mode...?

Retaining video is very, very nice. Use it much more often that I thought we would.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #89 on: July 15, 2019, 01:16:58 PM »
Whatís the actual deal here? I know tons of people who have Rings and Nests (doorbells) but Dan is the only one Iíve heard of installing a Shabbos switch. Does everyone else just rely on whatever off switch it comes with?
Ask your Rabbi, Mine says its no issue at all to have it running