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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 #220 on: July 24, 2020, 07:53:25 PM »
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #221 on: July 25, 2020, 10:21:50 PM »

Any way to shut Alexa?
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #222 on: July 25, 2020, 11:14:49 PM »
Yes, supposed to say shut

So I found the turn off microphone option for that bh

I cannot figure out which is the motion sensor .
I tried covering up a few areas and still detecting

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #223 on: July 26, 2020, 10:08:25 PM »
 Can we get an updated wiki? Or is there any new news? wouldn't mind installing my ring 2 that i bought a while back.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #224 on: March 16, 2021, 12:44:13 PM »
I see that ring 2 is on sale this month at Costco.  Is there any updated information on how to avoid Shabbos  issues.  I will be happy to hire someone that knows how to set this up properly for Shabbos

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #225 on: March 16, 2021, 02:05:22 PM »
I see that ring 2 is on sale this month at Costco.  Is there any updated information on how to avoid Shabbos  issues.  I will be happy to hire someone that knows how to set this up properly for Shabbos


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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #226 on: June 21, 2021, 04:09:37 PM »
anyone know if there is a way to use the ring video doorbell 3 on shabbos? not wired. Thanks!

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #227 on: August 17, 2021, 02:29:39 AM »
it does not. it's same as turning zones off

Are you sure of this? (and its not just a notification setting) So if this is the case, we have a good shabbos solution with the schedule on the ring app nowadays?? Can anyone else comment on this? If this doesnt work, and im too lazy to do any manual weekly work, I see two possible options. 1) keep the motion sensors always off 2) keep them on but remove the subscription for recordings staying in the cloud (questionable if halachically ok due to actual sensors activated)...

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #228 on: January 22, 2023, 01:42:10 PM »
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Two and a half years later he is still working on it.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #229 on: January 22, 2023, 05:34:44 PM »
Two and a half years later he is still working on it.
can you reach out to him again?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #230 on: January 22, 2023, 05:50:44 PM »
Two and a half years later he is still working on it.
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #231 on: January 26, 2023, 04:47:21 PM »
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #232 on: March 31, 2023, 07:03:50 PM »
Have a Wired Ring Doorbell what should I disable before Shabbos? Quick...

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #233 on: March 31, 2023, 07:04:14 PM »
Have a Wired Ring Doorbell what should I disable before Shabbos? Quick...
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #234 on: March 31, 2023, 07:04:35 PM »
Yes
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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #235 on: March 31, 2023, 07:05:46 PM »
Then figure out the rest next week
How can I disable it?

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #237 on: April 01, 2023, 09:42:22 PM »
Have a Wired Ring Doorbell what should I disable before Shabbos? Quick...
Just my experience: I have a Netgear router that is compatible with the "Circle" app. I made a profile on Circle just for that specific wifi device, and I disable the wifi on the Ring every Friday using the Circle app. That way the camera is not saving any recording and it's a Psik Reisha d'lo nicha lei (at worst).

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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #238 on: September 14, 2023, 02:32:53 PM »
I'm thinking of getting a video doorbell. I have a wired connection but need a new transformer anyway. Instead of hard wiring it to the breaker box I'm thinking of maybe getting one that plugs in. This way I could plug it in to the outlet next to the breaker box using a smart plug which I could have go off at sunset every Fri and then go back on Sat night 1 hour after sunset. Would this work? Or do most video doorbells have a battery backup? I guess I'm basically looking for one that would be hardwired and specifically NOT have a battery backup. Any one ever do this?

This is the transformer I'm referring to that plugs in:
https://www.amazon.com/Transformer-Compatible-Doorbell-Thermostats-Certified/dp/B083R621RV/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?crid=20MNWRAZUTM9C&keywords=doorbell%2Btransformer&qid=1694714645&sprefix=doorbell%2Btrans%2Caps%2C651&sr=8-4-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&th=1


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Re: Disabling Ring doorbell for shabbos
« Reply #239 on: September 14, 2023, 04:19:08 PM »
I have a Blink doorbell camera (I think it's also owned by Amazon, but it's their equivalent of a knockoff brand), and you can set it to arm or disarm, and do so on a schedule. Mine looks like this:



It doesn't record or activate anything over Shabbos at all. And it's all done from the app. Instructions here: https://support.blinkforhome.com/en_US/camera-settings/how-do-i-use-scheduled-arming