Author Topic: Ring Doorbell Trigger  (Read 770 times)

Offline ZW-Tom

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Ring Doorbell Trigger
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:27:42 pm »
For a very long time, I have used the Wink App to trigger Ring Doorbell Motion Alerts.
Now that the Wink App no longer works on Vera (for me, March-2018), I've had to devise a way to integrate my Ring Doorbells into Vera. I don't want to wait for Vera to integrate the function because it will take forever! So the attached .pdf is how to do it NOW, using the following:
1.) Ring Door Bell.
2.) A Hue Bridge (the real thing, not emulator).
3.) Hue App from Vera.
4.) Stringify (much like IFTTT) but it works better and faster.

Please view the attached .pdf for complete instructions.

Enjoy,
ZW-Tom

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Re: Ring Doorbell Trigger
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 09:42:18 am »
Very interesting. I'll take a look, thanks for the write up!

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Re: Ring Doorbell Trigger
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 02:24:48 pm »
Hue Bridge ???
Can you shed some light as to what that is?
Link to it would be great.  Thanks.

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Re: Ring Doorbell Trigger
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 10:46:52 pm »
Hue Bridge ???
Can you shed some light as to what that is?
Link to it would be great.  Thanks.

Hue Bridge controls Hue bulbs. You can get it at amazon. See the link below:
https://www2.meethue.com/en-us

Tom

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Re: Ring Doorbell Trigger
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 08:58:16 am »
Hey Tom, is the premise here that the ring doorbell won't talk to Vera, but that it will talk to Hue and Hue will talk to Vera (but it has to do that through Stringify)? It seems like the Hue lightbulb trigger thing could be handled by PLEG or a combination switch instead but I'm assuming you are familiar with those things and that it doesn't work.