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Offline fullmoonguru

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Video Doorbells
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:43:02 pm »
Hey, does anyone have experience with any of the ip video doorbells? I saw a workaround to connect to the Ring but I'm wondering if there are any others that aren't locked down.

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Re: Video Doorbells
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 01:37:51 pm »
I use a DoorBird. The video feed is stored on my NVR and also added as a device to Vera.

Used its API so the door bell push triggers a virtual device in Vera which then controls my RGBW skylight (for visual notification)

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Re: Video Doorbells
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 02:24:59 pm »
Thanks. Not too familiar with the video stuff yet.

No cloud storage with Vera unless we have Vera cameras?

If we did have a Vera camera could we also store video from the Doorbird in the same place?

Is a flash drive plugged into the Vera controller another option?

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Re: Video Doorbells
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 09:08:42 am »
I use Ring and have not tried to combine with Vera. Given the flakiness of Vera, I (now) like that Ring is totally independent, although originally was disappointed there was not easy interface.